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IBM WebSphere - Propagate web server plugin (plugin-cfg.xml) using wsadmin and httpPluginManagement.py

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The web server plugin is used to create a communication channel between IBMs IHS web server and a WebSphere application server.

 

This assumes you have already done the following:

Propagating the web server plugin means that you are sending the plugin-cfg.xml file from your WebSphere application server or dmgr to your IHS web server.

It is important to recognize that you may have two (or more) plugin-cfg.xml files. 

  • global plugin-cfg.xml file that would be used by all of the IHS HTTP servers that have been added in your WebSphere admin console
  • dedicated plugin-cfg xml file(s), one for each IHS HTTP server that has been added in your WebSphere admin console

The global plugin-cfg.xml file should be located at

${WAS_INSTALL_ROOT}/profiles/your_profile/config/cells/plugin-cfg.xml

 

dedicated plugin-cfg.xml file(s) should be located at

${WAS_INSTALL_ROOT}/profiles/your_profile/config/cells/your_cell/nodes/your_web_node/servers/your_web_server/plugin-cfg.xml

 

There are various ways to go about generating the global or dedicated plugin-cfg.xml files.

There are various ways to propagate the plugin.

Here is the syntax.

${WAS_INSTALL_ROOT}/profiles/<dmgr profile>/bin/wsadmin.sh 
-f ${WAS_INSTALL_ROOT}/bin/httpPluginManagement.py 
-lang jython propagatePlugin <dmgr root directory> <cell name> <node name> <web server name>

 

For example.

/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Mgr01Profile/bin/wsadmin.sh 
-f /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/httpPluginManagement.py 
-lang jython 
propagatePlugin 
/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles 
Cell101
Node01
WebServer01

 




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