WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Administration and Configuration Guide for the Full Profile

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 19 July 2013, updated 15 August 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438537
ISBN-13: 9780738438535
IBM Form #: SG24-8056-01
(1152 pages)

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Authors: Fabio Albertoni, Tanja Baumann, Yogesh Bhatia, Eduardo Monich Fronza, Marcio da Ros Gomes, Sebastian Kapciak, Catalin Mierlea, Sergio Pinto, Anoop Ramachandra, Liang Rui, Miguel Troncoso


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides system administrators and developers with the knowledge to configure an IBM WebSphere® Application Server Version 8.5 runtime environment, to package and deploy applications, and to perform ongoing management of the WebSphere environment. As one in a series of IBM Redbooks publications and IBM Redpapers™ publications for V8.5, the entire series is designed to give you in-depth information about key WebSphere Application Server features.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5 provides two runtime profiles. Every WebSphere Application Server package includes both profile types. The runtime traditionally available with the WebSphere Application Server packages is referred to as the full profile. The application serving run time provided with this profile is composed of a wide spectrum of runtime components that are available when the server is started. The full profile provides support for Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) and Enterprise OSGi technologies.

The Liberty profile provides a simplified stand-alone run time for web applications, supporting a subset of the programming model available with the full profile. Any application that runs on the Liberty profile will also run on the full profile.

In this book, we provide a detailed exploration of the WebSphere Application Server V8.5 runtime administration process for the full profile. This book includes configuration and administration information for WebSphere Application Server V8.5 and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5 on distributed platforms and WebSphere Application Server for IBM z/OS® V8.5.

This book has been updated with information about the new features in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5. The Liberty profile administration and configuration information has been moved into a separate book.

The following publications are prerequisites for this book:

  • WebSphere Application Server: New Features in V8.5.5, REDP-4870
  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Technical Overview, REDP-4855
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide, SG24-8022

The following publications are companion books, covering the Liberty profile of WebSphere Application Server:

  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Guide for Developers, SG24-8076
  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Administration Guide for the Liberty Profile, SG24-8170

Table of contents

Part 1. Installation and profile management
Chapter 1. System management: Technical overview
Chapter 2. Installing WebSphere Application Server on distributed systems
Chapter 3. Working with profiles on distributed systems
Chapter 4. Installing WebSphere Application Server on z/OS systems
Chapter 5. Working with profiles on z/OS systems
Chapter 6. Administration consoles and commands
Part 2. Administration and configuration techniques
Chapter 7. Administration of WebSphere processes
Chapter 8. Administration with scripting
Chapter 9. Accessing relational databases from WebSphere
Chapter 10. Accessing EIS applications from WebSphere
Chapter 11. Configuring messaging providers
Chapter 12. Configuring and managing web servers
Chapter 13. Intelligent management
Part 3. Managing distributed systems
Chapter 14. Performance tuning on distributed environments
Chapter 15. Clustering, workload management, and high availability
Chapter 16. Monitoring distributed systems
Part 4. Managing z/OS systems
Chapter 17. Performance tuning
Chapter 18. Clustering and high availability
Chapter 19. Monitoring z/OS systems
Part 5. Working with applications
Chapter 20. Features for application development and deployment
Chapter 21. WebSphere Batch
Chapter 22. Understanding class loaders
Chapter 23. Packaging and deploying Java EE applications
Chapter 24. Updating Java EE applications
Chapter 25. Working with SCA applications
Chapter 26. Working with OSGi applications
Chapter 27. Working with Service Mapping
Chapter 28. Session management
Part 6. Maintenance
Chapter 29. Managing an environment with the centralized installation manager
Chapter 30. System recovery
Chapter 31. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. Additional material

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