IBM WebSphere Cast Iron V6.1 Configuration (WE942)

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About this Course

This three-day instructor-led course introduces students to the WebSphere Cast Iron Appliance, which is a purpose-built appliance that is designed to simplify the delivery of capabilities that are needed for cloud and on-premise application integration.

The course is designed to enable students to use the 'configuration, not coding' approach for implementing and managing WebSphere Cast Iron integration solutions that link internet protocol, database, and web service endpoints. It begins with an overview of the WebSphere Cast Iron product set and deployment options. The course then covers topics such as variables and data transformation, testing project components, utility and logic activities, and working with flat files and web services.

In hands-on exercises throughout the course, students work individually to build integration solutions by using the WebSphere Cast Iron Design Studio to create projects that contain orchestrations. Students publish these projects to the integration appliance, and then use the browser-based Web Management Console to manage and monitor execution.

Audience Profile

This basic course is designed for application integrators, systems engineers, and business analysts who participate in the development of integration solutions that are based on the IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Integration Appliance.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Transform data
  • Implement business logic
  • Receive data from and deliver data to the most commonly used endpoints, including:
    • File servers
    • Web servers, by using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or web services
    • Email servers
    • Database management systems


Students should be:

  • familiar with database management, Extensible Markup Language (XML), and scripting.

Course Outline

  1. Course introduction
  2. IBM WebSphere Cast Iron introduction
  3. IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Studio
  4. Web Management Console (WMC)
  5. Exercise: Building an orchestration using HTTP activities
  6. Variables and data transformation
  7. Exercise: Using mapping functions
  8. Testing project components
  9. Exercise: Testing project components
  10. Outbound database activities
  11. Exercise: Performing single table database operations
  12. activities
  13. Exercise: Using the connector
  14. Utility and logic activities
  15. Exercise: Using logic activities with SaaS
  16. Exercise: Using logic activities with an XML file
  17. Data quality activities
  18. Exercise: Data enrichment
  19. Invoking web services
  20. Exercise: Invoking stock quote web services
  21. Providing web services
  22. Exercise: Providing a web service
  23. Flat file processing
  24. Exercise: Loading accounts from a flat file into the database
  25. Inbound database activities
  26. Exercise: Sending email notifications for database changes
  27. Template integration projects
  28. Course summary