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WebSphere Engineering: A Practical Guide for WebSphere Support Managers and Senior Consultants

Book Description

The Practical, End-to-End Guide to WebSphere®  Infrastructure Engineering and Technical Management

Companies depend on the IBM® WebSphere platform to deliver mission-critical Web applications and services and to provide the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). To gain maximum value from WebSphere technologies, organizations must implement comprehensive, integrated best practices for managing their WebSphere infrastructures. In this book, one of the most experienced enterprise WebSphere support managers introduces those best practices and explains exactly how to make the most of them.

Drawing on his tremendous real-world expertise, Ying Ding shows how to maximize the WebSphere platform’s reliability, stability, scalability, and performance for large enterprise systems. You’ll find insightful discussions of each option and strategy for managing WebSphere, including practical guidance on making the right tradeoffs for your environment.

Whether you’re a WebSphere administrator, developer, consultant, support manager, engineer, or architect, this book brings together the information you need to run your WebSphere infrastructure with maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

Coverage includes

  • Planning, hiring, training, funding, and building a world-class WebSphere engineering support organization

  • Implementing tight standards and consistent, comprehensive processes for managing the entire WebSphere engineering life cycle

  • Creating optimal testing environments, administering parallel testing pipelines, and managing testing workloads

  • Empowering production support teams with knowledge, system privileges, and the right tools

  • Managing production emergencies and critical situations: evaluating problem severity, mitigating customer experience, restoring service, performing post-problem resolution, and much more

  • Maximizing the stability of large-scale interconnected WebSphere systems for composite applications

  • Supporting WebSphere platforms that provide end-to-end SOA infrastructure

  • Introduction     1

    Chapter 1: Organization Models and Choices     7

    Chapter 2: Building a World-Class WebSphere Team Through Hiring and Training     41

    Chapter 3: WebSphere Operations Framework     75

    Chapter 4: Engagement Challenges     93

    Chapter 5: Server Build     121

    Chapter 6: Functional and Integration Testing Environment Support     139

    Chapter 7: Stress-Testing Environment Support     153

    Chapter 8: Production Environment Support     171

    Chapter 9: Managing a Production Emergency     195

    Chapter 10: System Upgrade and Product Maintenance Management     239

    Chapter 11: Critical Work Relationships     261

    Chapter 12: Managing the Stability of Large Enterprise WebSphere Systems     283

    Chapter 13: WebSphere Engineering Going Forward     303

    Index     321