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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

Steve Robinson

Learn to administer a reliable, secure, and scalable environment for running applications with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683982
Paperback496 pages

About This Book

  • A significant update of Packt Publishing’s WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide with 30% new content for v8.0
  • Get to grips with the new WebSphere installer, managed deployments, MQ Link, HPEL Logging, and more in this book and e-book
  • A step by step administration guide with a variety of real-world examples

Who This Book Is For

If you are an administrator who wants to get up and running with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0, then this book is not to be missed. Experience with WebSphere and Java would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: 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
Chapter 2: Installing WebSphere Application Server
Installation planning
Preparation and prerequisites
Graphical installation
Administrative console
Uninstalling WAS
Silent installation
Silent profile creation
Chapter 3: 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
Chapter 4: Security
JEE security
Global security
Federated repositories
Security domains
LTPA overview
Chapter 5: Administrative Scripting
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
Chapter 6: Server Configuration
WAS file structure
XML configuration files
Important properties files
Logs and trace
High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL)
JVM settings
Class loaders
Chapter 7: WebSphere Messaging
Java messaging
WebSphere messaging
SiBus message reliability
WebSphere MQ Messaging
Disabling WebSphere MQ
WebSphere MQ link
Configuring MQ link
Chapter 8: Monitoring and Tuning
Using Tivoli Performance Viewer
PMI for external monitoring
Request metrics
Dynamic caching
JVM tuning
Chapter 9: Administrative Features
The administrative agent
Removing the administrative agent
The WebSphere plugin
Configuring SSL for IHS and the WebSphere plugin
Configuring virtual hosts
Chapter 10: Administration Tools
Dumping namespaces
EAR expander
IBM Support Assistant
Chapter 11: Product Maintenance
Understanding updates
Product update types
Update process overview
Preparing for updates
Creating a backup
Locating updates
Update Installers
Silent updates
Troubleshooting tips

What You Will Learn

  • Get to grips with all of the new administrative features that WebSphere Application Server 8.0 has to offer, including the new installation process using IBM Installation Manager
  • Take advantage of managed deployment to facilitate drag and drop deployments
  • Save yourself hours of manual administrative effort with  automated configuration
  • Assign different levels of administrative access to secure the WebSphere Application Server administrative console
  • Fully understand and implement Java messaging and enabling messaging persistence using databases
  • Understand how to use the new derby JDBC drivers
  • Learn how to manage additional application servers from a single administrative console
  • Increase server performance by enabling the new HPEL binary logging, and disabling WebSphere MQ when Messaging services are not required
  • Understand how to configure SSL  for IBM HTTP Server and the Websphere Plug-in

In Detail

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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