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Home > Training > WebSphere Application Server 6.0 Administration > WebSphere Application Server 6 Administration for V5 Administrators Training

WebSphere Application Server 6 Administration for V5 Administrators Training

Course#: WA1352

This training course is designed for WebSphere v5 administrators who want to learn the new v6 features. Learn how to install and configure WAS V6, as well as deploy applications and migrate existing V5 infrastructure. This course also teaches the mechanisms of how to tune the performance of deployed applications.

Topics
 
  • Profiles
  • WebSphere Rapid Deployment (WRD)
  • Basic administration of applications
  • Jython
  • The new messaging platform
  • Service Integration Bus
  • Web server plugin management.
  • The new performance viewer
  • Migration from older versions of WebSphere
What you will learn
  After completing this course, the student should be able to:
  • Install and configure WebSphere Application Server v6
  • Install, configure and manage enterprise applications
  • Assemble enterprise modules into applications
  • View the performance characteristics of applications
  • Plan a migration project
Audience
  This course is designed for System Administrators who are very much familiar with WebSphere Application Server V5 Network Deployment Edition. This course will be a quick way to learn the differences in WebSphere v6.
Prerequisites
  Prior experience with WebSphere Application Server v5 is necessary. This course does not cover basic concepts that have not changed from v5.
Duration
  Three days.

Outline of WA1352 WebSphere Application Server 6 Administration for V5 Administrators Training

0. Course Introduction

 
  • Course Description
  • Course Prerequisites
  • Course Objectives
  • Introductions
  • Agenda Day 1
  • Agenda Day 2
  • Agenda Day 3
 

1. Migration

 
  • Objectives
  • Goals
  • Overview of V4 to V6 Migration
  • Overview of V5 to V6 Migration
  • Mapping System Configuration
  • Sample Mapping
  • Prepare the Domain
  • Prepare the Application
  • Install Application
  • Automated Migration
  • The WASPreUpgrade Tool
  • Components Migrated
  • The WASPostUpgrade Tool
  • DB2 Migration
  • DB2 Migration Steps
  • Server Coexistence
  • Migrating the System Configuration & Runtime Review Questions
  • Migrating the System Configuration & Runtime Review Answers
  • Reference
 

2. Application Server Installation

 
  • Objectives
  • General Requirements
  • Pre-Install Tasks
  • WebSphere Profiles
  • Creating Profiles
  • Benefits of Profiles
  • Launchpad
  • Product File Installation
  • Custom Installation
  • Profile Creation
  • Windows Service
  • First Steps
  • Installation Verification
  • Silent Install
  • wasprofile Command
  • Product Files Directories
  • Profile Directories
  • Cell/Node/Server
  • Config Directory
  • Important Configuration Files
  • Starting and Stopping the Server
  • Application Server Installation Questions
  • Application Server Installation Answers
  • Reference
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
 

3. Web Server and Web Server Plug in

 
  • Objectives
  • Web Server Integration
  • Benefit of a Web Server
  • IBM HTTP Server Installation
  • IBM HTTP Server Services
  • Plug-in Installation Scenarios
  • Web Server Plug-in
  • Web Server Plug-in Installation
  • Web Servers in WebSphere
  • Mapping Applications to Web Servers
  • Plug-in Configuration
  • Plug-in Syntax
  • Virtual Host
  • hosts File
  • Virtual Hosts in WebSphere
  • Relation to Enterprise Applications
  • Web Server & Web Server Plug-in Questions
  • Web Server & Web Server Plug-in Answers
  • Reference
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
 

4. Enhanced Deployment

 
  • Objectives
  • Enhanced Deployment
  • Enhanced EAR
  • Definitions in Enhanced EAR
  • Configuring an Enhanced EAR
  • Application Scope
  • Using Enhanced EARs
  • WebSphere Rapid Deployment
  • Deployment Automation
  • Rapid Deployment Architecture
  • Configure a Project Folder
  • Monitor the Workspace
  • Using Rapid Deployment
  • Fine Grained Updates
  • Updating or Adding Single Modules or Files
  • Updating or Adding Multiple Modules or Files
  • Removing Files
  • Using Fine Grained Updates
  • Enhanced Deployment Questions
  • Enhanced Deployment Answers
  • Reference
  • Reference: Annotation Based Programming
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
 

5. Troubleshooting

 
  • Objectives
  • Problem Determination
  • Error Reporting
  • Networking Problems and Solutions
  • HTTP Request Problems
  • HTTP Request Solutions
  • Other Solutions
  • Tools for Resolving WebSphere Problems
  • Admin Console Messages
  • Configuration Problems
  • Runtime Messages
  • Message Details
  • Important Log Files
  • Configuring Log Files
  • Viewing Logs
  • Event Types
  • Log Detail Levels
  • Log File Format
  • Configuring Tracing
  • Reading Java Exceptions
  • AST / Log Analyzer
  • Log View of AST
  • dumpNameSpace Tool
  • Debugging
  • IBM Tools
  • Troubleshooting Questions
  • Troubleshooting Answers
  • Reference
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
 

