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Web Sphere Application Server

Outline for WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration Training Course

Introduction

  • The WebSphere family
  • Various WAS Editions
  • Overview of the Java EE 5 Architecture
  • What is new in WAS 7?

Components and Configurations

  • Understand server profiles
  • Installation of WAS Base server
  • Base Server Architecture and Components
  • The Job Manager and Administrative Agent
  • Centralized Installation Manager
  • Installation of WAS Network Deployer
  • Deployment Manager
  • Cells, Nodes, Clusters
  • Cluster Topologies for Best Practices
  • WAS 7 Architecture

Administrative Console

  • Overview of Web Application
  • Where the console resides
  • Navigating the GUI
  • Deployment and Configuration Settings
  • Application Server Properties
  • Configuring Web and EJB containers

RAD - Assembly and Deploy Module

  • Adding EJB Modules
  • Adding Web Modules
  • Setting variables for Deployment
  • Saving and Deploying the EAR

Troubleshooting and Monitoring

  • Backing up Configurations
  • Runtime Provisioning
  • PMI
  • ITCAM - Tivoli Composite Application Manager
  • Tivoli Performance Viewer
  • Performance Monitoring Servlet
  • Console Messages
  • Trace Facility
  • Log Analyzer
  • ISA - IBM Support Assistant and add-ons
  • System Dump Processing

Administering Session Management

  • Session Management Features, Properties
  • Session Scope
  • Session Tracking Mechanism
  • Persistent Session Management

Distributed Servers and Repositories

  • Administrative Agents and Job Managers
  • Network Deployment (WAS-ND)
  • Creating Cells
  • Federating Nodes
  • Configuration Repositories
  • Node and Cell Discovery
  • File Synchronization
  • Managed Servers
  • Managing remote Web Servers

Clusters and Topologies

  • Why Cluster?
  • Creating Clusters
  • Replication
  • Adding Servers to Clusters
  • Cluster Management
  • Vertical Horizontal Scaling
  • Cluster Topologies
  • MultiClustering

Administering Security

  • Security Overview
  • WAS Security Architecture
  • Security Model and Components
  • User Registry
  • Security Server and Collaborator
  • Global Security
  • Multiple Security Domains
  • Fine Grained Administrative Security
  • Securing Admin Console
  • Security Auditing
  • Securing Applications
  • Roles, Constraints, Resources
  • Mapping Roles to Users and Groups

Scripting Tools

    • BSF
    • Mbeans
    • wsadmin and Jython
    • Configuring wsadmin
    • wsadmin Objects: AdminConfig, AdminApp...
    • wsadmin is Powerful
    • Advanced wsadmin
    • More wsadmin
    • Using Property Files
    • Overview of JMX