WebSphere 5.0 Workload Management, Scalability, and Failover

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


To give an overview of how to implement scalability, and web server workload management and failover in a 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

WebSphere 5.0 Workload Management, Scalability, and Failover

  • plan for scalability in a given scenario.
  • determine the scaling technique in a given scenario.
  • implement scalability in a given WebSphere scenario.
  • enable load balancing in WebSphere web server.
  • set up, configure, and test a web server cluster.
  • enable server affinity and identify proxy caching options.
  • configure a web server cluster and SSL session ID.
  • generate the plug-in configuration file.
  • identify how the plug-in is configured for workload and failover management.
  • modify and regenerate the plugin-cfg.xml file.