Note: This is part of the $399 special deal as this course was released before December 2015. Have you ever wondered how to install an Application client? Have you ever had trouble connecting to a secure server?  Have you wondered how to call JMX i.e. call WAS Mbeans using Java as opposed to Jython scripting? The WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.x – Application Cookbook provides.. read more →

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This page provides the facility to purchase the elite membership, which grants you full access to all products released before December 2014 (ALL Courses) and all products relased during 2015 (ALL 2015 COURSES). If it was not for customers like yourself, The Middlewareshop would not be able to provide the quality courses we produce. As.. read more →

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The WebSphere Migration Course (with Automation) course provides scripts to automate the following: Migrate from WAS 7 to WAS 8.x.x.x Install/Upgrade/Remove Update Installer Install/Upgrade WebSphere Application Server 7.x Install/Upgrade IBM HTTP Server (IHS) Understand IHS Administration Install/Upgrade the WebSphere Plugin Report on IBM Installation managed installs Also contained within the course are the following topics:.. read more →

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You can download the PPT source for these diagrams here Use this template to help create environment diagrams. In my personal experience it is an area performed badly by Middleware Administrators. This template is my way of providing some help to make creating diagrams of your environments less painful when you are under pressure to.. read more →

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Note:This is not part of the $199 deal as this course was released September 2015. Have you ever wondered how to automate the migration from WAS 7 to WAS 8.x or WAS 8.5.x or WAS 8.5.5.x? Do you need to Migrate a WebSphere Application Server? Do you need to save time automating migration tasks? The WebSphere.. read more →

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This small document contains some useful background information on WAS profiles. Use this information as part of automating WebSphere migrations and or installations. You can also download this free guide in PDF format here Profile types WAS 8.5.5.x Templates for each profile are located in the <app_server_root>/profileTemplates directory. Multiple directories exist within this directory, which.. read more →

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Hi, I am Steve Robinson, an independent WebSphere Application Server Migration Consultant IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) version 8..x.x.x (WAS 8, WAS 8.5, WAS 8.5.5, WAS 8.5.5.x) versions have been available for a while now, and so organizations are now evaluating migration of existing WAS 7 application server environments along with applications to the newer.. read more →

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I experienced this error when I was updating my JDBC Master Jython Script

Simply, the reason for this is either you have tried to create another/new Datasource using the same JNDI name, or you are calling a create when you should be calling a modify. When modifying we can use the Datasource name to.. read more →

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Error experienced when running a custom Juthon script to manage JDBC Datasources.

After some investigation, I found that in the manageJDBC.py script (My Master library for JDBC create, delete, etc) contained a spelling mistake. The solution was to check the spelling of my internal variables. The reason I have added this error is to.. read more →

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Note:This is not part of the $199 deal (all courses pre Jan 2015) because this course was released July 2015. Do you need to save time automating manual WAS tasks? Have you ever wondered how to automate IBM Installation Manager? Ever needed to automate the installation of WAS 8.5.5.x and automate Upgrades and Roll-backs? The WebSphere.. read more →

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Do you need to save time automating manual WAS tasks? Have you ever wondered how to automate IBM Installation Manager? Ever needed to automate the installation of WAS 8.5.5.x and automate Upgrades and Roll-backs? The WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.x Automation Course provides the student with a full set of guides and a set of commercial-grade automation scripts.. read more →

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A simple bash script to kill WebSphere processes

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A script to determine the WebSphere instance’s Cell Name

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You are migrating a WAS 7 profile to WAS 8 and you get the error below… Command being issued was:

Result

The destination profile must be the same same as the source WAS 7 profile. Essentially you create a WAS 8.5.5.x profile in WAS 8.5.5.x, using the same name as the profile that.. read more →

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The Error: ADMA5060E: Resource validation for application <app_name> failed due to unexpected exception java.lang.NullPointerException Often occurs when you have coded attributes for a deployment to build an attribute string for an AdminApp.install for example

