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This IBM® Redbook will help you install, tailor, and configure the PTF2 level of the WebSphere® Portal Server for z/OS® product. We discuss architectural, installation, configuration, administration, security, and problem determination issues. We show you how to deploy portlets and how to convert a "normal" WebSphere application into a portlet.
This redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization, Poughkeepsie Center.
Tamas Vilaghy is a Project Leader at the International Technical Support Organization, Poughkeepsie Center. He leads redbook projects dealing with e-business on IBM zSeries® servers. Before joining the ITSO, he worked in the System Sales Unit and Global Services departments of IBM Hungary. Tamas spent two years in Poughkeepsie from 1998 to 2000 involved with zSeries marketing and competitive analysis. From 1991 to 1998 he held technical, marketing and sales positions concerning zSeries. From 1979 to 1991 he was occupied with system software installation, development, and education.
Marlon Ebert is a Systems Engineer for z/OS and OS/390® at the IBM Development Lab in Boeblingen. He has 16 years of experience in the computing field. He started with mainframe operations and then went into S/36 and AS/400® programming. He spent three years supporting CRM software in the field and then joined z/OS and OS/390 Systems Engineering four years ago. His current areas of expertise include TCP/IP, UNIX System Services, LDAP, WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal Server in the Parallel Sysplex® environment.
Lothar Goeggelmann is a Software Development Engineer in the IBM Development Lab in Boeblingen. He was the development lead for the project WebSphere Portal V4 on z/OS. Before this, he led the development team to port WebSphere Portal V4 to z/Linux. He has four years of experience in the development of the WebSphere Application Server on z/OS and in total 19 years of experience in software development in the Boeblingen Lab. He has a degree in Computer Science from the Fachhochschule Ulm and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Ashok Iyengar is a Consultant with the WebSphere Enablement Team in San Diego, USA. He has 19 plus years of experience in the IT field. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from North Dakota State University, Fargo. He has written extensively on WebSphere. He recently co-authored a book entitled WebSphere Portal Primer published by IBM Press.
Boris Khalkhal is an Advisory IT Specialist in La Gaude, France, in charge of pan-EMEA WebSphere for z/OS Technical Sales. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Nice, France. He has seven years of experience in the IT field including more than four years on WebSphere for z/OS. He has worked at IBM for four years.
Henry Orton is a Technical Sales I/T Consultant in the United Kingdom. He has many years experience in the areas of networking and communications and holds a degree in Pure Mathematics. His areas of expertise include software engineering, networking, telephony, multimedia and digital broadcasting. He has published papers on telecommunications and is a speaker for the IBM Software Group at technical conferences.
Theresa Tai works in zSeries WebSphere Marketing Technical Support in Poughkeepsie, New York. She has four years of experience in supporting WebSphere and Java on z/OS and OS/390. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Bernard Baruch College in New York City. Her background was in JES3 and JES2 design, development and service. She co-authored the redbook WebSphere for z/OS V4 Problem Determination.
Thanks to the following people for their contributions to this project:
Chen Chang, Office of the Attorney General, Texas, Austin Mr. Chang participated in the residency redbook project for three weeks as a customer of WebSphere Portal Server for z/OS. He contributed valuable comments to the installation section, provided the "Installation worksheet" in Chapter 2 of this redbook, and also wrote the REXX script to convert RACF® userids to LDAP entries.
Rich Conway, William Tworek
International Technical Support Organization
Klaus Rindtorff, John T. Gates, Lothar Goeggelmann, Irene Stahl
IBM WebSphere Portal Development
IBM Developer Technical Support Center, Dallas
Tom Hulsey, Dipak Shah, Ruben Salinas
IBM WebSphere Portal L2 support
Stanley Tzueing Shieh
IBM WebSphere World Wide Technical Sales Support
IBM WebSphere Enablement Team
Dawn Hamilton, Frank DeGilio, Lynn Winkelbauer
IBM Design Center for e-business on-demand
WebSphere Portal content publishing Customer Partnership Team
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