Chapter 3: New features in EAServer 5.1  Running components externally

Chapter 3: New features in EAServer 5.1

EAServer Manager enhancements

In EAServer 5.1, EAServer Manager includes these enhancements.


Preferences dialog

EAServer Manager now provides a Preferences dialog, allowing you to view and edit personalized EAServer settings that are stored in your Sybase Central preferences file. To display this dialog, highlight the EAServer Manager icon in Sybase Central, and choose File | Preferences. See the online help for more information on these settings.


New wizards

EAServer Manager includes these new configuration wizards for these entity types:

EAServer Manager launches the wizard when you create an entity of the associated type, instead of displaying a properties dialog box with default or empty values. You can also reconfigure existing entities using the wizard rather than the properties dialog box. To launch the wizard on an existing entity, highlight the entity’s icon and choose File | Configuration Wizard. EAServer Manager continues to provide properties dialogs for all these entities. For more information on the wizard steps, see the EAServer Manager online help.


Log file viewer enhancements

The Log File Viewer in EAServer Manager has been enhanced to display log files of any type. You can browse the server installation to pick and view any log file, including log files written by your application. For more information, see Chapter 11, “Runtime Monitoring,” in the EAServer System Administration Guide.


Importing and exporting a single component

You can export and import a single component in a Jaguar JAR file. This feature allows you to copy new component definitions from the same package installed on different servers without affecting other components in the package. For more information, see “Importing and exporting components in EAServer JAR format” in Chapter 9, “Importing and Exporting Application Components,” in the EAServer System Administration Guide.


Web application synchronization enhancement

When synchronizing Web applications, you can optionally exclude Java class files that are listed in the Web application’s custom class list. Doing so may save time if these files are already present on the host server or included in the file set of other entities that are being replicated at the same time. For more information, see Chapter 6, “Clusters and Synchronization,” in the EAServer System Administration Guide.


Instance pool monitoring

The runtime monitoring feature in EAServer Manager has been extended to display component instance pool statistics. For more information, see Chapter 11, “Runtime Monitoring,” in the EAServer System Administration Guide.





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