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WE421G – Administration of IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances V5


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3 Days Course

Classroom + Online

Course Details


In this 3-day instructor-led course, you learn how to perform system administration tasks for the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances.


  • Describe the key use cases and architectural scenarios for the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
  • Perform administrative tasks on DataPower appliances by using the command-line interface (CLI), Web GUI, and XML Management Interface
  • Download and upgrade the firmware on DataPower appliances
  • Create and manage user accounts and domains
  • Configure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to and from WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
  • Use load balancer groups and clustering to ensure high availability of DataPower appliances
  • Use service level monitoring and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to monitor the performance of a DataPower appliance
  • Troubleshoot and debug services by using the problem determination tools, logs, and probes that are provided with the DataPower appliance
  • Configure logging of messages to external locations


Course introduction

Initial setup Exercise: Exercise setup

Managing firmware DataPower administration overview CLI administration Exercise: Using the CLI to manage DataPower appliances

XML Management Interface Exercise: Using the XML Management Interface to manage DataPower appliances

DataPower services overview Managing domains Exercise: Using role-based management (RBM) to enforce WebGUI access control

Clustering and failover Troubleshooting Exercise: Using the troubleshooting tools to debug errors

DataPower cryptographic tools and SSL setup OAuth overview and DataPower implementation Exercise: Securing connections with SSL

Configuration management Exercise: Managing configuration information

Appliance management tools Logging and log targets Exercise: Logging to an external log system

Service monitoring

Course summary

Target Audience

This intermediate course is designed for administrators who install, manage, and monitor IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances. The course is also relevant for developers who configure service policies.


be familiar with networking protocols, security, and XML.

Successful completion of online course, Technical Introduction to WebSphere DataPower V5 (WBT) (VW406GB), is a prerequisite for this course. Each student must start this course with the DataPower baseline knowledge gained from attending course (VW406GB).