Installation and Administration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 on Windows (WPL85G)

Installation and Administration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 on Windows (WPL85G)


Duration: 5 days

This comprehensive course combines informative lectures and discussions with relevant activities and labs so that you can administer IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5. In the first part of the course, the focus is on installation and configuration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5. After installation, focus shifts to configuration and administration. Configuration includes the database that WebSphere Portal uses, federated user registries, and clustering for scalability and fault tolerance. In the second half of the course, you practice common day-to-day administration tasks on IBM WebSphere Portal Server 8.5, including portlet installation, security configuration, and WebSphere Portal site management.


Use the features, functions, and procedures of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 to achieve the following tasks:

  • Configure WebSphere Portal to use an IBM Tivoli Directory Server LDAP server
  • Create a Network Deployment cell that contains a single node cluster
  • Select the best topology for your organizations needs
  • Turn on logging and tracing
  • Use XML Access to streamline management activities
  • Back up and restore data
  • Implement release management practices
  • Add portlets to pages by using the new drag and drop of the page builder
  • Deploy a new portlet
  • Manage access
  • Create and apply visibility rules
  • Work with syndication feeds
  • Integrate mashups
  • Configure search
  • Customize or brand the portal
  • Deploy a custom theme
  • Transfer the ready-to-use data from the Derby database to DB2 Universal Database

Course Outline


1. Introduction

2. Installing WebSphere Portal

  • Exercise: Installing WebSphere Portal Server 8.5

3. Configuring WebSphere Portal

  • Exercise: Configuring the portal database

4. LDAP and security for WebSphere Portal

  • Exercise: Enabling portal security by using an LDAP repository

5. Page management

  • Exercise: Exploring portal page hierarchy and portal commands

6. Deploying portlets

  • Exercise: Deploying a portlet

7. WebSphere Portal security management

  • Exercise: Implementing security and creating a Developer Administration page

8. Attribute-based administration

  • Exercise: Creating rules

9. WebSphere Portal search

  • Exercise: Using external search engines

10. Other administrative portlets

  • Exercise: Creating custom names

11. WebSphere Portal usage analysis

  • Exercise: Enabling and reading the logs

12. Virtual portlets and realms

  • Exercise: Configuring realms and virtual portals

13. XML access

  • Exercise: Using XML Access

14. Staging to production

  • Exercise: Deploying resources from staging to production

15. Creating a cell

  • Exercise: Create a deployment manager profile

16. Federating a portal node into a cell

  • Exercise: Federating and clustering the portal node

17. Managing portlets in WebSphere Portal clusters

18. Troubleshooting

  • Exercise: Troubleshooting a portal

19. Theme architecture

20. Production topologies


21. Production procedures

22. Course summary

You should have:

  • Understanding the WebSphere Application Server and JVM environments
  • Experience with the WebSphere Application Server and JVM environments
  • Database administration experience
  • Network security experience
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