Setting up servers and virtual servers
You can configure a single multi-processor server into several virtual servers
. All virtual servers on a single physical server share the same overall hardware, but each virtual server behaves as a separate machine.
Install each component on a dedicated server
Install each system component on a dedicated server (or virtual server):
Apply latest patches
Apply the latest patches for all software (operating system, Webform Server, WebSphere
® Application Server, DB2
® HTTP Server, WebSphere
Portal) during initial setup. Check for additional patches as a part of routine system maintenance.
Do not use multiple heaps for memory allocation on AIX
Do not configure AIX
® to use multiple heaps for memory allocation on any system running a Java
™ application. This includes the servers hosting the Translator and the Front End Application. This feature causes problems with the Java
Virtual Machine (JVM).
Provide the Viewer to some of your users
Whenever you use Webform Server to deploy forms to a group of users, consider providing the Viewer to some of your users.
File Descriptor Limit
During testing, set the maximum number of open file descriptors (UNIX
™) or file handles (Windows
™) to unlimited. During production, you may want to adjust this setting based on the needs of your application.
Consider the following when selecting and setting up your network: