Configure remote file services

Configuration data for the WAS product resides in files. Two services help you reconfigure and otherwise manage these files: the file transfer service and file synchronization service.

By default, the file transfer service is always configured and enabled at a node agent, so we do not need to take additional steps to configure this service. However, we might need to configure the file synchronization service.

  1. Go to the File synchronization service page. Click System administration > Node agents > nodeagent > File synchronization service in the console navigation tree.

  2. On the File synchronization service page, customize the service that helps make configuration data consistent across a cell by moving updated configuration files from the deployment manager to the node. The file synchronization service is always started, but we can control how it runs by changing the service settings.

  3. By default if node synchronization fails five times consecutively, automatic synchronization is disabled. To keep automatic synchronization enabled, specify a custom property on the JVM of node agent using the console.

    1. Click System administration > Node agents > nodeagent > Java and Process Management > Process definition > Java Virtual Machine > Custom properties.

    2. Click New.

    3. Specify a name and value for the custom property.

      The com.ibm.websphere.management.sync.allowfailure custom property:

      To keep automatic synchronization enabled, specify this custom property with a value of true.

      Information Value
      Property com.ibm.websphere.management.sync.allowfailure
      Data type Boolean
      Default False

  4. (zos) Optionally add a custom property for file synchronization on the file synchronization service page.

    1. Click System administration > Node agents > nodeagent > File synchronization service > Custom properties.

    2. Click New.

    3. Specify a name and value for the custom property.

      The com.ibm.websphere.management.application.expand.wto custom property:

      Specify this custom property with a value of true to display EAR file expansion errors on thez/OS operating system console. When the errors display, the operator can take appropriate corrective action for the failure.

      Information Value
      Property com.ibm.websphere.management.application.expand.wto
      Data type Boolean
      Default False


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  • Remote files services for file transfer and file synchronization