Network Deployment (Distributed operating systems), v8.0 > Scripting the application serving environment (wsadmin)
Scripting provides a non-graphical alternative to the admin console. Using wsadmin.sh, you can run scripts to configure and manage the product. The wsadmin tool supports two scripting languages: Jacl and Jython. Five objects are available with scripts: AdminControl, AdminConfig, AdminApp, AdminTask, and Help. Scripts use these objects to communicate with MBeans that run in product processes. MBeans are Java objects that represent Java Management Extensions (JMX) resources. JMX is a technology that provides a simple and standard way to manage Java objects.