Websphere Portal Server V8.0 Administration
This instructor-led course is designed for system administrators who want to acquire or update their WebSphere Portal administration skills. Through hands-on application of installing, configuring and managing WebSphere Portal, system administrators will learn basic through advanced concepts of WebSphere Portal administration management In the first half of the course, you practice common day-to-day administration tasks on IBM WebSphere Portal Server 8.0, including portlet installation, security configuration, and WebSphere Portal site management. In the second half of the course, the focus shifts to installation and configuration of WebSphere Portal V8.0.Configuration includes the database used by WebSphere Portal, federated user registries, and clustering for scalability and fault tolerance.
This course specifically addresses the following new features of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0 • New installation program, IBM Installation Manager • Overlay analytics reports • Managed pages (Simplified page creation from the site toolbar) • Optimized theme that uses a modular framework • Search optimization update (page metadata is rendered as keywords in the HTML) • Open ID support (Enables site visitors to authenticate by using a third-party identity provider) • New configuration wizard
COURSE CONTENT:Installing a Basic Portal Introduction to Portal Administration Planning a Portal Installation The Portal Installation Wizard Defining a Portal and Its Benefits • The Portal Framework • Benefits of Implementing a Portal • IBM WebSphere Portal • Portal Terminology • Reasons for Implementing a Portal Troubleshooting Installation Problems • Logs and Other Tools Used to Resolve Installation Issues Exploring the Portal and its Architecture Exploring WebSphere and Portal Architecture • Defining the Relationships Between WebSphere and Portal • The WebSphere Portal Instance • WebSphere Portal Offerings and Included Products • High-Availability Support • Portal Standards • Default Port Assignments Configuring a Portal for Production and Future Scalability Examining the Portal Configuration Database • Portal Configuration • Default Database Configuration • Enterprise Database Alternatives • Benefits of Splitting the Configuration Database Enabling LDAP-Based Authentication Examining WebSphere and Portal Security • The Portal Authentication Process • Authentication Methods • User Profiles • User Repositories • Security Enhancements Using an LDAP as the User Repository • Default Portal Security and LDAP • LDAP Security Configuration Files • Securing the Portal with IBM Tivoli Directory Server Navigating and Managing the Portal Portal Page Management Techniques • Creating and Managing Portal Pages • Creating a Portal Page Hierarchy • Managing Page Properties • Managing Page Layout • Managing Portlets on Pages • Exporting and Importing Page Hierarchies Deploying Portlets • The Portlet Deployment Unit • Deploying a Portlet Application • Managing Deployed Portlets Managing Portal Security Administering Portal Using Attribute-Based Techniques Exploring Attribute-Based Administration • Attribute-Based Administration • Creating a Show/Hide Rule • Portal Attributes • Managing Rules Creating and Applying Theme Policies • Exporting Policies • Editing a Theme Policy • Updating a Theme Policy Building and Managing Composite Applications Composite Applications • What are Composite Application • Designing a Composite Application • Business Components • Benefits of Deploying Composite Applications • Templates and Applications • The Point of Variabilty Concept Building and Deploying a Composite Application • Building a Composite Application Template • Deploying an Application Based on a Template • Propagating a Template to Another Server Configuring Web Content Management Exploring Portal Topologies Introduction to Portal Topologies and Benefits • The Portal Environment • Benefits of Using WebSphere Portal Components of a Scalable Portal • High-Availability Environment • Stand-Alone Portal Installations • Federated Portal Installations • Components of a Clustered Portal • Scalable Topologies • Eliminating Single Points of Failure • Configuring a Portal for High Availability • The Implications of the Portal Configuration Split Creating a Portal Cluster • The Portal Cluster Creation Process Deploying Portlets to a Cluster Deploying Portlets to a Cluster • The Mechanics of Clustered Portlet Deployment • Installing Portlets to a Cluster • Updating Portlets in a Cluster Moving from Staging to Production Defining Portal Environments • The Desktop Development Environment • The Test Environment • The Staging Environment • The Production Environment Transitioning From One Environment to the Next • The Transition Process • The XML Export Capabilities of Portal • Using the Release Builder Tool Creating Virtual Portals and Realms Realms and Multiple LDAPs • What Are Realms? • Realm Requirements • WebSphere Manager Member Configuration Files • Creating a Realm Virtual Portals • What Is a Virtual Portal? • Comparing True and Virtual Portals • Use Cases for Virtual Portals • Planning Considerations for Virtual Portals • Scoped and Non-Scoped Resources • Creating a Virtual Portal • Customizing the Provisioning Script for Virtual Portals Troubleshooting a Clustered Portal Troubleshooting Methodologies for Clustered Portals • Problem Determination Methodology • Log Files • Isolating Problem Components • Tracing Portal Problems • The IBM Support Assistant • Monitoring for Performance Production Procedures • Backing Up Portal Resources • Using XMLAccess as a Production Tool • Backing Up and Mirroring Configuration Databases • Backing Up and Mirroring LDAPs • Applying WebSphere and Portal Updates in a Production Environment Implementing a Configuration Split in a Clustered Environment