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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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The administrative agent

You can use the administrative agent to remotely install applications on application servers, change application server configurations, stop and restart application servers, and create additional application servers from a single administrative console. This is a concept similar to the approach that WebSphere 8 Network Deployment (WAS ND) takes. However, WAS 8 provides some of the WAS ND administrative features without the cost and complexity associated with WAS ND.

Before we continue, we will need to reconfigure our current WAS installation to create an administrative agent profile and another application server profile. Then, we will be able to use a single Administrative console to manage two application servers, as shown in the preceding image.

Before we can demonstrate the working of the administrative agent, we need to complete the following tasks:

  • Create a management profile for the administrative agent

  • Use the registerNode command to register at least one application...