This section explains how to optimize your Webform Server system architecture for the best possible performance.
This configuration will differ between each organization based on differing needs. Some systems will need to serve many users at once, others will have only one or two very large forms, others will have several small forms, and so on. This means that each Webform Server setup will need to be tested and tuned individually. As a result, this appendix describes optimization techniques in general terms. Using these techniques and practices will improve the performance of your system; however, it is impossible to predict how much effect each practice will have on any given system.
Furthermore, while you can improve the performance of your Webform Server application by optimizing your system architecture, the overall performance of your system relies on the optimization of your forms. For advice on designing high performance forms that will work with Webform Server, refer to Form performance best practices
on the IBM
® Forms wiki.
This section is intended for system administrators and architects responsible for designing, installing, configuring, or maintaining Webform Server components. This section assumes you are familiar with basic system administration and form, application, and system development.
Recommendations for initial setup and tuning
Use the recommendations in this section to setup your initial Webform Server system and to tune it for maximum performance.
Every Webform Server system architecture will differ based on the needs of the organization. Some systems will need to service many users at once, others will have only one or two very large forms, others will have several small forms, and so on. As a result, each form and Webform Server setup will need to be tested and tuned individually.
Tuning Webform Server involves tuning the Webform Server forms and application, as well as its hardware and software components, such as WebSphere
® Application Server, AIX
®, and IBM
HTTP Server. For more detailed information regarding Webform Server components, see: