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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.
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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide
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High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL)

We have covered the traditional approach to logging, which uses human-readable log files. However, with WAS 8, a new feature has been introduced called High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL). HPEL uses an efficient binary file approach to logging, which improves server runtime performance.

To enable HPEL, use the following steps:

  1. Click on the Logs and trace link located in the Troubleshooting section of the left-hand navigation panel of the Admin console. The Logging and tracing screen will display a list of servers:

  2. Select the server, for example, server01, to open the General properties screen.

  3. In the General properties screen, click on the button labeled Switch to HPEL mode and click Save.

  4. Three new links will appear in the General Properties section, as seen in the following screenshot:

Configure HPEL logging

The HPEL log configuration screen presents several options for log configuration. If the server is in a running state, then important log...