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This article provides a list of general best practices to apply to any WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 environment. However, some of the recommendations only apply to specific conditions and scenarios. These recommendations could be used to set up any WebSphere environment. General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments 1. All WebSphere Application processes should be running as non-admin/root user. It's not a good practice to run a process as an admin/root user. For obvious reasons, you don't want more folks to know about the admin/root password and generally the WebSphere admins are not the system admins. Create a services user account on the box and use it for the WebSphere Application's start and stop purposes. 2. Enabled Global Security. By default, the WebSphere Application Server enables administrative security. Thus, for the most part, t... (more)

WebSphere Datapower FTP Polling Functionality Use Cases

The Datapower appliances support the use of the FTP protocols for message transport. The purpose of this article is to present number of common use case scenarios for FTP polling, illustrating correct configurations of the device to support the use case. The use case scenarios are as follows: 1- FTP Poller - polling files in one directory and transfer them to another directory 2- FTP Poller – polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service 3- FTP Poller (sFTP – FTP over SSL) - polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service 4- FTP Poller (sF... (more)

WebSphere Datapower Configuration for Database

The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involve to configure Datapower service for the Database communication. The service will parse the incoming parameters from the request, construct a SQL query string and returns the data from the Database, based on the constructed query. Database For the demonstration, the following table "DataPowerTest" is created in MS SQL Server. The following columns and data were added as well. Datapower Configurations 1. In the Datapower, create SQL Data Source with the following values Input Values Name GallagherDirectoryDB Database Ty... (more)

Enterprise Framework Service for WebSphere Datapower

All services running inside the Datapower need to be installed on the appliance IP address and on the port. As the number of services increase on the appliance, it does create complexity and following underline issues to any environment: Exposure of internal ports (and IP address in some cases) to outside their hosting network. Firewall configuration to allow traffic on different ports (and IP addresses) of Datapower Maintaining IP addresses and ports as the number of services increases on the appliance There may be other solutions to handle the above mentioned issues but one of ... (more)

WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2 on SuSE Linux 8 on zSeries

This article provides instructions for installing IBM WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2 on the SuSE LINUX 8 (SLES 8) operating system on IBM zSeries hardware. Fix pack 2 of WebSphere Portal Server v5.0, also known as WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2, introduces support for WebSphere Portal on the SuSE SLES for S/390 8.2.4 kernel (SuSE Linux 8) and RedHat for S/390 7.2 platforms. WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2 runs on WebSphere Application Server v5.0.2. The previous version of WebSphere Application Server v5.0 on Linux on zSeries has been superseded by v5.0.2, which is an entirely new ... (more)