In this chapter you learned how to manage the application server, using the tools and instruments that are part of the AS distribution.
You became acquainted with the new Command Line Interface (CLI), which is likely to become the favorite interface for many system administrators. The CLI allows to traverse the tree of AS resources and issue commands that can read/modify or display attributes.
One of the advantages of the CLI is that you can easily build complex management operations, thanks to its tab expansion facility. The CLI also allows to enlist commands in a batch, so that you can execute them in an all-or-nothing fashion, which is typical of transactional systems.
The other management tool is the Web interface, which allows us to ...