WebSphere 8.5.5 Automation Course

Note: This is not part of the $74.95 deal as 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 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 with detailed worked-examples.

The course provides scripts to automate the following:

  • Install/Upgrade/Remove IBM Installation Manager (IM)
  • Fully demonstrates the three modes of IM Modes (Admin, User, Group).
    • This is never been documented in this much detail before, not even by IBM!
  • Install/Upgrade WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5x (or even 8.x, 8.5.x)
  • Install/Upgrade IBM HTTP Server (IHS)
  • Understand IHS Administration
  • Detailed SSL CA, and CSR examples using ikeyman tool, gskcmd tool, and OpenSSL
    • This is never been documented in this much detail before, not even by IBM!
  • Install/Upgrade the WebSphere Plugin
  • Report on IBM Installation managed installs

This course was produced over 4 months with full-time effort towards design, testing and verification of advanced automation scripts which can be used independently or plugged into any enterprise orchestration management software. To engage a leading IBM WAS consultant to build these scripts, would cost over £100,000 pounds and likely to take 3-6 months to write, and test. I have leveraged my vast industry experience to give you one of the most valuable courses I have produced to date. Once purchased, you can augment these scripts as you please into your enterprise management processes, saving you time and money. I would recommend that you consider the cost it would take you to produce a similar set of scripts, and you will see that the price of the course (essentially the scripts with examples) is well worth it, even if it is just to get hold of these scripts and include them in your administration-tools arsenal.

Imagine being able to install and upgrade WAS 8.x.x.x products in minutes, with self auditing configurations and detailed logging.

The course has been written by Steve Robinson who is a well known WebSphere product specialist and the author of several published WebSphere related books.

Duration: 3-5 Days Self Study
Audience:

  • Experienced JEE Developers and Administrators having good experience with WebSphere Application Servers.
  • People looking to upgrade their skills to the Latest version of WebSphere Application Server.
  • Advanced professionals looking to automate installing and upgrading WAS 8.5.5.x in the enterprise.

Requirements:
Basic knowledge of Linux  commands is expected. Prior experience in administering WebSphere Application Server version 8.x.x.x servers is expected.

Sample Videos:

http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/was-8-5-5-automation-course-videos

WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 Automation Course
WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 Automation Course
Price: $499.95
Price: $29.95

Note: Once you have paid and registered, you will gain instant access to download your course materials.

Id Prerequisites Document Topics Covered
1 WAS_8.5.5_AutomationScripts_Guide.docx Script documentation
was8manage.sh
ihs8manage.sh
manageCell.py
2 WAS_8.5.5_DownloadsGuide.docx Acquire IBM Installation Manager
IBM Packaging Utility
3 1,2 WAS_8.5.5_IBM_InstallationManager_InstallUpgradeGuide.docx Installing IM
Upgrading IM
IM Admin Mode
IM Group Mode
IM User Mode
Fixpacks
Manual command-line installs
Automated installs
Managing Installation locations
4 3 WAS_DEV_8.5.5_Silent_InstallationGuide.docx Prerequisites
IBM Installation Manager
Query a repository
Understanding offering and version Ids
The IMCL tool
WAS silent install (Manual and Automated)
WAS silent uninstall (Manual and Automated)
WAS silent upgrade (Manual and Automated)
WAS silent upgrade-rollback (Manual and Automated)
Managing Installation locations
5 3 WAS_ND_8.5.5_Silent_InstallationGuide.docx Same topics as WAS DEV product, but using WebSphere ND
6 4,5 WAS_ND_8.5.5_Silent_FixPack_IinterimFIXGuide.docx Apply Interim Fixes
7 4,5 WAS_ND_8.5.5_Slient_ProfileManagementGuide.docx Create Profiles (Manual and Automated)
Delete Profiles (Manual and Automated)
Deployment Manager Profile
Node Profile
8 7 WAS_ND_8.5.5_Slient_ProfileManagementGuide_AdvancedTopics_PortDefinitionFile.docx Ports Definition File
9 Query Port usage
10 Default vs Custom Ports
11 9,10 Port ranges
Port table
Profile Types
WAS_DEV_8.5.5_IHS_And_WebSpherePlugin_Silent_InstallGuide.docx Install IHS silently (Manual and Automated)
Install Plugin silently (Manual and Automated)
Upgrade IHS silently (Manual and Automated)
Upgrade Plugin (Manual and Automated)
Rollback Fix Pack (Manual and Automated)
WAS_ND_8.5.5_IHS_And_WebSpherePlugin_Silent_InstallGuide.docx Same topics as WAS DEV product, but using WebSphere ND
WAS_DEV_8.5.5_IHS_AdministrationGuide.docx Starting/Stopping Administrative Server
Web Server definitions for WAS console
plugin-cfg.xml
Application Targets
Automating Self signed certificates
Key Databases
SSL Overview
Install Open SSL
ikeyman Tool
using gskcmd to create new keyring database
Create CSRs
verify CSR (Command-line, GUI)
Listing signers
Create a CA
Signing a CSR with CA
Receiving CSR via command-line
Receiving CSR via GUI
Configure IHS with signed cert
Adding CA’s to keyring databases
Automating Web Server definitions
Understanding the plugin-cfg.xml file
Additional Open SSL Commands and examples

This Video is an overview of the contents of the WAS 8.5.5.Automation Course at http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/products

Download Video:
http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/was855automation/CourseContents_HD.mp4

This Video shows the custom was8manage.sh script being used to automate managing IBM Installation Manager

Download Video:
http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/was855automation/InstallAndUpdate_IM_HD.mp4

This Video shows the custom was8manage.sh script being used to automate the installtion of WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.x

Download Video:
http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/was855automation/InstallWAS855_HD.mp4

This Video shows the custom was8manage.sh script being used to automate the upgrade of WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.0 to 8.5.5.5

Download Video:
http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/was855automation/UpdateWAS855_HD.mp4

This Video shows the custom was8manage.sh script being used to automate the rollback of an upgrade applied WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.5 to revert back to 8.5.5.0

Download Video:
http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/was855automation/RollbackWAS855_HD.mp4

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