Overview

This course gives administrators training on IBM Integration Bus system administration. It is also relevant for IBM Integration Bus developers who also work in an administrative capacity.

In this course, you learn how to administer IBM Integration Bus on distributed operating systems, such as Windows and UNIX, by using the IBM Integration Bus administrative interfaces. These interfaces include the IBM Integration web user interface and the IBM Integration Bus commands.

The course begins with an overview of IBM Integration Bus. Subsequent topics include initial product installation and maintenance, environment configuration, and basic administrative tasks such as backing up and recovering the environment. You learn about product requirements, securing access to IBM Integration Bus resources and message flows, problem determination and resolution, and performance monitoring and tuning. You also learn techniques for extending the capabilities of IBM Integration Bus. The course also covers the publish/subscribe model and reviews the Java Message Service (JMS) transport protocol and web services.

In the course lab exercises, you gain hands-on experience with IBM Integration Bus administrative tasks such as managing IBM Integration Bus runtime components, monitoring message flow applications, and configuring security.

For information about other related courses, visit the IBM Training website:
http://www.ibm.com/training

Audience

This course is designed for IBM Integration Bus administrators and developers who administer IBM Integration Bus.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have hands-on experience with the Windows operating system, and be familiar with basic security practices and protocols such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Experience with IBM Integration Bus message flow development and IBM MQ system administration is helpful, but not required.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Install and configure an IBM Integration Bus instance
  • Establish, maintain, and manage an integration node
  • Administer IBM Integration Bus components and message flow applications by using the IBM Integration web user interface and command interface
  • Configure connectivity to IBM MQ to enable IBM Integration Bus to get messages from, or put messages to, queues on a local or remote queue manager
  • Implement IBM Integration Bus administration and message flow security
  • Use problem determination aids to diagnose and solve development and runtime errors
  • Use the IBM Integration web user interface to generate and display message flow statistics
  • Use IBM MQ or MQTT to publish and subscribe to IBM Integration Bus topics
  • Implement an IBM Integration Bus global cache to store, reuse, and share data between integration nodes
  • Use workload management policies to adjust the processing speed of messages and control the actions that are taken on unresponsive flows and threads
  • Use the IBM Integration web user interface and a database to record events and replay messages
  • Enable an integration node to connect to a database with ODBC and JDBC
  • Configure a Java Message Services (JMS) provider for use with the JMS nodes
  • Configure IBM Integration Bus for the secure file transfer protocol (SFTP)
  • Find and install IBM Integration Bus SupportPac components

Topics

Course introduction
IBM Integration Bus overview
Product installation, configuration, and security planning
Exercise: Integration node setup and customization
Connecting to IBM MQ
Exercise: Connecting to IBM MQ
Administration in the IBM Integration Toolkit
Exercise: Using the IBM Integration Toolkit
Administration basics
Exercise: Administering the IBM Integration Bus runtime components
Implementing IBM Integration Bus administration security
Exercise: Using file-based security to control administration access
Exercise: Using queue-based security to control administration access
Implementing IBM Integration Bus message flow security
Administering web services and web service security
Exercise: Implementing web services and web services security
Diagnosing problems
Exercise: Using problem diagnosis tools
Exercise: Identifying runtime problems
Monitoring the integration node and message flow performance
Publish/subscribe implementation overview
Exercise: Viewing runtime statistics
Configuring IBM Integration Bus for high availability
Exercise: Administering workload management policies
Monitoring, recording, and replaying message flow events
Exercise: Recording and replaying message flow data
Extending IBM Integration Bus
Course summary

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This course is also available as self-paced virtual (e-learning) course Administering IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1 (ZB393G). This option does not require any travel.

This course introduces administrators to IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) V8.7.1. You will learn the concepts and skills that are necessary to install, configure, and manage Decision Server Rules, Decision Center, and Decision Server Insights.

