Administering the WildFly 8 Application Server Training

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Course Description

This course covers all the important administrative tasks that are required to administer this new version of the server. It starts with basic structure, architecture and installation, and moves on to working with the various management tools and deploying applications. Configuration and management of all the important services and subsystems are covered, as is security, domains, and clustering. All management tools are covered, including direct editing of XML configuration files, using the CLI (Command Line Interface), and using the Web-based Management Console.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)


Some experience in working with JBoss servers.

Course Outline

WildFly Introduction and Installation
Java EE Overview and Architecture
WF 8 Background and Overview
Installing and Starting WF 8
Working with WF 8
Documentation Overview
Structure and Architecture
WF8 Directory and File Structure
Server Architecture and Configuration
Server Config File - Extensions, Subsystems, Schemas, Paths
Interfaces and Socket Bindings
Configuration and Management - Part 1
Overview of Management Options
Understanding the Management Model and the XML Config Files
Using the CLI (Command Line Interface)
Navigating the Management Tree
Working with Operations and Commands
Creating/Deleting Nodes
Using the Management Console
Application Deployment
Java EE Deployment Archives (JARs, WARs, EARs)
Deployment/Undeployment with the CLI and Management Console
Deployment Scanner - Auto-Deployment in WF 8
Marker Files and Auto-deployment
Configuration and Management - Part 2
JBoss Modules and Modular Classloading
Defining a Module
Working with Dependencies
Server Logging
Handlers, Log Levels, Formatters and Pattern Strings
Configuring Application Logging
Configuring Audit Logging
Subsystem Configuration
JNDI and Naming Overview
Naming Subsystem Overview and Configuration
Datasource and JCA Overview
Datasource and Driver Configuration (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
Datasource Monitoring, and Tuning
Thread Pools - History and Current Configuration
Undertow Web Container
Undertow Overview
Undertow Configuration - listeners and workers (XML and CLI)
Host and Filter Configuration
The H2 Database and ExampleDS
EJB Container/Subsystem (SLSB Pooling, MDB, SFSB Cache, Monitoring)
Other Subsystems in Brief (remoting, ee, infinispan)
Messaging in WF 8
Messaging and JMS (Java Message Service) Overview
HornetQ Overview
Messaging Subsystem Configuration (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
General Configuration
Connectors and Acceptors
Configuring Connection Factories
Configuring Queues and Topics (XML, CLI, and Admin Console)
Monitoring and Managing
Address and Security Settings
WildFly EE Security Overview
General Requirements
Security Realms and Domains
RBAC - Role Based Access Control
Management Interface Security (Security Realms, Local Access, Properties Files/LDAP, add-user
Application Security
Java EE Security Overview
Authentication, Authorization, Identity
Login Modules (Security Domains) - UsersRoles, Database, Ldap
Security Info Caching
Role-Based Access Control (Overview, Standard Roles, 
Resource Security (TLS/SSL/HTTPS
The Vault - Protecting Sensitive Strings
Clustering and HTTP Load Balancing
Clustering Overview
WildFly 8 Cluster Overview
Cluster Configuration - JGroups
Architectures - Load Balancers and Client Interceptors (Proxies)
HTTP Load Balancing
mod_cluster Overview
httpd.conf Configuration
Installation Choices
modculster Subsystem Configuration
WF 8 Domain Mode - A Hands-On Exploration
Domain Mode Overview
Domain Topology - Domain Controllers, Host Controllers, Server Groups
domain.xml - Domain Configuration, Server Groups
host.xml - Domain Controller
host.xml - Host Controllers, Processes and Server Instances
Management - Management Console and CLI
Deployment/Undeployment - via Management Console and CLI
Tuning and Monitoring
Enabling Statistics
Web Container (Undertow) Tuning - Statistics, Worker Threads
EJB Tuning - Bean Instances, Thread Pools
Database Access / Datasources
Clustering Communication and Replication
Monitoring Runtime Data
Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Awareness
Heap Size
Garbage Collection (GC) Overview and Generational GC
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