You can install IBM Edge Component Caching Proxy of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment by using either the graphical installation wizard or the operating system software installation commands.
The IBM Edge Component Caching Proxy allows you to cache IBM Connections content. In our lab environment, we set up two proxy server to provide failover and workload balancing to HTTP clients (Internet browsers) when they access Edge cache servers. The installation and configuration process must be applied to each proxy server.
Installing Edge Caching Proxy using the installation wizard
Follow these steps to install the Edge Component Caching Proxy component:
- Unzip the WebSphere Edge Components into a temporary directory (for example, /tmp or c:\temp), and run the installation wizard as follow:
In the Welcome window, choose Launch the installation wizard for Edge Components Load Balancer and Cache Proxy:
- Microsoft Windows:
Accept the license agreement.
English is the default supported language. You can choose another language if you wish.
For setup type, select Custom to choose the components to be installed.
Select Caching Proxy and Caching Proxy Documentation to install.
Validate if all features defined are correct, and click Next to continue the installation.
The installation wizard shows that Edge Components were installed successfully. Click Finish.
Installing Edge Component Caching Proxy using command
In a Linux environment, if you do not have a graphical environment for installation, you can use the operating system installation commands to Edge Components.
The following are installation procedure with the rpm
- Unzip the WebSphere Edge Components into a temporary directory (for example, /root/temp)
# mkdir temp
# cd temp
# tar -xzvf ../C1I7NML.tar.gz
- Go to the software directory:
# cd /root/temp/
- Install Edge Caching Proxy package using the following command (pay attention for the line break)
# rpm -ivh cp/admin/WSES_Admin_Runtime-7.0.0-0.i686.rpm cp/icu/WSES_ICU_Runtime-7.0.0-0.i686.rpm cp/cp/WSES_CachingProxy-7.0.0-0.i686.rpm cp/cp/WSES_CachingProxy_msg_en_US-7.0.0-0.i686.rpm GSKit/gsk7bas-7.0-4.17.i386.rpm
- The following figure shows the output of the rpm command.