IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5 Handbook

Book description

This IBM Redbooks publication positions the IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms as the solution to best address the process of building scalable and reliable business-to-employee (B2E), business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) portals.

The IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5 Handbook will help you to understand the WebSphere Portal architecture, how to install, tailor and configure WebSphere Portal, and how to administer and customize portal pages using WebSphere Portal.

In this book, we discuss the installation of IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms within the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, IBM AIX, SuSE SLE8 Linux, Solaris 8, and zLinux environments using Setup Manager. The ability to set up a clustered environment is covered, as well as a demonstration of migrating from WebSphere Portal V4.2 to V5.0.

In this book, we illustrate the implementation and the use of the following directory services: IBM Directory Server, Lotus Domino Enterprise Server, and Sun ONE Directory Server.

In the IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5 Handbook, you will find step-by-step examples and scenarios showing ways to rapidly integrate your enterprise applications into an IBM WebSphere Portal environment using state-of-the-art technologies such as portlets. You will be able to implement new and enhanced capabilities incorporated in current releases of IBM WebSphere Portal offerings, which provide powerful collaboration applications such as Lotus QuickPlace, Lotus Sametime, and Lotus Collaborative components.

Table of contents

  1. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  2. Preface
    1. The team that wrote this redbook
    2. Become a published author
    3. Comments welcome
  3. Chapter 1: Introduction: WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5
    1. IBM WebSphere Portal Enable for Multiplatforms
    2. IBM WebSphere Portal Extend for Multiplatforms
    3. Tools and components
  4. Chapter 2: Portal technology
    1. Portal evolution
      1. The generations of portal technology
    2. Overview
      1. WebSphere Portal architecture (1/2)
      2. WebSphere Portal architecture (2/2)
      3. WebSphere Portal tooling
    3. WebSphere Portal
      1. Portal concepts
      2. Portlets
    4. Highlights of WebSphere Portal V5
      1. Portal install
      2. General infrastructure
      3. Event broker
      4. Member subsystem
      5. Authentication
      6. Authorization
      7. Search
      8. Content management
      9. Content publishing
      10. Transcoding
      11. Struts portlet framework
      12. Click-to-Action
      13. Portal Toolkit
  5. Chapter 3: WebSphere Portal V5 prerequisites and planning
    1. Overview
    2. Architecture review
      1. HTTP server separation
      2. Simple-machine
      3. Multiple-machine
      4. Multiple-tier
      5. Vertical scaling
      6. Horizontal scaling
    3. Hardware and software prerequisites
      1. Microsoft Windows 2000
      2. SUSE SLES 8
      3. IBM AIX 5.2
      4. Sun Solaris 8.0
      5. zLinux
    4. Planning for the database
      1. Using Cloudscape or another robust database
      2. Local or remote database server
      3. Database preparation
      4. Database migration
      5. Database prerequisites
    5. Planning for the LDAP
    6. Planning for Web servers
      1. Existing Web server
      2. Local or remote Web server
      3. Web server product choice
      4. Port conflict avoidance
      5. Web server prerequisites
    7. Planning for WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal
      1. An existing WebSphere Application Server
      2. Coexisting WebSphere Application Servers
      3. Multiple instances of WebSphere Portal on the same machine
      4. Installation without a configuration
      5. Default virtual host consideration
      6. Installing an empty Portal
      7. Context root planning
      8. If a firewall exists
      9. WebSphere Application Server Enterprise Edition prerequisites
    8. Planning for WebSphere Portal security
