WebSphere® Application Server properties are stored in the configuration repository as XML files. It is not a good idea to manually edit any of the configuration files because this bypasses validation of any changes and could lead to synchronization-related problems. Rather, WebSphere Application Server provides administrative tools that help you administer the environment. These tools manage modifications to the files in the repository. In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we introduce the administrative consoles and command line administration.
This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 5 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, SG24-7615.
Introducing the WebSphere administrative consoles
Securing the console
Job manager console
Using command line tools