Solved

websphere

Posted on 2014-07-29
5
312 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hello,
I have a requirement to build two servers in Amazon AWS hosted environment to host IBM's Websphere amd MQ instances.
1. Can these be built on Amazon OS 64 bit instances, or do they have to be built on RHEL ?

2. Can anyone recommend approximate file system sizes or point me to a how-to article to architect the sizes of logical volumes to allocate to these instances? I am just not sure how large to make the root file system and which directories to build as logical volumes, so the server does not run out of space down the road.

Here are recommendations I have found:
For Linux, the standard WMQ product binaries placement is in /opt/ibm/mqm while in AIX the product binaries are placed in /usr/mqm. The MQ instance and configurations is placed in /var/mqm.

As shown in the CPA's AIX filesystem partition above, the /var/mqm, /var/mqm/log, /var/mqm/errors and /var/mqm/qmgrs are placed in separated partitions. This is standard practices to allocate separate filesystems for logs and errors.

The partition sizes above are for your reference as the AIX WMB server serves a lot of applications, so the log and error directories are allocated a larger size for log keeping. You may not need 10GB for log space, but do provide ample of space for trouble shooting and it can fill up quickly.

Thank you for any insight in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:Peter Kuczynski
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Gary Patterson
Comment Utility
1. Can these be built on Amazon OS 64 bit instances,

Not sure what that means.  Websphere comes in different editions, each with different requirements.  This document describes in detail the system requirements 9including OS support) for each:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27006921

As for number 2, disk sizing for Websphere and WMQ is completely application-dependent.  I'd need to know a lot more about the applications you will be running and processing volume to even make a guess.  Same applies to log volumes, etc.  How much log volume do you generate, and what are your retention requirements.

Typically, you'd set up a development or test server, and determine proper disk sizing by running your anticipated volumes (or a fraction of anticipated volume and extrapolate).
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Peter Kuczynski
Comment Utility
Thanks for your reply Gary,
I have no more information unfortunatly on this, what it really funny is the IBM guy that I also was not forthcoming on the file space requirements.
So I have no idea how this server will be used or what i/o it will generate.
It will be a DEV server so we can extrapolate from it's performance.
I am just looking for a ballpark architecture schema to get this started.
So would ballpark be, to build a 50 gb root volume and 3,  20 gb lvm's for /var/mqm/log, /var/mqm/errors and /var/mqm/qmgrs ?
Thanks again,
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Gary Patterson earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
I don't know - I've never provisioned a server without knowing what was going to be running on it or having an idea of the developer's space requirements.  

If I was in your shoes, I'd oversize significantly, and then adjust down after I understood the real requirements.  That's an advantage of a virtualized environment - you can easily make those sort of changes.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Peter Kuczynski
Comment Utility
yup, totally agree, and thank you for your help!
I made is 80 gb and 20 gb lvm for logs, will adjust from there.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Peter Kuczynski
Comment Utility
Excellent and timely feedback, very much appreciated.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Hello to you all, If you are seeking to become certified in the leading Public Cloud provider -- AWS (Amazon Web Services) -- then you must be ready for what lies ahead with your preparation and study. This article has been written following the …
AWS has developed and created its highly available global infrastructure allowing users to deploy and manage their estates all across the world through the use of the following geographical components   RegionsAvailability ZonesEdge Locations  Wh…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now