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					WA1579 Advanced WebSphere Application
Server v6.1 Administration Training and
Courseware
This training course is meant for companies maintaining a complex WebSphere based
web site. The course provides hands-on practice performing the tasks required in a
production WebSphere environment. This course uses WebSphere Network
Deployment Edition v6.1 in the labs. The labs use a Linux environment to install and
configure WebSphere although configuration in a Windows environment would be
similar.

The course covers advanced topics in the area of best practices, work load
management (WLM), security, and troubleshooting. After taking this course, students
will be able to design a WebSphere based system that is more secure, easier to
manage and performs better. Students will also be familiar with some of the new
administrative tools that are available with WebSphere v6.1.

In the labs students will gradually build a complex WebSphere environment from
scratch. They will take many of the same steps normally taken in a production
WebSphere environment.

Topics

      Administrative Best Practices (covered throughout the course)
      WebSphere Installation Factory
      Advanced troubleshooting
      Security (LDAP, Single Sign on, SSL)
      Work Load Management (WLM)
      WebSphere High Availability

What you will learn
After completing this course, the student should be able to:

      Use the WebSphere Installation Factory to create a custom installation package
       including product updates and executable script files.
      Enable LDAP based security.
      Enable SSL on all HHTP connections in the WebSphere environment.
      Run a J2EE application in multiple machines and enable fault tolerance.
      Configure WebSphere Default Messaging in a Cluster.
      Configure High Availability policies used by the WebSphere High Availability
       Manager (HAManager).
Audience
The class is meant for WebSphere administrators who are currently maintaining a
multi-machine environment running several applications. This course is highly
recommended before starting to make any major enhancements to the current
infrastructure with the intention to improve its capacity or security.

Prerequisites
Students should have a good understanding of the basic administration aspects of
WebSphere Application Server v6.0 or v6.1. The following courses can provide this
experience for students who are not familiar with WebSphere v6.x administration:

      WA1561 WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Administration (Best preparation)
      WA1327 WebSphere Application Server V6.0 Administration
      WA1352 WebSphere Application Server v6 Administration for v5.x
       Administrators

Students should also have a basic understanding of Linux/Unix as the labs are
conducted in a Linux environment. The labs are done in a group so individuals who
are not as familiar with Linux or Unix could still rely on others in the group for some
of the Linux-specific commands.

Duration
3 days
WA1579 Advanced WebSphere Application
Server v6.1 Administration Training and
Courseware Course Outline
1. Installation Factory
     Installation Issues
     Installation Factory Benefits
     Custom Installation Package
     Integrated Install Packages
     Installation Factory Tools
     Creating a CIP
     Profile Customization
     Internal Documentation
     Summary

2. Overview of WebSphere Architecture
     WebSphere Platform
     "Base" Edition
     "Base" Edition
     Other WAS Editions
     IBM HTTP Server
     WebSphere Profiles
     Creating Profiles
     Benefits of Profiles
     Product Files Directories
     Profile Directories
     Cell/Node/Server
     Config Directory
     Web Server Integration
     Benefit of a Web Server
     IBM HTTP Server Installation
     Web Server Plug-in
     Web Servers in WebSphere
     Mapping Applications to Web Servers
     Plug-in Configuration
     Workload Management (WLM) Basics
     Role of Network Deployment Software
     Similarities With Base Edition
     Differences With Base Edition
     Network Deployment Cell
     Deployment Manager and Node Agents
     Configuration File Synchronization
     Configuration File Synchronization
     Network Deployment Profiles
     Federating Nodes
     Federating an Application Server Profile
     Federating a Custom Profile
     Adding Nodes
     Cluster
     Vertical Scaling
     Horizontal Scaling
     "Mixed" Scaling
     Reference
     Summary

3. Security with Federated Repositories
     Previous User Registry Limitations
     Federated Repositories
     Secure by Default
     Virtual Member Manager (VMM)
     Virtual Realm
     Limitations of Federated Repositories
     Configuring Federated Repositories
     Adding LDAP Repositories
     Adding a Base Entry to the Realm
     Managing Users
     Leveraging Federated Repositories
     Summary

4. WebSphere SSL Configuration
     Need for Encryption
     Public Key Cryptography
     Certificates
     Self-Signed Certificates
     Secure Sockets Layer
     SSL in WebSphere
     WebSphere SSL Configuration
     Automatic Keystore Generation
     SSL with Web Server Plug-in
     SSL with LDAP Server
     Certificate Expiration
     Summary
5. Clusters and Topology
     Clusters
     Creating a Cluster
     Cluster Member Options
     Managing Clusters
     Mapping Applications to Clusters
     Cluster Topology Screen
     Topology
     Factors Affecting Topology
     Coexistence Scenarios
     Common Topologies
     All in One
     Vertical Scaling
     Server Separation
     "Mixed" Scaling
     Web Server Horizontal Scaling
     Summary

6. Workload Management and Application State
     Types of WLM
     Web Server WLM
     Web Module WLM Architecture
     Weighted Routing
     State Management
     Server Affinity
     Problems With Server Affinity
     Server Affinity With Failover
     Enabling Server Affinity Failover
     Data Replication Service
     Number of Replicas
     Replication Security
     Session Database
     Session Tuning
     Distributed Session Tuning
     Summary

7. WebSphere Edge Components
     Edge Components Overview
     Load Balancer
     Load Balancer Clusters
     Load Balancer Networking
     High Availability
     Managers and Advisors
     Caching Proxy
     Summary

8. WebSphere Default Messaging in a Cluster
     Default Messaging
     Service Integration Bus
     Bus Members
     Messaging Engine
     Message Store
     Destination
     Message Points
     Mediations
     Default Messaging JMS Configuration
     Creating a Service Integration Bus
     Adding a Bus Member
     Bus Member Message Store
     Add a Destination
     Default Messaging JMS Provider
     Relationship Between Messaging Components
     Messaging High Availability
     Messaging Scalability
     HAManager
     Core Group
     Core Group
     Messaging Engine Core Group Policy
     Summary

9. IBM Support Assistant
     Source of Errors
     Support Tools
     IBM Support Assistant
     ISA Workbench
     Customizing the Workbench
     Search for Information
     Case Management
     Collecting Information
     Guided Troubleshooting
     Troubleshooting Tools
     Manage Service Requests
     Summary

				
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