Job manager targets

Job manager targets can include stand-alone application servers, deployment managers that have a federated node, and remote hosts. Before a job manager can access and run jobs on a target, you must register the target with the job manager.

Stand-alone application servers

Stand-alone application servers are also called unfederated or base application servers. They are not managed by a deployment manager. Stand-alone application servers typically have a profile name such as AppSvr01. We must register stand-alone application servers with an administrative agent before we can register the stand-alone application servers with the job manager. The administrative agent must be on the same computer as its stand-alone nodes. Registering the stand-alone nodes with the administrative agent enables the administrative agent to manage the nodes. Registering stand-alone nodes with a job manager enables the job manager to administer stand-alone application server nodes.


dmgrs are available in the Network Deployment product. A deployment manager can have a Version 8, Version 7, or Version 6 federated node. A deployment manager that is registered with a job manager can manage a mixed version cell. Using the job manager, we can submit jobs that manage any resources in the mixed version cell, including resources on a Version 6 federated node.

Remote hosts

Remote hosts are host computers. The computer on which a WAS product is installed can be a remote host. However, a remote host target is not required to have any WebSphere Application Server products installed. Further, any computer that uses a supported operating system can be a remote host. There are no software requirements for a host beyond its operating system.

To work with Liberty profile resources, at least one host must be registered with the job manager as a target.

Related concepts

Job manager
Administrative agent

Related tasks

Administer nodes remotely using the job manager
View target information using the job manager
Submitting jobs to deploy Liberty profile installations Concept topic