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Pinned topic WAMC implementation

‏2012-07-25T15:20:04Z |
Hello,
I am just curious. Is anyone out there using WAMC now that it is free? If so, please let me know if you have found it beneficial. We are looking to do a POC on it.

Thanks
Divya
Updated on 2013-03-21T20:39:16Z at 2013-03-21T20:39:16Z by SystemAdmin
  • ebox86
    ebox86
    36 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-07-26T14:29:41Z  
    wait, its free now?

    We have been waiting to use it but it has been cost prohibitive previously, but would love to implement it.

    Does anyone know if it has ldap/rhel 6 support? And where do you go to download?
  • swlinn
    swlinn
    1348 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-07-26T15:06:17Z  
    • ebox86
    • ‏2012-07-26T14:29:41Z
    wait, its free now?

    We have been waiting to use it but it has been cost prohibitive previously, but would love to implement it.

    Does anyone know if it has ldap/rhel 6 support? And where do you go to download?
    As of the most recent release in June, WAMC is available as a free download from http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg24032265 to licensed DataPower appliance users entitled for service.

    Regards,
    Steve
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-07-26T19:42:12Z  
    Have any of you found it to be of value?

    Thanks
    Divya
  • ebox86
    ebox86
    36 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-07-27T16:42:42Z  
    • swlinn
    • ‏2012-07-26T15:06:17Z
    As of the most recent release in June, WAMC is available as a free download from http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg24032265 to licensed DataPower appliance users entitled for service.

    Regards,
    Steve
    So I have been playing around with this the last day or so. I see ldap support in the config files. Does anyone know if SSO is supported.

    Also, can I place WAMC on an internal box and use an authenticated WebSEAL junction to talk to my DMZ appliances? I was thinking something like /WAMC or similar. Is this possible?

    Also, How is the support for service creation/modification in the app. Is this something that is supported or is ITCAM systems edition for datapower a more applicable solution path for such things. I know in terms of analytics it is. Is WAMC more of a high level configuration management app to synchronously distribute configs to multiple boxes or can you actually get in and manage and configure them from this centralized place. Does one datapower act as a master and then does that configuration get replicated out to the rest in the farm?

    For a free app, if it provides at least half of these features it would be worth it. Seamless firmware upgrades it worth it alone!

    Thanks
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-08-06T08:31:07Z  
    Hi,

    If you have any questions regarding your PoC, please contact wamc@uk.ibm.com

    Thanks, mark


    Mark Allman
    WebSphere Appliance Management Center
    www.ibm.com/software/integration/wamc/
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-08-06T09:56:03Z  
    • ebox86
    • ‏2012-07-27T16:42:42Z
    So I have been playing around with this the last day or so. I see ldap support in the config files. Does anyone know if SSO is supported.

    Also, can I place WAMC on an internal box and use an authenticated WebSEAL junction to talk to my DMZ appliances? I was thinking something like /WAMC or similar. Is this possible?

    Also, How is the support for service creation/modification in the app. Is this something that is supported or is ITCAM systems edition for datapower a more applicable solution path for such things. I know in terms of analytics it is. Is WAMC more of a high level configuration management app to synchronously distribute configs to multiple boxes or can you actually get in and manage and configure them from this centralized place. Does one datapower act as a master and then does that configuration get replicated out to the rest in the farm?

    For a free app, if it provides at least half of these features it would be worth it. Seamless firmware upgrades it worth it alone!

    Thanks
    hello ebox86,

    Can you tell me any more regarding your question about SSO (single sign on?)?

    I'm not familiar with WebSEAL, but reading a few pages it sounds possible provided you can configure access for the ports used to communicate between WAMC and the appliances it is managing.

    WAMC is a tool for centralised management of appliances with some capabilities at the service level. It is not an authoring tool, but can be used to deploy domain or service configuration with optional deployment policies.

    - Does one datapower act as a master and then does that configuration get replicated out to the rest in the farm?
    This function is not available in the latest release, but is a high priority requirement that is under consideration for the next release.

    thanks, mark


    WebSphere Appliance Management Center
    wamc@uk.ibm.com
    www.ibm.com/software/integration/wamc/

    Disclaimer: IBM plans may change
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-09-09T06:36:28Z  
    hello ebox86,

    Can you tell me any more regarding your question about SSO (single sign on?)?

    I'm not familiar with WebSEAL, but reading a few pages it sounds possible provided you can configure access for the ports used to communicate between WAMC and the appliances it is managing.

    WAMC is a tool for centralised management of appliances with some capabilities at the service level. It is not an authoring tool, but can be used to deploy domain or service configuration with optional deployment policies.

    - Does one datapower act as a master and then does that configuration get replicated out to the rest in the farm?
    This function is not available in the latest release, but is a high priority requirement that is under consideration for the next release.

    thanks, mark


    WebSphere Appliance Management Center
    wamc@uk.ibm.com
    www.ibm.com/software/integration/wamc/

    Disclaimer: IBM plans may change
    I'm running WAMC behind a webseal junction (transparent path). I implemented SSO with a LTPA version 2 cookie. To enable SSO with LTPA, I added the ltpa config to the server.xml as described in the infocenter of WebSphere 8.5 Libertyprofile.

    Everything seems to work out fine, except the deployment of new firmware images. That's not working.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-09-28T12:31:58Z  
    I'm running WAMC behind a webseal junction (transparent path). I implemented SSO with a LTPA version 2 cookie. To enable SSO with LTPA, I added the ltpa config to the server.xml as described in the infocenter of WebSphere 8.5 Libertyprofile.

    Everything seems to work out fine, except the deployment of new firmware images. That's not working.
    Hi Eric,
    Are you able to provide any further details regarding what isn't working? What error messages do you see and what type of appliance are you trying to update?
    thanks, mark


    WebSphere Appliance Management Center
    wamc@uk.ibm.com
    www.ibm.com/software/integration/wamc/
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-09-29T06:41:18Z  
    Hi Eric,
    Are you able to provide any further details regarding what isn't working? What error messages do you see and what type of appliance are you trying to update?
    thanks, mark


    WebSphere Appliance Management Center
    wamc@uk.ibm.com
    www.ibm.com/software/integration/wamc/
    Hi Mark,

    I tried to find out why the deployment of a new firmware is not working. WAMC uses a HTTP PUT method to deploy firmware images and the PUT method was disabled in a proxy server in our infra.

    When I enable the PUT method, it works fine.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-10-02T07:51:01Z  
    Hi Mark,

    I tried to find out why the deployment of a new firmware is not working. WAMC uses a HTTP PUT method to deploy firmware images and the PUT method was disabled in a proxy server in our infra.

    When I enable the PUT method, it works fine.
    Hello Eric,
    WAMC uses PUT for some other functions too (eg if you were to edit appliance properties). I'm pleased you have been able to resolve the issue.
    mark

    ---
    Mark Allman
    WebSphere Appliance Management Center
    www.ibm.com/software/integration/wamc/
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-10-11T18:09:27Z  
    Hi Mark,

    We have to stop using WAMC as long as the issue from PMR 15881,211,788 is not fixed.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2012-10-16T07:54:18Z  
    Hi Mark,

    We have to stop using WAMC as long as the issue from PMR 15881,211,788 is not fixed.
    Hello Eric,

    Understood. The PMR is being investigated to identify a solution.

    thanks, mark

    ---
    Mark Allman
    WebSphere Appliance Management Center
    www.ibm.com/software/integration/wamc/
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6772 Posts

    Re: WAMC implementation

    ‏2013-03-21T20:39:16Z  
    A new version of WAMC is available. Is the issue from PMR 15881,211,788 already fixed?