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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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IBM HTTP Server is based on the Apache HTTP Server (, developed by the Apache Software Foundation. In this section, we are going to install IBM HTTP Server (IHS), which will receive our web requests and allow a web application running on WAS to be served over port 80, as opposed to the web container port; for example, use port 80 instead of port 9080. The following diagram depicts the configuration we are going to achieve:

As shown in the preceding diagram, we will install IBM Http Server (IHS) and the WebSphere plugin to route HTTP requests to a single application server. In our example, we will be using the latest version of IHS (version 7.0), which can be downloaded from the IBM web site (

Download IBM HTTP Server as your preferred platform. For example, the Windows download is called MB). Once you have downloaded it, upload the installer to your server machine...