WE421G – Administration of IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances V5


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WE421G – Administration of IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances V5
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Softwares

Course Details

The Administration of IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances (WE421G) course is a three-day instructor-led training where you learn how to perform system administration tasks for the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances.


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  • 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 the 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 the course (VW406GB).