IBM WebSphere V4.0 Advanced Edition Handbook

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM Redbooks publication explores in detail IBM's flagship application server offering, the IBM WebSphere Application Server V4.0, Advanced Edition. The topics covered include:

  • Introduction to WebSphere Application Server V4.0 and J2EE enterprise applications.
  • WebSphere V4.0 architecture and topology alternatives, Web services, and J2EE security.
  • WebSphere V4.0 installation planning and installation steps on Windows, AIX, Solaris, and Linux platforms for commonly used topologies.
  • WebSphere Administrative Console configuration tasks, including examples of how to package and deploy your J2EE enterprise applications.
  • Advanced administrative tasks, including monitoring and tuning your environment, command-line administration, troubleshooting, and migration.

This book is a practical reference intended for system administrators, developers, and architects who need to implement the WebSphere V4.0 runtime environment, to package and deploy Web applications, and to perform ongoing management of the WebSphere environment.

Table of contents

Part 1. Getting started
Chapter 1. Introduction to WebSphere Application Server V4.0
Chapter 2. What's new in WebSphere V4.0
Chapter 3. The Java 2 platform
Part 2. Inside WebSphere
Chapter 4. WebSphere architecture overview
Chapter 5. Topologies selection
Chapter 6. Web services
Chapter 7. Security
Part 3. Installing WebSphere
Chapter 8. Installation approach
Chapter 9. Windows 2000 installation steps
Chapter 10. AIX installation steps
Chapter 11. Solaris installation steps
Chapter 12. Linux installation steps
Part 4. Configuring WebSphere
Chapter 13. WebSphere administration basics
Chapter 14. Configuring the Web server interface
Chapter 15. Configuring session management
Chapter 16. Configuring WebSphere resources
Chapter 17. Server groups and workload management
Chapter 18. Packaging an application
Chapter 19. Deploying your application
Chapter 20. Packaging and deploying Web services
Chapter 21. Configuring security
Part 5. Managing WebSphere
Chapter 22. Monitoring and tuning your runtime environment
Chapter 23. Command line administration and scripting
Chapter 24. Troubleshooting
Chapter 25. Migration
Part 6. Appendixes
Appendix A. Back up and restore your WebSphere environment
Appendix B. The admin.config file definitions
Appendix C. The plugin-cfg.xml file definitions
Appendix D. Additional material

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Publish Date
13 March 2002

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