WASports: A WebSphere Port Application
One of the first topics that grabbed my imagination when I started thinking about graphical wsadmin scripts was the possibility of displaying and managing all of the TCP/IP port numbers being used by a WebSphere Application Server cell. Trying to use the administration console to view the port numbers being used by all of the servers in a cell can be frustrating and tedious. I wanted an iterative graphical application that can be used to quickly and easily understand which application servers exist in the cell, and use a tree structure to show the hierarchical relationship between these servers. Additionally I wanted to be able to show the port numbers being used by each of these servers. This chapter shows how to build this application using the same type of iterative approach used previously.