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IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator (formerly IBM WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal Enable) software is increasingly becoming the key component in many industries like telecommunications, banking, finance, insurance and retail. It extends the capabilities of the IBM WebSphere Portal product to an almost limitless range of mobile devices. It provides Web contents, services and applications to mobile devices while maintaining the benefits and advantages of a portal Web site. These benefits include:
- On-screen application integration
- Single sign-on
- Separation of logic, layout, and branding
- Administration using a powerful and easy to use graphical user interface
This article is titled as Clustering IBM® Mobile Portal Accelerator ® (hereafter referred to as MPA). It demonstrates the comprehensive step-by-step description to build Vertical/Horizontal cluster for the MPA 7.0 on AIX with DB2 as the database on an existing Portal cluster. It’s targeted for testers and develpers who are interested in building scalable/High availability solutions on MPA. It is presumed that the reader of the article has a basic understanding of the IBM® WebSphere Portal ® and WebSphere Portal Clustering.
MPA is an extension of WebSphere Portal and it is assumed that, the reader already has a working portal cluster
See the detailed system requirements document at the following URL:
Variable names used in the document
This section lists the variable names and their associated directory paths
was_root - /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer (default path used while installation)
wp_profile_root - /usr/IBM/WebSphere/wp_profile (default path used while installation)
wp_root - /usr/IBM/WebSphere/PortalServer (default path used while installation)
db_root - Value specified for the home directory selected during DB2 installation.
db2instance - DB2® instance user.