Administrative console buttons

 

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This page describes the button choices that are available on various pages of the administrative console, depending on which product features you enable

Check all Selects each resource that is listed on the administrative console panel, in preparation for performing an action against the selected resources
Uncheck all Removes all the listed resources from each selection so that no action is performed against any of the resources
Filter the view Produces a dialog box for specifying the resources to view in the table on this administrative console page

Hide the filter view. Hides the dialog box for specifying the resources to view in the table on this administrative console page

When you produce the dialog box, select the column to filter and enter the filter criteria

Column to filter

Select the column to filter from the drop-down list. When you apply the filter, only those items in the selected column that meet the filter criteria are displayed

For example, select Names to enter criteria by which to filter application server names.

Filter criteria

Enter a string that must be found in the name of a collection entry to qualify the entry to display in the collection table. The string can contain percent sign (%), asterisk (*), or question mark (?) symbols as wildcard characters. For example, enter *App* to find any application server whose name contains the string App

Prefix each of the following characters ( ) ^ * % { } \ + $ with a backslash (\) so that the regular expression engine performing the search correctly matches the search criteria. For example, to search for all Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) providers containing (XA) in the provider name, specify the following string:

*\(XA\)

>Clear filter criteria Clears your filter changes and restores the most recently saved values
Abort Stops a transaction that is not yet in the prepared state. All operations that the transaction completed are undone
Activate Activates a group member
Add Adds the selected or typed item to a list, or produces a dialog for adding an item to a list
Add Node Displays the Add Node page, in which you specify the host name and SOAP connector port for a node that you want added to a cell
Apply Saves your changes to a page without exiting the page
Back Displays the previous page or item in a sequence. The administrative console does not support using the Back and Forward options of a browser, which can cause intermittent problems. Use Back or Cancel on the administrative console panels instead
Balance Balances active members in high availability groups across servers that host the high availability groups. The administrator must first determine which groups have active members and select those groups before selecting Balance
Browse Opens a dialog that enables you to look for a file on your system
Calculate groups Calculates the number of high availability groups that are returned based on the match set
Cancel Exits the current page or dialog, discarding unsaved changes. The administrative console does not support using the Back and Forward options of a browser, which can cause intermittent problems. Use Cancel on the administrative console panels instead
Change In the context of security, one can search the user registry for a user ID for an application to run under. In the context of container properties, one can change the data source that the container is using
Clear Clears your changes and restores the most recently saved values
Clear selections Clears any selected cells in the tables on this tabbed page
Close Exits the dialog
Commit Releases all locks that are held by a prepared transaction and forces the transaction to commit
Copy Creates copies of the selected application servers
Create Saves your changes to all the tabbed pages in a dialog and exits the dialog
Create tables Develops scheduler database tables
Deactivate Deactivates a group member. The group member must be in the active state to be deactivated. The deactivate option causes the group member to move to the idle state. The group policy overrides which members are activated and deactivated for a group. The policy is enforced for every member state change. If the deactivate option conflicts with the group policy, the policy resets who is the active member of the group
Delete Removes the selected instance
Details Shows the details about a transaction
Disable Disables a group or group member. When you disable a group or group member, the active group or group member is first deactivated. If the deactivate option is successful, the group or group member moves to the disable state. A disabled group or group member cannot be activated
Done Saves your changes to all the tabbed pages in a dialog and exits the dialog
Down Moves through a list
Drop tables Removes scheduler database tables
Dump Activates a dump of a traced application server
Edit Lets you edit the selected item in a list, or produces a dialog box for editing the item
Enable Enables a group or a group member
Export Accesses a page for exporting EAR files for an enterprise application
Export DDL Accesses a page for exporting data definition language (DDL) files for an enterprise application
Export Keys Exports Lightweight Third-Party Authentication (LTPA) keys to other domains
Export route table Exports the route table information for a selected cluster to a binary file in the configuration
Filter Produces a dialog box for specifying the resources to view in the tables on this tabbed page
Finish Forces a transaction to finish, regardless of whether its outcome has been reported to all participating applications
First Displays the first record in a series of records
Full resynchronize Synchronizes the user's configuration immediately.

Click full resynchronize on the Nodes page if automatic configuration synchronization is disabled, or if the synchronization interval is set to a long time, and a configuration change is made to the cell repository that needs to be replicated to that node. Clicking this option clears all synchronization optimization settings and performs configuration synchronization again, so no mismatches occur between node and cell configuration after this operation is performed. This operation can take awhile to perform

Force delete Forces the removal of a node that is not removed properly from the cell in the master repository. The Remove node action is preferred over the Force delete action to delete a node from the configuration. If you click Force delete, but the node still exists in the configuration, uninstall the node or run the removeNode command by using the -force parameter on that node. Force delete action is equivalent to running the cleanupNode command at the deployment manager
Generate keys Generates new LTPA keys. When security is turned on for the first time with LTPA as the authentication mechanism, LTPA keys are automatically generated with the password entered in the panel. To generated new keys, use this option after the server is up with security turned on. Clicking this option generates the keys and propagates them to all active servers (cell, node, and application servers). The new keys can be used to encrypt and decrypt the LTPA tokens. Click Save on the console taskbar to save the new keys and the password in the repository
Immediate stop Stops the server, but bypasses the normal server quiesce process that supports in-flight requests to complete before shutting down the entire server process. This shutdown mode is faster than the normal server stop processing, but some application clients can receive exceptions
Import keys Imports new LTPA keys from other domains. To support single signon (SSO) in WAS across multiple WebSphere domains (cells), share LTPA keys and a password among the domains. After exporting the keys from one of the cells into a file, click this option to import the keys into all the active servers (cell, node, and application servers). The new keys can be used to encrypt and decrypt the LTPA token. Click Save on the console taskbar to save the new keys and the password in the repository
Install Displays the Preparing for application installation page, which you use to deploy an application, an enterprise bean, or a Web component onto an application server
Install RAR Opens a dialog that is used to install a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Connector Architecture (JCA) connector and to create a resource adapter
Manage transactions Displays a list of active transactions running on a server. You can forcibly finish any transaction that has stopped processing because a transactional resource is not available
Modify Opens a dialog that is used to change a specification
Move Moves the selected application servers to a different location in the administrative cell. When prompted, specify the target location
Move down Moves downward through a list
Move up Moves upward through a list
New Displays a page that you use to define a new instance. For example, clicking New on the Application Servers page displays a page on which one can configure a new application server
Next Displays the next page, frame, or item in a sequence
OK Saves your changes and exits the page
Ping Attempts to contact selected application servers
Previous Displays the previous page, frame, or item in a sequence
Quit Exits a dialog box and discards any unsaved changes
Refresh Refreshes the view of data for instances that are currently listed on this tabbed page
Regenerate encryption key Regenerates a key for global data replication. If you are using the DES or TRIPLE_DES encryption type, regenerate a key at regular intervals (for example, monthly) to enhance security
Remove Deletes the selected item
Remove file Removes the specified file from the selected application or module
Remove node Deletes the selected node
Reset Clears your changes on the tab or page and restores the most recently saved values
Restart Stops the selected objects and starts them again
Restart all servers on node Stops all application servers on the node and starts them again
Retrieve new Retrieves a new record
Rollout update Sequentially updates an application that is installed on multiple cluster members across a cluster. After you update application files or a configuration, click Rollout update to install the configuration or the updated files for an application on all the cluster members of a cluster on which the application is installed. The Rollout update option applies the following steps to each cluster member in sequence:

  1. Saves an updated configuration
  2. Stops the cluster member
  3. Updates the application on the node by synchronizing the configuration
  4. Restarts the cluster member

This action enables you to update an application on multiple cluster members while providing continuous availability of the application

Save Saves the changes in your local configuration to the master configuration
Select For resource analysis, lets you select a scope in which to monitor resources
Set Saves your changes to settings in a dialog
Settings Displays a dialog for editing servlet-related resource settings
Settings in use Displays a dialog showing the settings in use
Show groups Displays a collection of high availability groups, based on the match set
Show servers Displays a collection of servers that are contained in the high availability groups that match the match set
Start In the context of application servers, starts selected application servers. In the context of data collection, starts collecting data for the tables on this tabbed page
Stop In the context of server components such as application servers, stops the selected server components. In the context of a data collection, stops collecting data for the tables on a tabbed page. In the context of nodes, stops servers on the selected nodes. In the context of deployment managers, stops the deployment manager server
Synchronize Synchronizes the user's configuration immediately. Click Synchronize on the Nodes page if automatic configuration synchronization is disabled, or if the synchronization interval is set to a long time, and a configuration change is made to the cell repository that needs replicating to that node. A node synchronization operation is performed using the normal synchronization optimization algorithm. This operation is fast, but might not fix problems from manual file edits that occur on the node. It is possible for the node and cell configuration to be out of synchronization after this operation is performed. If problems persist, use Full Resynchronize
Terminate Deletes the Application Server process or another process that cannot be stopped by the Stop or Immediate Stop commands. Some application clients can receive exceptions. Always attempt an immediate stop before using this option
Test connection After you define and save a data source, one can select this option to ensure that the parameters in the data source definition are correct. On the Collection panel, one can select multiple data sources and test them simultaneously
Uninstall Deletes a deployed application from the WAS configuration repository. Also deletes application binary files from the file system
Update Replaces an application that is deployed on a server with an updated application. As part of the updating, you might need to complete steps on the Preparing for application installation and Update application pages
Update resource list Updates the data on a table. Discovers and adds new instances to the table
Use cell CSI Enables Object Management Group (OMG) Common Secure Interoperability (CSI) protocol
Use cell SAS Enables IBM Secure Authentication Service (SAS)
Use cell Security Enables cell security
Verify tables Validates the mapping between the table names, scheduler resource, and data sources
View Opens a dialog on a file

 



 

 

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