Chapter 1: Getting Started

About this book


This book contains information about configuring and running EAServer.


This book is for anyone responsible for configuring the EAServer runtime environment, or for creating and deploying packages and components on EAServer.

How to use this book

Chapter 1, “Getting Started,” contains instructions for starting the preconfigured server, connecting to EAServer Manager, and changing the administration password.

Chapter 2, “Sybase Central Overview,” describes the graphical user interface tool, Sybase Central, and how to connect to the EAServer Manager plug-in, and the Certificates folder, which is used to manage the EAServer certificate database.

Chapter 3, “Creating and Configuring Servers,” contains information about configuring the EAServer runtime environment, including:

Chapter 4, “Database Access,” describes how to configure connection caches, XA resources, J2EE connectors, and transaction control.

Chapter 5, “Naming Services,” explains how to use EAServer naming services to locate objects—such as packages, components, and servers—anywhere on the network.

Chapter 6, “Clusters and Synchronization,” contains information about creating a cluster of servers, which provides high availability for EAServer services and components, and synchronizing repositories from a primary server within a cluster to other clustered servers, which keeps all of the servers within the cluster up to date.

Chapter 7, “Load Balancing, Failover, and Component Availability,” explains how to load balance between a cluster of servers and how to configure and implement component failover.

Chapter 8, “Setting up the Message Service,” describes how to set up the message service properties and add the message service parts that enable you to publish, send, and receive messages.

Chapter 9, “Importing and Exporting Application Components,” explains how to deploy packages and components, Web applications, J2EE applications, J2EE connectors, and application clients.

Chapter 10, “Using Repository Versioning” explains how to save numbered versions of EAServer’s repository, which stores configuration and implementation files for entities such as components, Web applications, JSPs, and Java servlets.

Chapter 11, “Runtime Monitoring,” describes how to use the File Viewer, Runtime Monitor, and the OTS Transaction Monitor to track EAServer’s performance and statistics.

Chapter 12, “Using jagtool and jagant,” contains information about the command-line tools that allow you to automate some of EAServer’s development and deployment tasks.

Chapter 13, “Using Systems Management” describes the EAServer systems management functionality—based on the JMX agent management framework—including how to use the Web console to view the status of services and agents, and how to monitor events. It also explains how the Systems Management framework allows SNMP clients to view information about underlying system status using standard SNMP protocols.

Appendix A, “Using EJB 1.0 JAR Support,” describes EAServer Manager’s support for EJB 1.0 JAR files.

Appendix B, “Repository Properties Reference,” describes the EAServer repository properties.

Related documents

Core EAServer documentation The core EAServer documents are available in HTML format in your EAServer software installation, and in PDF and DynaText format on the Technical Library CD.

What’s New in EAServer summarizes new functionality in this version.

The EAServer Cookbook contains tutorials and explains how to use the sample applications included with your EAServer software.

The EAServer Feature Guide explains application server concepts and architecture, such as supported component models, network protocols, server-managed transactions, and Web applications.

The EAServer System Administration Guide (this book) explains how to:

The EAServer Programmer’s Guide explains how to:

The EAServer Web Services Toolkit User’s Guide describes Web services support in EAServer, including:

The EAServer Security Administration and Programming Guide explains how to:

The EAServer Performance and Tuning Guide describes how to tune your server and application settings for best performance.

The EAServer API Reference Manual contains reference pages for proprietary EAServer Java classes, ActiveX interfaces, and C routines.

The EAServer Troubleshooting Guide describes procedures for troubleshooting problems that EAServer users may encounter. This document is available only online; see the EAServer Troubleshooting Guide.

Message Bridge for Java™ Message Bridge for Java simplifies the parsing and formatting of structured documents in Java applications. Message Bridge allows you to define structures in XML or other formats, and generates Java classes to parse and build documents and messages that follow the format. The Message Bridge for Java User's Guide describes how to use the Message Bridge tools and runtime APIs. This document is included in PDF and DynaText format on your EAServer Technical Library CD.

