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IBM WebSphere® Application Server for Distributed Platforms and z/OS®: An Administrator’s Guide by Alan Beaubien, Yu Tang, Mike Casile, Michel Betancourt, Thomas Gissel, Mihaela Herescu, Dipak Patel, Keith McGuinnes, Radhike Iyer, Kyle Miller, Dave Draeger, Mike Everett, Ann Black

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Chapter 4. WebSphere Topology: Distributed and z/OS

Objectives

This chapter covers the following concepts:

  • Different considerations that come into play when deciding on a topology that meets your requirements and goals

  • Examples of effective topologies successfully used by WebSphere customers

  • Advantages and disadvantages of each example topology

Overview

One of the first steps to developing a robust and efficient production environment is to determine the appropriate topology that addresses your needs.

This chapter outlines the most common and successful WebSphere Application Server (WebSphere) topologies. These topologies are proven to be efficient, reliable, and scalable. The described topologies start with a single server topology providing a framework ...

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