      1. Authentication and the user registry
      2. External authentication
      3. External authorization
      4. Supported external security software
      5. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
      6. Certificate consideration
      7. Deleting passwords
      8. Tivoli Access Manager
    9. Planning for the clustering
      1. Vertical clustering
      2. Horizontal clustering
      3. Cross-platform clustering
    10. Planning for content publishing
    11. Planning Lotus Collaborative Components
      1. Sametime and QuickPlace
      2. IBM WebSphere Portal Collaboration Center
    12. Translation server and transcoding
    13. Typical scenarios
      1. Quick install
      2. WebSphere Portal install with existing WebSphere environment
      3. WebSphere Portal install with existing WebSphere environment and security enabled
      4. WebSphere Portal install with remote robust database
      5. WebSphere Portal with remote robust database and extended security using an LDAP directory
      6. WebSphere Portal with Lotus Collaborative Components
      7. WebSphere Portal with WebSphere Portal content publishing
      8. WebSphere Portal with extended security using an external security manager
      9. WebSphere Portal in a cluster environment
      10. Remote server attach portlet development environment
      11. Upgrading from WebSphere Portal V4 to V5
      12. Additional components to add to WebSphere Portal
    14. Web browser considerations
    15. Install and uninstall method considerations
      1. Uninstall considerations
      2. Database considerations
  6. Chapter 4: WebSphere Portal: Microsoft Windows 2000 installation
    1. Using install logs
      1. Using WebSphere Portal log files
    2. Base installation (1/4)
    3. Base installation (2/4)
    4. Base installation (3/4)
    5. Base installation (4/4)
    6. Migrating the database from Cloudscape to DB2
    7. Installing IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V8.1.1.94
    8. Configuring WebSphere Portal for DB2
    9. Adding an LDAP to the portal
      1. Installing Domino Enterprise Server Release 5.0.12
      2. Configuring Domino server settings
      3. Installing Domino Administrator Release 5.0.12
      4. Configuring Domino Administrator Release 5.0.12
      5. Setting up Domino LDAP
      6. Updating the Access Control List of the Domino Directory
      7. Specifying Domino LDAP configuration settings
    10. Creating the Web SSO configuration
    11. Installing Lotus QuickPlace Release 3.0.1
    12. Specifying QuickPlace 3.0.1 server settings
      1. Adding QuickPlaceServlet
    13. Installing Lotus Sametime Release 3.0 (1/2)
    14. Installing Lotus Sametime Release 3.0 (2/2)
    15. Configuring QuickPlace to use Sametime awareness
    16. Applying Domino Fix Pack 5.0.12
      1. Editing the Sametime.ini file to set the security level
    17. Configuring WebSphere Portal for Domino Directory (1/2)
    18. Configuring WebSphere Portal for Domino Directory (2/2)
    19. Deploying Lotus Collaborative Components
      1. Enabling Lotus Collaborative Components
      2. Deploying collaborative portlets
    20. Installing IBM WebSphere Portal Collaboration Center
    21. Configuring the Collaboration Center portlet
      1. Configuring the Web Conferencing portlet
      2. Configuring People Finder 5.0
  7. Chapter 5: WebSphere Portal: SUSE SLES 8 Linux installation
    1. Overview of WebSphere Portal installation on Linux
    2. Preparing the machines for installation
    3. WebSphere Portal installation
      1. Installing WebSphere Portal V5.0
      2. Installing manual fixes for WebSphere Application Server V5.0
    4. IBM HTTP Server installation
      1. IBM HTTP Server installation
      2. Installing WebSphere Plug-in Cumulative Fix for versions 5.0.0, 5.0.1, and 5.0.22
      3. Verifying the installation
      4. Configuring WebSphere Portal with a remote IBM HTTP Server
    5. Installing IBM DB2 V8.1 for WebSphere Portal
      1. Installation of IBM DB2 Server V8.1
      2. Installing IBM DB2 administration client V8.1
      3. Installing IBM DB2 V8.1 FP1
      4. Migrating databases from Cloudscape to IBM DB2
