A network deployment provides the administrator with a central management facility and it ensures that users have constant access to data. It balances the workload between servers, improves server performance, and facilitates the maintenance of performance when the number of users increases. The added reliability also requires a larger number of systems and the experienced administrative personnel who can manage them.
There are two deployment options for IBM
Docs: standard deployment and large deployment.
Parent topic: Planning
- IBM Docs supports horizontal scale but does not support vertical scale.
- A network file store is used to hold draft files and switch temporary files between IBM Docs and the Conversion server and between the File Viewer and the Conversion server.
- Currently both proxy server and proxy server cluster are supported. The proxy server enables session affinity in IBM Docs when IBM Docs is installed in multiple nodes. When users are co-editing the same document, the proxy server routes requests for the document to the same server.
The standard deployment option is the simplest deployment but has limited flexibility and does not allow individual applications to be scaled up.
Use large deployment option to maximize the use of available hardware and system resources to suit your needs.
Protocol request flow
Find out the protocol request flow for the deployment options.