PacktLib: IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

WebSphere Application Server 8.0: Product Overview

What is WebSphere Application Server?

Why choose IBM WebSphere Application Server?

Enhancements and capabilities

Architecture and internals

Inside WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server terminology

WebSphere Application Server products

Supported OS

Summary

Installing WebSphere Application Server

Installation planning

Preparation and prerequisites

Graphical installation

Administrative console

Uninstalling WAS

Silent installation

Silent profile creation

Summary

Deploying your Applications

Deploying an application

Starting and stopping your applications

Data access applications

Deploying a data access application

Using the application

Business-level applications

Monitored deployments

Summary

Security

JEE security

Global security

Federated repositories

Security domains

LTPA overview

Summary

Administrative Scripting

Automation

The ws_ant tool

The wsadmin tool

Configuring applications using properties files

Configuring monitored deployment with properties

Managing system configuration using properties files

Command assistance

Summary

Server Configuration

WAS file structure

XML configuration files

Important properties files

Logs and trace

High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL)

JVM settings

Class loaders

Summary

WebSphere Messaging

Java messaging

JMS API

WebSphere messaging

SiBus message reliability

WebSphere MQ Messaging

Disabling WebSphere MQ

WebSphere MQ link

Configuring MQ link

Summary

Monitoring and Tuning

Using Tivoli Performance Viewer

PMI for external monitoring

Request metrics

Dynamic caching

JVM tuning

Summary

Administrative Features

The administrative agent

Removing the administrative agent

IBM HTTP Server

The WebSphere plugin

Configuring SSL for IHS and the WebSphere plugin

Configuring virtual hosts

Summary

Administration Tools

Dumping namespaces

EAR expander

IBM Support Assistant

Summary

Product Maintenance

Understanding updates

Product update types

Update process overview

Preparing for updates

Creating a backup

Locating updates

Update Installers

Silent updates

Logs

Troubleshooting tips

Summary

Index