4.1. WebSphere Administrative Server

The administrative server tracks the contents and activities of a WebSphere administrative domain by maintaining the administrative database. The administrative database is the database of information about all WebSphere resources. All administration takes place through the manipulation of objects in the administrative database.

The WebSphere administrative server provides administrators with a single system view of applications and resources, such as servlets and EJBs, that are typically deployed across multiple machines in a distributed environment. An administrator can just as easily administer resources on a remote machine.

In the WebSphere administrative model as depicted in Figure 31 on page 116:

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