The components required to install and configure in this scenario are WebSphere Applications server, IBM HTTP Server, IBM Tivoli Access Manager, DB2 and Active Directory. The operating system used in this environment is AIX 7.1 Operating System which is based on a cluster server scenario.
The environment included the following components:
•IBM WebSphere Edge Components: Caching Proxy 8.0
•IBM WebSphere Applications Network Deployment 188.8.131.52
•IBM HTTP Server V8.0
•IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition Version 9.7 Fix Pack 1
•MS Active Directory 2008
The following tables list the specifications for the computers used in the infrastructure.
IBM WebSphere Edge Components: Caching Proxy
IBM WebSphere Edge Components: Caching Proxy 8.0
Processor Type: PowerPC_POWER7
Processor Implementation Mode: POWER 7
Processor Version: PV_7_Compat
Number Of Processors: 8
Processor Clock Speed: 3000 MHz
Kernel Type: 64-bit
Memory Size: 63488 MB
IBM WebSphere Deployment and IBM HTTP Server
AIX 7.1Network Deployment 184.108.40.206
IBM WebSphere Applications
Same as above
IBM WebSphere Application node
IBM WebSphere Applications Network Deployment 220.127.116.11
Same as above
|IBM WebSphere Application node ||AIX 7.1||IBM WebSphere Applications Network Deployment 18.104.22.168||Same as above|
|DB2||AIX 7.1||IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition Version 9.7 Fix Pack 1||Same as above|
|LDAP||Windows 2008 R2||MS Active Directory 2008||Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5310 @ 1.6GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.7GHz|
Memory: 8190MB RAM
For WAS cluster, please refer to WAS Inforcenter. For Forms installation, please refer to: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lfwiki.nsf/dx/Configuring_IBM_Forms_8.0
Configuring a reverse caching proxy
Before you begin
This is an optional configuration. It is recommended for optimal performance, especially if users are accessing IBM Forms from a wide area network (WAN).
Ensure that you have installed IBM WebSphere® Edge Components which is supplied with WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. For more information, go to the WebSphere Edge Components information center: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r0/topic/com.ibm.websphere.edge.doc/lb/info/ae/welcome_edge.html
You must also have completed the basic configuration of WebSphere Edge Components, set up a target back-end server, and created an administrator account.
About this task
The IBM WebSphere Application Server Edge components provide a caching proxy that you can use to optimize your deployment. Edge components are provided with the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment software.
This topic describes how to configure the Edge components to optimize the performance of IBM Forms.
1. Open the ibmproxy.conf configuration file for the Edge components in a text editor. How to find the file, please refer to:
2. Make the following edits to the file:
a. In the SendRevProxyName Directive section, add or enable the following rule:
b. In the SSL Directives section, add or enable the following the rule if using SSL:
c. In the Keyring Directive section, add or enable the following rules:
d. In the Mapping Rules section, add the following reverse pass rules:
Proxy /forms* http:///forms* :80
Proxy /forms* https:///forms* :443
where is the host name of the HTTP server.
e. In the Method Directives section, enable the following methods:
3. Save and close the ibmproxy.conf file.
4. Restart the Edge server.
Now it's ready to access Forms by Caching Proxy server, like: http://<Proxyserver
1. WebSphere® Application Server Caching Proxy Administration Guide
2. Proxy Server SSL setup with Quickr 8.5 Cluster