Syed-Muasir Khalil (firstname.lastname@example.org), Software Engineer, IBM
Nazgol Sedghi (email@example.com), Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Nagesh Mvgv (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Brian Hanczaryk (email@example.com), Staff Software Engineer, IBM
04 Mar 2009
This tutorial demonstrates how to set up and manage the new
flexible management topologies in IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V7.
You will set up an administrative agent to manage one or more base application
server nodes, and register the base application server nodes or the deployment
manager cells with the job manager for multi-cell management. You will learn about
the flexible management job life cycle, and the job manager interfaces for
submitting and managing administrative jobs using wsadmin jython scripting, and the
From the IBM
WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.
IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 7.0 contains many significant
enhancements in system management functionality over the previous release,
Version 6.1. This tutorial explores a newly introduced new style of system
management called flexible management. Flexible management topology
offers an asynchronous non-blocking job queuing mechanism for administration
purposes. This asynchronous topology is not meant to replace the existing
Network Deployment deployment manager or base servers. Rather, it offers
administrators new management options not available before. For example, you
- Manage multiple base servers, up to a server farm containing hundreds of base servers.
- Coordinate management actions across multiple Network Deployment deployment managers.
- Manage branch servers that are geographically dispersed and reachable only through a low bandwidth, high latency network.
- Submit asynchronous administrative jobs that:
- Take effect at a specified time.
- Expire after a specified time.
- Recur at a specified time interval.
- Notify the administrator when job is complete through e-mail or JMX notification.
This tutorial will guide you through creating and configuring the various profiles involved in flexible management topology. After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
- Create and configure a flexible management topology.
- Understand the difference between Network Deployment and flexible management topologies.
- Understand the life cycle of jobs.
- Understand the available administrative jobs and commands in the flexible management topology.
This tutorial contains six exercises to help you understand the different management options available:
- Create a flexible management topology
- Understand job manager configuration options
- Configure polling intervals for the managed nodes
- Create a managed node group
- Learn about the job life cycle, step-by-step
- Understanding managed node resources and their status
Before you begin
Read the previous installment of this series, Part
2: New administrative topologies, before you begin this tutorial.
The system on which you perform the exercises in this tutorial must have a supported
operating system and a proper installation of WebSphere Application Server
V7.0. For more information on supported operating systems, see the
WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Information Center. In addition, the system must have the following resources available:
- Approximately 500MB of hard drive space to store the installation images.
- An appropriate installation of WebSphere Application Server V7.0.
- Another 500MB of hard drive space for the installed product.