IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 29 August 2011, updated 14 September 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435902
ISBN-13: 9780738435909
IBM Form #: SG24-7957-00
(512 pages)

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Authors: Margaret Ticknor, Alan Corcoran, Balazs Csepregi-Horvath, Addison Goering, Jose Pablo Hernandez, Julien Limodin, Sergio Straessli Pinto


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the concepts, planning, and design of IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8 environments. The target audience of this book is IT architects and consultants who want more information about the planning and designing of application-serving environments, from small to large, and complex implementations.

This book addresses the packaging and features in WebSphere Application Server V8 and highlights the most common implementation topologies. It provides information about planning for specific tasks and components that conform to the WebSphere Application Server environment.

Also in this book are planning guidelines for WebSphere Application Server V8 and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8 on distributed platforms and for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS® V8. This book contains information about migration considerations when moving from previous releases.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to WebSphere Application Server V8
Chapter 2. Integration with other products
Chapter 3. Concepts of WebSphere Application Server
Chapter 4. Infrastructure
Chapter 5. Topologies
Chapter 6. Installation planning
Chapter 7. Performance, scalability, and high availability
Chapter 8. Application development and deployment
Chapter 9. System management
Chapter 10. Messaging and service integration
Chapter 11. Web services
Chapter 12. Security
Chapter 13. Feature packs for WebSphere Application Server
Chapter 14. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
Chapter 15. Migration
Appendix A. Sample topology walkthrough
Appendix B. Additional material

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