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    WebSphere Author
    You may not know, but I am one of the most well-known WebSphere authors and have several books published.

    IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

    IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

    WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

    WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

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    Community Knowledge Transfer
    For many years I have been contributing to the IBM WebSphere community. I continually share insights via my top ranking knowledge sites and blogs.
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    I have spend many years training Administrations & Support staff alike on the fundamentals of WebSphere Application Server and related IBM product in the WebSphere brand. If you have any need for training please contact me via Learners International.

    Learners International was founded in 2012 to produce affordable Middleware Training.

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    Infrastructure Architecture

    Need advice about your WebSphere architectures? I have worked for many clients around the world and so have extensive skills acquired from helping customers plan their WebSphere Application Server environments. I also have many years of SOA and ESB practical, hand on experience.

    Trouble Shooting

    In almost mot my roles I have applied by knowledge and insights of the WebSphere brand, thus helping my customers with not only WebSphere related issue, but also Java and JEE application issues.


    Ask anyone I have worked with I am sticker for documentation. In a world where Knowledge Transfer is paramount, you can be assured I will encourage documentation for any process I am involved with as part of any engagement.

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Welcome to the Websphere Blog

Steven Robinson is a JEE specialist consultant focusing on Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and and RedHat Jboss.

I have created this blog to allow some of my knowledge to spill out into the JEE community. As a result of many years as an IT consultant, I have helped many organization’s in both Europe and the United States of America, to sort out issues and problems with Java-based application-server platforms.

I provide expertise in the following areas.

  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Advanced Jython scripting
  • Java debugging and general JEE problem solving
  • JEE Application packaging
  • Server build including Build/Deploy automation such as Continuous Integration
  • Mobile application provisioning
  • JMS and WMQ Messaging (Internal and External)
  • WebServices, SOA and ESB

Use the blog to learn about the three big JEE Application Server platforms: IBM WebSphere Application, Oracle WebLogic Server and RedHat JBoss. Looking through these pages within you will find Tutorials, answers to common questions and sample scripts.

To suggest content you can reply to my JEE Topic Suggestions page or post questions to my FAQ page.

Cheers, Steve

Recent posts in my IBM WebSphere knowledege base

Installing WebSphere Application Server 8 Network Deployment silently using IBM Installation Manager This set of articles shows the process, errors included that show how I learned to install WebSphere 8 ND. The article is broken into several parts, some parts you can skip as they may only contain my problem solving data. Any article in.. read more →

When coding some jython I get the following error: Solution: In this example, I had declared in my classes instance variable but it had a syntax error. AttributeError: instance of ‘JVMModifier’ has no attribute ‘_JVMModifier__eJFN’. What this means Is that the class called JVMModifier has an attribute or class instance variable that does not exist… read more →

While testing a jython script on WebSphere Application Server for Windows I got the following error:

When looking at the code, I was able to see that I had a call to an object’s method. My Jython  had an error where the jython class method I was using was miss-spelt. Error: myJVM =JVMModifier(“LW621LX6026649Node01″,”server1″) myJVM.verboseModeClass(“false”).. read more →

I was coding a jython class to alter some JVM params and I had the following error:

Reason, well it was quite simple the name I had passed as the node name was “Node01″ instead of “node01″ all about case. But the error was very misleading as I was passing a nodeName variable and.. read more →

Synchronize. Synchronizes the user configuration immediately. Click Synchronize on the Nodes page if automatic configuration synchronization is disabled, or if the synchronization interval is set to a long time, and a configuration change is made to the cell repository that needs replicating to that node. A node synchronization operation is performed using the normal synchronization.. read more →

Need WebSphere 8 training? We are still in beta, however we have our sites up and running so that early birds can help us ensure the service is next to none. We are about to launch digital course material. You will be able purchase the entire “WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 8 Essentials” course for.. read more →

When I was tailing a SystemOut.log for a WebSphere Application Server member on WAS 7 ND,  I found an entry “WMSG1611I: The installed level of the WebSphere MQ messaging provider is ” being displayed when the appreciation server started up and often I have wanted to explain what this means. Well, here it is… read more →

Lets say that you have specified some dump agents for your WebSphere JVM and you find that the *.dmp is still appearing in the <was_profile_root> Example “Generic Arguments” given to a specific JVM -verbosegc -Xdump:heap:events=gpf+user,range=1..0,file=/var/was/heapdump/heapdump.%Y%m%d.%H%M%S.%pid.phd,request=exclusive+prepwalk -Xdump:heap:events=systhrow,filter=java/lang/OutOfMemoryError,range=1..1,file=/var/was/heapdump/heapdump.%Y%m%d.%H%M%S.%pid.phd,request=exclusive+prepwalk -Xdump:java:file=/var/was/heapdump/javacore.%Y%m%d.%H%M%S.%pid.txt -Xdump:snap:file=/var/was/heapdump/snapdump.%Y%m%d.%H%M%S.%pid.trc -Xdump:system:events=gpf+abort+traceassert,file=/var/was/heapdump/javacore.%Y%m%d.%H%M%S.%pid.dmp,range=1..0,priority=999,request=serial -Xdump:what Solution is to add Xdump:none which will turn off the IBM JDK defaults. In my.. read more →

[warning]Reminder: End of Support for IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 is 30 Sept 2012[/warning] This is a reminder of the upcoming WebSphere Application Server V6.1 products’ End of Support date of 30 September 2012. http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21570083 read more →

Below are some  interesting points about JVM arguments such as -xdump to control Heapdump, CoreDump, and ThreadDumps. Essentially: Heap dumps and system dumps can only be generated on platforms that make use of the IBM Java SDK: AIX, Linux, Windows. Therefore, these files cannot be generated on platforms such as Solaris and HP-UX. However, generating.. read more →