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Rajani pb

Joined: May 29, 2009
Posts: 2
i am new to this j2ee technology.. i have some basic question regarding the websphere. I know that we can create a multiple server instance in WAS. How this server instance are realated to the containers ? For example if we have 2 server instances , it means that each server instance will have its own copy if it webcontainer or there is only one webcontainer which is shared between the server instances ?
Deepak Pant
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 446
Look for following two redbooks at They will clear lot of your doubts.

1. WebSphere Application Server V6.1: System Management and Configuration - SG24-7304-00

2. WebSphere Application Server V6.1: Planning and Design - SG24-7305-00

For ND version the relationship is as follows:

1. Cell
2. Node/Node Agents
3. Application Servers under Nodes
4. Cluster or Group the Application Server.
5. The deployment is done in form of EAR file.
6. The WAR (bundled in EAR) can be deployed to standalone App Server while the EJB modules are deployed to the cluster of one or more application servers.

Hope this helps...
Bear Bibeault
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"Rajani pb", please check your private messages for an important administrative matter.

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