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Remote Administration of WAS server

Muthuvel Chinnachamy
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Dear All,
Is there any tool to administer WAS server remotely. Administration may include uploading Jsp files, servlets and restarting the application server.
Thanks and regards
Muthuvel C.
Kyle Brown
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In WebSphere Advanced Edition, the answer is yes. The administration console is a Java client application that works over IIOP and thus can be used remotely.
However, you still must move the code (including JSP's) to the server using another method like FTP.
Kyle
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Muthuvel Chinnachamy
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Dear Kyle Brown,
Thanks for your reply.
We are using IBM WAS 3.5 Advanced Edition. I tried with Adminclient <hostname> and it worked well. But in the documentation, it is mentioned that adminclient will not work across firewall. is it correct? And they have mentioned about Web based admin client and I could not find the port number to administer WAS from a browser. Could you please help me to find out the port number?
Also, If I uploaded JSPs and servlets using FTP, Do I have to restart the WAS Application server?
We are using Microsoft FTP Server for ftp services.
Thanks and regards
Muthuvel C.
Kyle Brown
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Originally posted by Muthuvel Chinnachamy:
Dear Kyle Brown,
Thanks for your reply.
We are using IBM WAS 3.5 Advanced Edition. I tried with Adminclient <hostname> and it worked well. But in the documentation, it is mentioned that adminclient will not work across firewall. is it correct? And they have mentioned about Web based admin client and I could not find the port number to administer WAS from a browser. Could you please help me to find out the port number?

Well, actually it only stops working if your firewall does network address translation (NAT). I don't have the information on the web-based client with me, but the problem is that it's pretty lame -- it can't do everything. Your other option, of course, is to use telnet to connect to the remote machine and use XMLConfig or WSCP.

Also, If I uploaded JSPs and servlets using FTP, Do I have to restart the WAS Application server?
We are using Microsoft FTP Server for ftp services.
Thanks and regards
Muthuvel C.

You don't have to restart the server if you have automatic servlet reloading turned on. However, we advocate that you turn this off in production for performance reasons, so the answer is generally yes.
Kyle

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Author of Enterprise Java (tm) Programming with IBM Websphere
See my homepage at http://members.aol.com/kgb1001001 for other WebSphere information.
 
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