IBM High Availability Solution for IBM FileNet P8 Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 29 August 2009, updated 01 September 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738433268
ISBN-13: 9780738433264
IBM Form #: SG24-7700-00
(488 pages)

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Authors: Wei-Dong Zhu, Whei-Jen Chen, Scott Braman, Andrea Calfurni, Jesse F Chen, Jesse C Clem, Cristina Yoshimi Doi, Atul V. Gore, Jochen Kerscher, Tim Morgan, Andrei Socoliuc


Many organizations require almost continuous availability of their mission-critical, IBM® FileNet® P8 systems. Loss of system resources and services can translate directly into lost revenue and lost customers. The goal, therefore, is to design and implement IBM FileNet P8 systems that are highly available by compensating for both planned and unplanned system outages and eliminating single points of failure.

IBM FileNet P8 Platform provides availability features that are built-in to the core components. With these features, high availability of an IBM FileNet P8 system can be achieved through redundancy: redundant components, redundant systems, and redundant data. Hardware and software components might fail. With redundancy, the failure can be eliminated or minimized.

This IBM Redbooks® publication describes strategies and options for core IBM FileNet P8 system components. In addition, the book provides detailed, step-by-step procedures that we used to implement high availability for our case study IBM FileNet P8 system. This book serves as a practical reference when you design and implement highly available IBM FileNet P8 systems.

This book is intended for IT architects, IT specialists, project managers, and decision makers identifying the best high availability strategies and integrating them into the IBM FileNet P8 system design process.

Table of contents

Part 1. Concepts and overview
Chapter 1. Introducing high availability
Chapter 2. IBM FileNet P8 system architectural overview
Chapter 3. High availability strategies for IBM FileNet P8 systems
Part 2. High availability implementation for IBM FileNet P8 system components
Chapter 4. Infrastructure setup: Introducing the case study
Chapter 5. Hardware load balancer implementation (F5 BIG-IP)
Chapter 6. Web tier implementation
Chapter 7. Application Engine implementation
Chapter 8. Content Engine implementation
Chapter 9. Process Engine implementation
Chapter 10. Content Search Engine implementation
Chapter 11. Image Services implementation
Chapter 12. DB2 implementation
Chapter 13. System-level failover testing

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