Create new virtual hosts using templates with scripting

Use scripting to create a new virtual host from a new or preexisting template.

Before starting this task, wsadmin must be running. See the Start wsadmin article for more information.

Some configuration object types have templates that we can use when creating a virtual host. We can create a new virtual host using a preexisting template or by creating a new custom template. Perform the following steps to create a new virtual host using a template:


  1. To create a new custom template, perform the following steps:

    1. Copy and paste the following file into a new file, myvirtualhostname.xml:


    2. Edit and customize the new myvirtualhostname.xml file.

    3. Place the new file in the following directory:


    If we want the new custom template to appear with the list of templates, restart the dmgr.

    The admin console does not support the use of custom templates. The new template that you create will not be visible in the admin console panels.

  2. Use the AdminConfig object listTemplates command to list available templates...

    For example...

    default_host(templates/default:virtualhosts.xml#VirtualHost_1) my_host(templates/custom:virtualhostname.xml#VirtualHost_1)

  3. Create a new virtual host. For example:

    • Jacl...

      set cell [$AdminConfig getid /Cell:NetworkDeploymentCell/]

      set vtempl [$AdminConfig listTemplates VirtualHost my_host]

      $AdminConfig createUsingTemplate VirtualHost $cell {{name newVirHost}} $vtempl

    • Jython...

      cell = AdminConfig.getid('/Cell:NetworkDeploymentCell/') vtempl = AdminConfig.listTemplates('VirtualHost', 'my_host') AdminConfig.createUsingTemplate('VirtualHost', cell, [['name', 'newVirHost']], vtempl)

  4. Save the configuration changes. See the Saving configuration changes with wsadmin article for more information.

  5. In a network deployment environment only, synchronize the node. See the Synchronizing nodes with wsadmin article for more information.


Related tasks

Use the AdminConfig object for scripted administration


Related information

Commands for the AdminConfig object