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This article offers guidance to migrating existing servlet Struts-based applications to portlet Struts-based applications - with a minimum of steps - using WebSphere Studio Application Developer v5.0 with the WebSphere Portal v5.0 test environment. This article does not cover expanding the functionality of the Web application (e.g., using portlet communication), nor is it an introduction to Struts, WebSphere Portal, or portlet programming. The purpose of this article is to enable you - with the fewest changes possible - to run a servlet-Struts application as a portlet-Struts application in WebSphere Portal v5. For further information on portlet development, refer to the Portlet Development Guide. In short, the abstract Portlet class is the central abstraction of the Portlet API. The Portlet class extends HTTPServlet of the Servlet API. All portlets extend the Port... (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 The previous version of WebSphere Application Server v5.0 on Linux on zSeries has been superseded by v5.0.2, which is an entirely new ...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)

General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments

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 general... (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)

Inter-Portlet Communications

This article demonstrates the steps performed to implement JSR 168 compliant cooperative portlets using IBM Rational Application Developer V6.0 and WebSphere Portal Server V5.1. The article illustrates passing multiple values from source portlet to target portlet without defining complex data type inside WSDL file. The term cooperative portlets refers to the capability of portlets on a page to interact with each other by sharing information. One or more cooperative portlets on a portal page can automatically react to changes from a source portlet triggered by an action or event ... (more)