This intermediate course is designed for product administrators and developers who perform administrative tasks in the WebSphere Message Broker V8 environment.
This 4-day instructor-led workshop is designed to give administrators an intermediate-level overview of IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8. This course is also relevant for Message Broker developers who also work in an administrative capacity. WebSphere Message Broker V8 delivers new features that enhance its ability to connect to a wide range of data sources and manage enterprise solution bus (ESB) deployments. In this course, you learn how to administer WebSphere Message Broker V8 on distributed platforms, such as Windows and AIX, by using the WebSphere Message Broker administrative interfaces. These interfaces include the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit, WebSphere Message Broker Explorer, the web interface, and the command-line interface. The course begins with an overview of Message Broker and its role in the IBM WebSphere reference architecture. Subsequent topics covered in the course include initial product installation and maintenance, environment configuration, and administrative tasks, such as backing up and recovering the environment. You learn how to conduct in-depth content reviews, product requirements planning, problem determination and resolution, and performance monitoring and tuning. You also learn techniques for extending the capabilities of WebSphere Message Broker. The course also covers the publish/subscribe model, and it provides a review of the Java Message Service (JMS) transport protocol and web services. In the course lab exercises, you get hands-on experience with Message Broker V8 administrative tasks, such as working with the publish/subscribe message topology, managing WebSphere Message Broker, using web services, and configuring security. You also investigate runtime problems and extend WebSphere Message Broker capabilities by implementing extensions and SupportPacs. The lab environment for this course uses the Windows platform. For information about other related WebSphere courses, visit the WebSphere Education website: ibm.com/software/websphere/education
Course introduction WebSphere Message Broker overview Product installation, configuration, and security planning Exercise: WebSphere Message Broker setup and customization Using the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit Exercise: Using the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit Configuring and administering the broker Exercise: Administering the broker runtime components Implementing WebSphere Message Broker security Exercise: Administering broker security Monitoring and problem determination Exercise: Using trace facilities Exercise: Identifying runtime problems Monitoring broker and message flow performance Publish/subscribe implementation overview Exercise: Accessing broker statistics and configuring publication subscriptions Administering web services and JMS Exercise: Implementing web services and web services security Extending WebSphere Message Broker Exercise: Implementing a user-defined extension Configuring WebSphere Message Broker for high availability Course summary
Install and configure a WebSphere Message Broker instance Establish, maintain, and manage a broker Perform basic administration tasks in the management of a broker Use the command-line interface and WebSphere Message Broker Explorer for dedicated administration Use problem determination aids to diagnose and solve development and runtime errors Implement WebSphere Message Broker security