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WebSphere Application Server

  1. 1. WebSphere Application Server Nishant S Mevawala MSIT/11/003
  2. 2. History  IBM introduced the first product in this brand, IBM WebSphere Performance Pack, in June 1998.As of 2010 it forms a part of IBM WebSphere Application Server Network
  3. 3. Architecture  WAS is built using open standards such as Java EE, XML, and Web Services. It is supported on the following platforms: Windows, Linux, etc.  It works with a number of Web servers Apache HTTP Server Netscape Enterprise Server Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) IBM HTTP Server for AIX/Linux/Microsoft Windows/Solaris.  It uses port 9060 for connection as the default.
  4. 4. Version History  WebSphere Version 1  WebSphere Version 2  WebSphere Version 3.5 (and 3.0)  WebSphere Version 4.0  WebSphere Version 5.0  WebSphere Version 5.1  WebSphere Version 6.0  WebSphere Version 6.1  WebSphere Version 7.0  WebSphere Version 8.0  WebSphere Version 8.5(Beta) 1 and .5 usually indicate a minor release in the software industry, WebSphere v6.1 and v5.1 are major releases, just like WebSphere v8.5 and v3.5.
  5. 5.  Version 1 Initial release in June, 1998. Was primarily a Java Servlet engine.  Version 2 IBM adds JavaBean, CORBA and Linux support. It comes in two editions: Standard Edition (SE) and Advanced Edition (AE).  Version 3.5 Release date : 31 Aug 2000 End of support : 30 Nov 2003 It is the latest version of the IBM open standards-based e-business application deployment environment.
  6. 6.  Version 4.0 Release date : 15 Aug 2001 End of support : 30 April 2005 This was a J2EE 1.2 certified application server. It inherited the database-based configuration model from V3.x for all but the singleserver edition, which already used an XML data store.
  7. 7.  Version 5.0 & 5.1 This was a J2EE 1.3 certified application server. It was a major rewrite of the V3/V4 codebase. The database-based configuration repository was replaced with a replication XML file-based configuration repository. V5 also included a version of MQ 5.3 called the embedded Java Message Service (JMS) server.  Version 6.0 Java EE 1.4 compliant application server. Security enhancements include support for (Java Authorization Contract for Containers) JACC1.0 and WS-Security 1.0. The JMS engine called "WebSphere Platform Messaging," was rewritten in 100% Java and its functionality greatly enhanced. It supports running mixed version cells (V5 to V6) in production. and Support for security mainframe products such a RACF In this Version, WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation (WBISF) moved into the new IBM WebSphere Process Server.
  8. 8.  Version 6.1 ◦ Support for Java Standard Edition 1.5 ◦ Support for running JSR 168 Portlets in the application server ◦ Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Servlets ◦ Enhancements to the WebSphere Install Factory ◦ IBM Support Assistant ◦ IBM JSF Widget Library ◦ Simplified Administration ◦ Improved Certificate and Key Management ◦ Security Enhancements ◦ Administration of IBM HTTP Server from WebSphere Admin Console ◦ Support for Web Services Resource Framework and WSBusinessActivity (WS-BA) ◦ Support for JSR160 JMX Remote Connections (From IBM Agents Only)
  9. 9.  Version 7.0 It is a Java EE 5 compliant application server.  Features of WebSphere Application Server Version 7 Flexible Management Flexible Management facilitates administration of a large number of WebSphere Application Server base edition and Network Deployment topologies. Business-Level Application Business-Level Application is used for managing application artifacts independent of packaging or programming models. Property Based Configuration The Property Based Configuration feature simplifies the experience of automating administration: an administrator can update the WebSphere Application Server Version 7 configuration using a simple property file.   
  10. 10.  Version 8.0 & 8.5(Beta) This version was released on June 17, 2011. Java EE 6 application server with integrated OSGI applications support. It is a first beta versions, WebSphere had been called Servlet Express.
  11. 11. WebSphere Application Server V5 multi-tier application environment
  12. 12. Security   This Application Server security model is based on the services provided in the operating system and the Java EE security model. WebSphere Application Server provides implementations of user authentication and authorization mechanisms providing support for various user registries: Local operating system user registry LDAP(Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) user registry Federated user registry (as of version 6.1) Custom user registry The authentication mechanisms supported by WebSphere are Lightweight Third Party Authentication (LTPA)