It is now easy to manage your Datapower appliance with Websphere Application Server V7. You can administer your appliance through the usual Application Server which created a web defined abstraction layer between the appliance and it management interfaces. If you are a operator or need to monitor your appliance the WAS interface will work for you. If you want to more advance development you will have to still do it through the Datapower GUI or CLI.
On the appliance configure the XML Administration port as 5550.
What can you Datapower function are available in the WAS administration?
1. Manage Datapower firmware version.
2. Manage set, manages 2 or more appliance firmware that are in a cluster and needs to be kept in sync.
3. Appliance Manager settings specific the global settings for an Datapower appliance. Set the maximum versions stored and in what directory to store them.
4. Tasks are long running requests that you ask the appliance manager to process.