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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
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In this chapter, we learned that WAS has several tools for use in automation. Scripts can be run to either configure WAS or manage the runtime process, such as stopping and starting servers and/or applications.

We looked at the two most common tools used in WAS automation—wsadmin and ws_ant. We explained that ws_ant is based on Apache Ant and can be used for basic deployments and installs, however, it is really only suited for development environments. The wsadmin tool, however, can be used to configure all elements of WebSphere and provides an extensive set of methods that can configure the internals of WebSphere. Larger enterprises typically implement Jython using wsadmin, as opposed to ws_ant. however, both tools have their uses. wsadmin using Jython stretches across both development and production environments.

We were also shown how to create a more advanced Jython script, which included a class. We used this class to change WAS configuration via the command line. We also extended...