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Websphere application server v 6.1 scripts

Posted on 2009-07-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-11

I would like to understand the concepts of scripts (Jythan and Pythan) for the process of implementing configuration and deployment automatically.
Please help me by providing materials and samples for understanding these scripts, it would be helpful if the article available from beginers to in details.

Thanks in advance.
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Wow.  This is a huge topic...  For example, here is a book that is supposed to be published soon that talks to this...


In order to answer this question, I need to know:

- What do you know about WebSphere Administration?
- What do you know about Python?

Where do you want to start?

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I have knowledge of WebSphere Application Server 6.1 administration, installation, creating an infrastructure, application environment creation (app. server, clusters, virtual host, security part, ect.,)

I am managing these things manually, I would like to write a scripts like jacl, jython, python to automate the above mentioned process by passing a property file (which has the paramaters like app. server name, cluster name, node name, jvm settings, data sources, ect.,).

I just have an idea that these can be done by use of jython/python scripts, i would like to configuring/deploy, manage websphere environment using the scripts.
Please provide you suggestion/help.
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>> I am managing these things manually, I would like to write a scripts like jacl, jython,
>> python to automate the above mentioned process by passing a property file (which
>> has the paramaters like app. server name, cluster name, node name, jvm settings,
>> data sources, ect.,).

Jacl, and Jython are the available scripting languages. Personally, I much prefer Jython because I find it much easier to read and understand.  I also find it more scalable than I do Jacl.

- Can Jython scripts read & process property files?
  Yes, quite easily.

Some Jacl & Jython scripts for doing some of the things you propose are available from here:


This looks to be exactly for what you are looking though.  Unfortunately, it's not yet available:

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Expert Comment

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Do you any more specific question that I might be able to answer for you?

Author Comment

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This ia great, I got more information to get this start, Thanks your help.
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Expert Comment

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You are very welcome.

Thanks for the grade & points.

Maybe you'll find the book useful when it comes out.  

Good luck & have a great day.

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