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Select all items Select each resource listed on the admin console panel.
Deselect all items Deselect resources
Show filter function Produce a filter dialog box for specifying the resources to view.

Only those items in the selected column that meet the filter criteria are displayed.

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 wildcard characters.

  • percent sign (%)
  • asterisk (*)
  • question mark (?)

For example, enter *App* to find any appserver whose name contains the string App

Prefix each of the following characters...

( ) ^ * % { } \ + $

...with a backslash (\)

For example, to search for all JDBC providers containing (XA) in the provider name, specify..

Hide filter function Hide the filter dialog box.
Clear filter value Clear the filter changes and restore the most recently saved values.
Abort Stop a transaction not yet in the prepared state. All operations that the transaction completed are undone.
Activate Activate a group member.
Add Add the selected or typed item to a list, or produces a dialog for adding an item to a list.
Add Node Display the Add Node page, in which specify the host name and SOAP connector port for a node that you want added to a cell.
Apply Save changes to a page without exiting the page.
Back Display the previous page or item in a sequence.

The admin console does not support using the Back and Forward options of a browser, which can cause intermittent problems. Use Back or Cancel on the admin console panels instead.

Balance Balance 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 Open a dialog that enables you to look for a file on the system.
Calculate groups Calculate the number of high availability groups that are returned based on the match set.
Cancel Exit the current page or dialog, discarding unsaved changes.

The admin console does not support using the Back and Forward options of a browser, which can cause intermittent problems. Use Cancel on the admin console panels instead.

Change In the context of security, we can search the user registry for a user ID for an application to run under. In the context of container properties, we can change the data source that the container is using.
Clear Clear changes and restore the most recently saved values.
Clear selections Clear selected cells in the tables on this tabbed page.
Close Exit the dialog.
Collapse all Collapse expanded items.
Commit Release all locks held by a prepared transaction and force the transaction to commit.
Copy Create copies of the selected appservers.
Create Save changes to all the tabbed pages in a dialog and exits the dialog.
Create tables Develops scheduler database tables.
Deactivate Deactivate 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 Remove the selected instance.
Details Show details about a transaction.

Group or group members:

Disable 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.

JMX connectors:

Disables a connector.
Disable Auto Start Start the application manually.
Discard Discard local changes instead of saving them to the master configuration.
Done Save changes to all the tabbed pages in a dialog and exits the dialog.
Down Move through a list.
Drop tables Remove scheduler database tables.
Dump Activate a dump of a traced appserver.
Edit Edit selected item in a list, or produce a dialog box for editing the item.

Group or group members:

Enable a group or a group member.

JMX connectors:

Enable a connector.
Enable Auto Start Start an application automatically when the server on which the application resides starts.
Expand all Expand all the collapsed items.
Export Access a page for exporting EAR files for an enterprise application.
Export DDL Access a page for exporting data definition language (DDL) files for an enterprise application.
Export Keys Export LTPA keys to other domains.
Export route table Export the route table information for a selected cluster to a binary file in the configuration.
Filter Produce a dialog box for specifying the resources to view in the tables on this tabbed page.
Finish Force a transaction to finish, regardless of whether its outcome has been reported to all participating applications.
First Display the first record in a series of records.
Force delete Force the removal of a node not removed properly from the cell in the master repository.

If node still exists in the configuration, uninstall the node or run the removeNode command with the -force parameter.

Force delete is equivalent to running cleanupNode.

Full resynchronize Synchronize the user's configuration immediately.

Use 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.

Generate keys Generate 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 generate new keys, and propagate them to all active servers, use this option after the server is up with security turned on.

Immediate stop Stop the server, but bypass 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 Import new LTPA keys from other domains. To support 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 appservers). 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. Display 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 used to install a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Connector Architecture (JCA) connector and to create a resource adapter.
Manage state Displays a list of MBeans that corresponds to the previous selection of data source or connection factory configurations. We can apply JCA lifecycle management operations to these MBeans to control the runtime status of the corresponding resources.
Manage transactions Displays a list of active transactions running on a server. We can forcibly finish any transaction that has stopped processing because a transactional resource is not available.
Modify. Opens a dialog used to change a specification.
Move. Moves the selected appservers to a different location in the administrative cell. When prompted, specify the target location.
Move down Move downward through a list.
Move up Move upward through a list.
New Display a page that you use to define a new instance. For example, clicking New on the appservers page displays a page on which we can configure a new appserver.
Next Display the next page, frame, or item in a sequence.
OK Save the changes to the local configuration and exits the page.
Pause In the context of JCA lifecycle management, stops all outbound communication that is conducted through a resource on a specified server to a backend.
Ping Attempt to contact selected appservers.
Previous Display the previous page, frame, or item in a sequence.
Quit Exit a dialog box and discards any unsaved changes.
Reference shared libraries Open the collection of shared library references available for use by the application or module. If no references are available, a message is displayed stating that there are no references.
Refresh Refresh the view of data for instances that are currently listed on this tabbed page.
Regenerate encryption key Regenerate key for global data replication. If using the DES or TRIPLE_DES encryption type, regenerate a key at regular intervals (for example, monthly) to enhance security.
Remove Delete the selected item.
Remove file Remove the specified file from the selected application or module.
Remove node Delete selected node.
Reset Clear changes on the tab or page and restore the most recently saved values.
Restart Stop the selected objects and starts them again.
Restart all servers on node Stop all application servers on the node and starts them again. The node agent for the node is also stopped and restarted.
Resume In the context of JCA lifecycle management, restarts the activity of a data source or a connection factory that was paused by a previous JCA lifecycle management operation.
Retrieve new Retrieve a new record.
Rollout update Sequentially update 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. Save an updated configuration.
  2. Stop the cluster member.
  3. Update the application on the node by synchronizing the configuration.
  4. Restart the cluster member.

Use Rollout Update if the application is deployed on one or more clusters spread across multiple nodes. This action reduces the amount of time that any single cluster member is unavailable to serve requests to the smallest interval possible. For a single node environment, use Update and then save and synchronize the node instead.

Save Save the changes in the local configuration to the master configuration.
Select For resource analysis, lets you select a scope in which to monitor resources.
Set Save changes to settings in a dialog.
Settings Display a dialog for editing servlet-related resource settings.
Settings in use Display a dialog showing the settings in use.
Show groups Display a collection of high availability groups, based on the match set.
Show servers Display a collection of servers that are contained in the high availability groups that match the match set.
Start In the context of appservers, 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 appservers, 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 dmgr server.
Synchronize Synchronize 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 Delete the appserver 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, we can select this option to verify the parameters in the data source definition are correct. On the Collection panel, we can select multiple data sources and test them simultaneously.
Uninstall Delete a deployed application from the WebSphere Application Server configuration repository. Also deletes application binary files from the file system.
Update For applications, replace an application that is deployed on a server with an updated application. As part of the updating, we might need to complete steps on the Preparing for application installation and Update application pages.

For clusters, change the configured weight or runtime weight assigned to a cluster member.

Update resource list Updates the data on a table. Discovers and adds new instances to the table.
Use cell CSI Enable Object Management Group (OMG) Common Secure Interoperability (CSI) protocol.
Use cell SAS Enable IBM Secure Authentication Service (SAS).
Use cell Security Enable cell security.
Verify tables Validate mapping between the table names, scheduler resource, and data sources.
View Open a dialog on a file.


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