Commands for the Help object

The Help object provides general help and dynamic online information about the currently running MBeans. Use the Help object as an aid in writing and running scripts with the AdminControl object.

The following commands are available for the Help object:

 


AdminApp

Provides a summary of all of the available methods for the AdminApp object.

  • Parameters: none

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help AdminApp

Jython

print Help.AdminApp()

Example output

WASX7095I: The AdminApp object 
allows application objects to
be manipulated -- this includes 
installing, uninstalling, editing,
and listing.  Most of the commands 
supported by AdminApp operate in two
modes: the default mode is one 
in which AdminApp communicates with the
WebSphere Application Server to accomplish 
its tasks.  A local mode is also
possible, in which no server 
communication takes place.  The local
mode of operation is invoked 
by bringing up the scripting client with
no server connected using the command line 
"-conntype NONE" option or setting the 
"com.ibm.ws.scripting.connectionType=NONE" 
property in the wsadmin.properties.

The following commands are supported 
by AdminApp; more detailed information 
about each of these commands 
is available by using the
"help" command of AdminApp and 
supplying the name of the command
as an argument.

deleteUserAndGroupEntries
Deletes all the user/group 
information for all the roles and all 
the username/password information for RunAs
roles for a given application.

edit Edit the properties of an application

editInteractive Edit the properties 
of an application interactively

export Export application to a file

exportDDL Export DDL from 
application to a directory

help Show help information

install Installs an application, 
given a file name and an option string.

installInteractive Installs an application 
in interactive mode, given a file name 
and an option string.

list List all installed applications

listModules List the modules 
in a specified application

options Shows the options available, either 
for a given file, or in general.

publishWSDL Publish WSDL 
files for a given application

taskInfo Shows detailed information pertaining 
to a given installation task for a given file

uninstall Uninstalls an application, 
given an application name and an option string

updateAccessIDs Updates the user/group 
binding information with accessID from user 
registry for a given application

view View an application or module,
given an application or module name

 


AdminConfig

Provides a summary of all the available methods for the AdminConfig object.

  • Parameters: None

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help AdminConfig

Jython

print Help.AdminConfig()

Example output

WASX7053I: The following functions are supported by AdminConfig: 


create Creates a configuration object, given a type, a parent, and 

a list of attributes 


create Creates a configuration object, given a type, a parent, a 

list of attributes, and an attribute name for the new object 

remove Removes the specified configuration object 

list Lists all configuration objects of a given type 

list Lists all configuration objects of a given type, contained 

within the scope supplied 

show Show all the attributes of a given configuration object 

show Show specified attributes of a given configuration object 

modify Change specified attributes of a given configuration object 

getId Show the configId of an object, given a string version of 

its containment 

contents Show the objects which a given type contains 

parents Show the objects which contain a given type 

attributes Show the attributes for a given type 

types Show the possible types for configuration 

help Show help information 


 


AdminControl

Provides a summary of the help commands and ways to invoke an administrative command.

  • Parameters: None

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help AdminControl

Jython

print Help.AdminControl()

Example output

WASX7027I: The following functions are supported by AdminControl: 


getHost returns String representation of connected host 

getPort returns String representation of port in use 

getType returns String representation of connection type in use 

reconnect reconnects with server 

queryNames Given ObjectName and QueryExp, retrieves set of ObjectNames that match. 

queryNames Given String version of ObjectName, retrieves String of ObjectNames that match. 

getMBeanCount returns number of registered beans 

getDomainName returns "WebSphere" 

getDefaultDomain returns "WebSphere" 

getMBeanInfo Given ObjectName, returns MBeanInfo structure for MBean 

isInstanceOf Given ObjectName and class name, true if MBean is of that class 

isRegistered true if supplied ObjectName is registered 

isRegistered true if supplied String version of ObjectName is registered 

getAttribute Given ObjectName and name of attribute, returns value of attribute 

getAttribute Given String version of ObjectName and name of attribute, returns value of attribute 

getAttributes Given ObjectName and array of attribute names, returns AttributeList 

getAttributes Given String version of ObjectName and attribute names, returns String of name value pairs 

setAttribute Given ObjectName and Attribute object, set attribute for MBean specified 

setAttribute Given String version of ObjectName, attribute name and attribute value, set attribute for MBean specified 

setAttributes Given ObjectName and AttributeList object, set attributes for the MBean specified 

invoke Given ObjectName, name of method, array of parameters and signature, invoke method on MBean specified 

invoke Given String version of ObjectName, name of method, String version of parameter list, invoke method on MBean specified. 