      5. Configuring WebSphere Portal for IBM DB2
    6. Lotus Domino V5.0.12 installation
      1. Installing Lotus Domino Enterprise Server V5.0.12
      2. Configuring Domino Server settings (1/2)
      3. Configuring Domino Server settings (2/2)
      4. Installing Domino Administrator
      5. Configuring Domino Administrator
      6. Setting up Domino Directory
      7. Configuring WebSphere Portal for Domino Directory
      8. Verifying the LDAP configuration
  8. Chapter 6: WebSphere Portal: IBM AIX V5.2 installation
    1. Installing Portal in a multi-tier environment
    2. The WebSphere Portal installation
    3. Install a remote HTTP server
    4. Configure the remote HTTP server
      1. The plugin configuration
      2. Add a new host alias
      3. Update and copy the Web server plugin configuration
      4. Disable access to port 9081 - optional
    5. Install and configure DB2 Server
      1. IBM DB2 Server installation
      2. IBM DB2 Fix pack installation
      3. IBM DB2 Administration Client installation
      4. Create remote databases
      5. Configure connection to remote databases
      6. Transfer data to DB2 database
    6. Install and configure LDAP
      1. Install IBM Directory Server
      2. Configure the Administrator DN
      3. Configure the LDAP database (1/2)
      4. Configure the LDAP database (2/2)
      5. Configure the Web Administration Tool
      6. Configure servers into Web Administrator Tool
      7. Install IBM Directory Server V5.1 Client
      8. Prepare LDAP server for WebSphere Portal
      9. Configure Portal with LDAP settings
    7. Validate the overall configuration
      1. Validate database configuration
      2. Validate LDAP configuration
  9. Chapter 7: WebSphere Portal: clustering
    1. WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
      1. Installing Network Deployment machine
      2. Installing the Enterprise extensions on Network Deployment
      3. Installing Network Deployment Fix Pack 1
      4. Installing WebSphere Enterprise Fix Pack 1
      5. Validating the Network Deployment installation
      6. Enabling global security on Network Deployment
      7. Setting the required authority for wpsadmin
    2. Installing and configuring WebSphere Portal on node 1
    3. Installing and configuring WebSphere Portal on node 2
      1. The Portal02 configuration
    4. Adding portal nodes to the cell
      1. Adding Portal01 to the cell
      2. Adding Portal02 to the cell
    5. Creating the cluster
      1. Starting the cluster
      2. Updating the Web Server plugin
      3. Validating the cluster configuration
    6. Deploying portlets
    7. Deploying themes and skins
    8. Enabling dynamic caching
    9. Removing the Portal node from Deployment Manager
      1. Removing the node from the cell
      2. Removing all Enterprise Application instances from DM01
  10. Chapter 8: WebSphere Portal: Sun Solaris 8.0 installation
    1. Scenario overview
      1. The architecture
      2. Installation and configuration sequence
      3. Skill requirements
    2. Hardware and software used for multi-tier configuration
      1. Hardware used in our test environment
      2. Software used within our test environment
      3. Hardware and software prerequisites
      4. File system planning
      5. Network information
    3. Installing Netscape Communicator
      1. Removing the old Netscape Communicator
      2. Installing Netscape Communicator
      3. Checking the result of the installation
    4. WebSphere Portal 5.0 installation
      1. WebSphere components
      2. Preparation for the installation
      3. Installing WebSphere Portal
      4. Manually installation of the interim fixes of WebSphere Application Server
      5. Verifying the installation
      6. Uninstalling WebSphere Portal (optional)
    5. Installing the Oracle Enterprise Server
      1. Solaris preparation for Oracle 9i
      2. Preparing the database for WebSphere Portal (1/3)
      3. Preparing the database for WebSphere Portal (2/3)
      4. Preparing the database for WebSphere Portal (3/3)
      5. Post-install configuration
    6. Installing the Oracle client
      1. Pre-installation for the Oracle client
