About 80% of the subsystems are currently manageable through the console:
In the next few weeks we are going to provide the remaining ones: infinispan, mail, groups and mod cluster.
General Use Cases
Besides the subsystem configuration, the current web management interfaces allow you to carry out the following operations:
- Full Domain Management (server groups, server configurations and hosts)
- Manage Deployments (both across domains and standalone servers)
- Configure socket bindings, network interfaces, JVM parameters and system properties
Version 1.0 also provides you with the ability to quickly check the system health:
- JVM Status (heap, threads, etc)
- Transaction Manager (i.e. commit/rollback ratios)
- Datasource usage (pools sizes, etc)
- Web statistics (i.e. request/error count)
- JMS metrics (topic/queue sizes, etc)
- Persistence Units (cache usage, queries, etc)
We've put a lot of effort into the overall look&feel and tried to come up with a design that's suitable for the job without getting in your way when you use it on day to day basis:
Thanks to all the people that did help make it happen. Some people deserve special mentioning for their continuous support and contributions.
- Stan Silvert
- David Bosschaert
- Pavel Slegr
- Jan Martiska
- James Cobb
What's coming next?
We'll keep improving and extending the web management interface. There are plenty of goodies on the roadmap:
- Additional subsystems (infinispan, mail, jgroups, modcluster)
- Management operation plans (store, load & execute complex management tasks)
- Simplified clustering configuration
- Additional metrics and statistics
Tell us what you think
If things don't work as expected or you think certain functionality is missing, please drop us a note. Your feedback is important to us. The AS7 mailing list would be a good starting point:
Stay tuned, Heiko.