Configuring the WebSphere 5.0 Environment

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To demonstrate how to configure and manage the WebSphere environment, from setting virtual hosts to implementing clustering

Target Audience

Those wishing to qualify as an IBM Certified System Administrator for WebSphere Application Server 5.0; this Certified System Administrator is expected to perform the installation, configuration, and day-to-day tasks associated with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of a WebSphere runtime environment, including product installation, configuration, and deployment of J2EE applications, connecting to back-end resources, and basic troubleshooting


A good understanding of the J2EE application model, e.g., EJBs, JSP, HTTP sessions, and servlets; a good understanding of J2EE 1.2 and J2EE 1.3 technologies, e.g. JDBC, JMS, JNDI, JTA, and JAAS; a good understanding of HTTP server administration; good system administration experience of operating systems, e.g. Windows NT/2000, UNIX, z/OS, OS/400, and Linux; a good understanding of basic Internet concepts, e.g. firewalls, web browsers, TCP/IP, SSL, and HTTP; a good understanding of standard markup languages such as XML and HTML; a basic knowledge of Web services, e.g. SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL; a basic knowledge of bean scripting framework languages; an ability to describe differences between the various WebSphere Application Server 5.0 editions

Expected Duration

140 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring the WebSphere 5.0 Environment

  • configure virtual hosts and web server plug-ins.
  • configure variables and naming.
  • create virtual hosts and web server plug-ins.
  • create and manage application servers in WebSphere.
  • identify configuration options for an application server.
  • create and manage server clusters in WebSphere.
  • implement clusters in WebSphere.