WebSphere Application Server v8.5 primer, part-5: Dynamic Cluster

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.

WebSphere Application Server v8.5 primer, part-4: New Features (diagrams)

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


Health Management


On-Demand Router (ODR)

Dynamic Clusters

WebSphere Application Server v8.5 primer, part-2: Installation

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.

WebSphere Application Server v8 Primer, Part-7 : High performance extensible logging (HPEL)

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.