WS01 - WAS 6 Administration, Installation, Configuration and Maintenance - 4 Days

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Course Description

Making light work of installing and maintaining WebSphere Application Server version 6.1.

This is a four day course in how to install, patch and maintain typical WebSphere Application Server version 6.1. The course is based upon our considerable experience in administering distributed computing environments over ten years of consulting and training.

The course comprises short lectures to outline principles and much longer labs to explore those principles. This is a very hands-on course and is suitable for:

Target Audience

  •    WebSphere administrators
  •    Application support staff
  •    J2EE Architects
  •    Technical Design Authority


Students should have a basic understanding of web applications, some understanding of web services. An awareness of Java helps, but is by no-means necessary.


On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Install and patch WebSphere Application Server (WAS) version 6.1
  • To understand and configure HTTP services with IBM HTTP Server based on Apache
  • Understand the three Java editions
  • Understand Java 2 Enterprise Edition - J2EE
  • Understand web modules, ORBs and Enterprise Java Beans.
  • Build and deploy a web application into WAS version 6.1


This course uses the following tools:

  • IBM HTTP Server - powered by Apache
  • WebSphere Application Server version 6.1
  • Application Server Toolkit
  • Tivoli Performance Viewer


For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

On-site course enquiry (from £165 pp per day)

Course Details

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Topics Covered
Configuring IBM HTTP Server - powered by Apache
Building a web application from previously developed components
Deploying a web application into WebSphere version 6.1
Defining external resources.
Deploying an enterprise application into WebSphere version 6.1
Separating static content from a web module and serving it from IBM HTTP Server

Day 1
Introduction to the WebSphere branded family of products and other companion products in the IBM software catalogue.
Background and origin of the WebSphere Application Server.
J2EE Outline.
Installing and patching WebSphere Application Server, IBM HTTP Server (IHS) and the plug-in.
IBM HTTP Server, powered by Apache.

Day 2
WebSphere administrative interfaces
Objects within the WebSphere administrative domain
Defining external resources - MQ and Database
Creating an application server container
Starting and stopping application servers
Workload management and clustering principals
Applying fixes interactively and silently

Day 3
Creating multiple node cells - 'federating'
Deploying web applications into WebSphere
Deploying Enterprise applications into WebSphere
Creating clusters
Creating clones for horizontal and vertical scaling
Deploying applications into clustered environments
Application scalability

Day 4
Problem Diagnosis
Applying WebSphere and J2EE security
Tracing WebSphere and application behaviour
Application assembly with the Application Server Toolkit
Tivoli Performance Viewer and Performance Advisor


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