Installation and Administration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 on Linux Global Knowledge Egypt

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 half of the course, the focus shifts to installation and configuration of WebSphere Portal V8.5. 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.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this intermediate course is experienced system administrators that are new to WebSphere Portal or need to refresh WebSphere Portal administration skills. They are responsible for installing and configuring WebSphere Portal and its day-to-day management.


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


  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Installing WebSphere Portal
  • Exercise: Installing WebSphere Portal Server 8.5
  • Configuring WebSphere Portal
  • Exercise: Configuring the portal database
  • LDAP and security for WebSphere Portal
  • Exercise: Enabling portal security by using an LDAP repository
  • Page management
  • Exercise: Exploring portal page hierarchy and portal commands
  • Deploying portlets
  • Exercise:
  • WebSphere Portal security management
  • Exercise: Implementing security and creating a Developer Administration page
  • Attribute-based administration
  • Exercise: Creating rules
  • WebSphere Portal search
  • Exercise: Using external search engines
  • Other administrative portlets
  • Exercise: Creating custom names
  • WebSphere Portal usage analysis
  • Exercise: Enabling and reading the logs
  • Virtual portlets and realms
  • Exercise: Configuring realms and virtual portals
  • XML access
  • Exercise: Using XML Access
  • Staging to production
  • Exercise: Deploying resources from staging to production
  • Creating a cell
  • Exercise: Create a deployment manager profile
  • Federating a portal node into a cell
  • Exercise: Federating and clustering the portal node
  • Managing portlets in WebSphere Portal
  • clusters
  • Troubleshooting
  • Exercise: Troubleshooting a portal
  • Theme architecture
  • Production topologies
  • Production procedures
  • Course summary

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