Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Administration Guide

Command-line Interface (asadmin utility)

The asadmin utility is a command-line interface for the Sun Java System Application Server. You can perform the same set of administrative tasks offered by the Administration Console. The asadmin utility can be invoked from a command prompt in the shell, or called from other scripts or programs. The asadmin utility is installed in install-dir/bin directory. The default Sun Java System Application Server installation root directory on Solaris is /opt/SUNWappserver.

To start the asadmin utility, go to the install-dir/bin directory and enter:

$ asadmin

To list the commands available within asadmin:

asadmin> help

It is also possible to issue an asadmin command at the shell’s command prompt:

$ asadmin help

To view a command’s syntax and examples, type help followed by the command name. For example:

asadmin> help create-jdbc-resource

The asadmin help information for a given command displays the UNIX man page of the command. These man pages are also available in HTML on the Web at Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Reference Manual.