Websphere debugging basics
location of logs:
location of start/stop Websphere
Change the order of classloader, when getting ClassNotFoundException
Find the host name and port of the server
WAS configuration files are found
see this website here for complete debugging Websphere:
Organization of WAS cell and clustering
Node – is an organized app server.
Deployment Manager – the administrator (special node) of all WAS node/servers this group is called cell.
cluster – is a group of nodes. these nodes are grouped to for a more efficient load balancing inside the WAS http server. This does not include the Load balancer that accepts the internet HTTP request. the more cluster of nodes, it likely to be distributed more inside the cell of multiple clusters
Clustering is better explained here