WebSphere Application Server 8 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 8.0. 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 850 pages of “How To” guides and more than 300 Power Point slides along with Labs, resources and questions and answers

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: 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 Administration Course
WebSphere Application Server 8 Administration Essentials Course
Price: $149.95
Price: $79.95

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

  • Application Server Overview
    • Need for application servers
    • WAS management features
    • WAS flavours
    • WAS Topologies
    • WAS 8.0 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 – Cluster Configuration and Management
    • 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 – Monitoring and Tuning
    • Analyzing Thread Dumps
    • Analyzing Heap Dumps
    • Dump Agents
    • JVM Tuning
    • Analyzing GC log messages using GCMV
    • Performance monitoring infrastructure (PMI)
  • Module 13 – High availability
    • Understanding session affinity
    • Deploying applications in a cluster
    • Clustering and JMS
    • Clustering and JDBC
    • Clustering and EJB requests
    • Understand Session replication & persistence
  • Module 14 – Administrative Agent
    • Creating administrative agent profile
    • Registering & Deregistering application server nodes
    • Working with administrative agent console
  • Module 15 – Security
    • Introduction to WAS security
    • User, Group and Role
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Securing different types of applications
  • Module 16 – Security Auditing
    • Configure security auditing
    • Signing audit records
    • Encrypting audit records
  • Module 17 – Administration Tools
    • EarExpander.sh
    • Collector.sh
    • Visual Configuration Explorer
    • The applyPerfTuningTemplate.py tool
  • Module 18 – CIM
      • CIM Overview
      • Job Targets
      • Using Sudo
      • Job Types

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