WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the concepts, planning, and design of IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8.5 environments. The target audience of this book is IT architects and consultants who want more information about the planning and design of application-serving environments, from small to large, and complex implementations.

This book addresses the packaging and features in WebSphere Application Server, 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 and Websphere Application Server Network Deployment on distributed platforms. It also includes guidelines for WebSphere Application Server for IBM z/OS®. This book contains information about migration considerations when moving from previous releases.

This book has been updated with the new features introduced with WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to WebSphere Application Server
Chapter 2. Integration with other products
Chapter 3. An overview of the full profile
Chapter 4. An overview of the Liberty profile
Chapter 5. Intelligent Management
Chapter 6. WebSphere Batch
Chapter 7. Infrastructure
Chapter 8. Topologies
Chapter 9. Installation planning
Chapter 10. Performance, scalability, and high availability
Chapter 11. Application development and deployment
Chapter 12. System management
Chapter 13. Messaging and service integration
Chapter 14. Web services
Chapter 15. Security
Chapter 16. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
Chapter 17. Migration
Appendix A. Sample topology walkthrough
Appendix B. Sample topology using the job manager and a Liberty profile
Appendix C. Sample topology for maintenance and troubleshooting using the Liberty profile
Appendix D. Additional material

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01 August 2013

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