WebSphere Process Server v7.0 Administration

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Description:
This course teaches the basics of the administration and deployment of business processes and service-based applications in IBM WebSphere Process Server v7.0. It provides systems administrators, solutions administrators, and operators with the skills they need to install, configure, and manage WebSphere Process Server applications and to troubleshoot common problems.
Prerequisites:
This course is designed for System Administrators who need to install, configure and maintain systems using WebSphere Process Server v7.0.
Students should have a good understanding of the basic administration aspects of WebSphere Application Server v7.0. The following courses can provide this experience for students who are not familiar with WebSphere v7.0 administration:
- WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Administration on Windows
- WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Administration on Linux
Overview of WebSphere Process Server:
Defining SOA
The SOA Umbrella
What’s a Service?
Service Actors
Business Process Management
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
ESB Example
Introduction to Service Component Architecture (SCA)
Introduction to WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB)
Introduction to WebSphere Process Server (WPS)
Introduction to WebSphere Process Server (WPS)
SCA Artifacts Deployed to WebSphere Process Server
SCA Artifacts Deployed to WebSphere Process Server
SCA Application Artifacts
Review Questions
Review Answers
WPS and WESB v7 References
Installation of WebSphere Process Server:
Supported Software and Hardware
Pre-Install Tasks
Launchpad
Installation Type
Installing WebSphere Application Server
Installing WebSphere Application Server
Installing WebSphere Process Server
Installing WebSphere Process Server
Features
Installation Summary
Installation Verification
Installation Verification
Troubleshooting Installation
Troubleshooting Installation
Fixes
Fixes
Downloading and Applying a Fix Pack
Downloading and Applying a Fix Pack
Downloading and Applying a Fix Pack
Co-existing with Other WebSphere Products
Co-existing with Other WebSphere Products
Co-existing with Other WebSphere Products
Co-existing with Other WebSphere Products
Review Questions
Review Answers
References
Databases and Database Design Tool:
WPS Databases
WPS Databases
WPS Databases
Database Design Tool (DDT)
Database Design Tool (DDT)
Database Design File
Running the Database Design Tool
Creating a Database Design for a Deployment Environment
Configuring Common Database
Configuring Common Database
Configuring Other Database Components
Configuring Other Database Components
Saving Database Design File and Exiting DDT
Generating Database Scripts from a Database Design
Generating Database Scripts from a Database Design
Creating a Database Design for a Single Component
Editing an Existing Database Design
Editing an Existing Database Design
Create the Common Database
Create the Common Database
Create the Common Database
Create the Common Database
Create the Messaging Engine Database
Create the Messaging Engine Database
Create the Business Process Choreographer Database
Create the Business Process Choreographer Database
Create the BPC Reporting Tables
Create the Business Space Database
Create the Common Event Infrastructure Database
Review Questions
Profiles:
Profiles
Benefits of Profiles
Types of Profiles
Creating Profiles
Creating Profiles Using the Profile Management Tool
Creating Profiles Using manageprofiles Command
Verifying Profile Creation
Augmenting Profiles
Augmenting Profiles using Profile Management Tool
Augmenting Profiles using Profile Management Tool
Troubleshooting Profile Creation or Augmentation
Deleting Profiles
Review Questions
Review Answers
References
Deployment Environment:
Deployment Environment
Deployment Environment Pattern
Deployment Environment Patterns
Single Cluster Pattern
Single Cluster Pattern
Remote Messaging Pattern
Remote Messaging Pattern
Remote Messaging and Remote Support Pattern
Remote Messaging and Remote Support Pattern
Custom Pattern
Prerequisites to Creating a Deployment Environment
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Deployment Environment Configuration Wizard
Starting and Stopping a Deployment Environment
Deployment Environment Configuration
Deployment Environment Configuration
Manually
Create a WPS Server
Review Questions
Review Answers
Summary
Introduction to Mediation Flow:
What is a Mediation Flow?
Source and Target Operations
Message Flow Logic
Mediation Primitives
Special Nodes
Special Nodes
Creating a Mediation Flow
Creating an Implementation
Anatomy of a Message
Routing Primitives
Transformation Primitives
Other Primitives
Subflow
Summary
WebSphere Process Server Administration:
Preface
Starting Servers
Stopping Servers
Launching the Admin Console
Logging In
Admin Console Overview
Navigation Tree
Navigation Tree
Task Filtering Selector
Task Filtering Selector
Workspace Area
Help Area
Save Configuration
Save Conflicts
Process Server Specific Configuration Settings
Installing an SCA Module
Installation Steps
Finishing Up
Listing SCA Modules
Configuring the Application Scheduler
Scheduling an Event
Automating Tasks Using wsadmin
Automating Tasks Using wsadmin
Review Questions
Review Answers
References
Service Component Architecture (SCA):
Need For a New Programming Model
SCA Vendor Support
SCA Basics
SCA Components
SCA Components
A Service Component
References and Wires
Wiring Example
Service Assembly Model
Example Assembly
Imports
Export
Example Import and Export
Summary
Administering Business Process Applications:
Business Process Management
SOA and Business Process
Process and Task Templates
Relation Between Process Template and Application State
Starting and Stopping Process Templates Using the Admin Console
Starting and Stopping Process Templates Using the Admin Console
Starting and Stopping Task Templates Using the Admin Console