6. Minor Differences

 
  • Objectives
  • Performance Monitoring Differences
  • Enabling Performance Monitoring
  • Performance Statistics
  • Performance Data Available
  • Tivoli Performance Viewer
  • Launching Tivoli Performance Viewer
  • Viewing Performance Data
  • Performance Data Options
  • Logging Performance Data
  • Summary Reports
  • Performance Advisors
  • wsadmin Scripting Differences
  • AdminTask
  • Minor Differences Questions
  • Minor Differences Answers
  • Performance Monitoring Reference
  • wsadmin Scripting Reference
 

7. Introduction to OnlineStore Application

 
  • Objectives
  • OnlineStore Functions
  • Application Homepage
  • New Customer Registration
  • Browse Products
  • View Cart / Complete Purchase
  • Error Notification
  • Find Purchases
  • Similarity to "Real World" Applications
  • OnlineStore Application Structure
  • OnlineStoreWeb.war Contents
  • OnlineStoreEJB.jar Contents
  • Links Between Modules
  • Summary
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
 

8. JMS Overview and WebSphere MQ Configuration

 
  • Objectives
  • Messaging Intro
  • Messaging Example
  • Messaging Components
  • Messaging Types
  • JMS (Java Messaging Service)
  • Message Driven Beans (MDB)
  • MDB as Message Consumer
  • JMS Security
  • JMS Resources
  • Messaging in WebSphere
  • Default Messaging
  • WebSphere MQ
  • Which To Use?
  • WebSphere MQ JMS Configuration
  • WebSphere MQ JMS Provider
  • Connection Factory
  • Destination
  • Listener Port
  • Relationship Between Messaging Components
  • JMS Messaging Configuration Questions
  • JMS Messaging Configuration Answers
  • Reference
 

9. Default Messaging JMS Configuration

 
  • Objectives
  • Service Integration Bus
  • Bus Members
  • Messaging Engine
  • Data Store
  • Destination
  • Message Points
  • Mediations
  • Default Messaging JMS Configuration
  • Creating a Service Integration Bus
  • Adding a Bus Member
  • Bus Member Data Store
  • Add a Destination
  • Default Messaging JMS Provider
  • JMS Connection Factory
  • JMS Destination
  • JMS Activation Specification
  • Relationship Between Messaging Components
  • JMS Messaging Configuration Questions
  • JMS Messaging Configuration Answers
  • Reference
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
 

10. Network Deployment Architecture

 
  • Objectives
  • Workload Management (WLM) Basics
  • Role of Network Deployment Software
  • Similarities With Base Edition
  • Differences With Base Edition
  • Coexistence With Base Edition
  • Network Deployment Cell
  • Deployment Manager and Node Agents
  • Configuration File Synchronization
  • Synchronization Problems
  • Network Deployment Profiles
  • Federating Nodes
  • Federating an Application Server Profile
  • Federating a Custom Profile
  • Adding Nodes
  • Prerequisites Before Adding Nodes
  • Steps Taken When Adding a Node
  • Removing Nodes
  • Admin Console Changes
  • Controlling Deployment Manager and Node Agents
  • Automatically Starting Servers
  • Network Deployment Architecture Questions
  • Network Deployment Architecture Answers
  • Reference
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
  • Lab Topology
 

11. Web Server Management and Cluster Topology

 
  • Objectives
  • Web Server Management
  • Using IBM HTTP Server
  • IBM HTTP Server Architecture
  • Non-IHS Web Server
  • Managing Multiple Web Servers
  • Cluster
  • Vertical Scaling
  • Horizontal Scaling
  • "Mixed" Scaling
  • Heterogeneous Scaling
  • 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
  • Web Server Management & Cluster Topology Questions
  • Web Server Management & Cluster Topology Answers
  • Reference
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
  • Lab Topology
 

12. Workload Management and Application State

 
  • Objectives
  • Types of WLM
  • Web Server WLM
  • Web Module WLM Architecture
  • Weighted Routing
  • State Management
  • Server Affinity
  • Weighted Routing with Server Affinity
  • EJB WLM
  • Factors Overriding EJB WLM
  • Problems With Server Affinity
  • Server Affinity With Failover
  • Data Replication Service
  • Number of Replicas
  • Replication Security
  • Enabling Server Affinity Failover
  • Session Database
  • Session Tuning
  • Distributed Session Tuning
  • Workload Management & Application State Questions
  • Workload Management & Application State Answers
  • Reference
  • Lab Summary
  • Common Lab Errors
 

13. Course Summary

 
  • Course Objectives
  • WebSphere Certification
  • Reference
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