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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

By : Steve Robinson
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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

By: Steve Robinson

Overview of this book

Administrators require a secure, scalable, and resilient application infrastructure to support the development of JEE applications and SOA services. IBM’s WebSphere Application Server is optimized for this task, and this book will ensure that you can utilize all that this tool has to offer with the exciting new features of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide is fully revised with details of the new functionality of WebSphere Application Server 8.0, including the new installation GUI, managed deployment, and HPEL. With this book in hand, you will be equipped to provide an innovative, performance-based foundation to build, run, and manage JEE applications and SOA services.IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 has been tuned for higher performance out of the box, and numerous enhancements have been made to give you as an administrator more options for increasing runtime performance. This book will allow you to utilize all of these features, including HPEL logging and disabling WebSphere MQ Messaging. You will be taken through how to configure and prepare WebSphere resources for your application deployments, and by the end of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide, you will be able to successfully manage and tune your WebSphere 8.0 implementation.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide
About the Author
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Graphical installation

For our first installation, we are going to use the new IBM Installation Manager (IIM) in graphical mode to install and configure WAS. We will install WAS in two parts. Part 1 will be installation of the base binaries and part 2 will be an installation of an application server profile. In each part, we will list the actions as a set of steps. Later in the chapter, we will cover command-line installs often called silent installs.

Part 1—Installing the base binaries

The WAS v8 installation GUI has been changed since WAS v7. IBM has updated many of its products to use a common Java-based installation tool called the IBM Installation Manager (IIM). A major benefit is that IIM provides a common installation interface for many products, with transferrable knowledge, allowing you to learn how to use IIM for one product and pick it up quickly in another. It also lends to a common approach to scripted installs for all products which incorporate IIM. Scripting installations save...