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Administering IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1 (WB393G)


An updated version of this course is available. For more information, click Developing Rule Solutions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.8 (WB395G).

This course is also available as self-paced virtual (e-learning) course Administering IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1 (ZB393G). This option does not require any travel.

This course introduces administrators to IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) V8.7.1. You will learn the concepts and skills that are necessary to install, configure, and manage Decision Server Rules, Decision Center, and Decision Server Insights.


  • Describe the IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced technical architecture
  • Explain topology options for a clustered environment
  • Complete post installation configuration of Decision Server Rules, Decision Center, and Decision Server Insights
  • Manage security for ODM Advanced components
  • Synchronize projects across business and development environments
  • Manage deployment for Decision Server Rules and Decision Server Insights
  • Monitor rule execution and troubleshoot performance issues
  • Manage versions, baselines, and multiple releases in Decision Center
  • Install and configure a Decision Server Insights reference topology
  • Configure inbound and outbound servers to manage connectivity


Course Outline

1. Course introduction


2. Introducing Operational Decision Manager for administrators

  • Exercise: Exploring the Operational Decision Manager installation


3. Configuring Operational Decision Manager

  • Exercise: Configuring Rule Execution Server on WebSphere Application Server
  • Exercise: Configuring Decision Center on WebSphere Application Server
  • Exercise: Using a profile template to configure Rule Execution Server


4. Managing user roles and permissions

  • Exercise: Customizing user access and enforcing security in Decision Center


5. Synchronizing across environments

  • Exercise: Synchronizing across business and development environments


6. Managing deployment

  • Exercise: Managing deployment


7. Administering Rule Execution Server

  • Exercise: Exploring the Rule Execution Server console


8. Using Decision Warehouse to audit ruleset execution

  • Exercise: Auditing ruleset execution through Decision Warehouse


9. Monitoring execution and performance

  • Exercise: Monitoring rule execution and performance


10. Managing baselines and multiple releases

  • Exercise: Managing baselines and multiple releases


11. Introducing Decision Server Insights for administrators

  • Exercise: Installing Decision Server Insights


12. Configuring Insight Server

  • Exercise: Configuring Decision Server Insights


13. Managing deployment for Decision Server Insights

  • Exercise: Managing deployment and connectivity


14. Administering Decision Server Insights

  • Exercise: Administering Decision Server Insights


15. Course summary


This intermediate course is designed for administrators who install, configure, and administer Operational Decision Manager.


You should have:

  • Basic knowledge of database management
  • Familiarity with source code control (SCC) mechanisms
  • Basic knowledge of Ant and the Java programming language
  • Knowledge of WebSphere Application Server
  • Knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
  • Familiarity with the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style
  • Familiarity with the WebSphere eXtreme Scale




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