Featured Documents for WebSphere Commerce family



This document features the most requested documents as well as those identified as valuable in helping answer your questions related to WebSphere Commerce products. The list will be updated periodically to reflect new trends and issues.


The content below was sent in the Support Newsletter for WebSphere Commerce on 11 Mar, 2015. If you would like to subscribe, see the instructions in the IBM Support Newsletter Knowledge Collection.

This document contains links (URLs) to WebSphere Commerce technical support documents and information that can help you get more value from your software. It is intended to help you to be proactive in your support and administration of WebSphere Commerce. This document includes:

In the Spotlight

  1. WebSphere Commerce CSE Blog Posts
    Visit here to learn tips and tricks to suit your current implementation, the latest security bulletins and much more.
  2. WebSphere Commerce v7 Performance Monitoring Tool (Fix Pack 9)
    Check out these posts on the new Performance Monitoring Tool (PMT) in Fix Pack 9
    Activate baseCache on Search Server for REST calls
    One of the most interesting features introduced with feature pack 7 is the capability to deploy and scale the search and browse storefront traffic separately from WebSphere Commerce.
  3. Top 3 Tweets during 4Q/2014
    Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/IBM_Commerce to receive timely updates!
  4. IBM Client Success Essentials Community
    This community brings together users of Smarter Cities, Smarter Commerce, Smarter Content and Smarter Workforce software to share, collaborate and connect with each other virtually. In this community, you'll find training videos, upcoming events, blogs, important web links, and more. Sign in with your IBM ID and register for the site.
  5. IBM Client Success Essentials Community Demonstration
    Watch a video demonstration of the Client Success Essentials community.
  6. Stay informed of critical IBM software support updates with My Notifications
    One of the best ways to prevent problems and to stay informed of critical support updates for your IBM software products is to take advantage of My Notifications.


  1. Latest Deliverables
    A list of the latest available Fix Packs and Feature Packs by version for IBM WebSphere Commerce releases.
  2. In case you missed it!
  3. MustGather: Read first for WebSphere Commerce V7.0
    Gathering this data will help you save time before calling IBM Support.
  4. RFE Community Announcement
    The developerWorks RFE Community is now the preferred method for submitting Requests for Enhancements (RFEs) for many WebSphere Commerce and WebSphere Transformation Extender products.
  5. Getting Electronic Support from IBM - Open PMRs online
    A portfolio of tools and resources to keep your systems, software, and applications running smoothly. IBM Electronic Support offers on-line support tools and resources to help you diagnose and resolve problems, and maintain your IBM products.
  6. IBM Software Support Lifecycle
    Find detailed information about the available IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policies to help you realize the full value of your IBM software products.
  7. Overview of WebSphere Commerce performance and stability configurations
    An overview of initial configuration settings that affect performance and stability of a WebSphere Commerce environment.


  1. WebSphere Commerce CSE Blog Posts
    The external location for the IBM WebSphere Commerce Client Success Essentials blog, exclusive to WebSphere Commerce Technical Support
  2. How efficient are my REST calls on WCS
    Using RESTful API calls during page rendering is becoming the norm in store front development. It enables developers to isolate the front end from the multitude of backend systems that might provide information.
    Invalidating Cache: Cacheivl Invalidation
    Cache Invalidation is an extremely critical task for any Commerce Site. One of the biggest challenges for any customer when caching dynamic content is ensuring that the content being delivered to customer is fresh and accurate.
    Invalidating Cache: Using the Cache Monitor
    There are several way to invalidate cache within a WebSphere Commerce environment. I would to briefly discuss the use of the Cache Monitor Application.
    Invalidating Cache: DRS
    As we all know, cache is critical to performance of any site. Being able to retrieve data from cache instead of making a database call is much more efficient and prevents the overhead of database access.
    Invalidating Cache: Types of Invalidations
    One of the common areas that tend to cause a large number of problems is Cache Invalidation. It can be a tricky area that can have big impacts on a site performance and stability.
    FEP 8 Search Migration: The Guided Tour
    As most of you are aware, the Commerce Search architecture changed with the introduction of Feature Pack 7. With Feature Pack 7 and up, it now creates a local instance of the search server.
  3. Technotes
  4. Incorrect hostname is cached after SEO URL construction
    When using wcf:url tags, sometimes an incorrect hostname may get cached if that incorrect hostname hits the storefront first.
  5. Technical Exchange webcasts
    Join us as technical experts share their knowledge and then answer your questions. Visit this site often to see upcoming topics.
  6. Education Assistant: WebSphere Commerce
    IBM Education Assistant (IEA) is a collection of multimedia educational modules that help you better understand IBM software products and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce WebSphere Commerce - Express Migration i5/OS, Linux, Windows 7.0, 6.0
Commerce WebSphere Commerce Enterprise Installation AIX, i5/OS, Linux, Solaris, Windows 7.0, 6.0
Commerce WebSphere Commerce Developer Enterprise General Windows 7.0, 6.0
Commerce WebSphere Commerce Developer Express General Windows 7.0, 6.0
Commerce WebSphere Commerce Developer Professional Edition General Windows 6.0

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Document information

More support for:

WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition
Implementation / Usage

Software version:

6.0, 7.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS

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