WebSphere Application Server 8 Network Deployment Essentials Course

This course provides the student with the necessary skill set to handle all sorts of administrative tasks on WebSphere Application Server 8.0 ND. The course material follows a “Do-it-yourself” approach and provides all the necessary instructions to install the product, try out various administrative tasks and learn. However with an instructor we can tremendously speed up the learning process. The following are the topics covered.

  • Application Server Overview
  • Module 1 – Install & Uninstall
  • Module 2 – Logs and Configuration
  • Module 3 – IBM HTTP Server & WAS Plug-in
  • Module 4 – Vertical Scaled Cluster Creation
  • Module 5 – JDBC
  • Module 6 – JMS
  • Module 7 – Application Deployment
  • Module 8 – Administrative Scripting
  • Module 9 – Job Manager
  • Module 10 – SSL Part I
  • Module 11 – SSL Part II
  • Module 12 – JVM Tuning
  • Module 13 – High availability
  • Module 14 – Administrative Agent
  • Module 15 – Security
  • Module 16 – Security Auditing
  • Module 17 – Administration Tools
  • Module 18 – CIM

By completing this course, the student will be able to administer WAS through its complete life cycle i.e. install WAS, deploy applications on WAS, configure WAS for different types of requirements and uninstall WAS. The course stresses the importance of automation through scripting and provides detailed examples in this area. Also the course highlights best practices and gives pointers to pitfalls.

Duration:

Duration for self-learning: 4 weeks

Audience:

Fair knowledge of JEE concepts & Unix commands is mandatory. Prior experience in administering any JEE application server will speed up the learning process.

Course Detail:

  • Application Server Overview
    • Need for application servers
    • WAS management features
    • WAS flavours
    • WAS Topologies
    • WAS 8.0 new features
  • Module 1 – Install & Uninstall
    • Installation planning
    • Product installation in GUI and silent mode
    • Profile creation in GUI and silent mode
    • Uninstalling product in GUI and silent mode
  • Module 2 – Logs and Configuration
    • Understanding product directory structure
    • Various log files written by WAS
    • HPEL
    • Configuring WAS classloaders
  • Module 3 – IBM HTTP Server & WAS Plug-in
    • Installing IHS and WebSphere Plug-in
    • Creating Web server definition
    • Plug-in generation and propagation
  • Module 4 – Cluster Configuration and Management
    • Basic terminology
    • Federating nodes into DMGR cell
    • Vertical and Horizontal clustering
    • Node synchronization
    • Assigning weights to cluster members
    • Cluster level operations
  • Module 5 – JDBC
    • JDBC providers
    • Creating data source & testing connection
    • Connection pool settings
  • Module 6 – JMS
    • Why JMS?
    • Messaging models
    • JMS – administered objects
    • WAS JMS – High level picture
    • Service Integration Bus
    • File store and Data store
    • WebSphere MQ messaging
    • WebSphere MQ Link
  • Module 7 – Application Deployment
    • Understanding virtual hosts
    • Deployment – High level picture
    • Application targets
    • Deployment using admin console
    • Monitored directory deployment
  • Module 8 – Administrative Scripting
    • Using ws_ant
    • Introduction to Jython
    • How wsadmin works?
    • Profile scripts
    • The wsadmin.properties file
    • Using command assistance
    • Property file based configuration management
  • Module 9 – Job Manager
    • Creating Job Manager Profile
    • Registering DMGR and base nodes to Job Manager
    • Creating and scheduling jobs for execution
  • Module 10 – SSL Part I
    • SSL Concepts
    • Configure SSL between IHS and WAS
    • The ikeyman tool
  • Module 11 – SSL Part II
    • Inbound SSL
    • SSL Configuration object
    • Outbound SSL
    • Monitoring Certificate Expiry
  • Module 12 – Monitoring and Tuning
    • Analyzing Thread Dumps
    • Analyzing Heap Dumps
    • Dump Agents
    • JVM Tuning
    • Analyzing GC log messages using GCMV
    • Performance monitoring infrastructure (PMI)
  • Module 13 – High availability
    • Understanding session affinity
    • Deploying applications in a cluster
    • Clustering and JMS
    • Clustering and JDBC
    • Clustering and EJB requests
    • Understand Session replication & persistence
  • Module 14 – Administrative Agent
    • Creating administrative agent profile
    • Registering & Deregistering application server nodes
    • Working with administrative agent console
  • Module 15 – Security
    • Introduction to WAS security
    • User, Group and Role
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Securing different types of applications
  • Module 16 – Security Auditing
    • Configure security auditing
    • Signing audit records
    • Encrypting audit records
  • Module 17 – Administration Tools
    • EarExpander.sh
    • Collector.sh
    • Visual Configuration Explorer
    • The applyPerfTuningTemplate.py tool
  • Module 18 – CIM
    • CIM Overview
    • Job Targets
    • Using Sudo
    • Job Types
    • Job Creation Wizard
    • Submitting CIM jobs from command line

This course contains over 850 pages of How To guides and more than 300 Power Point slides along with Labs, resources and questions and answers. When you purchase this course, you get access to the members area. Within the members area there is a list of products available. For every course you have purchased, you are given access to each courses landing page. Below is an example of this courses landing page looks like.

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