Adaptive Server Anywhere documents EAServer includes a limited-license version of Adaptive Server Anywhere for use in running the samples and tutorials included with EAServer. Adaptive Server Anywhere documents are available on the Sybase Web site.

jConnect for JDBC documents EAServer includes the jConnect™ for JDBC™ driver to allow JDBC access to Sybase database servers and gateways. The Programmer’s Reference jConnect for JDBC is available on the Sybase Web site.


The formatting conventions used in this manual are:

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commands and methods

When used in descriptive text, this font indicates keywords such as:

  • Command names used in descriptive text

  • C++ and Java method or class names used in descriptive text

  • Java package names used in descriptive text

  • Property names in the raw format, as when using jagtool to configure applications rather than EAServer Manager

variable, package, or component

Italic font indicates:

  • Program variables, such as myCounter

  • Parts of input text that must be substituted, for example:

  • File names

  • Names of components, EAServer packages, and other entities that are registered in the EAServer naming service

File | Save

Menu names and menu items are displayed in plain text. The vertical bar shows you how to navigate menu selections. For example, File | Save indicates “select Save from the File menu.”

package 1

Monospace font indicates:

  • Information that you enter in EAServer Manager, a command line, or as program text

  • Example program fragments

  • Example output fragments

Other sources of information

Use the Sybase Getting Started CD, the SyBooks CD, and the Sybase Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:

Sybase certifications on the Web

Technical documentation at the Sybase Web site is updated frequently.

StepsFinding the latest information on product certifications

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Select Products from the navigation bar on the left.

  3. Select a product name from the product list and click Go.

  4. Select the Certification Report filter, specify a time frame, and click Go.

  5. Click a Certification Report title to display the report.

StepsCreating a personalized view of the Sybase Web site (including support pages)

Set up a MySybase profile. MySybase is a free service that allows you to create a personalized view of Sybase Web pages.

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Click MySybase and create a MySybase profile.

Sybase EBFs and software maintenance

StepsFinding the latest information on EBFs and software maintenance

  1. Point your Web browser to the Sybase Support Page.

  2. Select EBFs/Maintenance. If prompted, enter your MySybase user name and password.

  3. Select a product.

  4. Specify a time frame and click Go. A list of EBF/Maintenance releases is displayed.

    Padlock icons indicate that you do not have download authorization for certain EBF/Maintenance releases because you are not registered as a Technical Support Contact. If you have not registered, but have valid information provided by your Sybase representative or through your support contract, click Edit Roles to add the “Technical Support Contact” role to your MySybase profile.

  5. Click the Info icon to display the EBF/Maintenance report, or click the product description to download the software.

Accessibility features

EAServer has been tested for compliance with U.S. government Section 508 Accessibility requirements. The online help for this product is also provided in HTML, JavaHelp, and Eclipse help formats, which you can navigate using a screen reader.

EAServer Manager supports working without a mouse. For more information, see “Keyboard navigation”.

The WST plug-in for Eclipse supports accessibility features for those that cannot use a mouse, are visually impaired or have other special needs. For information about these features refer to Eclipse help:

  1. Start Eclipse

  2. Select Help | Help Contents

  3. Enter Accessibility in the Search dialog box

  4. Select Accessible user interfaces or Accessibility features for Eclipse

NoteYou might need to configure your accessibility tool for optimal use. Some screen readers pronounce text based on its case; for example, they pronounce ALL UPPERCASE TEXT as initials, and MixedCase Text as words. You might find it helpful to configure your tool to announce syntax conventions. Consult the documentation for your tool.

For additional information about how Sybase supports accessibility, see Sybase Accessibility. The Sybase Accessibility site includes links to information on Section 508 and W3C standards.

If you need help

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem using the manuals or online help, please have the designated person contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your area.

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