      2. Installing the Oracle 9i client
      3. Verifying the Oracle 9i Client installation
    7. Installing the Sun ONE Directory Server
      1. Preparing for the installation
      2. Preparing the installation images
      3. LDAP structure planning
      4. Installing the Sun ONE Directory Server
      5. Configuring the LDAP structure (1/3)
      6. Configuring the LDAP structure (2/3)
      7. Configuring the LDAP structure (3/3)
      8. Verifying the installation and configuration
    8. Sun ONE Web Server and WebSphere Application Server plugin install
      1. Pre-installation steps
      2. Installing the Sun ONE Web Server
      3. Starting and verifying the installation of the Sun ONE Web Server
      4. Installing the WebSphere Application Server plugin for iPlanet
      5. Installing WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 1 on machine 1
      6. Installing WebSphere Application Server manual install interim fix on machine 1
      7. Adding an alias to the virtual host and regenerating the plugin file (1/2)
      8. Adding an alias to the virtual host and regenerating the plugin file (2/2)
      9. Copying the plugin configuration file to the Web server
      10. Updating the Web server and running the verification
    9. WebSphere Portal configuration
      1. Configuring WebSphere Portal for Oracle (1/2)
      2. Configuring WebSphere Portal for Oracle (2/2)
      3. Configuring WebSphere Portal for Sun ONE Directory Server
      4. Enabling security
      5. Configuring WebSphere Portal Server for Sun ONE Web Server
      6. Deleting passwords in the configuration file (optional)
    10. Verifying WebSphere Portal in the three-tier environment
  11. Chapter 9: WebSphere Portal: zLinux (SUSE SLES Linux 7) installation
    1. Introduction
    2. WebSphere Portal installation overview
    3. Sample single-tier installation with Setup Manager
    4. Preparation steps for the installation
    5. WebSphere Portal installation (1/4)
    6. WebSphere Portal installation (2/4)
    7. WebSphere Portal installation (3/4)
    8. WebSphere Portal installation (4/4)
    9. Validation task for WebSphere Portal
    10. Running the validation task
    11. Configuring your Web server
    12. Configuring DB2 into WebSphere Portal
    13. Exporting the database from Cloudspace
    14. Configuring DB2 properties
    15. Creating local databases for DB2
    16. Exporting the db2instance environment in your root profile
    17. Importing the Cloudscape database into DB2
    18. Performance improvement for imported databases
    19. Verifying the connection from a command prompt
    20. Configuring IBM Directory Server in WebSphere Portal
    21. Configuring LDAP properties
    22. Validating LDAP
    23. Enabling security
    24. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 10: WebSphere Portal administration
    1. Introduction
      1. Definitions
      2. Organization
    2. Getting started with Portal navigation
      1. Portal states
      2. New features in WebSphere Portal V5 administration
      3. Launching the Portal user interface (1/2)
      4. Launching the Portal user interface (2/2)
    3. Portal User Interface
      1. Manage Pages (1/4)
      2. Manage Pages (2/4)
      3. Manage Pages (3/4)
      4. Manage Pages (4/4)
      5. Themes and skins (1/2)
      6. Themes and skins (2/2)
    4. Portlets
      1. Install
      2. Manage Portlet Applications (1/2)
      3. Manage Portlet Applications (2/2)
      4. Manage Portlets
      5. Web Clipping (1/2)
      6. Web Clipping (2/2)
    5. Access
      1. Users and groups (1/3)
      2. Users and groups (2/3)
      3. Users and groups (3/3)
      4. Resource permissions (1/3)
      5. Resource permissions (2/3)
      6. Resource permissions (3/3)
      7. Users and Group Permissions portlet (1/2)
      8. Users and Group Permissions portlet (2/2)
      9. Credential Vault (1/2)
      10. Credential Vault (2/2)
    6. Portal Settings
      1. Global Settings
      2. URL Mapping (1/2)
      3. URL Mapping (2/2)
      4. Custom Unique Names
      5. Supported Markups
      6. Supported Client
      7. Searching the administration (1/3)
