IBM Business Process Management Journal

Issue 6.2: June 30, 2014


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The summer edition of the IBM BPM Journal looks at such tasks as configuration, topology expansion, and migration. In a three-part series, you'll learn how to set up a typical IBM BPM 8.5 environment comprising of Process Centers and Process Servers and how to set up both single-cluster and three-cluster Process Server environments. Introduced in V8.5, we'll take a closer look at how the BPMConfig command-line utility can simplify and streamline your configuration tasks. With growing business requirements, you may want to expand your topology by using multiple deployment environments. If your memory and disk space are limited, consider creating a single standalone Process Center profile to provide both a Process Center server and a unit test environment server. Using IBM Business Monitor V8.0.1.1 and IBM BPM V8.5, you'll learn how cross-cell configuration can be set up for business activity monitoring. On the topic of migration, the last of the four-part series describes the tools and techniques that have been successfully used to migrate Oracle's WebLogic Integration business processes and associated artifacts to IBM BPM Advanced. For IBM Business Monitor, version-to-version remote migration is used to help you migrate from V6.2.0.3 to V8.0.1.0.

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    Configuring IBM BPM Advanced Edition V8.5 (three-part series)

    by Mangalaganesh Basubramanian
    This three-part article series describes the installation and configuration steps to establish a typical IBM BPM V8.5 clustered environment for Advanced Edition. The first article of this series focuses on the recommended topology for non-production deployments that is referred to as the "single cluster” topology. Part 2 focuses on the setup of a single cluster topology that is widely used in development and test environments. Part 3 focuses on the recommended topology - a three-cluster topology - for production environments.

In this issue

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    Using the BPMConfig utility to build and manage deployment environments in IBM BPM V8.5.0.1

    by Gregor Schikorski
    This article describes how the BPMConfig command-line utility, introduced in IBM BPM V8.5, can simplify and streamline configuration tasks. It demonstrates how BPMConfig can generate BPM profiles, database scripts, and tables to create, validate, and manage entire deployment environment.

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    Expanding the IBM BPM V8.5 topology by using multiple deployment environments

    by Xiao Li (Sandy) Yu
    As your business requirement grows, you may want to expand the topology of IBM BPM to run different processes independently. This article introduces how to expand the IBM BPM V8.5 topology using multiple deployment environments.

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    Creating a standalone Process Center profile in IBM BPM V8.5

    by Paul Pacholski and Richard Gregory
    A standalone Process Center profile is useful for situations where memory and disk space are limited. Rather than install the Process Center as a network deployment environment with at least three profiles running, plus an additional profile to support the unit test environment server, this article describes how a single profile can provide both a Process Center server and a unit test environment server.

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    Setting up a business activity monitoring infrastructure using IBM Business Monitor V8.0.1.1 with IBM BPM V8.5

    by Smitha Venugopal, Mangalaganesh Basubramanian, and Sateesh Balakrishnan
    One of the key tenets of business process implementation and re-engineering engagements is the ability to measure key metrics and quickly create actionable items based on them. If you use IBM BPM, you tend to use IBM Business Monitor to monitor business performance and to view and act on the metrics on your dashboards. This article guides you on how to set up Business Monitor V8.0.1.1 to work with IBM BPM V8.5. It demonstrates the complete setup across multiple cells and shows how to set up your testing and production environments.

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    Migrating Oracle WebLogic Integration applications to IBM BPM Advanced, Part 4: Using BPEL

    by Mike Cai, Donald Vines, Dave Mulley, and David VandePol
    Part 1 of this article series described the tools and techniques that have been successfully used to migrate WebLogic Integration business processes and associated artifacts to IBM BPM Advanced Edition. Part 2 described how to migrate the common data formats and APIs that are used to write business logic in an Oracle® WLI business process. Part 3 described the options available to migrate WLI controls to run on IBM BPM. Part 4 (this article) describes modifications required to the imported WLI process, and the assembly, deployment, and testing of the migrated WLI business process.

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    Migrating IBM Business Monitor from V6.2.0.3 to V8.0.1.0

    by Yan Fang, Kun Yang, and Feng (Tony) Li
    IBM Business Monitor has a new version that is released every year. This article introduces version-to-version remote migration for Business Monitor. This migration refers to the movement of profiles, applications, and data associated with an earlier version of WebSphere Business Monitor or IBM Business Monitor to a newly installed version of Business Monitor.

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