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    WebSphere Author
    You may not know, but I am one of the most well-known WebSphere authors and have several books published.

    IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

    IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

    WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

    WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

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    Community Knowledge Transfer
    For many years I have been contributing to the IBM WebSphere community. I continually share insights via my top ranking knowledge sites and blogs.
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    I have spend many years training Administrations & Support staff alike on the fundamentals of WebSphere Application Server and related IBM product in the WebSphere brand. If you have any need for training please contact me via Learners International.

    Learners International was founded in 2012 to produce affordable Middleware Training.

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    Need advice about your WebSphere architectures? I have worked for many clients around the world and so have extensive skills acquired from helping customers plan their WebSphere Application Server environments. I also have many years of SOA and ESB practical, hand on experience.

    Trouble Shooting

    In almost mot my roles I have applied by knowledge and insights of the WebSphere brand, thus helping my customers with not only WebSphere related issue, but also Java and JEE application issues.


    Ask anyone I have worked with I am sticker for documentation. In a world where Knowledge Transfer is paramount, you can be assured I will encourage documentation for any process I am involved with as part of any engagement.

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Welcome to the Websphere Blog

Steven Robinson is a JEE specialist consultant focusing on Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and and RedHat Jboss.

I have created this blog to allow some of my knowledge to spill out into the JEE community. As a result of many years as an IT consultant, I have helped many organization’s in both Europe and the United States of America, to sort out issues and problems with Java-based application-server platforms.

I provide expertise in the following areas.

  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Advanced Jython scripting
  • Java debugging and general JEE problem solving
  • JEE Application packaging
  • Server build including Build/Deploy automation such as Continuous Integration
  • Mobile application provisioning
  • JMS and WMQ Messaging (Internal and External)
  • WebServices, SOA and ESB

Use the blog to learn about the three big JEE Application Server platforms: IBM WebSphere Application, Oracle WebLogic Server and RedHat JBoss. Looking through these pages within you will find Tutorials, answers to common questions and sample scripts.

To suggest content you can reply to my JEE Topic Suggestions page or post questions to my FAQ page.

Cheers, Steve

Recent posts in my IBM WebSphere knowledege base

Catalog service domain: A catalog service domain (or simply domain) is one or more grids (set of containers) and their controlling catalog service. The concept of a domain is similar to a “cell” in WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. Catalog service domains define a group of catalog servers that manage the placement of shards and.. read more →

Generic WebSphere Application Server PPT diagram template Use this template to help create environment diagrams. In my personal experience it is an area performed badly by Middleware Administrators. This template is my way of providing some help to make creating diagrams of your environments less painful when you are under pressure to perform your support.. read more →

The WebSphere eXtreme Scale web console is a useful web based application that presents run-time statistics in a visual manner. Installing and using the web console is documented in detail in another blog entry. By default the web console binds to port 7080 for HTTP and 7443 for HTTPS. In some cases it is desirable.. read more →

Problem When installing WXS 7.1 standalone on 64 bit AIX, the installer will detect a 64 bit operating system and install the 64 bit version (i.e. including a 64 bit JRE). However the web console component actually requires a 32 bit JRE, which is not installed with the product. Solution Obviously, administrators can install a.. read more →

http://www.packtpub.com/support You will need to register. read more →

07 Feb 2012
February 7, 2012

Uninstall WebSphere 8

February 7, 2012 Uncategorized 0 Comment

Introduction This document is a sample of the training material provide for my new WebSphere Application Server 8 Training courses ready later in the year. Keep an eye on http://www.ptutraining.com as we prepare the new business. This document explains the steps involved in uninstalling WAS cleanly. It is important to understand a re-installation within the.. read more →

07 Feb 2012
February 7, 2012

Today I am famous

February 7, 2012 Take the micky at mysefl 0 Comment

Today I am famous ha. Well, “world famous in my house”. While doing some Google ranking research I found I am the first image in “Google images” for my name, it has taken a few years, but I did it. Not bad for a part timer. read more →

by Steve Robinson | August 2009 | Java Read Part One of Deploying your Applications on WebSphere Application Server 7.0 here. Data access applications We have just deployed an application that did not require database connectivity. Often, applications in the business world require access to a RDBMS to fulfill their business objective. If an application.. read more →

by Steve Robinson | August 2009 | Java After installing an application server, we would want to deploy applications. Applications can be installed manually or in an automated fashion using scripts. In this two-part article by Steven Charles Robinson, we will cover how to manually deploy a J2EE (Enterprise Edition) application. As we walk through.. read more →

As seen in the error below, I was trying to run the update installer to install a WXS iFix. WXS being WebSphere eXtreme Scale. the reason was simple. As you can see the log says that the Product Location: opt/IBM/WebSphere/WXS but as you can see it was missing a / it should have been: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/WXS… read more →