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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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XML configuration files

The entire WAS configuration is saved and persisted within XML files. When we use the Admin console to configure WAS, certain XML files are updated with the appropriate settings relating to each type of configuration. It is important that an administrator understands the key XML files and what they are used for. When there are configuration or runtime issues, knowing these files and their locations can help with problem-solving. Following is a list of the most important configuration files that a WAS administrator should be aware of. It must be noted that some files exist more than once in different Scopes, that is, cell level, node level, and server level.


Scope is very important for the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment (WAS ND) product, which is not covered in this book. However, it must be noted that WAS ND has an additional Scope called cluster level. WAS ND Scopes are cell level, node level, cluster level, and server level. Many WAS configurations...