This course teaches how to integrate business and applications following the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and using IBM Integration Bus V9.

The course teaches how to design and write message flows, using the most common V9 facilities and functions. The course provides developers with a sound foundation for developing in the Integration Bus environment. Transport protocols, such as JMS, Web services and MQ are included. An optional overview of XPath is available on request. The number of optional topics for Day 5 is extensive. The number that can be covered will depend upon which topics are requested and whether those topics include exercises.


This course assumes basic knowledge of XML and messaging principles. As a result, some basic knowledge of XML, XSLT, XPath and MQ concepts is assumed. Knowledge of Java is also an advantage.


4 Days (withoptional 5th day)

Outline for IBM Integration Bus Training: V9 Developer Workshop Training

1. Introduction to the Integration Bus Toolkit

  • Explain need for business integration and transformation
  • List and explain the functions of the primary components of IIB V9

2. Design and Setup Considerations

  • Briefly review roles and responsibilities IIB components
  • Discuss setting up IIB development environment

EXERCISE 1 - Setting up the development domain

3. Introduction to the Integration Bus Toolkit

  • Demonstrate the Integration Bus Toolkit
  • Explain the components of Toolkit
  • Demonstrate steps to create/test message flow using the Toolkit
  • Review the IBM primitives
  • Discuss components of IIB messages

EXERCISE 1 continued - Building and testing a message flow application

4. Problem Determination

  • Explain message flow behaviors
  • Describe the different debugging techniques

EXERCISE 2 - Working with problem determination tools (Trace nodes, User Trace, Integrated Test Client, Debugger, Error Logs, The ExceptionList tree)

5. Working with Integration Bus Nodes

  • List IIB message parts and parsing
  • Discuss coding basic ESQL statements
  • Demonstrate using supplied nodes and describe use of most common ones
  • Explore Subflows and their uses
  • Explain working with databases

EXERCISE 3 - Manipulating a message using ESQL

EXERCISE 4 - Working with databases and subflows

EXERCISE 4A – Implementing deployable subflows and ESQL

EXERCISE 5 - Using the DatabaseRetrieve node

EXERCISE 5A - Updating a database using ESQL

  • Explain reference variables to process message trees
  • Discuss shared variables
  • Describe user-defined variables
  • Consider version control implementation
  • Review advantages of using Environment tree
  • Opaque parsing in XML messages

EXERCISE 6 – Implementing reference variables in ESQL

EXERCISE 6A – Caching a database table to improve performance

EXERCISE 6B – Using the Environment tree

EXERCISE 6C – Using Opaque Parsing for XML messages

6 Working with Integration Bus Nodes

  • Describe request/reply using Aggregation nodes
  • Consider obtaining information from different sources – Collector Nodes
  • Explain use of MQGET node to process replies

EXERCISE 7 - Sending requests and obtaining replies in a single message flow

EXERCIES 7A - Using the Collector node to process messages from different sources

7. Message Modeling and Mapping

  • Explain storing message layouts in the Toolkit
  • Describe implementation of message models
  • Explore using graphical data maps
  • Demonstrate import/use of C, XML and Cobol structures in the Toolkit

EXERCISE 8 - Creating and working with a message model using DFDL

EXERCISE 8A – Importing to create a message model

EXERCISE 8B – Working with XML models

8. Using Java in the Integration Bus

  • Consider the JavaCompute node
  • Discuss using XPATH to work with message structures
  • Explain JMS nodes and implementation

EXERCISE 9 - Implementing JavaCompute in a message flow

EXERCISE 9A - Converting an MQ message to JMS

9. Routing data through message flows

  • Discuss Route, RouteToLabel, Label and DatabaseRoute nodes

EXERCISE 10 - Working with routing techniques.

10. Additional input and output options

  • Describe Timer nodes
  • Explain File nodes
  • Discuss Email nodes

EXERCISE 11 – Implementing a time based flow

EXERCISE 11A – Working with files in a message flow



OPTIONAL DAY 5 - list of optional topics for Day 5 (number of topics selected dependent on exercises as topics with exercises require additional time. Generally 3-5 topics for the day).


11.  Using SOAP and HTTP nodes (OPTIONAL)

  • Describe Web Service support for Integration Bus
  • Discuss using the HTTP Nodes
  • Explain using SOAP nodes

EXERCISE 12 – Implementing a SOAP message flow

EXERCISE 12A – Creating a Integration Service from a schema

12.  Working with Patterns (OPTIONAL)

  • Using supplied patterns
  • Creating patterns for reuse
  • Sharing patterns

EXERCISE 13 – Implementing a supplied pattern

EXERCISE 13A – Creating a pattern

13. Publish/Subscribe updates (OPTIONAL)

  • Explore Pub/Sub uses
  • List steps to implement a IIB V9 pub/sub flow
  • Explain using filters for publish/subscribe

EXERCISE 14 – Implementing content filtering

14. Using the global cache and eXtremeScale (OPTIONAL)

  • Using the built-in global cache
  • Connecting to an external eXtremeScale grid

EXERCISE 15 - Using the built-in globalcache/eXtreme scale functions

15. Working with .NET (OPTIONAL)

  • Using the .NETCompute node
  • Calling .NET methods via ESQL

EXERCISE 16 – Building a simple Web service using a .NETCompute node

16.  Integration Registry (OPTIONAL)

  • Storing MQ Service definitions and policies
  • Managing workload management policies

EXERCISE 17 – Using an MQ Service definition to configure an MQ node

17. CICS and Integration Bus (OPTIONAL)

  • CICS and Integration Bus interaction
  • Connecting to CICS
  • Setting up to use CICSRequest node
  • Working with CICSRequest node

18. IMS and Integration Bus (OPTIONAL)

  • IMS and Integration Bus interaction
  • Connecting to IMS
  • Setting up to use IMSRequest node
  • Working with IMSRequest node
01/15/2024 - 01/18/2024
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
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USD $2,930.00
02/19/2024 - 02/22/2024
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Online Virtual Class
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03/25/2024 - 03/28/2024
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Online Virtual Class
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