WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Administration course

This course provides the student with the necessary skills to handle all sorts of administrative tasks on WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment version 8.5. The course material is practical and “hands-on” and covers a wide range of topics derived from industry experience. We have designed this course to include all the necessary instructions to install the product, try out various administrative tasks and can be used easily to refresh your knowledge after the course has been attended. The course also contains over 900 pages of “How To” guides and more than 300 Power Point slides along with Labs, resources and questions and answers

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

Duration: 5-10 Days Self Study
Audience:

  • JEE Developers and Administrators having little or some experience with Java Application Servers.
  • People looking to upgrade their skills to the Latest version of WebSphere Application Server.

Requirements:
Basic knowledge of JEE concepts & Unix commands is expected. Prior experience in administering any JEE application servers will speed up the learning process and allow you to enjoy the course more, but is not mandatory.

WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Administration Course
WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Administration Essentials Course
Price: $254.95
Price: $149.95

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

This course provides the student with the necessary skill set to handle all sorts of administrative tasks on WebSphere Application Server 8.5 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.

Note: With an instructor we can tremendously speed up the learning process. Instructor learning, however is a private consultancy or you can license the course ware for re-sales purposes for your own training needs. Contact us if you are requiring more than self study, however please consider  we are a professional training company. Though our coursware is affordable, we do not provide 1-2-1 training for the same price as self-study.

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 – Health Management
• Module 13 – JVM Tuning
• Module 14 – High availability
• Module 15 – Administrative Agent
• Module 16 – Security
• Module 17 – Security Auditing
• Module 18 – Administration Tools
• Module 19 – CIM
• Module 20 – Liberty Profile

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:
Ideal duration for an instructor lead course: 5 days
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 8.5 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 – Vertical Scaled Cluster Creation
    • 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 – Health Management
    • Health Policy
    • Health Action
    • Health Controller
    • Creating Health Policies
  • Module 13 – Monitoring and Tuning
    • Analyzing Thread Dumps
    • Analyzing Heap Dumps
    • Dump Agents
    • JVM Tuning
    • Analyzing GC log messages using GCMV
    • Performance monitoring infrastructure (PMI)
  • Module 14 – High availability
    • Understanding session affinity
    • Deploying applications in a cluster
    • Clustering and JMS
    • Clustering and JDBC
    • Clustering and EJB requests
    • Understand Session replication & persistence
    • Dynamic Cluster
  • Module 15 – Administrative Agent
    • Creating administrative agent profile
    • Registering & Deregistering application server nodes
    • Working with administrative agent console
  • Module 16 – Security
    • Introduction to WAS security
    • User, Group and Role
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Securing different types of applications
  • Module 17 – Security Auditing
    • Configure security auditing
    • Signing audit records
    • Encrypting audit records
    • Repository Checkpoint
  • Module 18 – Administration Tools
    • EarExpander.sh
    • Collector.sh
    • Visual Configuration Explorer
    • The applyPerfTuningTemplate.py too
  • Module 19 – CIM
    • CIM Overview
    • Job Targets
    • Using Sudo
    • Job Types
    • Job Creation Wizard
    • Submitting CIM jobs from command line
  • Module 20 – Liberty Profile
    • Liberty Profile Overview
    • Liberty Profile Installation
    • Setting Liberty Server runtime
    • Deploying an Application
    • Securing Liberty Server
    • Liberty Server Administration
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