The following error occurs when you try to start the IBM HTTP Administration Server. Syntax error on line 153 of /var/apps/ihs8/conf/admin.conf: The port number "dmgr.localdomain.com:@@AdminPort@@" is outside the appropriate range (i.e., 1..65535). /var/apps/ihs8/bin/adminctl start: admin http could not be started The reson is that you have run the following command: ./setupadm -create -usr ihsadmin -grp ihsgrp -cfg /var/apps/ihs8/conf/httpd.conf -adm /var/apps/ihs8/conf/admin.conf However you have not edfited the   @@AdminPort@@  variable for example: # Directory where the Administration Server binaries are installed ServerRoot "/var/apps/ihs8" I cover all the ins and outs of managin IBM HTTP Server in my WebSphere Security Course. read more →

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Note: This is part of the $99.95 special deal as this course was released before December 2015. Have you ever wondered how to install and configure a federated repository (LDAP and internal file-based repository)? Have you ever had trouble creating a custom stand-alone LDAP configuration? Have you wondered how to automate the creation of a LDAP.. 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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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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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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This article is an overview of the general concepts of inbound and outbound SSL configurations for WebSphere Application Server. It applies to the recommended approach by IBM to use IHS for inbound SSL and to configure the appropriate scopes key and trust stores. Read it through, it reads great, but there is a more to.. read more →

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