The wsadmin utility is a tool provided with WebSphere
® Application Server that you can use to manage applications hosted by the WebSphere
Application Server, including IBM
The wsadmin tool runs IBM
Connections script-based commands that you enter into a wsadmin command session. Behind the scenes, these scripts are based on the Jython scripting language, and they invoke WebSphere
Application Server and IBM
Connections commands that do the actual work. These scripts can both change XML-based file values that control an application's configuration and run IBM
Connections-supplied MBean commands, which are grouped into services that perform related tasks, such as managing application membership.
You can change the behavior of IBM
Connections by using the wsadmin client to perform one of the following actions:
Edit configuration properties
These properties control configurable aspects of the applications and are stored in XML-formatted configuration files. When you change these types of properties, you must use scripts that check out the configuration file, make the change, and then check the configuration file back in. After checking in your changes, you must restart the servers for the changes to take effect. In a network deployment, you must also synchronize the nodes to propagate the changes across a cluster.Run administrative commands
Run administrative commands to invoke MBean commands associated with the product applications. MBeans control the applications that run on the server. When you run an administrative command, you must start the Jython script interpreter, but you do not have to check out any configuration files nor restart the server. Your changes take effect immediately.
For more detailed information about the wsadmin tool, go to the IBM WebSphere
Application Server information center at the following web site: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v6r0/topic/com.ibm.websphere.base.doc/info/aes/ae/txml_scriptingep.html
Starting the wsadmin clientParent topic: Administering common areas
Use the wsadmin client to make configuration changes to common IBM
Connections settings and individual application settings.
Editing configuration files
You can edit configuration files in two ways: by editing configuration settings in the wsadmin client, or by editing the configuration XML files directly. In both cases, you must first check out the configuration files and later check them back in using the wsadmin client.
Changing common configuration property values
Configuration settings control how and when various common operations take place. You can edit the settings to change how IBM
Running administrative commands
Use administrative commands to run tasks on the server.
Starting or stopping Connections applications
Connections applications, such as Files, are WebSphere
Enterprise Applications. Start or stop them in the WebSphere
Administrative Console as you would any other WebSphere