Should the WebSphere Application Server Deployment Manager be on a separate server?
JonMarshall 1000009QM4 Visits (2947)
I'd call this a VFAQ (yes, a very frequently asked question!)
A WebSphere Application Server Deployment Manager is just a Java process, can it run on the same node as a normal WebSphere Application Server, or should it run on a standalone node?
If it weren't for cost (then the world would be a different place...) then it would be a straight forward decision to place this on separate (virtual) hardware. For reasons of:
So there are good reasons to separate the Deployment Manager from application nodes. In reality cost is a factor, but you should at least be aware of the above in order to mitigate the risk
Of course, this isn't needed in the same way in a test cell.