A dynamic cluster is same like a static cluster except that WebSphere will control the no of active instances for an application, their placement by using service policies and work load demand.
below diagrams are for your understanding of the new features of the WAS v8.5. I tried to simplify them and in that process some details are lost. However i’ll write a separate posts on each of the new features.
How WAS v8.5 is made ?
Application Edition Management
On-Demand Router (ODR)
WebSphere Application Server v8.5 uses IBM installation manager (IIM) for installation. If you are new to Installation Manager, please go trough my old post on IIM
The installation process is not changed from the previous version (WAS v8.0), so please check the previous post of WASv8 installation,
WAS v8.5 ND trail Download
This trial has all features enabled. Download the trial for an evaluation period of 60 days.
This an overview of security concept and new & enhanced features of security in WebSphere application server 8.
In Websphere application server 8, you can disable the WMQ messaging functionality, if you are not using it.
In Websphere application server 8, you can geneate thread dumps, heap dumps and core files using the administration console with just a click of a button.
High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) is a log and trace facility that is provided as a part of WebSphere Application Server. HPEL provides a convenient mechanism for storing and accessing log, trace, System.err, and System.out information produced by the application server or your applications. It is an alternative to the basic log and trace facility, which provided the JVM logs, diagnostic trace, and service log files commonly named SystemOut.log/SystemErr.log, trace.log, and activity.log.