Introduction: Administrative console

The administrative console is a graphical interface that allows you to manage your applications and perform system administration tasks for your WebSphere® Application Server environment. The administrative console runs in your web browser.

Your actions in the console modify a set of XML configuration files.

You can use the administrative console to perform tasks such as:
  • Add, delete, start, and stop application servers
  • Deploy new applications to a server
  • Start and stop existing applications, and modify certain configurations
  • Add and delete Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) resource providers for applications that require data access, mail, URLs, and so on
  • Manage variables, shared libraries, and other configurations that can span multiple application servers
  • Configure product security, including access to the administrative console
  • Collect data for performance and troubleshooting purposes
  • Find the product version information. It is located on the front page of the console.

Starting and logging off the administrative console helps you begin using the console so that you can explore the available options. See also the Reference > Settings section of the documentation navigation. It lists the settings or properties you can configure.

[z/OS]Use both MVS™ commands and the Application Server administrative console to administer the Application Server environment.
  • Use MVS console commands to start a stand-alone Application Server, and the deployment manager and node agents in a WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment cell.
  • Use the administrative console to define new Application Servers in a WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment cell, deploy applications, and display and administer the cell, node and server configuration.