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Select a web server topology diagram and roadmap

Install the Web Server Plug-ins to allow the application server to communicate with the web server.

The primary production configuration for a web server is an application server on one machine and a web server on a separate machine. This configuration is referred to as a remote configuration. Contrast the remote configuration to the local configuration, where the application server and the web server are on the same machine.

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About this task

The Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool has three main tasks:

(dist) Tip: Alternatively to using the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool, we can use the pct command-line tool with a response file to configure a web server. Read Configure a web server plug-in using the pct tool for more information.


What to do next

If we use a nonstandard web server port (that is, a port other than the default port of 80) you must also perform the following procedure:

  1. Use the console, add the nonstandard port to any required virtual host in WebSphere Application Server, including the default_host if applications are mapped to it.

  2. Regenerate the plug-in.

  3. Propagate the plug-in.

  4. Restart the application server.

  5. Restart the web server.

(dist) See (dist)(iseries) Web server configuration for more information about the files involved in configuring a web server.

(dist) See (dist)(iseries) Plug-ins configuration for information about the logic behind the processing scenarios for the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool.

(dist) See Edit web server configuration files for information about how the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool configures supported web servers.

(dist) See Configure web server plug-ins for information about other installation scenarios for installing Web Server Plug-ins.

(iseries) See Configure web server plug-ins for information about other installation scenarios for installing Web Server Plug-ins.


Related concepts

  • Web server plug-ins


    Related tasks

    Configure a web server plug-in using the pct tool

    Configure web server plug-ins

    Configure the web server plug-in for Secure Sockets Layer

  • Web server plug-in properties