Integrating WebSphere Portal with DataPower XC10

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 23 November 2011

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IBM Form #: REDP-4822-00
(20 pages)

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Authors: Leonard Ponich


IBM® offers two elastic caching options: IBM WebSphere® eXtreme Scale and the IBM WebSphere DataPower® XC10 appliance. Although WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides the ultimate flexibility across a broad range of caching scenarios, the WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance is built for simple, drop-in caching scenarios that require few software configuration and application code changes to your existing environment.

The WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance can be fully operational within a couple of hours of being wheeled into your data center. Additionally, a single appliance provides 240 GB of “real” caching storage capacity which, optionally configured with a second appliance for high availability purposes, is sufficient for most enterprise requirements without the cost of the real storage required for WebSphere eXtreme Scale.

This IBM Redpapers™ publication provides instructions on how to integrate, configure, and monitor session HTTP sessions from WebSphere Portal in a DataPower XC10 data grid. This paper discusses the common use cases for introducing a DataPower XC10 solution into a WebSphere Portal architecture.

The paper is designed for current and potential users of WebSphere Portal who want to add the DataPower XC10 appliance caching option to their configuration.

Table of contents

When to use DataPower XC10 with WebSphere Portal
Prerequisites and requirements
Sample environment and configuration
Custom portlet sample
Integration of DataPower XC10 and WebSphere Portal Server
Testing and validating the DataPower XC10 integration
Guidelines and best practices
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