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Step-by-Step Cluster Guide for IBM WebSphere Portal v6.1.0.3/6.1.5

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This guide provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach to building an IBM® WebSphere® Portal version cluster within a single cell. This guide uses WebSphere Application Server v7.0.0.5+ as its base, but the same steps will apply to WebSphere Application Server v6.1.0.27+.


Included are the steps necessary to build a two-node portal cluster within the same cell. This also includes configuration to an external database, a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) user registry, and a remote Web server.

Table of Contents:

    Before you begin
    Install WebSphere Application Server v7 on the primary node
    Install the Primary Portal Node
    Install IBM Support Assistant Lite
    Install the Deployment Manager
    Configure the Deployment Manager
    Configure the Primary Portal node to an external database (DB2)
    Federate and Cluster the Primary Node
    Install WebSphere Application Server v7 on the secondary node
    Install the Secondary Portal Node
    Install IBM Support Assistant Lite
    Federate and Cluster the Secondary Portal node
    Configure the Portal Cluster for Security (standalone ldap)
    Configure the Portal cluster with an external Web server
    Appendix A - Create a Deployment Manager profile on the Portal primary node
    Appendix B - SQLScript to create DB2 databases
    Appendix C - Adding a vertical cluster member
    Appendix D - Adding a new node to an existing cluster
    Appendix E - Running IBM Support Assistant Lite
    Appendix F - Common Problems and Troubleshooting

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Modified date:
23 June 2018