Thoughts and Tutorials about Continuous Integration, Application Integration, SOA, IT Architecture, WebSphere and Liferay

Apr 21, 2008

WebSphere Rapid Deployment

Hi, now i got something special for you. Rapid Deployment in Websphere Application Servers (WRD).
WRD allows you to deploy applications automatically (like Tomcat/JBoss).
WRD is usefull in test enviroments.
I do not recommend it for Production Enviroment.

Link:
Click
here you got an quite good IBM Education PDF:
Click [REMOVED] Sorry :-(

HINT:
WRD will not work in clusters

IBM Support Toolbar

Hi i just found this. Maybe its interessting for someone:
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/support/toolbar/

its an Support-Toolbar for IE and Firfox.
I tried it and its OK. Not more not less.

Federate an Application Server - Profile to Dmgr

We can easily create an Application-Server-Profile and federate it directly to an Dmgr

First we need an reponse-file:
-------------------------------
create
templatePath=/home/waslocal/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/managed
profileName="NAME OF PROFILE"
profilePath=/home/waslocal/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/p2
hostName="HOST NAME OF MACHINE"
nodeName="NODE NAME"
dmgrHost="HOST NAME OF DMGR"
dmgrAdminUserName=wasadmin
dmgrAdminPassword=MyAdminPassword

enableService=false
startingPort=11100
-------------------------------


then we can execute


manageprofiles.bat -repsponse "PATH_TO_RESPONSE_FILE"

After a few minutes the newly created Profile (Node) should appear in "System administration > Nodes" in the Dmgr-Console




How to Create an Dmgr-Profile

So, how to create an Deployment-Manager-Profile.
First of all you need an response-file like this one:
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create
templatePath=C:/Program Files/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/dmgr
profileName=Dmgr
profilePath=C:/Program Files/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr
nodeName=dmgrNode
winserviceCheck=false
enableAdminSecurity=true
adminUserName=wasadmin
adminPassword=MyAdminPassword
defaultPorts
--------------------------


now you can easily create an dmgr with mangeprofiles.bat / mangeprofiles.sh.

mangeprofiles.sh -response "PATH_TO_RESPONSEFILE"


After this, you can start the dmgr

startManager.bat / startManager.sh

Thats it :-)