For information about other related courses, visit the IBM Training website:
http://www.ibm.com/training

Audience

This intermediate course is designed for administrators who install, configure, and administer Operational Decision Manager.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • Basic knowledge of database management
  • Familiarity with source code control (SCC) mechanisms
  • Basic knowledge of Ant and the Java programming language
  • Knowledge of WebSphere Application Server
  • Knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
  • Familiarity with the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style
  • Familiarity with the WebSphere eXtreme Scale

Objectives

  • Describe the IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced technical architecture
  • Explain topology options for a clustered environment
  • Complete postinstallation configuration of Decision Server Rules, Decision Center, and Decision Server Insights
  • Manage security for ODM Advanced components
  • Synchronize projects across business and development environments
  • Manage deployment for Decision Server Rules and Decision Server Insights
  • Monitor rule execution and troubleshoot performance issues
  • Manage versions, baselines, and multiple releases in Decision Center
  • Install and configure a Decision Server Insights reference topology
  • Configure inbound and outbound servers to manage connectivity

Topics

  • Course introduction
  • Introducing Operational Decision Manager for administrators
  • Exercise: Exploring the Operational Decision Manager installation
  • Configuring Operational Decision Manager
  • Exercise: Configuring Rule Execution Server on WebSphere Application Server
  • Exercise: Configuring Decision Center on WebSphere Application Server
  • Exercise: Using a profile template to configure Rule Execution Server
  • Managing user roles and permissions
  • Exercise: Customizing user access and enforcing security in Decision Center
  • Synchronizing across environments
  • Exercise: Synchronizing across business and development environments
  • Managing deployment
  • Exercise: Managing deployment
  • Administering Rule Execution Server
  • Exercise: Exploring the Rule Execution Server console
  • Using Decision Warehouse to audit ruleset execution
  • Exercise: Auditing ruleset execution through Decision Warehouse
  • Monitoring execution and performance
  • Exercise: Monitoring rule execution and performance
  • Managing baselines and multiple releases
  • Exercise: Managing baselines and multiple releases
  • Introducing Decision Server Insights for administrators
  • Exercise: Installing Decision Server Insights
  • Configuring Insight Server
  • Exercise: Configuring Decision Server Insights
  • Managing deployment for Decision Server Insights
  • Exercise: Managing deployment and connectivity
  • Administering Decision Server Insights
  • Exercise: Administering Decision Server Insights
  • Course summary
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This course introduces business analysts to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9. You learn the concepts and skills that are necessary to capture, author, validate, and manage business rules with Operational Decision Manager.

IBM Operational Decision Manager provides a complete platform for managing business rules by helping to automate and govern decisions across processes and applications. This course focuses on the iterative nature of working collaboratively with business policy experts and development teams on rule projects. Through instructor-led presentations and hands-on lab exercises, you learn about the core features of Operational Decision Manager. You also receive intensive training in modeling business rule vocabulary, rule discovery, rule authoring, and rule governance and management. The course uses realistic scenarios and a case study to illustrate the principles and good practices for discovering, analyzing, and authoring business rules.

The lab environment for this course uses Windows 2012 Server R2 Standard.

For information about other related courses, see the IBM Training website:

ibm.com/training

Audience

This course is designed for business analysts.

Prerequisites

  • Experience with identifying and defining business policies and rules
  • A basic understanding of business models

Objectives

  • Describe the benefits of implementing an Operational Decision Manager solution
  • Identify the main user roles and tasks that are involved in designing and developing an Operational Decision Manager solution
  • Explain modeling concepts and the UML notation that is relevant to modeling for business rules
  • Define and implement object models for business rules
  • Set up the rule authoring environment in Designer by working with decision services and synchronizing across development and business environments
  • Transform business policy into rule statements and make sure that they form a complete and coherent set of rules
  • Use the Operational Decision Manager rule editors to author business rules and decision tables
  • Run tests and simulations in the Decision Center Business console to validate decision logic and rule changes
  • Work with Decision Center decision service administration tools
  • Manage user access and permissions in the Business console
  • Use Operational Decision Manager tools to support decision governance

