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Administration of IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances V3.8.2


Length: 3 Days
Course code: WB580GB
Delivery Type Classroom
Price £2,280 before tax

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In this 4-day instructor-led course, students learn how to perform system administration tasks for the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances.
The IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances allow users to simplify, accelerate, and enhance the security capabilities of Extensible Markup Language (XML) and web services deployments, and extend the capabilities of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure.
Through instructor-led lectures and hands-on lab exercises, students learn how to perform various administrative procedures, from initial installation and setup through ongoing maintenance of the appliances in production. Students learn about the available management interfaces, such as the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface. Students also learn how to use these interfaces to perform various administrative tasks, such as upgrading firmware, performing backup and restore operations, monitoring system performance, and configuring user accounts and domains.
This course applies to all appliances in the family of WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances, including:
•    WebSphere DataPower XML Accelerator XA35
•    WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40
•    WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50
•    WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B
•    WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50z
•    WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB60
•    WebSphere DataPower Low Latency Appliance XM70


This course is for administrators who install, manage, and monitor IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances. The course is also relevant for integration developers who configure service policies.


Students should be familiar with networking protocols, security, and XML.


•    Describe the key use cases and architectural scenarios for the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
•    Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface
•    Download and upgrade the firmware on the DataPower appliances
•    Create and manage user accounts and domains
•    Configure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to and from WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
•    Ensure high availability of DataPower appliances using load balancer groups and clustering
•    Monitor the performance of the DataPower appliance using service level monitoring and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
•    Troubleshoot and debug services using the problem determination tools, logs, and probes provided with the DataPower appliance
•    Configure logging of messages to external locations


•    Course introduction
•    Overview of IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
•    DataPower architectures
•    Initial setup
•    Exercise: Exercise setup
•    Managing firmware
•    DataPower administration overview
•    CLI administration
•    Exercise: Using the CLI to manage DataPower appliances
•    XML Management Interface
•    Exercise: Using the XML Management Interface to manage DataPower appliances
•    DataPower services overview
•    Managing domains
•    Exercise: Using role-based management (RBM) to enforce WebGUI access control
•    Clustering and failover
•    Troubleshooting
•    Exercise: Debugging errors using the troubleshooting tools
•    DataPower cryptographic tools and SSL setup
•    Exercise: Securing connections using SSL
•    Configuration migration
•    Exercise: Managing configuration information
•    Appliance management tools
•    Logging and log targets
•    Exercise: Logging to an external log system
•    Service monitoring
•    Course summary