Posted on April 26, 2013 by Bill Wentworth on behalf of Vasfi Gucer (pictured below)
I have some great news for the IBM Business Process Manager fans!: We just published the IBM Business Process Manager Version 8.0 Production Topologies, SG24-8135 book on the ITSO web site. The book is an update of the existing book IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Production Topologies, SG24-7976 and provides a detailed insight into implementing production topologies with IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.
During the project we had a lot of discussions on how to structure the book. We finally agreed on the following approach that we think most people would take when implementing IBM Business Process Manager.
Decide on the most suitable topology for your environment
First step for implementing the topology is probably the most difficult: Deciding on the topology! In Part 1 of the book, we present different production topologies available with IBM Business Process Manager. For example:
Clustered topology choices such as:
- Single Cluster topology
- Remote Messaging topology
- Remote Messaging and Remote Support
- Remote Messaging, Support, and Web
Advanced topology choices such as:
- Cross Cell topology with IBM Business Monitor
- Five cluster topology
This part covers the selection criteria for when to select a given topology, so you will be able to make an informed decision when choosing a specific topology.
Create the chosen topology using deployment environment patterns
Next step is creating the topology. In Part 2, we provide a series of step-by-step instructions for creating the production topology environments using deployment environment patterns. This includes topologies that incorporate IBM Business Monitor and advanced topology topics.
Perform the post installation steps
Part 3 covers post installation instructions for implementing the production topology environments. Depending on your topology, you need to complete one or more of these steps in your installation. The following steps are covered in this part:
- Configuring IBM Business Process Manager to utilize IBM HTTP Server and WebSphere proxy server
- Configuring the SMTP server
- Converting offline Process Server to online
- Connecting IBM Process Designer and IBM Integration Designer with Process Center
- Connecting a Process Center with another Process Center
So why should you read this book? Matthias Warkentin, a Business Process Manager consultant and one of the authors of the book, answers this question on this video, which also shows the team working on the book in the Raleigh ITSO Center.
In addition to the Redbooks, as part of this project we published a new Solution Guide entitled, Improve Design and Deployment of Processes Using IBM Business Process Manager V8.0. Check out the new Redbooks and the Solution Guide and let me know what you think in the comments section below. By the way, the Redbooks publication has not been through the ITSO editing process. I expect the final version to be available by the end of May 2013. Enjoy your new Business Process Manager deliverables from ITSO!
Vasfi Gucer is an IBM Redbooks Project Leader. He works with technical experts to create books, guides, blogs, and videos. Follow @VasfiGucer on Twitter.