Installation and Administration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8 on Linux

Installation and Administration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8 on Linux

This instructor-led course is designed for system administrators who want to acquire or update their WebSphere Portal administration skills. Through hands-on application of installing, configuring and managing WebSphere Portal, system administrators will learn basic through advanced concepts of WebSphere Portal administration management In the first half of the course, you practice common day-to-day administration tasks on IBM WebSphere Portal Server 8.0, including portlet installation, security configuration, and WebSphere Portal site management. In the second half of the course, the focus shifts to installation and configuration of WebSphere Portal V8.0. Configuration includes the database used by WebSphere Portal, federated user registries, and clustering for scalability and fault tolerance


  • Add portlets to pages using the new drag and drop of the page builder
  • Deploy a new portlet
  • Manage access
  • Set up a blog and a wiki
  • Set up tagging and rating
  • Create and apply visibility rules
  • Work with syndication feeds
  • 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
  • Configure WebSphere Portal to use an IBM Tivoli Directory Server LDAP server
  • Create a Network Deployment cell containing a single node cluster
  • Select the best topology for your organization's needs
  • Turn on logging and tracing
  • Use XML Access to streamline management activities
  • Back up and restore data
  • Implement release management practices


  • Understanding the WebSphere Application Server and JVM environments
  • Experience with the WebSphere Application Server and JVM environments
  • Database administration
  • Security

Course Outline

  1. Deploying portlets
  2. Portal security management
  3. Wikis and blogs
  4. Tagging and rating
  5. Personalization attribute-based administration
  6. Virtual portlets and realms
  7. Feed syndication
  8. Portal search
  9. Other miscellaneous administrative portlets
  10. Usage/site analytics
  11. Theme architecture (branding)
  12. Installation using the NEW IBM Installation Manager
  13. Creating a cell
  14. Federating a portal node into a cell
  15. Configuration
  16. Portal security
  17. Troubleshooting
  18. XML access
  19. Production topologies
  20. Portal clusters
  21. Staging to production
  22. Production procedures
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