invoke Given String version of ObjectName, name of method, String version of parameter list, and String version of array of signatures, invoke method on MBean specified. 

makeObjectName Return an ObjectName built with the given string 

completeObjectName Return a String version of an object name given a template name 

trace Set the wsadmin trace specification 

help Show help information 


 


AdminTask

Provides a summary of help commands and ways to invoke an administrative command.

  • Parameters: None

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$AdminTask help

Jython

print AdminTask.help()

Example output

WASX8001I: The AdminTask object enables the available 
administrative commands. AdminTask commands operate in two modes:
the default mode is one which AdminTask communicates with the
WebSphere Application Server to accomplish its task. A local mode is also 
available in which no server communication takes place. The local
mode of operation is invoked by bringing up the scripting client
using the command line "-conntype NONE" option or setting the
"com.ibm.ws.scripting.connectiontype=NONE" property in
wsadmin.properties file.

The number of administrative commands varies and 
depends on your WebSphere Application Server
installation. Use the following help commands to obtain 
a list of supported commands and their parameters:

help -commands        list all the administrative commands
help -commandGroups   list all the administrative command groups
help commandName      display detailed information for
                      the specified command
help commandName stepName display detailed information for  
           the specified step belonging to the
           specified command
help commandGroupName   display detailed information for
           the specified command group

There are various flavors to invoke an administrative  command. They are

commandName invokes an administrative command that does not require any 
     argument.

commandName targetObject invokes an admin command with the 
target object string, for example, 
the configuration object name of a resource
adapter. The expected target object varies 
with the administrative command invoked. 
Use help command to get information on the 
target object of an administrative command.

commandName  options invokes an administrative command with the specified option 
     strings. This invocation syntax is used to invoke an 
             administrative command that does not require a target object. 
     It is also used to enter interactive mode if "-interactive" 
     mode is included in the options string.

commandName targetObject options invokes an administrative command with the
specified target object and options strings. 

If "-interactive" is included in the options 
string, then interactive mode is entered. The target 
object and options strings vary depending 
on the admin command invoked. Use help command to get 
information on the target object and options.

 


all

Provides a summary of the information that the MBean defines by name.

  • Parameters: name - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help all [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*]

Jython

print Help.all(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'))

Example output

Name: WebSphere:cell=pongo,name=TraceService,mbeanIdentifier=cells/
pongo/nodes/pongo/servers/server1/server.xml#TraceService_1,
type=TraceService,node=pongo,process=server1
Description: null
Class name: javax.management.modelmbean.RequiredModelMBean

Attribute                       Type                            Access
ringBufferSize                  int                             RW
traceSpecification              java.lang.String                RW

Operation
int getRingBufferSize()
void setRingBufferSize(int)
java.lang.String getTraceSpecification()
void setTraceState(java.lang.String)
void appendTraceString(java.lang.String)
void dumpRingBuffer(java.lang.String)
void clearRingBuffer()
[Ljava.lang.String; listAllRegisteredComponents()
[Ljava.lang.String; listAllRegisteredGroups()
[Ljava.lang.String; listComponentsInGroup(java.lang.String)
[Lcom.ibm.websphere.ras.TraceElementState; getTracedComponents()
[Lcom.ibm.websphere.ras.TraceElementState; getTracedGroups()
java.lang.String getTraceSpecification(java.lang.String)
void processDumpString(java.lang.String)
void checkTraceString(java.lang.String)
void setTraceOutputToFile(java.lang.String, int, int, java.lang.String)
void setTraceOutputToRingBuffer(int, java.lang.String)
java.lang.String rolloverLogFileImmediate(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)


Notifications
jmx.attribute.changed

Constructors

 


attributes

Provides a summary of all the attributes that the MBean defines by name.

  • Parameters: name - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help attributes [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*]

Jython

print Help.attributes(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'))

Example output

Attribute Type Access 

ringBufferSize java.lang.Integer RW 

traceSpecification string RW 

 


classname

Provides a class name that the MBean defines by name.

