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Chapter 4. e-Marketplace product mapping
The product mapping provides the product and version specific to the logical
node. The strength of the IBM WebSphere Application Server family of
products for e-business is that the e-business solution, design skills and tools
can be used on one platform and easily migrated to other platforms.
The platform chosen should fit into the customer's environment and ensure
quality of service, such as scalability and reliability to ensure the solution can
grow with the e-business.
The product mapping identifies the platform, software product name, and
version. The IBM Application Framework for e-business provides support for
many platforms, including IBM AIX, IBM OS/400, IBM OS/390, Sun Solaris,
HP-UX, Linux, and Windows NT/2000.
The framework provides the flexibility to allow you to develop and test the
application on your runtime platform and easily deploy the application on the
customer’s platform of choice.
When this redbook was written we had only the AIX version of the
WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition available, so we have
listed product mappings only for the AIX platform.
Note that these levels of code could change from the limited availability
stage, as we have installed it, to the final release stage upon general
availability.
4.1 AIX product mapping
Figure 17 on page 46 provides an example product mapping for the logical
runtime topology using AIX-based nodes for a Web-integrated e-Marketplace.
Figure 17 on page 46 illustrates the hardware and software components
typically used in a WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition for AIX
implementation of an e-Marketplace.
It is common for a company to have a mixture of platforms within the whole
integrated e-business solution. The requirement for integration with a
mixed platform environment makes the Application Framework for
e-business a very appealing choice with its support for many platforms.
Note
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Figure 17. AIX product mapping
4.1.1 Detailed product mapping - AIX platform
The section provides detailed tables for the major logical nodes within the
runtime topology mapping the nodes to specific software product names and
versions for the AIX platform. Please note that because the
Business-to-Business e-Marketplace Pattern is an emerging pattern and that
when we wrote this book WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition
was not yet released, these product mappings are our best indication of how
we expect an e-Marketplace will be implemented, but we have not been able
Notification
Server
AIX
WCS - eMP
Content
Management
agg. catalog
Database
Server
Workflow
Manager
Commerce
and Web
App. Server
Search
Engine
Personalization
Existing
Applications
and Data
Public Key
Infrastructure
Mail Server
Domain Name
Server
Purchaser
Supplier
User
Protocol Firewall
Domain Firewall
AIX 4.2.1
SecureWay
Firewall 3.2
AIX WAS 3.0
WCS -
eMP
MQ Client
AIX
MQWF
Domino 5.03
AIX
DB2 UDB
Large RS6000 or
SP2
HACMP high
availability disk
e.g.,
OS/390
CICS or IMS
DB2
ERP applications
MQSeries
Delivery
Gateway
AIX
WS B2B
Integrator
Buyer
Internal
Network
Supplier
Internal
Network
B2B
Gateway
AIX
WS B2B
Integrator
AIX
WCS-eMP
Directory and
Security
Services
AIX
SecureWay
Directory 2.1
Lotus Go
Webserver 4.6.2.5
DB2 UDB 5.2
Supplier or
Buy-Side
Internet
Demilitarized
Zone (DMZ)
e-Marketplace
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to test or implement all these nodes, so it is likely that these product
mappings will change over time.
Table 1. Commerce server node - AIX platform
Table 2.
Database server node - AIX platform
Table 3.
Firewall nodes - AIX platform
Table 4.
Business protocol manager node - AIX platform
Table 5.
Directory and security service node - AIX platform
Product name Version
AIX operating system 4.3.3
IBM JDK 1.1.8
IBM JDK 1.1.8 PTF 6 / 7
IBM HTTP Server (Apache) 1.3.6.2
IBM DB2 UDB Universal Database Extended Edition - client 6.1.0.6
IBM WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition 3.0.2.1
IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition for AIX V 4.1
Product name Version
AIX operating system 4.3.3
IBM DB2 UDB Universal Database Extended Edition - client 6.1.0.6
Product name Version
AIX operating system 4.3.3
IBM SecureWay Firewall 4.1
Product name Version
AIX operating system 4.3.3
BPF in WebSphere B2B Integrator 3.0
Product name Version
AIX operating system 4.3.3
IBM SecureWay Directory 3.1.1.2
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Table 6. Notification server node
Table 7. Workflow manager node
Product Name Version
IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition for AIX V4.1
Product Name Version
MQSeries Workflow 3.2.2

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