      8. Searching the administration (2/3)
      9. Searching the administration (3/3)
    7. Portal Analysis
      1. Frequent Users
      2. Enable Tracing
  13. Chapter 11: WebSphere Portal customization
    1. General customization
      1. Customization roles
    2. Portal navigation and customization options
      1. Anonymous login
      2. Authenticated login and options
      3. Page customization
  14. Chapter 12: Migration from WebSphere Portal V4.2 to V5
    1. WebSphere Portal V5.0 migration overview
      1. General recommendations for migration
    2. Migration process overview
    3. Prerequisites and preparing for migration (1/2)
    4. Prerequisites and preparing for migration (2/2)
    5. Portal migration process
      1. Running the migration steps
  15. Appendix A: Identity management
    1. WebSphere Member Manager
    2. WebSphere Member Manager supported configuration
  16. Appendix B: Preparing the AIX machine
    1. Increasing the size of an existing file system
    2. Creating a new file system
    3. Creating a CDROM file system
  17. Appendix C: Creating users on AIX
    1. Creating DB2 groups
    2. Creating DB2 users
    3. Setting user’s password
  18. Appendix D: Installing fixes (1/2)
  19. Appendix D: Installing fixes (2/2)
  20. Appendix E: Text-based Portal installation on Solaris
    1. Installing and configuring WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal in text mode (1/2)
    2. Installing and configuring WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal in text mode (2/2)
    3. Applying the WebSphere Application Server interim fix in silent mode
    4. Installing the WebSphere Application Server fix pack in text mode
    5. Uninstalling WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal in text mode
    6. WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal automatic install (non-interactive mode)
      1. The response file for the installation
      2. The response file for the uninstallation
      3. Adding the alias to the virtual host using the wsadmin command
      4. Regenerating the plugin using the wsadmin command
      5. Preparing the batch file (.jacl) to run the wsadmin file
      6. Shell script to automatically reinstall WebSphere Portal
      7. Copying the plugin configuration file to the Web server
  21. Appendix F: Hints to set up the Solaris environment
    1. Setting up the networking environment
      1. Defining the /etc/hosts file
      2. Changing the default host name and the default IP address
      3. Enabling telnet and ftp
      4. Adding a second IP address to the network adapter for machine 2
      5. Set ting up NFS on machine 3
    2. Setting up the file system environment
      1. Defining the file system size
      2. Creating the file sysetm
      3. Mounting the file system
  22. Appendix G: Creating users and groups in SUSE SLES V8.0
    1. Creating users on SUSE SLES V8.0 using YaST
    2. Creating groups on SUSE SLES V8.0 using YaST
    3. Adding an existing user to a group using YaST
  23. Appendix H: UNIX commands on SUSE SLES V8.0
    1. Mounting a CD
    2. Unmounting a CD
  24. Appendix I: Implementing the Portal V5 environment for migration from Portal V4.x
    1. WebSphere Portal V5.0 installation
    2. Configuring WebSphere Portal V5.0 for remote IBM DB2 V8.1
      1. Configuring WebSphere Portal V5.0 for remote DB2
    3. Configuring WebSphere Portal V5.0 for a remote LDAP directory
      1. Installation of IBM Directory Server V5.1
      2. Configuring IBM Directory server
      3. Installation of IBM Directory client V5.1
      4. Configuring WebSphere Portal V5.0 for remote IBM Directory Server V5.1
  25. Appendix J: Setting portlet column width
  26. Abbreviations and acronyms
  27. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. How to get IBM Redbooks
    5. Help from IBM
  28. Index (1/3)
  29. Index (2/3)
  30. Index (3/3)
  31. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5 Handbook
  • Author(s): Rufus Credle, Faheem Altaf, Serena Chan, Fernanda Gomes, Sunil Hiranniah, Pralhad Khatri, Shun Zhong Li, Vikrant Mastoli
  • Release date: March 2004
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: None