WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 Administration

This is the definitive course for all who will be providing administration in the WAS V6.1 environment. The installation, configuration and maintenance of WAS including the deployment of Java Enterprise and Web applications are all covered in this course. Additionally it provides attendees with a clear understanding of the WAS specific architecture. The course is based on the J2EE platform and the distributed WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Base, as well as the Network Deployment version. The course combines formal classroom teaching with numerous practical, hands-on exercises.

This course is available for one-company, on-site presentations.


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the set-up of the J2EE component model and how this model maps to the WAS infrastructure implementation
  • explain WAS architecture and topology choices and relate them to the appropriate configuration
  • configure and maintain the WebSphere Application Server
  • detect the application flow and the interaction between J2EE application components and the server
  • describe security for server-side applications
  • explain how WAS can help with the evaluation and the follow-up of server availability and performance
  • use the WAS tools for the management, configuration and evaluation of enterprise applications

Who Should Attend

Webmasters and system adminstrators who are going to install, configure and maintain Web-based applications on a WebSphere Application Server runtime. If involved with products higher in the J2EE WebSphere stack (Portal Server, Process Server, ESB Server, ...) then a good understanding and a working knowledge of the WAS runtime is key. This course is also suitable for developers who want to test thoroughly for a WebSphere Application Server roll out. System architects and developer/deployers get to know the runtime context for the enterprise applications that they build.


Attendees should be able to use a web browser, be able to manipulate a Webserver, be TCP/IP-aware and be abe to execute the basic manipulations (e.g. use the command line, use scripts, adapt configuration files) on an Operating System (Windows and/or UNIX). Participants should also have a basic knowledge of J2EE and its components; this can be achieved byattending the RSM course J2EE Architecture Explained. Some general knowledge of the 'WebSphere family products would be an advantage, but is not essential.


4 days

Fee (per attendee)


Course Code



WebSphere Application Server architecture, components and products

Installation and configuration of WebSphere Application Server

Managing a WebSphere Application Server platform

Administrative Console; command line tools; scripting.

WebSphere Application Server security

An introduction to server security and application security.

The application environment

Preparing the application environment; adding resource definitions and configuring server processes.

Set-up and deployment of an application

Java EE packaging structure; assembly process; generating deployable code; deployment.


What is a cell?; What is a Deployment Manager?; Federating a stand-alone server configuration into a cell.

The infrastructure for problem solving

Trace configuration; trace record format; system log; activity log; Log Analyzer.

Load balancing, an introduction

Web WLM; EJS WLM; cluster; server affinity.

Introduction to performance evaluation

PMI; Request Metrics; Tivoli Performance Viewer; Performance servlet.

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