SOA Policy, Service Gateway, and SLA Management

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 01 April 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738437824
ISBN-13: 9780738437828
IBM Form #: SG24-8101-00
(456 pages)

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Authors: Robert Barron, Joel Gauci, Jayanthi Krishnamurthy, Robert Laird, David Shute, Stephen Willoughby, Peter Xu

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication teaches you how to automate your runtime policy by using a centralized policy management system. The SOA Policy Solution provides a centralized policy administration, enforcement, and monitoring for runtime policies that enable traffic management for service level agreement enforcement, service mediation, and other customized policies. Policies can be defined once and reused among multiple services, thus enabling a standardized, consistent approach to a runtime policy that saves time and money for implementation and maintenance of non-functional requirements for the enterprise and assists with faster time to market.

Business users can use the SOA Policy Solution to help create the service level agreements for their business services to deliver on promises for business performance. IT Architects can use the SOA Policy Solution to architect the policy solution patterns that standardize the runtime policy usage at their organization. Developers select specific policy patterns to implement the non-functional requirements that are associated with their projects. Operations groups provide information about operation needs and create standardized monitoring policy for operational action at run time.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. The SOA Policy Solution
Chapter 2. Business case for using the SOA Policy Solution
Part 2. Policy examples
Chapter 3. Policy traffic management, provider only, with operations
Chapter 4. Policy traffic management and consumer provider pairs
Chapter 5. Versioning with custom policy
Chapter 6. Security using custom policy
Chapter 7. Policy monitoring
Part 3. Policy administration point
Chapter 8. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for traffic management
Chapter 9. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for monitoring policy
Chapter 10. Attaching a policy to a service
Chapter 11. Policy administration point utilities
Part 4. Policy enforcement point
Chapter 12. DataPower policy enforcement point configuration
Chapter 13. Creating and using custom policies
Chapter 14. ITCAM as policy monitoring point
Appendix A. Implementing a SOA Policy Solution flow of work
Appendix B. ITCAM monitoring attribute tables
Appendix C. Additional material

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