AdminConfig object for scripted administration



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Use the AdminConfig object to manage the configuration information that is stored in the repository. This object communicates with the WAS configuration service component to make configuration inquires and changes. Use it to...

Updates to the configuration through a scripting client are kept in a private temporary area called a workspace and are not copied to the master configuration repository until you run a save command. The workspace is a temporary repository of configuration information that administrative clients including the administrative console use. The workspace is kept in the wstemp subdirectory of your WAS installation. The use of the workspace allows multiple clients to access the master configuration. If the same update is made by more than one client, it is possible that updates made by a scripting client will not save because there is a conflict. If this occurs, the updates will not be saved in the configuration unless you change the default save policy with the setSaveMode command.

The AdminConfig commands are available in both connected and local modes. If a server is currently running, it is not recommended that you run the scripting client in local mode because the configuration changes made in the local mode is not reflected in the running server configuration and vice versa. In connnected mode, the availability of the AdminConfig commands depend on the type of server to which a scripting client is connected in a Network Deployment installation.

The AdminConfig commands are available only if a scripting client is connected to a deployment manager. When connected to a node agent or an application server, the AdminConfig commands will not be available because the configuration for these server processes are copies of the master configuration that resides in the deployment manager. The copies are created in a node machine when configuration synchronization occurs between the deployment manager and the node agent. You should make configuration changes to the server processes by connecting a scripting client to a deployment manager. For this reason, to change a configuration, do not run a scripting client in local mode on a node machine. It is not a supported configuration.

The following steps provide a general method to update a configuration object:


Obtaining help

To see a list of all available commands for the AdminConfig object, see the Commands for the AdminConfig object article or one can also use the Help command, for example:


$AdminConfig help




See also

Create configuration objects
Interpret the output of the AdminConfig attributes command
Specify configuration objects
List attributes of configuration objects
Modify configuration objects
Remove configuration objects
Change the WAS configuration
Modify nested attributes
Save configuration changes


See Also

Commands for the AdminConfig object




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