We got a lot of question from our prospective customers and parters here during the workshop, demo, POT regarding the websphere portal.
One of those question is related to how to get trial version of Websphere Portal.
To evaluate WebSphere Portal Express, can be downloaded at here:
Download Websphere Portal 7 Trial
Next action is… Install the Websphere Portal 7 trial.
I just found videos on youtube… made by Sean Newby, Senior Technical Architect with Perficient, Inc. The videos shows you how to install the trial version of IBM WebSphere Portal 7 Express on a CentOS VMWare virtual machine.
Here are the videos:
Install Websphere Portal: Part 1 of 4
On this video, will show you how to download Portal 7 Trial, and configure the VMWare.
Install Websphere Portal: Part 2 of 4
On this video, Sean show you how to prepare CentOS configuration on vmware.
Install Websphere Portal: Part 3 of 4
On this video, Sean how how to install some packages must be installed before install Portal 7 Trial. Also, show you how to extract and copy the downloaded Portal 7 Trial from your host machine into the vmware.
Install Websphere Portal: Part 4 of 4
Finally, this is the most important…. Sean will show you the process of the websphere portal 7 trial installation from how to manage installation folder, renaming the software part-number into something like this “IL-Setup, IL-2,Il-3, etc “, setting the permission, etc until the last step… running the INSTALL/SETUP.
From my experience installing Websphere Portal 7, it will take 2-3 hours to complete.
To our business partners here in Indonesia… We have set of demo complete of Websphere Portal, integrated with IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, and Single Sign On from IBM Websphere Portal to any PHP open source such as moodle, feng office etc… even SSO with customer’s custom applications. This set of demo are ready to be present to your prospective customers. Just contact us. We will help you.
That’s all folks. Hope this article will help you.