The line above has a space after the node name, it should be as follows

Notice I have removed.. read more →

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Require WebSphere Administration Training ? I have extensive WebSphere Training Courses for sale. I have two styles of WebSphere Training Materials. One style is the actual course materials for self-paced learning and these can be purchased immediately from this site click here >> , details of some sample course-outlines are shown below. The other kind of.. read more →

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Looking for WebSphere Training Online? I have extensive WebSphere Training Courses for sale. I have two styles of WebSphere Training Materials. One style is the actual course materials for self-paced learning and these can be purchased immediately from this site click here >> , details of some sample course-outlines are shown below. The other kind.. read more →

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Are you looking for WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.x Training Materials? I have extensive WebSphere Training Courses for sale. I have two styles of WebSphere Training Materials. One style is the actual course materials for self-paced learning and these can be purchased immediately from this site click here >> , details of some sample course-outlines are.. read more →

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 Jython Error: AttributeError: instance of

Basically I have a Jython class with name called APPLICATION as defined by a few lines in my Jython class:

But, I have not declared a private member variable called __cellName I had:

I should have had

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  Error:

The reason for this error was because I had referred to a Jython class-file (Jython OO script) by name in the same directory, but I had the name wrong. The file was manageApp, not appManage. My import statement was: import AppManage as app It should have been import manageApp as app   read more →

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Error when testing a new JDBC Provider and Datasource

The situation is that I am using a MySQL Java Provider and I have configured the JDBC Provider Datasource and J2C Alias, but I have to save and restart the server. Once I have restarted the server, I get the following:

This means that.. read more →

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You are trying to run the WASPreUpgrade.sh script and you get the following error:

The command which was run from A WAS 7 install <was_root>/bin

Solution: The solution is to install a WAS 8.5.5.x instance i.e. binaries, then use the ./WASPreUpgrade.sh script from the new WAS instance and set the path to be.. read more →

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Hi all, not long now before I release my new WAS 8.5.5.x Advanced Administration Courses, due in late Q2, ealry Q3 2015. Keep an eye out for several new focused  WebSphere related courses which will cover many topics previously not covered before, and are hard to find with respect to training materials. The concepts within.. read more →

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In the <ihs_root/logs.error_log we find the following error when connecting to IBM HTTP Server using SSL. [Fri May 01 14:08:10 2015] [error] [client 192.168.0.7] [1a6a0a0] [15650] SSL0208E: SSL Handshake Failed, Certificate validation error. [192.168.0.7:51155 -> 192.168.0.80:443] [14:08:10.000087901] 0ms IBM documentation gives the explanation for this error message. SSL0208E: SSL Handshake Failed, Certificate validation error This.. read more →

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You try to log in to the folliwing URL of an admin server

And you get this error in the brower

Reason: That once started, you still need to use a WAS admin console (remote or local) to administer IHS. There is no web-interface presented by the IBM Admin Server. It only provides.. read more →

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When you start IBM HTTP Server – Administration Server, you get the following error If you do not set this port you will get this error Syntax error on line 7 of /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/conf/admin.conf: Port must be specified /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/bin/adminctl start: admin http could not be started If IHS is installed on a separate server other than the WAS server, then WAS uses the IBM HTTP Administration Server to administrate IHS. Before we can start.. read more →

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Looking for IBM WebSphere Middleware Consulting to help with WebSphere Architecture, Support, Migration, Automation and Thought Leadership? An expert in technical communications in the middleware domain, and adept in almost all forms of Internet and mobile related technology, Steve Robinson has time and time again proven his tenacity to improve systems around him and deliver… read more →

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The IBM Installtion Manager has powerful command-line options. Many of which are expained in many of my courses. If IM is installed in /opt/IBM/InstallationManager Change to the  /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools  folder and run the following command:  ./imcl  help, the result will be the following.

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When using IBM Installation Manager to install the WAS Plugin Package, we cannot install the Plugin as a subdirectory within the HIS installation. In previous versions for example, IHS 7.0 and below, many organisations installed the WAS Plugin into a folder called <ihs_root>/Plugins, however we no longer can do this. For example: We have IBM.. read more →

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A little script to help you get syntax for wsadmin help commands in WebSphere Application Server Jython programming create script called getHelp.sh, then chmod as required and voila

Example result:

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