Application Server Administration with N1SPS


Please look at my previous blogs on Application Server Plugin and the Provisioning of GlassFish in general to get an overview and details on the Application Server Plugin Version 6.0  for N1SPS.

In this blog we will look at some of the Infrastructure tasks which involves the administration of following Application server components

Domain
Cluster
Node Agent
Instance

Infrastructure Tasks
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Domain

Domain Instrastructure tasks allow you to Create, Create (markOnly), Start, Stop, Delete and Delete(markOnly) the Domain on the specified set of Target hosts. It will also allow you to view the list of Domains installed. Here we will see how to Create and Delete a Domain.

Creating a Domain

Allows you to create a Domain. You need to select the Target host where you want to create the domain. Note that the host list you see in that dialog will only show the hosts where you have an Application Server installed.
Infrastructure Tasks

You need to create a variable set in order for you to be able to run the 'Create' domain procedure. Clicke on 'Edit Variable Set' in the above dialog and click on 'New Variable Set'. There are defaults, you may change them as you feel appropriate (ex., the name of the domain is defaulted to 'domain1').
Infrastructure Tasks

Once you created a new variable set, click 'Run'. You will see the result after the 'create domain' plan is run.

Deleting a Domain

Allows you to Delete a Domain. You need to select the domain virtual host, which will appear in the list.
Infrastructure Tasks

Once you select the 'domain' host, you will see the following dialog. Click on 'Run'. You will the see status of the run once it is completed.
Infrastructure Tasks

Also see how to do this with CLI (a real scenario with code) at link.

Cluster

Cluster Infrastructure tasks allows to Create, Create (markOnly), Start, Stop, Setup In-Memory Replication, Delete and Delete(markOnly) the Cluster associated to an existing Domain. It will also allow you to view the list of Clusters. Here we will see how to Create and Delete a Cluster.

Creating a Cluster

This task will allow you to create a cluster. You need to select the Target host where you want to create the Cluster. Note that the host list you see in that dialog will only show the Domain Virtual hosts.
Infrastructure Tasks
You need to create a variable set in order for you to be able to run the 'Create' cluster procedure. Clicke on 'Edit Variable Set' in the above dialog and click on 'New Variable Set'. There are defaults, you may change them as you feel appropriate (ex., the targetName is defaulted to 'cluster1').

Infrastructure Tasks

Deleting a Cluster

Allows you to Delete a Cluster. You need to select the virtual host of the Cluster, which will appear in the list.
Infrastructure Tasks

Once you select the 'cluster' host, you will see the following dialog. Click on 'Run'. You will the see status of the run once it is completed.
Infrastructure Tasks

Node Agent

Node Agent Infrastructure tasks allows to Create, Create (markOnly), Start, Stop, Delete and Delete(markOnly) the Node Agent on the specified set of Target hosts and associated to an existing DAS. It will also allow you to view the list of Node Agents installed. Here we will see how to Create and Delete a Node Agent.

Creating a Node Agent

Allows you to create a Node Agent. You need to select the Target host where you want to create the Node Agent and where your instances. Note that the host list you see in that dialog will only show the hosts where you have an Application Server installed.
Infrastructure Tasks

You need to create a variable set in order for you to be able to run the 'Create' Node Agent procedure. Clicke on 'Edit Variable Set' in the above dialog and click on 'New Variable Set'. You need to provide the virtual host name of the Domain. There are defaults for other variables, you may change them as you feel appropriate (ex., the name of the node-agent is defaulted to 'nodeagent1').

Infrastructure Tasks

Deleting a Node Agent

Allows you to Delete a Node Agent. You need to select the virtual host of the Node Agent, which will appear in the list. Once you select the 'Node Agent' host, you will see the following dialog. Click on 'Run'. You will see the status of the run once it is completed.
Infrastructure Tasks

Clustered Instance

(Clustered) Instance Infrastructure tasks allows to Create, Create (markOnly), Start, Stop, Delete and Delete(markOnly) the Instance (Clustered)  associated to an existing Cluster and a Node Agent. It will also allow you to view the list of Clustered instances. Here we will see how to Create and Delete a Clustered Instance.

Creating an Instance

Allows you to create a Clustered Instance. You need to select the Node Agent virtual host on which you want to create your instances. Note that the host list you see in that dialog will only show the virtual hosts of existing Node Agents.
Infrastructure Tasks

You need to create a variable set in order for you to be able to run the 'Create' Instance procedure. Clicke on 'Edit Variable Set' in the above dialog and click on 'New Variable Set'. You need to provide the name of the Cluster to which this instance needs to be associated to. There are defaults for other variables, you may change them as you feel appropriate (ex., the name of the instance is defaulted to 'server1').
Infrastructure Tasks

Deleting an Instance

Allows you to Delete a Clustered Instance. You need to select the virtual host of the Instance, which will appear in the list. Once you select the 'Instance' virtual host, you will see the following dialog. Click on 'Run'. You will see the status of the run once it is completed.
Infrastructure Tasks

Other Resources

For additional resources, please refer to Application Server N1SPS Plugin - Blogs and Resources


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