Installation and Administration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8 on Windows

Installation and Administration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8 on Windows

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.

This course specifically addresses the following new features of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0
  • New installation program, IBM Installation Manager
  • Overlay analytics reports
  • Managed pages (Simplified page creation from the site toolbar)
  • Optimized theme that uses a modular framework
  • Search optimization update (page metadata is rendered as keywords in the HTML)
  • OpenID support (Enables site visitors to authenticate by using a third-party identity provider)
  • New configuration wizard


  • 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. Introduction
  2. Page management
    • Exploring portal page hierarchy and portal commands
  3. Deploying portlets
    • Deploying a portlet
  4. WebSphere Portal security management
    • Implementing security and creating a Developer Administration page
  5. Attribute-based administration
    • Creating rules
  6. Virtual portlets and realms
    • Configuring realms and virtual portals
  7. IBM Syndicated Feed Portlet
    • Working with the IBM Syndicated Feed Portlet
  8. Mashup integration
    • Installing and configuring an iWidget
  9. WebSphere Portal search
    • Using external search engines
  10. Other administrative portlets
    • Performing miscellaneous administration tasks
  11. WebSphere Portal usage analysis
    • Enabling and reading the logs
  12. Theme architecture
  13. Installing WebSphere Portal
    • Installing WebSphere Portal Server 8.0
  14. Configuring WebSphere Portal
    • Configuring the portal database
  15. Security for WebSphere Portal
    • Enabling portal security by using an LDAP repository
  16. Creating a cell
    • Creating a portal cell
  17. Federating a portal node into a cell
    • Federating and clustering the primary node
  18. Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting a portal
  19. XML Access
    • Using XML Access
  20. Production topologies
  21. Managing portlets in WebSphere Portal clusters
  22. Staging to production
    • Deploying resources from staging to production
  23. Productionprocedures