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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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Other Components

Chapter 23 describes how to configure WAS-ND Edge Components to distribute IP requests across multiple HTTP servers and also describes the issues associated with the use of non-robust request distribution mechanisms such as DNS round-robin, so we'll not repeat that here, but you'll want to refer to that chapter to ensure you've made adequate provisions to make certain this portion of your topology is highly available. There are other components that need to be highly available in addition to WebSphere Application Server.

Firewall

Firewalls are another major component of a WebSphere environment. Much like the network itself, failure of a firewall can result in catastrophic consequences. Some provisions need to be made to make ...

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