WebSphere Commerce High Availability and Performance Solutions

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Published on August 06, 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431338
ISBN-13: 9780738431338
IBM Form #: SG24-7512-00


Authors: Rufus Credle, Aileen Guan, Martin Gerlach, Sanjeev Sharma and Xiao Qing Wang

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    Abstract

    Building a high performance and high availability Commerce site is not a trivial task, from having the correct capacity hardware to handle the workload to properly test the code change before deploying in production site. This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers several major areas that need to be considered when using WebSphere® Commerce and provide solutions for how to address them. Here are some of the topics discussed:

    How to build a Commerce site to deal with various kinds of unplanned outage. This include utilizing IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 6.0 and IBM DB2® High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) in the Commerce environment.

    How to build a Commerce site to deal with planned outages such as software fixes and operation updates. This includes use of the WebSphere Application Server Rollout Update feature and the use of Commerce Staging Server and Content Management.

    How to proactively monitor the Commerce site and prevent potential problems from occurring. Various tools are discussed, such as WebSphere Application Server build-in tools and Tivoli®'s Performance Viewer.

    How to utilize Dynacache to future enhance your Commerce site's performance. This includes additional Commerce command caching introduced in Commerce fix pack and e-spot caching.

    The methodology of doing performance and scalability testing on a Commerce site.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Getting started

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Project planning for High Availability and performance

    Chapter 3. Scenario for this book

    Part 2. High Availability solutions for unplanned and planned outages

    Chapter 4. External clustering software

    Chapter 5. Database tier High Availability

    Chapter 6. WebSphere Application Server High Availability

    Chapter 7. Web tier High Availability

    Part 3. Installation and configuration of a High Availability WebSphere Commerce system

    Chapter 8. Base product and fix pack installations for all tiers

    Chapter 9. High Availability solution for IBM DB2 Universal Database

    Chapter 10. WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Commerce federation and clustering

    Chapter 11. Web server clustering

    Part 4. Design with performance in mind

    Chapter 12. Development performance considerations

    Chapter 13. Caching

    Chapter 14. Profiling

    Part 5. Monitoring and performance tuning

    Chapter 15. Operating system monitoring tools

    Chapter 16. IBM DB2 Universal Database

    Chapter 17. Monitor and tune WebSphere Application Server for WebSphere Commerce

    Chapter 18. Monitor and tune Web servers

    Chapter 19. Monitor and tune Load Balancer

    Part 6. Performance test

    Chapter 20. Introduction to performance testing

    Chapter 21. Designing a test plan

    Chapter 22. Performance test tools

    Chapter 23. Applying performance testing to WebSphere Commerce

    Chapter 24. Analyzing test results and solving performance problems

    Part 7. Maintenance

    Chapter 25. Database maintenance

    Chapter 26. Maintain and update WebSphere Application Server tier

    Chapter 27. Maintain and update Web servers

    Chapter 28. Maintain and update Load Balancer

     

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