Starting and Stopping Process and Task Templates Using a Script
Caveats to Using the bpcTemplates.jacl Script
Uninstalling a Business Process Application Using the Admin Console
Uninstalling a Business Process Application Using a Script
Uninstalling a Business Process Application Using a Script
Using the BPC Explorer
Accessing the BPC Explorer
Viewing Process Templates
Process Template Properties
Process Template Properties
Viewing the Flow of a Process
Viewing Process Instances
Viewing Process Instances
Viewing Completed Process Instances
Things to Know About Auto Deletion
Querying a Process Instance's Activities
Terminating a Business Process Instance
Terminating a Business Process Instance
Versioning a Process
Versioning a Process
Versioning a Process
Review Questions
Review Answers
Administering the Business Process Choreographer:
Setting BPC Explorer Security
Compensation
Compensation
Example: Transaction Context Propagation
Compensation Service
Configuring the Compensation Service
Compensation Service Properties
Events
Event Example
Event Sources
Event Infrastructures
Event Infrastructures
Event Monitoring Example Using Common Base Event Browser
Choosing an Event Infrastructure
Modifying Event Infrastructure Settings
Modifying Event Infrastructure Settings
Review Questions
Review Answers
Administering Human Tasks:
Introduction
Anatomy of a Task
Types of Human Tasks
Auxiliary Task Types
The BPC Explorer
To-do Task
Editing Task Template in WID
Dealing With Task Expiry
Task Security
Task Security
Escalation
Escalation
People Directory
Configuring a People Directory
Configuring LDAP People Directory
Configuring VMM People Directory
Summary
Business Rules:
Introduction to Business Rule
Example Use Cases
Key Components of a Business Rule
Steps to Create Business Rules
Business Rules Manager (BRM)
Using the BRM Tool
Using the BRM Tool
Summary
Web Service Binding Administration:
The Import Component
The Export Component
Introduction to Binding
Supported Binding Types
Implementing Protocol Translation Pattern
The Web Service Binding
Web Service Import and Export
Web Service Binding Administration
Web Service Binding Administration
Summary
Messaging Bindings Administration:
Messaging Binding Choices
Sending a Message
Messaging in WebSphere Environments
Default Messaging
Service Integration Bus
Service Integration Bus
WebSphere MQ
Which To Use?
Default Messaging JMS Configuration
Relationship Between Default Messaging Components
Consuming a Message
JMS Import Binding Configuration
JMS Export Binding Configuration
Working with WebSphere MQ
WebSphere MQ JMS Configuration
Relationship Between MQ Messaging Components
MQ JMS Import Configuration
MQ JMS Export Configuration
Summary
Adapters Administration:
What is an Adapter?
Adapter and SOA
Adapter Example
WebSphere JCA Adapters
WebSphere JCA Adapters
Outbound Processing
Inbound Processing
Case Study
Deploying Adapter Module
Adapter Administration
Adapter Administration
Example: The Flat File Adapter
Summary
Process Error Recovery:
Introduction
Automated Recovery
Manual Recovery
Manual Recovery
Manual Recovery
Manual Recovery
What Can Go Wrong?
Why Instances Fail?
Unhandled Activity Failure
Unhandled Activity Failure
SCA Invocation Failure
Asynchronous SCA Invocation Failure
Asynchronous SCA Invocation Failure
Analyzing and Recovering Failed Events
Synchronous SCA Invocation Failure
Infrastructure Failure
Infrastructure Failure
Recovering from Internal Failure
Configure BPC Container
Guidelines
Review Questions
Review Questions
Review Answers
Summary
Performance Tuning:
The New Nature of Load
The New Nature of Load
Understanding Process Navigation
Resources Used by a Process Instance
The Processing Pipeline
Factors that Control Pipeline Size
Factors that Control Pipeline Size
Configure Process Navigation
Setting the JMS Pipeline Size
Set Database Pipeline Size
Pipeline Size Guidelines
Database Tuning
Additional Resources
Summary
Troubleshooting:
Problem Determination
Error Reporting
Important Log Files
Important Log Files
Configuring JVM Log Files
Viewing Logs
Event Types
Event Types
Log Detail Levels
Log Detail Levels
Configuring Tracing
Log File Format
Components to Enable Trace for
Reading Java Exceptions
First Failure Data Capture (FFDC)
Installation and Profile Creation Logs
Getting IBM Support
Review Questions
Review Answers
Summary
Routing Web Service Requests Through a Web Server:
Why is This Important?
What is Required?
Web Server Integration
Web Server Virtual Host
Virtual Hosts and Networking
Creating a Virtual Host in WebSphere
Relation to Enterprise Applications
Web Server Plug-in Architecture
Plug-in Configuration
Modify Web Service Provider Endpoint URL
Check Web Service WSDL
Modify Web Service Clients
Configuring Business Process Service Clients
Dynamic Web Service Client Configuration
Static Client Configuration
Summary
Clustering Process Server:
Overview of Clustering Process Server
When to Use Clustering
Deployment Pattern and Clusters
Clustered SCA Components
Growing the Capacity of a System
Option 1 – Growing an Existing Cluster
Adding a Node to the Deployment Environment
Adding a New Cluster Member
Option 2 – Add New Cluster to a Deployment Environment
Option 3 – Add New Deployment Environment
Configuring the Web Servers
Deploy an SCA Application
Testing a Cluster
Summary
WebSphere Default Messaging in a Cluster:
Default Messaging
Service Integration Bus
Service Integration Bus
Service Integration Bus
Bus Members
Messaging Engine
Message Store
Destination
Default Messaging JMS Configuration
Creating a Service Integration Bus
Adding a Bus Member
Bus Member Message Store
Add a Destination
Default Messaging JMS Provider
Relationship Between Messaging Components
"Clustered" Messaging
Messaging High Availability
Messaging Scalability
HAManager
HAManager
Core Group
Core Group
Messaging Engine Policy Assistance
Enabling Messaging Engine Policy Assistance
Messaging Engine Core Group Policy
Maintaining Messaging Engine Policies
Summary