The places catalog is new in IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ with services for IBM WebSphere® Portal. It replaces My Places
functionality from previous releases.
A places catalog is installed with every Lotus Quickr server. By default it indexes information about places and templates located on that server. It uses that information to display lists of place links to users in the My Places
and Public Places
tabs. It displays a list of templates for users to choose from when they click Create a Place
The default and most common Lotus Quickr deployment is one server and one places catalog. But there are good reasons to deploy multiple Lotus Quickr servers, such as:
- You want scaling beyond what a single database instance or a single WebSphere cluster can handle.
- You have different quality of service requirements for different places.
- You have different security requirements for different places around controlling external content, internal content, and highly classified content.
- You want network proximity to users, especially for high latency, low bandwidth connections.
- You cannot have network interruptions to data centers.
In environments with multiple servers (or even multiple clusters) you have two deployment options:
- Multiple servers using one places catalog
- Multiple servers using multiple places catalogs
Multiple servers using one places catalog
In this deployment, you install Lotus Quickr on all servers. Each server will have a places catalog. Then you configure all of the servers to point to a single places catalog on one of the servers.
With one places catalog users can navigate seamlessly from the catalog to places on remote servers, and then back to the catalog. Users click a place link in the catalog and the place opens on the server where it lives. When they are finished working in a place, they click the Public Places
or My Places
tabs and return to the catalog.
Note that if your servers are physically far part this configuration can lead to performance issues. In that case you might want to consider a different deployment.
See steps for configuring this deployment in Configuring multiple servers for one places catalog
Multiple servers using multiple places catalogs
In this deployment, you install IBM Lotus Quickr on all servers. Each server will have a places catalog. Then you configure each places catalog to index place and template information from the other servers.
See steps for configuring this deployment in Configuring multiple servers for multiple places catalogs
Parent topic: Planning considerations: qp85
Configuring multiple servers for one places catalog: qp85
Configuring multiple servers for multiple places catalogs: qp85