Configuring applications using properties files
Now that we have learned about wsadmin and Jython scripting we can discuss how to configure applications using properties files. WAS 7 introduced to administrators the ability to use application properties files to install enterprise application files on a server or cluster, update deployed applications or modules, or uninstall deployed applications or modules. WAS 8 has extended the feature set to give administrators more functionality and control. There is a caveat, however; an enterprise application file must conform to Java, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specifications to be able to configured using properties files.
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