WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration (WA855)

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About this Course

This 5-day instructor-led course teaches you the skills that are needed to install and administer IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5. This release offers users enhanced support for standards, emerging technology, and a choice of development frameworks.

In this course, you learn how to install, configure, and maintain IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 base, Network Deployment (ND), and the Liberty profile. You learn how to deploy enterprise Java applications in a single computer or clustered configuration. In addition, you learn how to work with features of WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5, such as IBM Installation Manager, WebSphere Customization Toolbox, security enhancements, Intelligent Management, and centralized installation.

Throughout the course, hands-on exercises and demonstrations reinforce lecture content and give you practical experience with WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5. You complete tasks such as installing and assembling applications, applying problem determination techniques, configuring a clustered environment, and working with fine-grained administrative security.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for administrators who install, configure, and manage web-based applications on WebSphere Application Server. Web administrators, lead application developers, and application architects can also benefit from this course.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Relate WebSphere Application Server to the WebSphere family of products
  • Describe the features and standards in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5
  • Describe the architectural concepts that are related to WebSphere Application Server
  • Install and configure WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5
  • Install and configure IBM HTTP Server (IHS)
  • Assemble and install server-side Java enterprise applications
  • Use WebSphere administrative tools to configure and manage enterprise applications
  • Use wsadmin scripting
  • Configure WebSphere Application Server security
  • Deploy applications in clustered environments
  • View performance information about server and application components
  • Use problem determination tools and log files to troubleshoot problems
  • Configure messaging with the service integration bus
  • Describe Intelligent Management features
  • Describe WebSphere Batch features
  • Describe the Liberty profile
  • Install and configure the Liberty profile


You should have:

  • An understanding of basic internet concepts
  • Experience in using a web browser
  • Administrative skills for a web server, such as IBM HTTP Server or Apache
  • Basic operational skills for the Linux operating system


Course Outline

  1. Course introduction
  2. WebSphere product family overview
  3. WebSphere Application Server architecture - stand-alone
  4. WebSphere Application Server architecture - federated
  5. IBM Installation Manager
  6. WebSphere Application Server installation
  7. Web server installation
  8. Exercise: Installing IBM Installation Manager
  9. Exercise: Installing WebSphere Application Server
  10. Exercise: Installing IBM HTTP Server
  11. WebSphere Application Server administrative console
  12. Exercise: Exploring the administrative console
  13. Introduction to the PlantsByWebSphere application
  14. Application assembly
  15. Exercise: Assembling an application
  16. Application installation
  17. Exercise: Installing an application
  18. Problem determination
  19. Exercise: Problem determination
  20. Introduction to wsadmin and scripting
  21. Exercise: Using wsadmin
  22. Federating a cell
  23. Exercise: Creating a federated cell
  24. Workload management
  25. Exercise: Clustering and workload management
  26. Introduction to WebSphere Messaging
  27. Exercise: Configuring the service integration bus
  28. Job manager and Centralized Installation Manager
  29. Demonstration: Using the job manager
  30. Overview of Intelligent Management
  31. WebSphere security
  32. Exercise: Configuring WebSphere security
  33. Exercise: Configuring application security
  34. Exercise: Configuring SSL for WebSphere
  35. Overview of the Liberty profile
  36. Exercise: Working with the Liberty profile
  37. Performance monitoring
  38. Exercise: Using the performance monitoring tools
  39. WebSphere Batch
  40. Course summary