websphere Portal Admin

Part 1:

IBM Websphere Portal 6.1 System Administration 1

1: Installing a Basic Portal

→ Introduction to Portal Administration

  • Overview of Installation
  • Options and Impact

→ Planning a Portal Installation

  • Create an Installation Plan

→ The Portal Installation Wizard

  • Install the Portal

→  Defining a portal and its Benefits

  • The Portal Framework
  • Benefits of Implementing a Portal
  • IBM Websphere Portal
  • Portal terminology
  • Reasons for Implementing a Portal

→   Introduction to Portal Administration   

  • Common Administrative tasks

→  Troubleshooting Installation Problems

  • Logs and Other Tools Used to Resolve Installation Issues

2: Exploring the Portal and its    Architecture

→ Exploring Websphere and Portal Architecture

  • Defining the Relationship Between Websphere and Portal
  • The Websphere Portal Offerings and Included Products
  • Websphere Portal Offerings and Included products
  • High-Availability Support
  • Portal Standards
  • Defaults Port Assignments

→ Examining the Out-of-the-Box Websphere portal Implementation

  • Default page Hierarchy
  • Customizing Portal Pages
  • Command line Options

3: Configuring a portal for Production and Future Scalability

→  Examining the Portal Configuration Database

  • Portal Configuration
  • Default Database Configuration
  • Enterprise Database Alternatives
  • Benefits of Splitting the Configuration database

→ Migrating and Splitting the Configuration Database

  • Command line options for Migrating data to Enterprise Database
  •  The Configuration Wizard

4: Enabling LDAP-Based Authentication

→ Examining Websphere and Portal Security

  • The Portal Authentication Process
  •  Authentication Methods
  •  User Profiles
  •  User Repositories
  •  Security Enhancements

→ Using an LDAP as the User Repository

  • Default Portal Security and LDAP
  •  LDAP Security Configuration Files
  •  Securing the Portal with IBM Tivoli Directory Server

5: Navigating and Managing the Portal

→   Portal Page Management Techniques

  • Creating and Managing Portal Pages
  •  Creating a Portal Page Hierarchy
  •  Managing Page Properties
  •  Managing Page Layout
  •  Managing Portlets on Pages
  •  Exporting and Importing Page Hierarchies

→  Deploying Portlets

  • The Portlets Deployment Unit

6: Managing Portal Security

7: Building and Managing Composite Applications

→ Composite Applications

  •  What are Composite Applications?
  •  Designing a Composite Application
  •  Business Components
  •  Benefits of Deploying Composite Applications
  •  Templates and Applications
  •  The Point of Variability  Concept

→ Building and Deploying a Composite Application

  • Building a Composite Application and Template
  •  Deploying an Application based on a Template
  •  Propagating a template to Another Server

8: Federating a Portal Node in to a Cell

→ Exploring Websphere Cells

  • Cell Terminology
  •  Managing the under laying  Websphere instances
  •  Clustering a Portal Node

→ Creating a Cell

  • Creating a Deployment Manager Profile
  •  Federating a Stand-Alone Portal Node into a Cell
  • Creating Authoring templates
  •  Creating Presentation Templates
  •  Creating template Maps
  •  Creating Content
  •  Displaying Content on a Portal Page

9: Exploring portal Topologies

→ Introduction to Portal topologies and Benefits

  • The Portal Environment
  • Benefits of Using Websphere portal

→ Components of a Scalable Portal

  • High-Availability Environment
  •  Stand-Alone Portal Installations
  •  Federated Portal Installation
  •  Components of a Clustered Portal
  •  Scalable Topologies
  •  Eliminating Single Points of Failure
  •  Configuration a Portal for Configuration Split

→ Creating a Portal Cluster

  • The Portal Cluster Creating Process

10: Deploying Portlets to a Cluster

→ Deploying Portlets to a Cluster

  • The Mechanics of Clustered Portlets Deployment
  • Scoped and Non-Scoped Resources
  •  Creating a Virtual Portal
  • Customizing the Provisioning Script for Virtual Portals

