Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager

Install, customize, and administer the powerful IBM FileNet Enterprise Content Management platform using this book and eBook
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Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager

William J. Carpenter

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Book Details

ISBN 139781849680707
Paperback452 pages

Book Description

IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager, built on top of the mature FileNet platform, is a complete, world class Enterprise Content Management platform. With its rock solid document management features, tight integration with BPM systems and other components, and rich API set, it is a highly scalable and secure solution to common and uncommon Enterprise Content Management requirements.

Written by a FileNet insider, who is an Enterprise Content Management architect and engineer, this book is a straightforward guide to effectively installing, managing, and administering FileNet P8 Content Manager. It emphasizes practical, specific, and hands-on information about features for building Enterprise Content Management solutions. At every step, real-world tips and important information are called out to save you time and trouble when building customized solutions.

Beginning with an overview of Enterprise Content Management, the book moves quickly to the matter of getting a real Content Manager system up and running. You learn key Content Manager applications that are demonstrated to show you the major concepts that matter you as a developer, administrator, or as an end user. There are separate chapters that describe major platform features, security-related features, and integrations with other commonly used software components. A realistic sample application, designed right in front of you unfolds the genius in IBM Filenet P8 Content Manager. Finally, you take an in-depth look at troubleshooting, support sites, and online resources to help meet your security needs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is ECM?
ECM in three sentences
Use cases
Things to look for in an ECM platform
ECM and standards
What ECM is not
A bit of FileNet history
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Environmental Components
Some important IBM documents
Environmental components
Our target environment
Configuring the environmental components
Scripts and desktop shortcuts
Summary
Chapter 3: Installing the Content Engine
An aside about some names
P8 platform architecture
Installing the CE
Summary
Chapter 4: Administrative Tools and Tasks
Domain and GCD
Exploring Domain-level items
Exploring Object Store-level Items
Summary
Chapter 5: Installing Other Components
Content Search Engine (CSE)
Process Engine server (PE server)
Application Engine (AE)
Workplace XT (XT)
IBM System Dashboard for ECM (SD)
Rendition Engine (RE)
Summary
Chapter 6: End User Tools and Tasks
What is Workplace XT?
Entry templates
Workflow interactions
Versioning
Properties and security
Searches
Summary
Chapter 7: Major CM Features
Documents
Search
Folders and containment
Custom properties and classes
Custom objects
Annotations
Links
Subscriptions, events, and auditing
AddOns
Summary
Chapter 8: Security Features and Planning
Authentication or authorization?
Authentication in CM
Enterprise directories
Authorization in CM
Summary
Chapter 9: Planning Your Deployment
Distributed deployments in functional tiers
Custom applications
Parallel environments
How many domains?
How many Object Stores?
Network security
Supported platforms
Integrating content with workflow
Content storage
Clustering, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery
Distributed deployments
Summary
Chapter 10: Included and Add-On Components
Standard CM components
Initiatives and scenarios
Compliance management
IBM Enterprise Records (IER)
Smart Archive Strategy
IBM FileNet Business Process Manager
Other components
Summary
Chapter 11: A Taste of Application Development
The Content Engine APIs
Other APIs
Development environments
Summary
Chapter 12: The DUCk Sample Application
Business requirements
Design of end-user view
Data model and security model
Technical implementation details
Summary
Chapter 13: Support, Fix Packs, and Troubleshooting
Resources
Releases and fixes
Troubleshooting
Summary

What You Will Learn

  •  Install IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager along with its supporting components and pre-requisites
  •  Configure the Content Manager components to make them work in unison
  •  Learn the building-block features and uses of Content Manager and related components
  •  Master FileNet Enterprise Manager (FEM), the administrator’s tool, to learn the Content Manager features
  •  Perform various tasks in Workplace XT, one of the stand-alone, end-user applications provided with Content  Manager
  •  Explore authentication, authorization, and other security mechanisms to meet your security needs
  •  Plan and deploy the components of an Enterprise Content Management platform to a real-world environment
  •  See how a custom application is designed and created using Content Manager APIs

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is ECM?
ECM in three sentences
Use cases
Things to look for in an ECM platform
ECM and standards
What ECM is not
A bit of FileNet history
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Environmental Components
Some important IBM documents
Environmental components
Our target environment
Configuring the environmental components
Scripts and desktop shortcuts
Summary
Chapter 3: Installing the Content Engine
An aside about some names
P8 platform architecture
Installing the CE
Summary
Chapter 4: Administrative Tools and Tasks
Domain and GCD
Exploring Domain-level items
Exploring Object Store-level Items
Summary
Chapter 5: Installing Other Components
Content Search Engine (CSE)
Process Engine server (PE server)
Application Engine (AE)
Workplace XT (XT)
IBM System Dashboard for ECM (SD)
Rendition Engine (RE)
Summary
Chapter 6: End User Tools and Tasks
What is Workplace XT?
Entry templates
Workflow interactions
Versioning
Properties and security
Searches
Summary
Chapter 7: Major CM Features
Documents
Search
Folders and containment
Custom properties and classes
Custom objects
Annotations
Links
Subscriptions, events, and auditing
AddOns
Summary
Chapter 8: Security Features and Planning
Authentication or authorization?
Authentication in CM
Enterprise directories
Authorization in CM
Summary
Chapter 9: Planning Your Deployment
Distributed deployments in functional tiers
Custom applications
Parallel environments
How many domains?
How many Object Stores?
Network security
Supported platforms
Integrating content with workflow
Content storage
Clustering, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery
Distributed deployments
Summary
Chapter 10: Included and Add-On Components
Standard CM components
Initiatives and scenarios
Compliance management
IBM Enterprise Records (IER)
Smart Archive Strategy
IBM FileNet Business Process Manager
Other components
Summary
Chapter 11: A Taste of Application Development
The Content Engine APIs
Other APIs
Development environments
Summary
Chapter 12: The DUCk Sample Application
Business requirements
Design of end-user view
Data model and security model
Technical implementation details
Summary
Chapter 13: Support, Fix Packs, and Troubleshooting
Resources
Releases and fixes
Troubleshooting
Summary

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ISBN 139781849680707
Paperback452 pages
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