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December 22, 2008

Configuring Production Topologies for Websphere Process Server - z/OS: WebSphere Business Process Management V6.1.2 Production Topologies

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of WebSphere Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page ]

IBM has released a Redbook draft titled “z/OS: WebSphere Business Process Management V6.1.2 Production Topologies”.   This book describes how to choose and configure a production topology for WebSphere Process Server for z/OS and WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS.

Though this is a Redbook Draft, we at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this RedBook for any infrastructure architect, WebSphere Business Process Management Architect, WebSphere BPM Consultant,  or systems programmer who are looking to configure a production topology for WebSphere Process Server in an z/OS environment. Also since WebSphere Process Server for z/OS interfaces with DB2® for z/OS® and with a security manager such as RACF®, parts of this book will be relevant also to security administrators and to database administrators.

Please keep in mind that any IBM Redbooks- and Redpapers-in-progress, are published for those who need the information now. Since these are drafts, they may contain spelling, layout and grammatical errors. Also, the material in these drafts have not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a customer responsibility and depends upon the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment.

The Table of Contents Consists of:

  • Chapter 1 BPM production topologies for z/OS   - Chapter 1 discusses BPM production topologies for z/OS.
  • Chapter 2. Configuring WebSphere Process Server for z/OS Network Deployment  - Chapter 2 which contains step-by-step instructions for configuring both a single-cluster topology and a two-cluster topology using WebSphere Process Server V6.1.2 for z/OS.
  • Chapter 3. Incorporating WebSphere Business Services Fabric into a production topology on z/OS  - Chaper 3 describes how to add WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1.2 for z/OS to your production topology and how to verify the installation.
  • Chapter 4. Troubleshooting WebSphere Process Server for z/OS - Finally in chapter 4 we have documented the symptoms of any problem we encountered together with its solution.
  • Appendix A. Additional material  - This book is accompanied by additional material that contains the spreadsheet that we used to plan our cell's topology, all the sample JCL we created, and also the shell scripts we created to simplify some of the manual steps.

To view and download the RedBook Draft in PDF, please go to the link below:

z/OS: WebSphere Business Process Management V6.1.2 Production Topologies

 

If you wish to view the IBM Resource link for this Redbook, please go to the flowing link:

 

Click here to view the Redbook Resource page

 

If you are an "End Client" looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.

December 20, 2008

Planning and Managing the Deployment of WebSphere Commerce

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of WebSphere Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page ]

IBM has released a Redbook titled “Planning and Managing the  Deployment of WebSphere Commerce”. Implementing and Deploying WebSphere Commerce is a complicated process since the software package is more than just e-commerce web site, it was actually a way of doing business.  When implementing WebSphere Commerce you are running a competitive eCommerce business, that runs marketing campaigns and promotions to generate sales, runs an efficient back office to fulfill orders and keep your customers coming back for more purchases.

This publication shows you how to start planning to use all the capabilities of WebSphere Commerce effectively, to improve your business, and also to do eCommerce efficiently on a global scale.

We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this RedBook for any WebSphere Commerce Consultant / WebSphere Commerce Architect / e-Commerce Architect who are involved in designing, developing, and deploying an e-commerce solution utilizing WebSphere Commerce.

The Table of Contents Consists of:

Part 1. Know your eCommerce solution
Chapter 1. Identify your business context
Chapter 2. What WebSphere Commerce provides
Chapter 3. Complete your eCommerce solution

Part 2. Plan your eCommerce project
Chapter 4. First steps
Chapter 5. Organize your eCommerce resources
Chapter 6. Challenges and pitfalls

Part 3. Plan your eCommerce infrastructure
Chapter 7. Patterns of infrastructure for eCommerce
Chapter 8. Best of breed infrastructure
Chapter 9. Size your infrastructure
Chapter 10. Development, test, and production environments

Part 4. Keep on running
Chapter 11. Running your Web site
Chapter 12. Troubleshoot your eCommerce site
Appendix A. Solution Outline Template
Appendix B. Business Vision Template

To view and download the RedBook Draft in PDF, please go to the link below:

Planning and Managing the Deployment of WebSphere Commerce

If you wish to view the IBM Resource link for this Redbook, please go to the flowing link:

 

Click here to view the Redbook Resource page

 

If you wish to purchase a hard copy of this Redbook, please go to the following link:

 

Click here to Purchase this RedBook

If you are an "End Client" looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.