WebSphere V3.5 Handbook

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Together, IBM's WebSphere Application Server 3.5 and WebSphere Studio 3.0 provide the world's most robust environment for building, deploying and managing Web applications. In this book, a team of IBM specialists offer authoritative coverage of all aspects of deploying, managing, and developing with WebSphere V3.5 -- both Standard and Advanced Editions. Successfully install and configure WebSphere V3.5; then use WebSphere to build applications that incorporate JavaServer Pages, servlets, Enterprise JavaBeans, JDBC, XML, and other powerful Web technologies. Discover how to use industry standards such as HTTP, IIOP and LDAP to integrate WebSphere into heterogeneous Web environments. Learn how to make the most of WebSphere's session management and transaction support capabilities; tune WebSphere for maximum performance and scalability; and much more. For everyone working with -- or planning an upgrade to -- IBM's WebSphere V3.5 Web application server.
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  • Mixed media product | 1184 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 4,694.66g
  • IBM Press
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130416568
  • 9780130416568

Table of contents

1. Overview of WebSphere Application Server V3. What is WebSphere Application Server? WebSphere Application Server architecture overview. Standard Edition. Advanced Edition. Open standards.2. What's new in WebSphere V3.5? Installation. InfoCenter. Migration. Java 2 support. Security. New and improved administration tools. New and improved connection pooling. New Resource Analyzer. New Log Analyzer. New platform support. New database support. New Web Server support. Conclusion.3. WebSphere programming model. Analysis of an example application. Application components. Control flow mechanisms. Data flow sources. Chapter summary.4. WebSphere components. WebSphere Administrative Server. Application server. What is an enterprise application? WebSphere administrative interfaces.5. Servlet support. What is a servlet? How servlets work. WebSphere and servlets. Writing a simple servlet example. Deploying the example servlet under WebSphere. Internal servlets.6. JSP support. Using JSP to present dynamic content. The collaboration between form, servlet, and JSP. Rapid development using JSP. JSP life cycle. Administering JSP files. Batch compiling JSP files. JSP. Configuring and running your JSPs. Custom tag examples.7. Session support. V3.02.x vs. V3.5 overview. Session feature overview. Session Performance considerations. Alternatives to session support: cookies.8. Servlet V2.2 in WebSphere V3.5.2. WebSphere support for Servlet API V2.2. Selecting Servlet V2.2 support. Comparison of the Servlet API versions. Multiple error pages. Welcome file lists. The Web Application Archive (WAR). Deploying an application from a WAR file.9. Using JNDI to access LDAP. What is JNDI? Naming concepts. JNDI specifications. JNDI sample application.10. JDBC 2.0 support. JDBC 2.0 Core API. JDBC 2.0 Optional Extension API. Administration of data sources. Best practices for JDBC 2.0 data access with WebSphere. Recovery from DB failures. Reference information.11. Enterprise Java Services. Configuring Enterprise Java Services. Installing an EJB into a container. Stateless session beans. Stateful session beans. Container managed persistence (CMP) entity beans. WebSphere EJB security.12. Transactions. Transaction basics. Java and transactions. Enterprise JavaBeans distributed transaction support. EJB concurrency control. Settings based on EJB usage. Transaction exception handling. WebSphere family interoperability. Conclusion.13. XML and WebSphere. XML overview. Using XML in WebSphere. An XML example. XML basics. XML and Web browsers: XSL and CSS. Programming with XML. Summary.14. Application deployment. Samples we used. Before configuration. Create a virtual host. Create a JDBC driver and data source. Create an application server and other basic resources. Placing source files. Add Servlet. Create enterprise beans. Verification of the servlet and EJB. Create an enterprise application. Verification of an enterprise application. Deployment and classpaths.15. WebSphere security. Application security. WebSphere security model. What's new in WebSphere V3.5 security. Using client certificate based authentication with WebSphere. WebSphere and LDAP servers. Custom challenge.16. Topologies selection. Topology selection criteria. Vertical scaling with WebSphere workload management. HTTP server separation from the application server. Scaling WebSphere in a three-tier environment. Horizontally scaling Web servers with WebSphere. One WebSphere domain vs. many. Multiple applications within one node vs. one application per node. Closing thoughts on topologies.17. Workload management. Cloning. WLM.18. Administrative console. About WebSphere Administrative Console. In conclusion.19. Web console. About Web console. Web console functionality. In conclusion.20. The WebSphere Control Program (WSCP). Command line administration. Tcl language fundamentals. Invoking WSCP. Command syntax of WSCP. Example WSCP procedures. Interactive administration with WSCP. Troubleshooting with WSCP. Limitations and additional information. 20.9 Additional resources.21. XMLConfig. Introduction to XML and XMLConfig. XMLConfig components. XMLConfig new features. XML: a suitable markup language for WebSphere. Customizing XML for the WebSphere XMLConfig tool. XMLConfig examples and uses.22. WebSphere sample programs. How to obtain the samples? WebSphere samples matrix. WebSphere samples installation. WebSphere samples location. WebSphere WSsamplesDB2_app Web application. Database configuration. WSsamplesDB2_app User Profile sample. Sample Enterprise JavaBeans configuration. WebSphere Standard Edition samples. Sample InstantDB configuration. Standard and Advanced Edition samples listing.23. Problem determination. The problem determination process. Messages. The format of log and trace files. WebSphere log files. The trace facility. Object level trace (OLT) and the IBM distributed debugger.24. Log Analyzer. Log Analyzer overview. Downloading and installing the Log Analyzer. Using the Log Analyzer to view the activity.log. Using showlog to view the activity.log. Configuring the activity.log. Display log entries in different groupings. Analyze action. Using the Log Analyzer to view the ring buffer dump. Updating the symptom database. Saving logs as an XML file.25. Resource Analyzer. About Resource Analyzer. What is collected and analyzed? Resource Analyzer functionality. Levels of data collection. Resource Analyzer requirements. Starting the Resource Analyzer. Working with the analyzer. Resource Analyzer with WebSphere V3.5.2. Resource Analyzer documentation.26. Migration. About the Migration Assistant. Main steps in WebSphere migration. Migration Assistant panels. Files that are saved during migration. What is left to be done? Migration of WebSphere V2.0.3.x to WebSphere V3.5. Migration Assistant documentation.Appendix A. Installation steps. Planning. Installation steps overview. Uninstallation of WebSphere Application Server.Appendix B. Remote Sybase connectivity. Sybase jConnect Client.Appendix C. XML sample programs. Instructions for setting up and running the XML demo: Web Client. Instructions for setting up and running the XML demo: Java Client.Appendix D. JNDI sample programs. JNDI sample files. Deploy JNDI sample program to default_app. Run the JNDI sample.Appendix E. Big3 application. Big3-small insurance application. Object interaction diagram. Install Big3. Test the configuration. Big3 application directory structure.Appendix F. The admin.config file definitions. Appendix G. Using the additional material. Using the CD-ROM. Locating the additional material on the Internet. Using the Web material.Appendix H. Special notices. Appendix I. Related publications. IBM Rebooks. IBM Redbooks collections. Other resources. Referenced Web sites. How to get IBM Rebooks. IBM Redbooks fax order form.Index.
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About Ken Ueno

This redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization, Raleigh Center.Ken Ueno is an Advisory IT Specialist in the WebSphere Performance group, which is a part of WebSphere development in RTP. Previously, he managed residencies and produced Redbooks, which included WebSphere V3 Performance Tuning Guide and WebSphere Scalability: WLM and Clustering at the International Technical Support Organization, Raleigh Center. Before joining the ITSO, he worked in Internet Systems, IBM Japan Systems Engineering Co., Ltd. in Japan as an IT Specialist.David Artus is a Consulting IT Specialist in the London Solutions Group, part of IBM EMEA Software Services. He has 20 years of experience in IT, most recently specializing in consulting for the WebSphere product family. His areas of expertise include object technologies and transaction processing.Larry Brown is a Senior Software Engineer for IBM in the USA. He has over 15 years of experience in the computing field including development, customer consulting, and teaching. His areas of expertise include distributed systems, transaction processing, and fault-tolerant systems.Larry Clark is an Advisory Software Engineer and a member of the WebSphere Enablement Team in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. His various development roles have included programming, project management, advanced design, strategy, and architecture. Chris Gerken is a Senior Programmer for IBM based in the USA. He has nine years of experience in object-oriented programming and design. He represented IBM in the discussions leading to the JSP 1.0 and JSP 1.1 specifications and has since developed workshops on the design and use of JSP custom tags.Geoff Hambrick is an Executive Consultant on the IBM WebSphere Enablement Team in Austin, Texas. His areas of expertise include object-oriented analysis and design methodologies specializing in distributed object and Web-based applications.Ashok Iyengar is an Advisory Software Engineer at the IBM Transarc Lab's Customer Solutions Center in San Diego, USA. He has 18 years of IT experience mainly in software development and has worked exclusively with the WebSphere platform for the past couple of years. Stacy Joines is an IBM Senior Software Engineer at Research Triangle Park, NC. She has four years of experience in WebSphere and the Web application field. She assists customers with proof of concepts regarding WebSphere Application Server, with a focus on WebSphere performance engagements. Simon Kapadia is an Advisory IT Specialist at the London Solutions Group, part of IBM EMEA Software Services (North Region). His work involves going out to customer sites and implementing solutions, specializing in WebSphere Application Server and Edge Server. He has 10 years of UNIX experience. Mohamed Ramdani is an IBM IT Specialist in France. He has two years' experience in WebSphere-related technologies. He has worked on a number of projects concerning the design and architecture of an application based on WebSphere and VisualAge for-Java using EJB. James Roca is an IBM-certified AIX Technical Expert working at the UK RS/6000 Technical Support Center. His areas of expertise include multi-vendor UNIX support, AIX network tuning, and firewall (VPN) consulting.Sung-Ik Son is an Advisory Software Engineer at IBM, Raleigh. He has 14 years of experience in system and application software development. His current areas of expertise are enabling and consulting for WebSphere products.Lorrie Tomek is an IBM WebSphere consultant in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Her areas of expertise include architecture, design, performance and reliability analysis, and object-oriented programming.Jim VanOosten is a Senior Software Engineer at the lBM Rochester Lab. He has over eight years of experience in object-oriented system design and has worked on the WebSphere Solutions Integration Team for the past year.Chenxi Zhang is an IBM IT specialist in China. She has four years of experience in the IT field. She currently provides level 1 support for WebSphere in China, helping customers with Web solutions.
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