Websphere Application Server V8.5 Administration

Websphere Application Server V8.5 Administration

WebSphere Application server administration online course teaches you the skills that are needed to install and administer IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5, which offers users enhanced support for standards, emerging technology, and a choice of development frameworks.

In this course, you learn how to install, configure, and maintain IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 base, Network Deployment (ND), and the Liberty profile, and to deploy enterprise Java applications in a single computer or clustered configuration. In addition, you learn how to work with features of WebSphere Application Server V8.5, such as IBM Installation Manager, WebSphere Customization Toolbox, administrative console extensions, security enhancements, Intelligent Management Pack, and the centralized installation manager.

Throughout the course, hands-on exercises and demonstrations reinforce lecture content. You gain practical experience with WebSphere Application Server V8.5 by completing tasks such as installing and assembling applications, applying problem determination techniques, configuring a clustered environment, and working with fine-grained administrative security.


1.	WebSphere Overview 
•	WebSphere Product Categories
•	WebSphere Development, Presentation, Integration and Deployment Tools
•	WebSphere Application Server Features
•	WebSphere Application Server Offerings

2.	WebSphere Application Server Architecture 
•	Application Server Architecture Overview
•	Under the Cover
•	Basic Concepts
•	Web Server Plug-ins
•	Containers
•	Application Server Services: Transaction, ORB, PMI, Message Listener, Naming and Security Services
•	Web Services Support
•	WebSphere Administration Architecture
•	Master Configuration Repository
•	Network Deployment Architecture Overview
•	Cells, Nodes and Node Agents
•	Clusters

3.	J2EE Architecture Overview 
•	Enterprise Application Overview and Development Cycle
•	J2EE Architecture and Containers
•	Applet, Servlet and JSP Overviews
•	EJB, JMS and RMI Over IIOP
•	Java Mail, JAF, JAAS and JACC
•	XML and JAXP
•	New in J2EE 1.4
•	Web Services Support: JAX-RPC, SAAJ, Web Services for J2EE and JAXR
•	J2EE Connector, Management and Deployment
•	Development Roles and Deployment Descriptors

4.	WebSphere Application Server Installation 
•	Hardware/Software Requirements
•	Installation Planning
•	Cell Topologies
•	Installation Process
•	GUI and Silent Installation
•	Application Server Components
•	Verifying the Installation
•	WebSphere Configuration Files

5.	Administrative Console 
•	Starting the Console
•	Navigating the Console
•	Administrative Tasks
•	Scope, Filters and Preferences
•	Saving Configuration Changes
•	Getting Help

6.	Configuring WebSphere Resources 
•	Defining JDBC Resources
•	Configuring JCA Resources
•	WebSphere Java Mail Provider
•	Defining Virtual Hosts
•	WebSphere Variables
•	Shared Libraries and Library References

7.	Application Server Toolkit 
•	AST Features
•	Commonly Used Perspectives and Views
•	JAR Dependency Editor
•	Creating Projects and Defining Project Properties
•	Creating Modules: Web, EJB, Application Client and Connector
•	Importing Resources
•	Web Deployment Descriptor (Servlet Properties, Filters, Listeners, Environment Variables, References, Pages, MIME Mappings, Parameters and Extensions)
•	EJB Deployment Descriptor (EJB Properties, Assembly Descriptor, Transactions, References and Access)
•	EJB Client JARs
•	Application Client Properties
•	Application Deployment Descriptor (Modules and Security)
•	Application Validation
•	Generating Deployment Code
•	Exporting Applications

8.	Java and Process Management 
•	WebSphere Class Loaders
•	Class Loader Hierarchy and Delegation
•	Common Class Loading Problems
•	Class Loader Configuration
•	Process Definition
•	JVM Settings
•	Monitoring Policy

9.	Workload Management 
•	Workload Management Benefits
•	Vertical, Horizontal and Combination Scaling
•	Clustering
•	Creating and Managing a Cluster
•	Implementing Workload Management
•	Workload Management Selection Policy
•	Load Balancing Problems

10.	WebSphere Security Basics 
•	Security Risks
•	Security Layers
•	Authentication and Authorization
•	Lazy Authentication
•	User Registries and Supported LDAP Servers
•	Single Sign-On
•	Transport Level Security
•	Encryption and Decryption
•	Cryptography
•	Certificates
•	Digital Signatures
•	Message Integrity
•	SSL and TLS

11.	JMS Deployment and Configuration 
•	JMS Capabilities and Messaging Styles
•	JMS Interactions and Participants
•	JMS Runtime Environment
•	Message-Driven Beans
•	Listener Ports and JMS Activation Specifications
•	WebSphere JMS Support
•	Feature Comparison
•	Security Considerations
•	JMS Provider Configuration: Default Messaging, WebSphere MQ and Generic JMS Providers
•	Configuring JMS Resources
•	JMS References and Transactions

12.	Service Integration Bus 
•	Bus Features and Components
•	SIB Architecture
•	Creating a Bus
•	Bus Properties
•	Bus Security
•	Message Store Types
•	Adding Bus Members
•	Destinations
•	Configuring a Foreign Bus
•	Messaging Engines
•	Linking Messaging Engines
•	Server Messaging Properties

13.	Managing Profiles 
•	Profile Types
•	Directory Structure
•	Default Profile
•	Creating Profiles
•	Using the Profile Creation Wizard
•	Using was profile
•	Federation

14.	Enterprise Application Deployment 
•	Deployment Process
•	Deployment Preparation
•	Application Installation Options
•	Mapping Modules to Servers
•	Specifying Virtual Hosts
•	Managing Deployed Applications

15.	Session Management 
•	Session Management Configuration
•	Session Persistence
•	Session Scope
•	WebSphere Affinity
•	Session Management Options
•	Internal Messaging Properties
•	Replication Domains and Entries
•	Shared Session Database Settings

16.	Troubleshooting Tools 
•	Define Symptoms
•	Identify the Source of the Problem
•	Trouble-Shooting Resources and Tools
•	Runtime Status Messages
•	Diagnostic Providers
•	Enabling Trace and Specifying Trace Settings
•	Viewing Log Files
•	WebSphere Logging Tools
•	Profiling and Logging Perspective
•	Analyzing Entries
•	Viewing Information from the Symptom Database
•	Dumping the Name Space

17.	Performance tuning and summery.