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WebSphere Application Server (WAS) is complex and multifaceted middleware used by huge enterprises as well as small businesses. In WebSphere Application Server: Step by Step, the authors do an excellent job of covering the many aspects of the software. While other books merely cover installation and configuration, this book goes beyond that to cover the critical verification and management process to ensure a successful installation and implementation. It also addresses all of the different packages—from Express to Network—so that no matter what size your company is, you will be able to successfully implement WAS V6.
To demonstrate the steps involved in setting up a complete WAS installation, this book walks you through the configuration process for a highly available, workload-managed (HA/WLM), clustered environment built using the WAS V6 Network Deployment package. During the course of this book, you will learn how to assume all of the responsibilities and roles required to implement this architecture, including setup of a standalone application server, IBM HTTP Server and the plug-in module, the Network Deployment package, node federation, the HTTP Server distributed plug-in, clustering, HTTP session persistence, the Service Integration Bus and messaging engine, and Edge Server – Load Balancer.
Following the Step-by-Step methodology, you'll discover how to build each piece of the HA/WLM architecture one at a time, adding each component in a logical way to successfully configure the system. In the second half of the book, you'll explore additional topics that are critical to the ongoing successful implementation of an application server. The authors use their broad, in-depth knowledge to discuss dynamic caching, security, Web service enablement, the Application Server Tool (AST) Kit, WebSphere Rapid Deployment (WRD), and more. WebSphere administrators and J2EE architects alike will find this book invaluable as they install and implement IBM's WAS V6.
With WebSphere Application Server: Step by Step, you will:
Chapter 1: WebSphere Application Server V6: Packaging and Architecture
Chapter 2: Installation and Configuration Overview
Chapter 3: WebSphere V6 Standalone Application Server: Install, Configure, and Verify
Chapter 4: Working with the Standalone Application Server
Chapter 5: IBM HTTP Server V6: Install, Configure, Verify, and Manage
Chapter 6: IBM HTTP Server V6 Plug-in for WebSphere V6: Install, Configure, Verify, and Manage
Chapter 7: WebSphere V6 Network Deployment Package: Install, Create, Verify, and Manage
Chapter 8: WebSphere V6 Network Deployment: Federation of Nodes
Chapter 9: IBM HTTP Server V6 Distributed Plug-in for WebSphere V6: Install, Configure, Verify, and Manage
Chapter 10: WebSphere Application Server V6 Network Deployment: Vertical and Horizontal Clustering
Chapter 11: WebSphere V6 Network Deployment: HTTP Session Persistence
Chapter 12: Service Integration Bus and High Availability Manager
Chapter 13: WebSphere V6 Load Balancer Edge Component: Install, Configure, Verify, and Manage
Chapter 14: Load Balancer Dispatcher Component High-Availability: Configure, Verify, and Manage
Chapter 15: Configure WebSphere Dynamic Caching
Chapter 16: Enabling WebSphere Application Server Security
Chapter 17: IBM Tivoli Directory Server Installation and Configuration
Chapter 18: Secure Socket Layer Configuration and Verification
Chapter 19: Installing Product Updates
Chapter 20: Registering and Running WebSphere Processes as Windows Services
Chapter 21: Service Integration Bus-Web Service Enablement
Chapter 22: Managing the WAS V6 Environment
Chapter 23: J2EE Packaging, IBM Enhanced EARs, and the Application Server Tool (AST) Kit
Chapter 24: Manually Install WebSphere Bank
Chapter 25: WebSphere Rapid Deployment (WRD)
Chapter 26: WAS V6 System Management Using the J2EE Management API
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This was first published in January 2007