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Auto Starting WebSphere Network Deployment V8 on AIX

We have very basic AIX, with no bells or whistles installed.
To create a launch script, the startmanager, startserver, and starnode scripts will generate this for you.  The command is
./ -script -background or
./ -script -background or
 ./ -script -background
.. as appropriate...

In my case, I'm going to auto-start the deployment manager and the node agent, and then use the WAS monitoring policy to handle the individual app servers.

So, the steps are:

Generate the startup scripts using the above commands.make a copy of rc.was (found in the was bin directory) for the deployment manager, and another for the node agent.  I called these and these to point to the and scripts generated abovecreate entry in etc/Inittab for the two files created in step 2was:2:once:/usr/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/ >/dev/console 2>&1was:2:once:/usr/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/ >/dev/co…

Starting WebSphere Certification

I'm starting work on my WebSphere certification.
I'm beginning my work with the IBM WebSphere website.

WebSphere main page:

WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Administration Curriculum:

Several courses are offered.
1 - Administration on Windows
2 - Administration on Linux
3 - Technical Overview
4 - Problem Determination
5 - Transition to V8

I think that this is a good place to start focusing.  No budget to actually TAKE these courses, but this makes a fantastic outline.

The Certification page ( lists quite a few resources as well.

Available certifications include
"IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0"
The Recommended prerequisite section is telling:

Recommended Prerequisite Skills (*Knowledge and skills one needs to poss…