Improve Application Resiliency with IBM WebSphere Network Deployment V8.5

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 10 May 2013

Authors: Ravi Gopalakrishnan, Keith Smith, Christopher Vignola

Abstract

IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Network Deployment V8.5 (referred to as Network Deployment from this point on) improves application server resiliency and delivers enterprise quality service for batch workloads. These capabilities lower total cost of ownership and result in higher availability and agility of the application server environment. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes several implementation scenarios that Network Deployment clients can review to quickly illustrate the value of these enhanced resiliency and batch capabilities.

Table of contents

Preferred practices summary
Terminology
Scenario 1: Nondisruptive application edition management with roll-back option
Scenario 2: Prioritize, load balance, auto-learn application state, and dynamically scale resources to protect business critical applications
Scenario 3: Sense and respond to common problems before user outages
Scenario 4: Eliminate single point of failure for administrative functions by using the high availability deployment manager function
Scenario 5: Leverage OLTP infrastructure for new batch workloads
Scenario 6: Improve batch elapsed-time by using system managed parallel batch
Scenario 7: Extend reach of enterprise workload scheduling to WebSphere batch

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