About this Course
This 5-day instructor-led course teaches you how to manage WebSphere Application Server problems more skillfully within your organization by using problem determination tools and techniques. The instructor and students explore common scenarios that you might face in your daily activities. You also learn methodologies and techniques for problem determination, including how to use online IBM support tools to resolve problems. In addition, you learn how to communicate more effectively with IBM support teams so they can identify a problem and find its solution.
The course covers problems that are associated with Java virtual machine (JVM) tuning and memory management, database connectivity, connection pool configuration, security configuration, server start and stop failures, application deployment, web requests, and default messaging.
In hands-on lab exercises throughout the course, you gain practical experience with problem determination techniques by using your newly acquired skills within various scenarios. These scenarios include hung threads, OutOfMemory errors, crashes, data source configuration, security-related issues, server start and stop failures, web requests, and Java Message Service (JMS) message flow issues.
The lab environment for this course uses the Linux platform.
This intermediate course is designed for anyone who works on WebSphere related applications and projects, including administrators, IBM Business Partners, independent software vendors (ISVs), and consultants.
At Course Completion
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Use IBM Support Assistant to organize and analyze problem artifacts
- Use problem determination techniques to identify common problems
- Apply problem investigation approaches such as analysis and isolation
- Gather diagnostic data problem artifacts by using administrative tools
- Troubleshoot JVM-related problems such as hung threads, out of memory issues, and crashes
- Use IBM Support Assistant to run tools that analyze diagnostic data
- Identify and troubleshoot common problems with database connections
- Configure and tune database connection pools
- Troubleshoot WebSphere security problems associated with authentication, authorization, SSL, and Java 2 policies
- Identify and resolve Java EE application deployment problems
- Troubleshoot HTTP request flow problems from web server to web container
- Identify and resolve application server startup failures
- Troubleshoot problems associated with WebSphere default messaging and SI bus
- Troubleshoot WebSphere installation problems
- Use Intelligent Management features to configure health policies and tasks
- Communicate effectively with IBM support teams
You should have:
- basic operating skills for the Linux or UNIX operating systems.
You should also have:
- WebSphere administration skills, which can be obtained by completing an IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration course WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration (WA855), WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration (Remote Classroom) (VA855), or WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration (Self-paced) (ZA855) or through practical experience in administering a WebSphere Application Server environment.