Web server plug-in configuration service property
Use this page to view or change the configuration settings for the web server plug-in configuration service.
This topic references one or more of the application server log files. As a recommended alternative, we can configure the server to use the High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) log and trace infrastructure instead of using SystemOut.log , SystemErr.log, trace.log, and activity.log files on distributed and IBM i systems. We can also use HPEL in conjunction with the native z/OS logging facilities. If we are using HPEL, we can access all of the log and trace information using the LogViewer command-line tool from the server profile bin directory. See the information about using HPEL to troubleshoot applications for more information on using HPEL.
For a stand-alone application server, click Servers > Server Types > WebSphere application servers > server_name > Administration Services > Web server plug-in configuration service to view this console page.
For a WAS Network Deployment configuration, if you are using the deployment manager, click System Administration > dmgr > Administration Services > Web server plug-in configuration service.
(dist) For IBM i and distributed platforms running in a WAS Network Deployment environment, the deployment manager SystemOut log contains the status of the automatic plug-in generation and propagation.
(dist) For IBM i and distributed platforms running in a Base or Express environment, the application server's SystemOut log contains the status of the automatic plug-in generation and propagation.
(zos) For the z/OS platform, the TSO JOB log contains the status of the automatic plug-in generation and propagation.
Enable automated web server configuration processing
The web server plug-in configuration service is selected by default. The service automatically generates the plug-in configuration file whenever the web server environment changes, with a few exceptions. For example, the plug-in configuration file is regenerated whenever one of the following activities occurs:
- A new application is deployed on an associated application server
- The web server definition is saved
- An application is removed from an associated application server
- A new virtual host is defined
In WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment configurations, the plug-in configuration file does not regenerate when:
- A cluster member is added to a cluster.
- TCP channel settings are updated for an application server.
By default, this option is selected. Clear the field to disable automated web server configuration processing.
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