When testing a MySQL datasource configured at Cell scope for WAS ND 8.5.5.x, I get the following error:

The Cell is called HA01Cell, and the Deployment Manager profile  is called HA01_dmgrNode, the datasource in question is EStore_datasource. The scenario is that I am writing another module for my latest course October 2015 called WAS.. read more →

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WebSphere Application Server Install and Upgrade Automation Course Looking to automate WAS inatalls? Do you need to save time automating manual WAS tasks? Want to know howto create shel scipts to manage WAS installs and upgrades? Have you ever wondered how to automate IBM Installation Manager? Ever needed to automate the installation of WAS 8.5.5.x.. read more →

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Do you need to save time automating manual WebSphere Application Server installtion 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.. 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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When running the Jython command addIdMgrLDAPServer as part of a Federated repository configuration on WAS 8.5.5.x, I received the following error:

The reason for this is that the LDAP server was not running. The problem can occur when the the host/ip-address or port is wrong, or a firewall is running and the LDAP port that.. read more →

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Error when running a create profile action using managed profiles (as called in my automation course)

The issue was the WAS 8.5.5.x instance was installed using WAS DEV (which is WAS BASE) and so it does not have the ability to create a Deployment Manager profile, I should be using a different package ID.. 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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