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WebSphere Portal 6.1 Administration and Deployment Training

Course ID: WAS1684
Duration: 5 Days

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<p> This course teaches the operational tasks involved in maintaining a WebSphere Portal Server environment.  This course focuses specifically on the advanced configuration required to support a cluster of WebSphere Portal servers.  Rather than simply working with a basic installation throughout the entire course, students are shown how to accomplish the tasks that will be requried in a production-scale WebSphere Portal deployment.  Students will initially work separately so they become familiar with administrative tasks and then will work together to create a horizontal Portal cluster.</p> <p>  </p>

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Learning Objectives

<ul> <li> Plan for a portal installation</li> <li> Install portal, including silent installation</li> <li> Create a customized look and feel</li> <li> Install new portlet applications</li> <li> Configure Portal composite applications</li> <li> Add portlets to pages and change page layout</li> <li> Configure security using LDAP</li> <li> Migrate portal configuration databases to an external database</li> <li> Resolve most common problems</li> <li> Perform basic performance tuning</li> <li> Create multiple virtual portals</li> <li> Use Web Content Management to maintain the web site<span style="display: none"> </span></li> </ul>


<p> This is a course for administrators who are responsbile for installing and maintaining a WebSphere Portal Server based web site.<span style="display: none"> </span></p>

Course Outline

<div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Introduction to WebSphere Portal Server</span></div> <ul> <li> What is a Portal</li> <li> General Portal Architecture</li> <li> WebSphere Portal Products</li> <li> A Typical Network Architecture for WebSphere Portal</li> <li> WebSphere Portal Server</li> <li> WebSphere Portal Server Architecture</li> <li> Page Aggregation Modules</li> <li> Portlet</li> <li> WebSphere Portal Built-in Portlets</li> <li> Portlet Application</li> <li> Portlet Mode and State</li> <li> WebSphere Portal Information</li> <li> Java Portlet Specification v1.0 (JSR-168)</li> <li> Java Portlet Specification v2.0 (JSR-286)</li> <li> Portlet Security Overview</li> <li> Portal Access Control</li> <li> Portal User Management</li> <li> Credential Vault Service</li> <li> Best Practices for Development </li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Installing WebSphere Portal Server</span></div> <ul> <li> Installing WPS</li> <li> WPS Components</li> <li> Optional Component: Database</li> <li> Optional Component: LDAP Server</li> <li> Optional Component: WebSphere Process Server</li> <li> Optional Component: HTTP Server</li> <li> Hardware Requirements</li> <li> Operating Systems</li> <li> Supported Databases</li> <li> Supported LDAP Servers</li> <li> Supported Web Servers</li> <li> Preparing the OS</li> <li> Installation Source</li> <li> Running the Install Program</li> <li> Simple Install Example</li> <li> Install Complete</li> <li> Test</li> <li> Starting Portal Server</li> <li> Accessing the Home Page</li> <li> The Portal Home Page</li> <li> The Portal Administration Page</li> <li> Stopping Portal Server</li> <li> Getting Server Status</li> <li> Looking at Log Files</li> <li> SystemOut.log</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Configuration for Production and Scalability</span></div> <ul> <li> Installation Architectures</li> <li> Development Environment</li> <li> Functional Testing</li> <li> Integration Testing</li> <li> Production Environment</li> <li> Clustering Considerations</li> <li> Configuration Utilities</li> <li> ConfigEngine Utility</li> <li> ANT Script File</li> <li> How ConfigEngine Uses ANT</li> <li> More On Properties</li> <li> Property Precedence</li> <li> What can you do with ConfigEngine?</li> <li> Migrating Database</li> <li> Database Domains</li> <li> Migrate to DB2</li> <li> Migrate to Oracle</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader"> Problem Determination</span></div> <ul> <li> Types of Problems</li> <li> Problem Isolation</li> <li> Steps to Follow</li> <li> HTTP Server Access Log</li> <li> HTTP Server Error Log</li> <li> HTTP Server Start Up Error</li> <li> WebSphere Specific Notes</li> <li> Tools for Resolving WebSphere Problems</li> <li> Admin Console Messages</li> <li> Configuration Problems</li> <li> Runtime Messages</li> <li> Message Details</li> <li> Important Log Files</li> <li> Log Types</li> <li> Log Detail Levels</li> <li> Configuring Log Files</li> <li> Viewing Logs</li> <li> Log File Format</li> <li> Configuring Tracing</li> <li> Reading Java Exceptions</li> <li> Debugging</li> <li> IBM Tools</li> <li> Application Server Does Not Start</li> <li> High CPU Usage</li> <li> Application Server Hanging</li> <li> Portal Server Installation Logs</li> <li> Portal Server Runtime Logs</li> <li> Portal Server