Who Moved My LWI?
John Kurian 110000C2DH Visits (2450)
Have you been an avid user of Web Administration Console in TXSeries? Then, be ready for a pleasant surprise when you move to a version newer than TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1.
The TXSeries Administration Console (Let me call it TAC keep it short) is a Java EE web application, which is deployed on to a web application server. Since its introduction in TXSeries for Multiplatforms version 6.1, till TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1, it was using Light Weight Infrastructure (pet named LWI) as its web server. Now this is replaced with WebSphere Liberty Profile (Let me call it WLP).
The IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile is a composable, dynamic application server environment that supports development and testing of web applications that do not require a full Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) stack. Sounds interesting? Read a quick introduction about this here http
Change is constant. And here, it is a change for the better. TXSeries has moved on, leaving behind a ‘light weight’ web server, to a strong and scalable web server, who is a family member of WebSphere Application Server. Now WLP will be the back bone for TAC.
The TAC will be up and running post the installation of the TXSeries product. If you would want to manually start/stop the TAC application you need to follow the below steps:
To start WLP,
nohup ./server start txserver & (for UNIX)
.\server.bat start txserver (for Windows)
This will start the WLP server as a background process in UNIX. For Windows, it will start the server for the current user session. Along with that, the deployed TAC application also will be started.
Now you can access TAC with the URL http
Where machine_name is the DNS host name or IP address of the machine, where TXSeries is installed, and port is the port number at which WLP is listening for incoming web requests.
Wondering, how to set the port number in WLP? Well, it is pretty simple. You need to edit the server.xml file, which is found under TXSE
In server.xml, change the values for the XML tag <httpEndpoint> to reflect the new HTTP port. For example, the entry below will make the web server listen for HTTP at port 9876 and HTTPS at port 5432
On similar lines, you can stop the TXSeries Administration Console by running commands (from TXSE
./server stop txserver (for Unix)
.\server.bat stop txserver (For Windows).
Please drop in any comments (good, bad, or ugly?) or questions that you may have.