Maintenance and Performance Tuning in WebSphere 5.0

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


To give an overview of how to maintain and tune the WebSphere environment

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

200 min.

Course Objectives

Maintenance and Performance Tuning in WebSphere 5.0

  • implement web container clustering and failover.
  • identify how HTTP session recovery and failover is supported in WebSphere.
  • identify the WebSphere support for EJB container failover.
  • recognize appropriate EJB container failover tuning methods and failover constraints.
  • identify how to implement EJB and web container failover.
  • identify the concerns for enhancing WebSphere high availability using clustering software.
  • identify the constituents of the Performance Monitoring Infrastructure.
  • enable the PMI service and set instrumentation levels.
  • use the Tivoli Performance Viewer to analyze performance.
  • use Tivoli Performance Viewer to optimize a WebSphere environment.