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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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WebSphere administrators are often asked questions like "What is the best configuration for performance and tracking so that WebSphere, and the applications installed within, are tuned to perform, along with an optimal configuration?" The answer to this question is much like the classic response to "How long is a piece of a string?" However, using the tools and options explained in this chapter, you will be able to apply different techniques by using the facilities provided by the administrative console, so you can, over time, tune your system for best performance.

TPV can be used to watch an application during runtime and, along with request metrics, you can see what is happening and measure transaction durations so that you can create baselines that can be used to compare the best settings required for each situation.

Once you have found key areas where there is degradation in a particular component, you can then tune that component by altering WAS settings that influence the underlying...