WebSphere Portal V5.0 Production Deployment and Operations Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 09 February 2005, updated 21 March 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738491691
ISBN-13: 9780738491691
IBM Form #: SG24-6391-00
(310 pages)

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Authors: Rufus Credle, Jerry Dancy, David Eyerman, Simon Fredrickson, Stefan Liesche, Marcos Lohmann, Carlos Santos


This IBM Redbooks publication contains best practices for deployment and operational support of WebSphere Portal V5 in a production environment. It addresses the questions on how to initially deploy WebSphere Portal. After you have deployed WebSphere Portal, you can use the operational best practices described in this book for themes, skins, pages, and portlet updates in a 24/7 enterprise.

This book discusses the common notations for WebSphere Portal operational architecture and terminology. The architectures described in this book are examples used to present WebSphere Portal operation alternatives that allow you to combine, mix, and define your own Portal architecture.

Portal administrators can find in this book an installation roadmap that includes a suggested approach, best practices, links to required resources, and hints to perform a successful installation and configuration. When the staging environment has been set, this book also provides helpful instructions on moving Portal into production.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. WebSphere Portal operational architecture
Chapter 2. Installing WebSphere Portal
Chapter 3. Security management
Chapter 4. Solution deployment
Chapter 5. Moving from staging to production
Chapter 6. Production procedures and administration activities
Chapter 7. A high availability illustration
Chapter 8. Performance tuning the environment
Appendix A. Operation tools
Appendix B. Portal installation worksheets and samples
Appendix C. Changing the mode in WebSphere Portal
Appendix D. Switching database servers
Appendix E. Capacity planning
Appendix F. A portal manager for WebSphere Portal
Appendix G. Additional material

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