11: Troubleshooting a Clustered Portal

→  Troubleshooting Methodologies for Clustered Portals

  • Problem Determination Methodologies
  •  Log Files
  •  Isolating Problem Components
  •  Tracing Portal problems
  •  The IBM Support Assistant

12: Examining Production Procedures

→ Production Procedures

  • Backing Up portal Resources
  • Using XML Access as a Production Tool
  • Deploying a Portlets Application
  •  Managing Deployed Portlets

→ Portal Security

  • The Portal Resource Security Mechanism
  •  Privileges
  •  Propagation
  •  Inheritance
  •  Traversal
  •  Granting Appropriate Administrative Access to Developers

→ Implementing Portal Security

  • Implementing Security on Portal pages
  •  Implementing Security on Portlets

14: Administering Portal using Attribute-Based Techniques

→ Exploring Attribute-Based Administration

  • Attribute-Based Administration
  •  Creating a Slow/Hide Rule
  •   Portal Attributes Managing Rules

→  Creating and Applying Theme Policies

  • Exporting Policies
  •  Editing a Theme Policy
  • Updating a Theme Policy
  • Themes
  • Skins

15: Branding the Portal

→ Branding a Portal

  • Brands
  • Themes
  • Skins

→  Designing a Theme

  • Design Considerations

→  Customizing a Theme

  • Portal Style sheets
  • Portal property Files

→  Deploying Custom Themes

  • Deploying to a Stand-Alone Server
  • Deploying to a Cluster

Part 2

IBM Websphere Portal 6.1 System Administration 2

16: Configuring Web Content Management

→ Introduction to Web Content Managements

  • What is Web Content Management?
  •  The Architectural Role in Portal 6.1

→ Configuring Web Content Management

  • Overview of Configuring Web
  • Express / Base / Network Deployment –
  • Backing up and Mirroring Configuration Databases
  • Backing Up and Mirroring LDAPs
  • Applying Websphere and Portal Updates in a Production Environment
  • Implementing a Configuration Splits an a Clustered Environment
  • Content Management
  •  Navigating Web Content Management
  •  Creating Libraries
  •  Creating Site frameworks
  • Creating Workflows
  • Installing Portlets to a Cluster
  •  Updating Portlets in a Cluster

17: Moving from Staging to Production

→ Defining portal Environments

  • The Desktop Development Environment
  •  The Test Environment
  •  The Staging Environment
  •  The Production Environment

→ Transitioning From One Environment to the Next

  • The Transition Process
  •  The XML Export Capabilities of Portal
  •  Using the Release Builder Tool

18: Creating Virtual portal and Realms

→  Realms and Multiple LDAPs

  • What Are Realms?
  • Realm Requirements
  • Websphere Manager Member Configuration Files
  • Creating a Realm

→ Virtual Portals

  • What is a Virtual Portal?
  • Comparing True and Virtual Portals
  • Use Cases for Virtual Portals
  • Planning Considerations for Virtual Portals

→ WAS product Family overview

  • What is WAS and its functionality
  • Some key differences between the Version 5,6 and 6.1
  • Product packaging

→ WAS Security Mechanisms

  • WAS Security Overview

→ Administrative Console

  • Overview

→ WAS Installation and Fix Pack Upgrades

  • Hardware and Software pre-requisites
  • Installation overview
  • Installation Environments
  • Profile Types and their details
  • Creating Profiles using command line tool
  • Pre-install tasks
  • Installation verification

→ Architectural Overview and System Management

  • Standalone and Distributed server overview
  • Express / Base / ND
  • WAS basics
  • Repository Directory Structure
  • JDBC providers
  • Data Sources
  • Application Data Files
  • Build cell - add / remove nodes
  • Cell, deployment manager, node and node agent
  • Creating and Managing Profiles
  • File Synchronization
  • Defining Virtual hosts

→ Managing Web Server with WAS  

  • Overview IBM HTTP Server
  • Managing plugin-cfg.xml files    

→ Work Load Management and High Availability

  • What is clustering
  • Horizontal and vertical clustering
  • Starting the Admin Console
  • Logging in to the Admin Console

→ Application Install   

  • Installation tasks

→ Performance Monitoring  

  • PMI Overview

→ WSADMIN scripting

  • WS admin vs. Administration Console
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