A complete reference to the complex and multifaceted middleware that is WebSphere Application Server—used by huge enterprises as well as small businesses—this guide covers not only installation and configuration but the critical verification and management process for ensuring successful installation and implementation. All of the different packages, from Express to Network, are addressed so that companies of all sizes will be able to successfully implement WebSphere Application Server V6. The steps involved in setting up a complete WebSphere Application Server installation are provided, and the configuration process for a highly available, workload-managed (HA/WLM), clustered environment built using the WebSphere V6 Network Deployment package is demonstrated. Also discussed are dynamic caching, security, Web service enablement, the Application Server Tool (AST) kit, and WebSphere Rapid Deployment (WRD).