  • Parameters: name - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help classname [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*]

Jython

print Help.classname(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'))

Example output

javax.management.modelmbean.RequiredModelMBean

 


constructors

Provides a summary of all of the constructors that the MBean defines by name.

  • Parameters: name - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help constructors [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*]

Jython

print Help.constructors(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'))

Example output

Constructors

 


description

Provides a description that the MBean defines by name.

  • Parameters: name - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help description [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*]

Jython

print Help.description(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'))

Example output

Managed object for overall server process.

 


help

Provides a summary of all the available methods for the Help object.

  • Parameters: None

  • Returns: string

Example output

WASX7028I: The Help object has two purposes:

First, provide general help information for the bjects
supplied by the wsadmin tool for scripting: Help, AdminApp, AdminConfig,
and AdminControl.

Second, provide a means to obtain interface information about the 
MBeans that run in the system.  For this purpose, a variety of
commands are available to get information about the operations,
attributes, and other interface information about particular
MBeans.

The following commands are supported by Help; more detailed
information about each of these commands is available by using the
"help" command of Help and by supplying the name of the command
as an argument.


attributes              given an MBean, returns help for attributes
operations              given an MBean, returns help for operations
constructors            given an MBean, returns help for constructors
description             given an MBean, returns help for description
notifications           given an MBean, returns help for notifications
classname               given an MBean, returns help for class name
all                     given an MBean, returns help for all the previous
help                    returns this help text
AdminControl            returns general help text for the AdminControl object
AdminConfig             returns general help text for the AdminConfig object
AdminApp                returns general help text for the AdminApp object
AdminTask               returns general help text for the AdminTask object
wsadmin                 returns general help text for the wsadmin script launcher
message                 given a message ID, returns an explanation and a user action 

 


message

Displays information for a message ID.

  • Parameters: message ID

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help message CNTR0005W

Jython

print Help.message('CNTR0005W')

Example output

Explanation: The container was unable to passivate an enterprise bean due to exception {2}
User action: Take action based upon message in exception {2}

 


notifications

Provides a summary of all the notifications that the MBean defines by name.

  • Parameters: name - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help notifications [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*]

Jython

print Help.notifications(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'))

Example output

Notification 

websphere.messageEvent.audit 

websphere.messageEvent.fatal 

websphere.messageEvent.error 

websphere.seriousEvent.info 

websphere.messageEvent.warning 

jmx.attribute.changed 


 


operations

Provides a summary of all the operations that the MBean defines by name.

  • Parameters: name - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help operations [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*]

Jython

print Help.operations(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'))

Example output

Operation
int getRingBufferSize()
void setRingBufferSize(int)
java.lang.String getTraceSpecification()
void setTraceState(java.lang.String)
void appendTraceString(java.lang.String)
void dumpRingBuffer(java.lang.String)
void clearRingBuffer()
[Ljava.lang.String; listAllRegisteredComponents()
[Ljava.lang.String; listAllRegisteredGroups()
[Ljava.lang.String; listComponentsInGroup(java.lang.String)
[Lcom.ibm.websphere.ras.TraceElementState; getTracedComponents()
[Lcom.ibm.websphere.ras.TraceElementState; getTracedGroups()
java.lang.String getTraceSpecification(java.lang.String)
void processDumpString(java.lang.String)
void checkTraceString(java.lang.String)
void setTraceOutputToFile(java.lang.String, int, int, java.lang.String)
void setTraceOutputToRingBuffer(int, java.lang.String)
java.lang.String rolloverLogFileImmediate(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

 


operations

Provides the signature of the opname operation for the MBean that is defined by name.

  • Parameters: name - string, opname - string

  • Returns: string

Example usage:

Jacl

$Help operations [$AdminControl queryNames type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*] processDumpString

Jython

print Help.operations(AdminControl.queryNames('type=TraceService,process=server1,node=pongo,*'), 'processDumpString')

Example output

void processDumpString(string)

Description: Write the contents of the Ras services ring buffer to the specified file.

Parameters:

Type         string
Name         dumpString
Description  A String in the specified format to process or null.


 

See Also


Help object for scripted administration

 



 

 

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