IBM Content Manager high availability using DB2, Tivoli system Automation, and WebSphere Application Server on AIX

Setting up and managing a highly available solution for Content Manager

This paper provides hands-on guidance for how to enable highly available content management solutions on officially supported platforms, using IBM DB2 Content Manager V8.4.2. It serves as a reference example, showing how to set up the Content Manager stack in a highly available configuration, and outlines the relationships between the components in the stack.

01 April 2010

This paper provides hands-on guidance for how to enable highly available content management solutions on officially supported platforms, using IBM® DB2® Content Manager V8.4.2. It serves as a reference example, showing how to set up the Content Manager stack in a highly available configuration, and outlines the relationships between the components in the stack.

In this article

  • Design considerations for a highly available topology
  • Scenario description
  • Hardware setup
  • Operating system preparation
  • DB2 database with Tivoli System Automation
  • DB2 high availability instance configuration utility
  • WebSphere Application Server preparation
  • Content Manager preparation
  • Validation and test

Because Content Manager components are a hybrid of databases, database applications, Web applications, and thick client applications, the configuration presented here makes strong use of the platform and operating system-specific cluster support and the high availability (HA) capabilities built into the database and Web application server products. HA environments are designed to eliminate single points of failure throughout the application stack. In our scenario, we accomplish this by leveraging the HA capabilities and services in DB2, WebSphere Application Server, and the clustering software support provided by the underlying operating systems.

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