Tracing</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">WebSphere Portal Security - Authentication</span></div> <ul> <li> Authentication</li> <li> LDAP Security Basics</li> <li> LDAP Data Structure</li> <li> Distinguished Name (DN)</li> <li> DN and RDN Example</li> <li> Searching</li> <li> User Registries</li> <li> Portal User Registry</li> <li> Alternate Security Registries</li> <li> The ConfigWizard</li> <li> When to Configure Security</li> <li> Enabling Security with Standalone User Registry</li> <li> Property Extension Database</li> <li> Configure a Property Extension Database</li> <li> Adding Properties to the Property Extension Database</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portal Page Hierarchy</span></div> <ul> <li> Portlets</li> <li> Portlets in Action</li> <li> Portlet Catalog</li> <li> Administrative Portlets</li> <li> Utility Portlets</li> <li> Application Portlets</li> <li> Elements of a Portal Site</li> <li> Page and Label</li> <li> Page/Label Hierarchy</li> <li> Creating Pages and Labels</li> <li> Setting Page Properties</li> <li> Layout of a Page</li> <li> Adding Portlets to a Page</li> <li> Page Locking</li> <li> Private Page</li> <li> URL Mapping</li> <li> URL Mapping Portlet</li> <li> URL</li> <li> Behavior of the Back Button</li> <li> Configuring Anchors</li> <li> Delayed Cleanup of Deleted Portal Pages</li> <li> Deleting Orphaned Data</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portlet Administration</span></div> <ul> <li> Terminologies</li> <li> Portlet</li> <li> Portlet Modes</li> <li> Example of Using Edit Mode</li> <li> Portlet Window States</li> <li> Portlet API</li> <li> Portlet Deployment Descriptors</li> <li> Installing a Portlet Web Module</li> <li> How is a Portlet Web Module Installed?</li> <li> Deploying Portlets Within an EAR</li> <li> Managing Portlet Web Modules</li> <li> Managing Portlet Applications</li> <li> Managing Portlets</li> <li> Adding a Portlet to a Page</li> <li> Configuring a Portlet</li> <li> Copying a Portlet Application</li> <li> Copy a Portlet</li> <li> Removing a Portlet from a Page</li> <li> Uninstalling a Portlet Application</li> <li> Portlet Caching</li> <li> Cache Scope</li> <li> Enabling Portlet Caching</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portal Resource Security</span></div> <ul> <li> Key Concepts</li> <li> Authorization</li> <li> How Does Authorization Work?</li> <li> Roles</li> <li> Role Membership</li> <li> More on Authorization</li> <li> Resources</li> <li> Common Access Rights</li> <li> Delegated Administration</li> <li> Managing Users and Groups</li> <li> Setting Resource Permissions</li> <li> Resource Permissions GUI</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portal Credential Vault</span></div> <ul> <li> Credential Vault</li> <li> Components of Credential Vault</li> <li> Structure of the Credential Vault</li> <li> Slot Scope</li> <li> Credential Access Level</li> <li> Single Sign-on Scenario</li> <li> Vault Administration</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portal Attribute-Based Configuration</span></div> <ul> <li> Global Settings</li> <li> Portal Configuration Services</li> <li> The WAS Admin Console</li> <li> Using the WAS Admin Console</li> <li> Changing a Parameter</li> <li> Configuring Various Services</li> <li> Credential Vault Service</li> <li> External Access Control Service</li> <li> Auditing Service</li> <li> Enabling Auditing Service</li> <li> Localizer Service</li> <li> Persistent Session State</li> <li> Persistent Session State Options</li> <li> Session State Level</li> <li> HTTP Proxy</li> <li> Unique Names</li> <li> Custom Unique Names Portlet</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Composite Applications</span></div> <ul> <li> What is a Composite Application</li> <li> What is a Component</li> <li> Components and Applications</li> <li> Benefits of Composite Applications</li> <li> Template</li> <li> Enabling Composite Application Support</li> <li> Composite Application Design and Use</li> <li> Creating a Template</li> <li> Configuring a Template</li> <li> Edit the Template Layout</li> <li> Creating the Application</li> <li> Configuring the Application</li> <li> Using the Application</li> <li> Protecting Applications and Templates</li> <li> Defining Roles</li> <li> Roles Portlet</li> <li> Assign Application Members</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Integrating External Content</span></div> <ul> <li> Importing Content</li> <li> Web Page Portlet</li> <li> Web Clipping Portlet</li> <li> Configuring the Web Clipping Portlet</li> <li> Clipping Options</li> <li> Clipping Type</li> <li> HTML Clipping</li> <li> Add the Clipping</li> <li> RSS Portlet</li> <li> Configure the RSS Portlet</li> <li> Add the RSS Portlet</li> <li> Document Management Changes</li> <li> Third Party Portlets</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Web Content Management Basics</span></div> <ul> <li> Key Features</li> <li> Main components of WCM</li> <li> How Does it Work</li> <li> Enabling WCM</li> <li> Accessing WCM Authoring Tools</li> <li> Using the WCM