WAS Training

COURSE CONTENT FOR WEBSPHERE TRAINING
1.WAS product family overview.
• What is WAS and its functionality.
• Some Key differences between the version 6.0 & 6.1, 7.0, 8.0 and 8.5
• Product packaging.
• Express/Base/Network Deployment – overview.
2. WAS Installation.
• Hardware and software prerequisites.
• Installation overview.
• Installation Environments.
• Profile Types and their details.
• Creating profiles using command line tool.
• Pre-install tasks.
• Installation verification.
• WAS Install – Network Deployment and Base.
• WAS Directory structure.
• Backup Config Task.
• Uninstall.
3. Architectural Overview and System Management.
• Standalone and Distributed server overview.
• Base/ Express/ ND.
• WAS Basics.
• Repository Directory Structure.
• JDBC providers.
• Data Sources.
• JAAS configuration.
• Application Data Files.
• Build cell- add/remove Nodes.
• Cell, deployment manager, node and node agent.
• Creating and Managing profiles.
• Managed node groups.
• Enhance EAR.
• Managed Nodes vs Un managed Nodes.
• File Synchronization.
• Defining Virtual hosts.
• Command line tools.
• Server Commands.
4. Administrative Console.
• Starting the Admin Console.
• Logging into the Admin Console.
• Administrative console areas.
• Administrative console preferences and Filters.
• Finding components in Administrative console.
• Updating the components of Administrative console.
• Adding new objects to Administrative Console.
• Removing existed objects from Administrative console.
• Starting and stopping objects of Administrative console.
• Saving work to Master Repository.
• Backing up the profile configuration.
• Restoring the configuration.
5. Working with Standalone Application Server.
• Managing the Application server profile.
• Application Server Configuration.
• Viewing the status of the Application server.
• Starting and Stopping the Application server.
• Viewing the runtime attributes of an application server.
• customizing the application servers.
6. Application Install.
• Installation Tasks.
• Creating J2C authentication alias.
• Virtual Hosts creation and configuration.
• Creating JDBC resources.
• Creating Data sources.
• Enterprise Application Installation.
• Managing Applications.
• Start and Stop Applications.
• Viewing Installed Applications.
• Viewing the EJB modules.
• Viewing the WEB modules.
• J2EE Application Flow.
7. Managing Webserver with WAS.
• IBM HTTP SERVER as Managed Node.
• IBM HTTP SERVER as Un-managed Node.
• Starting and stopping the Webserver.
• Webserver, Custom plugin-cfg.xml.
• Workflow of plug-in file.
• Managing plugin-cfg.xml files.
• Managing Web server plug-in properties.
• Generating Custom plug-in and propagating.
8. Work Load Management & High Availability.
• What is clustering?
• Types of Clustering.
• Horizontal Clustering vs Vertical Clustering.
• Creating and Configuring the Cluster.
• Basic WLM request routing mechanism.
• Configure Virtual Host and Host Aliases.
• Federation of Nodes in ND.
• Viewing the status of the cluster.
• Starting and stopping Clusters and Cluster members.
• Edge Components, HTTP server, Web container and EJB container Failover.

9. JMS and SIB Mechanism.
• WebSphere messaging and basic flow.
• Queues, connection Factory and Destinations.
• SIBus and ME’s in standalone and ND.
• Introduction to WebSphere MQ.
10. WAS Security Mechanisms.
• Introduction To Security.
• Security Levels.
• Enabling Global Security, Administrative Security, Application Security.
• SSL Configuration.
• User Creation & Interpreting.
11. Troubleshooting
• WebSphere Application Server Logs.
• Log File Types and locations.
• Configuring and Viewing logs at runtime.
• Enabling Logging and Tracing.
• Interpreting the JVM Logs.
• Process Logs.
• Procedure to Generate Heap and Thread Dumps.
• Installation related Trouble shooting / Tips.
• Enable Verbose Garbage Collection.
12. Performance Monitoring.
• Performance monitoring infrastructure.
• JVM Counters.
• Work Load Management Counters.
• JDBC connection pool counters.
13. WSADMIN Scripting.
• WSADMIN vs Administrative Console.
• WSADMIN functions and its connection type.
• Invoking WSADMIN.
• WSADMIN administrative objects.
• Introduction to JACL/Jython.