This section provides information about J2EE agents in Policy Agent 2.2 that will help you install and get accustomed to the product. J2EE agents have undergone some major changes for the 2.2 release that affect how you interact with them. Read the following subsections to understand the more significant ways that changes made in the 2.2 release affect the manner in which you use a J2EE agent.
The installation process for J2EE agents is quite different for the 2.2 release. This guide provides you with a chapter that explains all the details necessary for understanding this process, from unpacking the J2EE agent binaries to installation related commands, to the directory structure of J2EE agents once the binaries are unpacked. See Chapter 2, Vital Installation Information for a J2EE Agent in Policy Agent 2.2.
The agentadmin program is a required tool for the 2.2 release of J2EE agents. The functionality has increased significantly. The most basic of tasks, such as installation and uninstallation can only be performed with this tool.
For detailed information on installation related tasks performed with this program, see Role of the agentadmin Program in a J2EE Agent for Policy Agent 2.2.
For information on all the tasks performed with this program, see Key Features and Tasks Performed With the J2EE agentadmin Program.
Deploy, and interact with the sample application included with Policy Agent 2.2. Interacting with the sample application is perhaps the best way available to you to learn how J2EE agents work. The sample application is deployed at URI/sampleapp. The sample application demonstrates agent configuration options and features. With this application, you can view agent configuration examples and you can test if an agent was deployed successfully. To learn more about this application, read about the sampleapp directory explained in the list following Table 2–2. Moreover, the sampleapp directory includes a README.TXT explaining how to build and deploy the sample application. While you can build the sample application if you desire, this step is not required. When you unpack the J2EE agent distribution, a sample application named agentsample.ear is created for you. The full path to this application is as follows: