WS6ADV5AD – WebSphere Application Server 6 Administration for V5 Administrators

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  • Code: WS6ADV5AD
  • Duration: Days 3
  • Price per delegate: £1,295 +VAT

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Course Description

This training course is designed for WebSphere v5 administrators who want to learn the new v6 features. Learn how to install and configure WAS V6, as well as deploy applications and migrate existing V5 infrastructure. This course also teaches the mechanisms of how to tune the performance of deployed applications.


  • Profiles
  • WebSphere Rapid Deployment (WRD)
  • Basic administration of applications
  • Jython
  • The new messaging platform
  • Service Integration Bus
  • Web server plugin management.
  • The new performance viewer
  • Migration from older versions of WebSphere

Target Student:

This course is designed for System Administrators who are very much familiar with WebSphere Application Server V5 Network Deployment Edition. This course will be a quick way to learn the differences in WebSphere v6.


Prior experience with WebSphere Application Server v5 is necessary. This course does not cover basic concepts that have not changed from v5.

Delivery Method:

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives:

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Install and configure WebSphere Application Server v6
  • Install, configure and manage enterprise applications
  • Assemble enterprise modules into applications
  • View the performance characteristics of applications
  • Plan a migration project 

Course Content

0. Course Introduction

Course Description
Course Prerequisites
Course Objectives
Agenda Day 1
Agenda Day 2
Agenda Day 3

1. Migration
Overview of V4 to V6 Migration
Overview of V5 to V6 Migration
Mapping System Configuration
Sample Mapping
Prepare the Domain
Prepare the Application
Install Application
Automated Migration
The WASPreUpgrade Tool
Components Migrated
The WASPostUpgrade Tool
DB2 Migration
DB2 Migration Steps
Server Coexistence
Migrating the System Configuration & Runtime Review Questions
Migrating the System Configuration & Runtime Review Answers

2. Application Server Installation
General Requirements
Pre-Install Tasks
WebSphere Profiles
Creating Profiles
Benefits of Profiles
Product File Installation
Custom Installation
Profile Creation
Windows Service
First Steps
Installation Verification
Silent Install
wasprofile Command
Product Files Directories
Profile Directories
Config Directory
Important Configuration Files
Starting and Stopping the Server
Application Server Installation Questions
Application Server Installation Answers
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors

3. Web Server and Web Server Plug in
Web Server Integration
Benefit of a Web Server
IBM HTTP Server Installation
IBM HTTP Server Services
Plug-in Installation Scenarios
Web Server Plug-in
Web Server Plug-in Installation
Web Servers in WebSphere
Mapping Applications to Web Servers
Plug-in Configuration
Plug-in Syntax
Virtual Host
hosts File
Virtual Hosts in WebSphere
Relation to Enterprise Applications
Web Server & Web Server Plug-in Questions
Web Server & Web Server Plug-in Answers
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors

4. Enhanced Deployment 
Enhanced Deployment
Enhanced EAR
Definitions in Enhanced EAR
Configuring an Enhanced EAR
Application Scope
Using Enhanced EARs
WebSphere Rapid Deployment
Deployment Automation
Rapid Deployment Architecture
Configure a Project Folder
Monitor the Workspace
Using Rapid Deployment
Fine Grained Updates
Updating or Adding Single Modules or Files
Updating or Adding Multiple Modules or Files
Removing Files
Using Fine Grained Updates
Enhanced Deployment Questions
Enhanced Deployment Answers
Reference: Annotation Based Programming
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors  

5. Troubleshooting
Problem Determination
Error Reporting
Networking Problems and Solutions
HTTP Request Problems
HTTP Request Solutions
Other Solutions
Tools for Resolving WebSphere Problems
Admin Console Messages
Configuration Problems
Runtime Messages
Message Details
Important Log Files
Configuring Log Files
Viewing Logs
Event Types
Log Detail Levels
Log File Format
Configuring Tracing
Reading Java Exceptions
AST / Log Analyzer
Log View of AST
dumpNameSpace Tool
IBM Tools
Troubleshooting Questions
Troubleshooting Answers
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors

6. Minor Differences
Performance Monitoring Differences
Enabling Performance Monitoring
Performance Statistics
Performance Data Available
Tivoli Performance Viewer
Launching Tivoli Performance Viewer
Viewing Performance Data
Performance Data Options
Logging Performance Data
Summary Reports
Performance Advisors
wsadmin Scripting Differences
Minor Differences Questions
Minor Differences Answers
Performance Monitoring Reference
wsadmin Scripting Reference  

7. Introduction to OnlineStore Application
OnlineStore Functions
Application Homepage
New Customer Registration
Browse Products
View Cart / Complete Purchase
Error Notification
Find Purchases
Similarity to "Real World" Applications
OnlineStore Application Structure
OnlineStoreWeb.war Contents
OnlineStoreEJB.jar Contents
Links Between Modules
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors  

8. JMS Overview and WebSphere MQ Configuration
Messaging Intro
Messaging Example
Messaging Components
Messaging Types
JMS (Java Messaging Service)
Message Driven Beans (MDB)
MDB as Message Consumer
JMS Security
JMS Resources
Messaging in WebSphere
Default Messaging
WebSphere MQ
Which To Use?
WebSphere MQ JMS Configuration
WebSphere MQ JMS Provider
Connection Factory
Listener Port
Relationship Between Messaging Components
JMS Messaging Configuration Questions
JMS Messaging Configuration Answers

9. Default Messaging JMS Configuration
Service Integration Bus
Bus Members
Messaging Engine
Data Store
Message Points
Default Messaging JMS Configuration
Creating a Service Integration Bus
Adding a Bus Member
Bus Member Data Store
Add a Destination
Default Messaging JMS Provider
JMS Connection Factory
JMS Destination
JMS Activation Specification
Relationship Between Messaging Components
JMS Messaging Configuration Questions
JMS Messaging Configuration Answers
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors

10. Network Deployment Architecture
Workload Management (WLM) Basics
Role of Network Deployment Software
Similarities With Base Edition
Differences With Base Edition
Coexistence With Base Edition
Network Deployment Cell
Deployment Manager and Node Agents
Configuration File Synchronization
Synchronization Problems
Network Deployment Profiles
Federating Nodes
Federating an Application Server Profile
Federating a Custom Profile
Adding Nodes
Prerequisites Before Adding Nodes
Steps Taken When Adding a Node
Removing Nodes
Admin Console Changes
Controlling Deployment Manager and Node Agents
Automatically Starting Servers
Network Deployment Architecture Questions
Network Deployment Architecture Answers
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors
Lab Topology

11. Web Server Management and Cluster Topology
Web Server Management
Using IBM HTTP Server
IBM HTTP Server Architecture
Non-IHS Web Server
Managing Multiple Web Servers
Vertical Scaling
Horizontal Scaling
"Mixed" Scaling
Heterogeneous Scaling
Creating a Cluster
Cluster Member Options
Managing Clusters
Mapping Applications to Clusters
Cluster Topology Screen
Factors Affecting Topology
Coexistence Scenarios
Common Topologies
All in One
Vertical Scaling
Server Separation
"Mixed" Scaling
Web Server Horizontal Scaling
Web Server Management & Cluster Topology Questions
Web Server Management & Cluster Topology Answers
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors
Lab Topology

12. Workload Management and Application State
Types of WLM
Web Server WLM
Web Module WLM Architecture
Weighted Routing
State Management
Server Affinity
Weighted Routing with Server Affinity
Factors Overriding EJB WLM
Problems With Server Affinity
Server Affinity With Failover
Data Replication Service
Number of Replicas
Replication Security
Enabling Server Affinity Failover
Session Database
Session Tuning
Distributed Session Tuning
Workload Management & Application State Questions
Workload Management & Application State Answers
Lab Summary
Common Lab Errors  

13. Course Summary
Course Objectives
WebSphere Certification