Deployment optionsAdded by IBM on September 24, 2013 | Version 1 (Original)
|Install IBM® File Viewer in either of two deployment topologies to achieve optimum scaling, load balancing, and failover.
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 File Viewer: Standard and large deployment.
The standard deployment option is the simplest deployment but has limited flexibility and does not allow individual applications to be scaled up.
Deployment Manager, the IBM Connections application server, the Document Format Conversion server, and the File Viewer application are each installed in a different node.
Use the large deployment option to maximize the use of available hardware and system resources to suit your needs.
Install the Document Format Conversion server and the File Viewer application in separate clusters. Use this option to distribute applications according to your usage expectations. For example, the Conversion server accepts requests from the File Viewer application, and is therefore scaled to extend the conversion workload.
Parent topic: Planning
- File Viewer supports horizontal scaling but does not support vertical scaling.
- Network File Share is used to store draft files and switch temporary files between File Viewer and the Conversion server.
- It is best to install the File Viewer application on the same node as Connections. However, because File Viewer supports only Red Hat Linux and Windows 2008 Server R2, if Connections is installed on different platforms, File Viewer must be installed on different nodes than Connections.