System administration tools include:
Non-graphical command interpreter environment enabling you to run administrative operations in a scripting language. You can also submit scripting language programs to run. The wsadmin tool is intended for production environments and unattended operations.
For a sample menu and programs, see wasmenu.sh
- Administrative Console
The console is a GUI browser-based menu system.
- Administrative agents
Servers, nodes and node agents, cells and the deployment manager are fundamental concepts in the administrative universe of the product. It is also important to understand the various processes in the administrative topology and the operating environment in which they apply.
Command-line tools are simple programs that you run from an operating system command-line prompt to perform specific tasks, as opposed to general purpose administration. Using the tools, one can start and stop application servers, check server status, add or remove nodes, and complete similar tasks.
The product supports a Java programming interface for developing administrative programs. All of the administrative tools supplied with the product are written according to the API, which is based on the industry standard Java Management Extensions (JMX) specification.
Product configuration data resides in XML files that are manipulated by the previously-mentioned administrative tools.