Number of questions: 65
Number of questions to pass: 44
Time allowed: 90 mins
Status: Live

This exam consists of 9 sections described below.

Section 1: Install and update the environment 14%
Apply maintenance to the product
Demonstrate an understanding of the IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility and its role in installing, configuring, and maintaining IBM WebSphere Application Servers and components both locally and remotely.
Perform a silent installation for IBM WebSphere Application Server and fix pack installations.
Perform post-installation verification.
Troubleshoot installation problems.
Backup and restore the configuration including the use of checkpoints

Section 2: Create a high availability configuration 9%
Create multi-node topology and appropriate high availability model.
Manage nodes in an IBM WebSphere Application Server topology.
Configure and manage the HTTP server and the web server plug-in for high availability.
Configure distributed session management for high availability and failover scenarios.

Section 3: Configure security 17%
Configure user repositories.
Configure SSL for clients and servers.
Implement multiple security domains.
Apply administrative and application security roles.
Configure different authentication and authorization mechanisms.
Configure Java Enterprise, Web and Web Services Security.

Section 4: Monitor and tune the environment 9%
Use performance tooling to monitor the IBM WebSphere Application Server runtime.
Tune parameters that affect IBM WebSphere Application Server performance.
Use the Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) metrics and poll MBeans for performance data.
Configure and monitor the WebSphere Application Server caching mechanisms.

Section 5: Troubleshoot post-installation problems 11%
Enable High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) and view HPEL data.
Enable Cross Component Trace (XCT) and view trace data in XCT Log Viewer.
Use tools to trigger and analyze heap dumps, javacore dumps, system core dumps and verbose Garbage Collection (GC).
Use “mustgather” documentation and/or the IBM Support Assistant to collect and analyze diagnostic data or submit data to IBM Support.
Configure, review and analyze log files for the following: First Failure Data Capture (FFDC), system logs, native logs, and trace logs.

Section 6: Administer and configure the environment 20%
Connect databases.
Create and manage Full profiles.
Configure resources.
Illustrate the usage of the Integrated Solutions Console.
Use the capabilities of the Job Manager tooling.
Configure or modify an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment by using properties files and/or the monitored directory feature.
Configure an external HTTP server for the environment.
Use the standard set of command line tools to perform administrative tasks.

Section 7: Configure Intelligent Management features 6%
Use the dynamic cluster elasticity feature.
Create and configure On Demand Routers (ODR) and the ODR plug-in and associated service policies to enable the dynamic operations.
Use health policies and actions to monitor and react to changing performance in the environment.
Configure and maintain application editions.

Section 8: Demonstrate an understanding of a multi-tier environment 6%
Identify the components and services in an IBM WebSphere Application Server configuration and describe how they are related or interact.
Demonstrate an understanding of how requests traverse various WebSphere Application Server ND topologies.

Section 9: Deploy and administer applications 8%
Perform partial updates of enterprise applications, web applications, and business level applications.
Deploy applications to an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment.

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This exam has an Assessment Exam option: A9510-418 Assessment: IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V9.0 Core Administration

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WebSphere Application Server V9 Administration in a Federated Environment

In this course, you learn how to configure and maintain IBM WebSphere Application Server V9 Network Deployment. You learn how to deploy and create a deployment manager and federate a cell. In addition, you learn how to create a cluster within the federated cell.

WebSphere Application Server v9 Administration
In this course, you learn how to configure and maintain IBM WebSphere Application Server V9 in a single-server environment. You learn how to deploy enterprise Java applications in a single computer configuration. In addition, you learn how to work with features of WebSphere Application Server V9, such as the wsadmin scripting interface, security, and performance monitoring.
Product Documentation

IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0 Documentation
View the latest IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional V9 documentation for IBM i, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows operating systems. This information applies to IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional V9 and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.


QUESTION 1
Which two ways are valid ways to install applications to IBM WebSphere Application Server? (Select two.)

A. wsadminscript
B. JMS messaging
C. IBM Installation Manager
D. IBM Tivoli Access Manager
E. Integrated Solutions Console

Answer: A,E

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Explanation:
Deploy an application or module using the administrative console, wsadmin, programming, or deployment tools.
References:https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSAW57_8.5.5/com.ibm.we bsphere.nd.doc/ae/crun_app_install.html


QUESTION 2
Which is true when an administrator properly updates a single file within an application?

A. The administrator can use apartial application update.
B. The administrator must redeploy the full application file.
C. The administrator can manually update the file on the file system.
D. The administrator must uninstall the application, and then, reinstall with the updated application file.

Answer: C


QUESTION 3
Which is true about software repositories for IBM Installation Manager?

A. Repositories must be local.
B. Repositories must be online.
C. Repositories can be either local or online.
D. Repositories are only in the media package.

Answer: C

Explanation:
IBM Installation Manager is a single installation program that can use remote or local software repositories to install,modify, or update certain IBM products. It determines and shows available packages, checks prerequisites and interdependencies, and installs or modifies the selected packages. You also use IBM Installation Manager to uninstall the packages that it installed.
References:http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023498


QUESTION 4
Which of the following is true about creating multiple security domains?

A. A new security domain can be created only using the administrative console.
B. Global security must be enabled before creating new multiple security domains.
C. Only usersassigned to the security-admin role can create new multiple security domains.
D. If a unique name for the domain is not specified, the system will automatically create one.

Answer: C

Explanation:
Only users assigned to the administrator role can configure multiple security domains.
References:https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAW57_8.5.5/com.ibm.websp here.nd.doc/ae/csec_sec_multiple_domains.html


QUESTION 5
Which statement describes the capabilities of the deployment manager?

A. Logical grouping of application servers
B. Created and installed when a node is federated into acell
C. Created automatically when an application server is federated into a cell
D. Manages nodes, node agents, and the configuration repository for the cell

Answer: D

Explanation:
The deployment manager is an administration application that runs in a special application server, which is created when you install the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment product or when you create a management profile using the deployment manager profile template.
References:https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSAW57_8.5.5/com.ibm.we bsphere.nd.doc/ae/tagt_snsdply_is.html