Your WebSphere Application Server product environment includes web server plug-ins, WebSphere Application Server variables, and other data objects. Configure values for settings in these categories using the Environment section of the console.
Web serversIn the WAS product, an application server works with a web server to handle requests for web applications. The application server and web server communicate using a WebSphere HTTP plug-in for the web server.
Cell-wide settingsCell-wide settings are sets of configuration data stored in files in the cell directory. These configuration files are replicated to every node in the cell. Several different configuration settings apply to the entire cell. These settings include the definition of virtual hosts, shared libraries, and any variables that must be consistent throughout the entire cell.
For more information, refer to Introduction: Cell-wide settings.
Variables come in many varieties. They are used to control settings and properties relating to the server environment. The three main types of variables that are important for you to understand are environment variables, WebSphere variables, and custom properties.
For more information, refer to Introduction: Variables.
- Introduction: Cell-wide settings
Cell-wide settings is a term that describes values that apply across the entire WebSphere Application Server configuration.
- (dist)(zos) Heterogeneous cells in mixed platforms within a cell
Other operating systems can exist in the same Application Server cell. With careful planning, we can manage cells across different z/OS Sysplexes and different operating systems.
Introduction: Cell-wide settings
(dist)(zos) Heterogeneous cells in mixed platforms within a cell