Administrative Scripting with WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Training

Course #:WA1953

Administrative Scripting with WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Training

This 3 day class covers in depth how to perform many common WebSphere tasks using the WebSphere scripting libraries.  Rather than using the Administration Console, which is prone to human error, students will learn how to create automated and repeatable procedures modify WebSphere environments with scripting.  Students learn the Jython language in addition to the commands available in a WebSphere environment.

Instead of just being a copy of the documentation for the WebSphere scripting capabilities, this course is designed to focus on the common tasks that WebSphere administrators would perform and how to accomplish those tasks with scripting.

Although this course will focus on a WebSphere 8.5 environment, many of the script commands and tools can be used in a WebSphere 6.1 environment also.  The course also focuses on Jython scripting syntax since that is the future direction of WebSphere scripting.

Students attending this class will receive a copy of the IBM Press book "WebSphere Application Server Administration Using Jython".  This book is an invaluable resource for WebSphere scripting written by authors that are experts in the field of WebSphere administration and Jython scripting.


  • Jython fundamentals
  • wsadmin scripting
  • The AdminConfig, AdminControl, AdminApp, and AdminTask WebSphere scripting objects
  • Scripting and security
  • Databases and scripting
  • Configuring messaging resources with scripting
  • Administering web services with scripting
  • WebSphere 8.5 new scripting libraries and tools

What you will learn

  After completing this course, the student should be able to:
  • Develop WebSphere scripts in the Jython syntax
  • Work within the WebSphere scripting environment
  • Perform common configuration tasks using WebSphere scripting
  • Use some of the new scripting tools available in WebSphere 8.5

Hands on labs


In the labs students will use various techniques to develop WebSphere scripting commands, perform common configuration tasks using scripting, and understand the general scripting environment of WebSphere.




The class is meant for WebSphere administrators who are involved in maintaining a WebSphere environment and automating the configuration of that environment using WebSphere scripting.



  Students should have a good understanding of the basic administration aspects of WebSphere Application Server v7.0 or v8.x. The following courses can provide this experience for students who are not familiar with WebSphere administration:


  3 days

Outline of Administrative Scripting with WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Training

Chapter 01: The Basics of Jython/Python Programming Languages

Chapter 02: wsadmin, IBM Jython, and RAD

Chapter 03: Administrative Scripting Objects

Chapter 04: AdminConfig Syntax

Chapter 05: AdminTask Syntax

Chapter 06: WebSphere Application Server Security

Chapter 07: Accessing Corporate Data

Chapter 08: Overview of the AdminApp Scripting

Chapter 09: Service Integration Bus a/k/a Default Messaging a/k/a Platform Messaging

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.