Tool</li> <li> Authoring Template</li> <li> Creating Authoring Template</li> <li> Presentation Template</li> <li> Corporate News Presentation Template</li> <li> Presentation Template XML Markup</li> <li> Site and Site Area</li> <li> Content</li> <li> Creating Content</li> <li> Security and Workflow of Content</li> <li> Components</li> <li> Showing a Component from an Authoring Template</li> <li> Rendering Content in a Web Site</li> <li> The Web Content Viewer Portlet</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Customizing the Look and Feel</span></div> <ul> <li> Customization Basics</li> <li> Theme</li> <li> Screen</li> <li> The Home Screen</li> <li> Skin</li> <li> Container</li> <li> How is a Page Rendered</li> <li> Theme Customizer Tool</li> <li> Using the Theme Customizer</li> <li> Portal Designer in RAD</li> <li> Manual Customization Technique</li> <li> Theme Resources</li> <li> Creating a Theme</li> <li> Customizaing the New Theme</li> <li> Creating a Skin</li> <li> Skins and Layouts</li> <li> Customizing a Skin</li> <li> Client-side Aggregation Theme</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portlet Administration Automation</span></div> <ul> <li> Introduction to xmlaccess</li> <li> Running xmlaccess</li> <li> Example Input File</li> <li> Basic Syntax</li> <li> XML Input Structure</li> <li> Export Example</li> <li> Deleting Users and Groups</li> <li> Detailed XML Script Reference</li> <li> Portal Resources Represented in XML</li> <li> Object ID</li> <li> Looking up Objects</li> <li> Symbolic Reference</li> <li> Example - Create Users</li> <li> Example - Deploy Theme</li> <li> Example - Deploy Portlet</li> <li> Guidelines</li> <li> Portal Scripting Interface - Introduction</li> <li> Portal Scripting Interface - Benefits</li> <li> Portal Scripting Interface - Usage</li> <li> Using Portal Scripting Interface in a Cluster</li> <li> JACL</li> <li> JACL Grammar</li> <li> Script Beans</li> <li> Script Beans - $Portal</li> <li> Script Beans - $Content</li> <li> Script Beans - $Layout</li> <li> Script Beans - $Portlet</li> <li> Script Beans - $Look</li> <li> Profile Scripts</li> <li> Example - Add Pages</li> <li> Running the Example</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Virtual Portals and Realms</span></div> <ul> <li> What are Virtual Portals</li> <li> Characteristics of Virtual Portals</li> <li> Virtual Portals - Scoped Resources</li> <li> Creating Virtual Portals</li> <li> Pre-configuring Virtual Portals</li> <li> Virtual Portals - Actions</li> <li> Virtual Portal User Population</li> <li> Leveraging Realms with Virtual Portals</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portal Server Clustering</span></div> <ul> <li> What is Clustering</li> <li> Sample Clustered Topology</li> <li> Basic Steps</li> <li> Install WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment</li> <li> Configure the Deployment Manager</li> <li> Configure Primary Node to Communicate with DM</li> <li> Federate and Cluster the Primary Node</li> <li> Configure External Web Server with Portal Cluster</li> <li> Configure WCM Content through External Web Server</li> <li> Add Additional Members: Horizontal Clustering</li> <li> Add Additional Members: Vertical Clustering</li> <li> Session Failover</li> <li> Configure Session Failover</li> <li> Start and Validate the Cluster</li> <li> Installing a Portlet Web Module</li> <li> Unfederating a Node</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Portal Promotion from Staging to Production</span></div> <ul> <li> What is ReleaseBuilder</li> <li> High Level Concepts</li> <li> Preparing a Staging Server</li> <li> Making a Release in Staging</li> <li> Exporting Shared Configurations</li> <li> Computing the Differences</li> <li> Applying Changes in Production</li> <li> Caveats</li> </ul> <div> <span class="blueSubHeader">Overview of WebSphere Architecture</span></div> <ul> <li> WebSphere Platform</li> <li> WebSphere Features</li> <li> WebSphere Editions</li> <li> Role of Network Deployment Software</li> <li> IBM HTTP Server</li> <li> WebSphere Profiles</li> <li> Creating Profiles</li> <li> Benefits of Profiles</li> <li> Product Files Directories</li> <li> Profile Directories</li> <li> Cell/Node/Server</li> <li> Config Directory</li> <li> Network Deployment Cell</li> <li> Deployment Manager and Node Agents</li> <li> Network Deployment Profiles</li> <li> Configuration File Synchronization</li> <li> Synchronization Problems</li> <li> Firewall Issues</li> <li> Federating Nodes</li> <li> Federating an Application Server Profile</li> <li> Federating a Custom Profile</li> <li> Federating Nodes</li> <li> Web Server Integration</li> <li> Benefit of a Web Server</li> <li> IBM HTTP Server Installation</li> <li> Web Server Plug-in</li> <li> Web Servers in WebSphere</li> <li> Mapping Applications to Web Servers</li> <li> Plug-in Configuration</li> <li> Workload Management (WLM) Basics</li> <li> Cluster</li> <li> Vertical Scaling</li> <li> Horizontal Scaling</li> <li> "Mixed" Scaling</li> <li> Reference</li> </ul>

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