WebSphere Portal Version 6 Enterprise Scale Deployment Best Practices

IBM Redbooks

WebSphere Portal Version 6 Enterprise Scale Deployment Best Practices

IBM® WebSphere® Portal Version 6.0 is an enterprise portal solution with the complete portal services necessary to deliver a single point of personalized interaction to applications, content, business processes, and people for a unified user experience. WebSphere Portal provides the following:
- Enhanced Web content management, portal workflow, electronic forms integration and collaboration to help deliver improved operational efficiency and productivity.
- Powerful new tools and application templates, enabling the quick building of business services and applications that help accelerate application and content deployment, which innovatively deliver on the promise of a service oriented architecture (SOA).
- A responsive and reliable portal platform from a leader in the enterprise portal market.

This IBM book introduces new key technical features in WebSphere Portal Version 6.0 and discusses how these new features have a strong bearing on best practices for deploying WebSphere Portal. Specifically, it focuses on the following areas:

- Planning for deployment with an overview of several typical deployment scenarios.
- High-availability deployment strategies by installing IBM WebSphere Portal V6.0 in a clustered deployment/Network Deployment configuration.
- Configuring WebSphere Portal Version 6 to support multiple different LDAP directories.
- Considerations and implementation details for configuring Portal to share data between different database domains.
- Strategies for tuning and testing your WebSphere Portal 6 environment.
- Configuration Management—procedures necessary to move your WebSphere Portal environment through pre-production release phases and deploy into the Production environment.
- Best practice approaches to problem determination and troubleshooting.
- Available tools for deployment automation, reducing the manual steps required by the portal server installation and configuration process.
- Discussion of how to use the IBM WebSphere Portal update installer application to install interim or cumulative fixes and fix packs in WebSphere Portal Version 6.0.
- A discussion of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and what this means within the context of Portal.

Price: $62.50 $50.00
Pages: 482
Date Published: September 1, 2008
ISBN: 0738486027
Author: IBM Redbooks
Product Number: SG24-7387-00
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