Topics

Course introduction
Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9
Exercise: Operational Decision Manager in action
Modeling for business rules
Exercise: Building the model on paper
Exercise: Implementing the model
Understanding decision services
Exercise: Setting up a decision service
Working with the BOM
Exercise: Working with the BOM
Introducing Decision Center
Exercise: Exploring the Decision Center Business console
Introducing rule authoring
Exercise: Understanding the case study
Discovering and analyzing rules
Exercise: Discovering rules
Exercise: Analyzing rules
Working with conditions in rules
Exercise: Working with conditions in rules
Working with definitions in rules
Exercise: Working with definitions in rules
Writing complete rules
Exercise: Writing complete rules
Authoring decision tables
Exercise: Authoring decision tables
Exercise: Authoring rules: Putting it all together
Running tests and simulations
Exercise: Running tests and simulations in the Business console
Working with Decision Center administrative tools
Exercise: Working with management features in Decision Center
Exercise: Managing user access in Decision Center
Introducing decision governance
Exercise: Working with the decision governance framework
Course summary

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The course begins with an overview of Operational Decision Manager, which is composed of two main environments: Decision Server for technical users and Decision Center for business users. The course outlines the collaboration between development and business teams during project development.

Through instructor-led presentations and hands-on lab exercises, you learn about the core features of Decision Server, which is the primary working environment for developers. You design decision services and work with the object models that are required to author and execute rule artifacts. You gain experience with deployment and execution, and work extensively with Rule Execution Server. In addition, you become familiar with rule authoring so that you can support business users to set up and customize the rule authoring and validation environments. You also learn how to use Operational Decision Manager features to support decision governance.

The lab environment for this course uses Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition.

For information about other related courses, see the IBM Training website:

ibm.com/training

Audience

This course is designed for application developers.

Prerequisites

  • Experience with the Java programming language and object-oriented concepts
  • Knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
  • Basic knowledge of Extensible Markup Language (XML)
  • Basic knowledge of the REST API and RESTful architecture

Objectives

  • Describe the benefits of implementing a decision management solution with Operational Decision Manager
  • Identify the key user roles that are involved in designing and developing a decision management solution, and the tasks that are associated with each role
  • Describe the development process of building a business rule application and the collaboration between business and development teams
  • Set up and customize the Business Object Model (BOM) and vocabulary for rule authoring
  • Implement the Execution Object Model (XOM) that enables rule execution
  • Orchestrate rule execution through ruleflows
  • Author rule artifacts to implement business policies
  • Debug business rule applications to ensure that the implemented business logic is error-free
  • Set up and customize testing and simulation for business users
  • Package and deploy decision services to test and production environments
  • Integrate decision services for managed execution within an enterprise environment
  • Monitor and audit execution of decision services
  • Work with Operational Decision Manager features that support decision governance

Topics

Course introduction
Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager
Exercise: Operational Decision Manager in action
Developing decision services
Exercise: Setting up decision services
Programming with business rules
Developing object models
Exercise: Working with the BOM
Exercise: Refactoring
Orchestrating ruleset execution
Exercise: Working with ruleflows
Authoring rules
Exercise: Exploring action rules
Exercise: Authoring action rules
Exercise: Authoring decision tables
Customizing rule vocabulary with categories and domains
Exercise: Working with static domains
Exercise: Working with dynamic domains
Working with queries
Exercise: Working with queries
Debugging rules
Exercise: Executing rules locally
Exercise: Debugging a ruleset
Enabling tests and simulations
Exercise: Enabling rule validation
Managing deployment
Exercise: Managing deployment
Exercise: Using Build Command to build RuleApps
Executing rules with Rule Execution Server
Exercise: Exploring the Rule Execution Server console
Auditing and monitoring ruleset execution
Exercise: Auditing ruleset execution through Decision Warehouse
Working with the REST API
Exercise: Executing rules as a hosted transparent decision service (HTDS)
Introducing decision governance
Course summary

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