Manage the topology with virtual system patterns

Virtual system patterns capture years of cloud infrastructure-management expertise

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Bobby McChesney, Joseph Bohn, and James Kochuba

Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: April 11, 2012

In the IBM PureApplication System environment, a virtual system pattern is the critical element that allows a user to rapidly set up and manage the cloud middleware topology; a virtual system pattern describes a middleware topology and employs the tools to automatically build that topology in the cloud. IBM PureApplication System virtual system patterns are the captured essence of years of infrastructure-management experience and best practices. Virtual system patterns encapsulate repeatable topology definitions based on various middleware images and runtime configurations; they give you control over the middleware landscape being deployed. In this article, the authors introduce you to virtual system patterns and their place in the ecosystem, describe their components and functions, and provide a basic look at how to create and use a virtual system pattern.

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