Administering the JBoss 5.x Application Server Training

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Course Description

 
JBoss Application Server (AS) is one of the most popular open source Java application server on the market. The latest release, JBoss 5, is a Java EE 5 certified platform for developing and deploying enterprise Java applications and Web applications. While rich in functionality, administering JBoss AS can be somewhat challenging, as it often requires you to manipulate multiple XML configuration files that are located in multiple locations in a JBoss installation. JBoss AS 5 also differs in a number of ways from previous versions. This course covers all the important administrative tasks that are required to administer this new version of JBoss AS. It starts with installation, architecture, and basic configuration and monitoring, covers deployment and configuration of Web and Enterprise applications, and then moves on to configuration of the many other services that JBoss AS supports, such as the Tomcat-based Web container, JDBC and JMS. It also includes coverage of the many details of securing JBoss AS, as well as advanced topics such as tuning and clustering. It is written to version 5.1.x of JBoss AS, but is in large part consistent with all 5.x versions. The course is focused and informative, and created by experts in the JBoss AS. It will demystify the many, sometimes obscure, details of running and maintaining the JBoss AS, and leave you well prepared to manage JBoss AS installations. *** This class supports both MS Windows and Unix variants ***
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1290 (US)

Prerequisites

Familiarity with basic Windows or Linux operational skills is required. A basic knowledge of web-based applications, web server, Java, and XML is recommended.

Course Outline

 
 
JBoss Introduction and Installation
Java EE Overview and Architecture
JBoss Background and Overview
Basic JBoss AS Architecture
Downloading and Installing JBoss AS
Starting and Stopping JBoss
 
JBoss AS Structure and Architecture
JBoss AS Directory and File Structure
JBoss Standard Configurations and Custom Configurations
Configuration Directory and File Structure
The JBoss Microcontainer Overview and Architecture
Configuring Beans for the Microcontainer
JMX and the Legacy JBoss JMX Microkernel and MBean Server
JBoss AS JMX-based Services and Service Definitions
The Admin Consoles (JMX Console, Web Consoles, Jopr)
 
Deployment
Java EE Application Structure (Jars, Wars, Ears, Sars)
JBoss AS Deployers
Deploying and Redeploying Archives
Expanded Deployments and Nested Deployments
Deployment Dependencies and Deployment Ordering
JBoss Classloading, and Effect on Deployment
 
Web Container, Port Configuration, JNDI, and Datasources
Web Container Overview
The server.xml and other config file
Configuring the HTTP, HTTPS, and AJP Connectors
Port Configuratino and ServiceBindingManager
JNDI and Naming Overview
JBoss Naming Overview and Configuration
JNDI Client Configuration
DataSoruce and JCA Overview
DataSource Configuration and *-ds.xml Files
The Hypersonic Database and DefaultDS
 
Other Services
Remote Object Invokers and JBoss Remoting
Unified Invoker, and RMI Invoker
HTTP Invoker
JMS - Java Message Service
JMS Overview
JBossMessaging Overview
JBossMessaging Configuration
JBossMessaging Invokers
Configuring Queues and Topics
Web Services
Other Services - EJB, JMX Invoker Adapter, RMI Classloading
 
Security
Java EE Security Overview
Authentication, Authorization, Identity
Security Roles
Web App Security Constraints
JBoss AS Security Architecture
JBoss AS Security Domains
JBoss AS Login Modules
Using UsersRolesLoginModule
Using Password Hashing
Using DatabaseServerLoginModule
Other Login Modules (LDAP, etc)
Encypting Datasource Passwords
Enabling SSL
Setting Up HTTPS, keytool, configuration
RMI Over SSL (EJB usage)
Other Uses of SSL
Securing Other JBoss AS Services - Consoles, Invokers, DataSources, etc.
 
Tuning JBoss
JBoss AS and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
Tuning The Heap (Memory Usage)
Garbage Collection (GC) Overview and Generational GC
Tuning GC
Tuning the Web Tier (Tomcat)
Connector Tuning
Other Optimizations
Database Connection Tuning
RMI Invoker and Messaging Tuning
Other JBoss AS Optimizations
Creating Minimal Configurations
 
Clustering
JBoss AS Clustering and JGroups Overview
Cluster Configuration and Partitions
Troubleshooting Multicast Issues
Clustering Architecture (Client Interceptor, Load Balancing and Fault Tolerance, State Replication)
Clustered Services (HA-JNDI/High Availability JNDI, EJB, Messaging
Farm Service
Load Balancers and Clustered Http
Using Apache httpd as a load balancer

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