Tutorial: Setting up the dynamic cache environment

In this tutorial you will learn how to set up a dynamic cache environment in the Websphere Application Server. You will learn how to install the dynamic cache monitor and the ESI cache monitor. You will create a basic cachespec.xml file to full-page cache the TopCategoryDisplay page of your store and also update your server's refresh rate in order to improve the performance of Websphere Commerce.

Learning objectives

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:
  • Start using dynamic cache monitor
  • Use edge statistics in dynamic cache monitor
  • Edit cachespec.xml file to cache a full-page or fragments in a page.

Time required

Expect this tutorial to take about 35 minutes to complete.

Skill level



This tutorial is intended for WebSphere Commerce administrators who are responsible for creating the store and the store environment.


  • To complete this tutorial, you will need WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 or higher with Madisons starter store published.
  • Download the sample code for this tutorial from: Tutorial sample code. The sample code for this tutorial can be found in the folder tutorial 1.