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Status Future consideration
Categories Asset Manager
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 30, 2014

Recommend a HA configuration

Any enterprise deployment of a solution that includes RAM will require high availabity . There is no installation instructions nor documented way to set up RAM in an HA configuration. There is a tech note (https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21445763 ) that describes a partial solution. The technote does not mention how to have the shared directory, mentioned in the RAM clustering recommendation, be highly available.

RAM needs to supply a RECOMMENDED AND TESTED HA configuration. Ideally in a Windows environment or a WIndows + Linux (for RTC database) environment. Nice to have would be an option on the installation program to install in a HA configuration instead of the regular one.

An active/active configuration would be preferred but an active/passive configuration would be OK. With the recommendation should be enviroinmental pre-requesites such as
1) an IP sprayer
2) OS clustering (Microsoft clusters or VMware HA for instance)
3) File system requirements for the shared directory (NFSv4 or CIFS or GVFS (like MQ). Ideally, a program to test the file system for compatability would be available (MQ does this as well)
4) any monitoring software needed (like TSA is used for doing fail over of DB2)

RAM API should automatically retry / reconnect if there is a failure (assuming an active/passive configuration where there is a brief service interruption as the passive takes over). The application code that calls the RAM API should not need to handle the failover - it should be invisible to the caller.

If RAM is installed in this recommended HA configuration, it should be fully supported.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 56740
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Asset Manager
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Asset Manager

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Portfolio, product & project management
    Product - Asset Manager

  • Guest
    Aug 25, 2014

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.
    Please track with https://jazz.net/jazz02/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/121952