Datapower Performance Testing with Rational Performance Tester

How do you performance testing on Web services?How do you do performance testing on Web Services where Datapower is the Front Side Handler to the Web Service?The answer to these questions is: Rational performance tester.

Rational Performance Tester provides you with the function to import your WSDL files of your web services. Specify the web service location in the WSDL as the Web Service Proxy Front side handler as specified in Datapower.

Stress tests on websites can be done:
Using IBM Rational Performance Tester to stress test a simulated online bookstore

Stress test Mobile web applications:
Performance testing mobile web applications using IBM Rational Performance Tester

I will provide some more metrics and information in my next blog posts on Datapower Performance Testing with Rational Performance Tester.

Tivoli Policy Server Error to install Tivoli Access Manager

Hi there, I am installing Tivoli Access Manager 6.0 and have already Tivoli Directory Server installed and configured. I am now in the next phase installing Tivoli Policy Server, but I go through the whole installation and configuration till the last step where I get an error:
HPDBG0938E Configuration failed

I have done everything as stated on this forum:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/message.jspa?messageID=13779232#13779232

Please comment on my post or mail me, search me on Bluepages.

Really appreciated.

Power of Lotus Mashup @ Lotus Greenhouse

Lotus Mashup @ Lotus Greenhouse (see link below) is the future of Web 2.0 technology.

Lotus Greenhouse Sign-up page

The great thing about Lotus Mashup is that you don’t have to write and code. It is all import, drag and drop and there it is linked. I have created this Mashup where I imported a excel spreadsheet with columns in with a URL, Address (Street name and Number + Zip Code) with other customer fields. I started to link the Address field to Google Maps using the street address. Then linked the Zip Code to the Weather Centre – AccuWeather.com. Linked the URL field to a Brower that wraps my customer URL. This gives me the power to get all the necessary information of my customer in one easy to understand view. Just think what value it can bring to your company.

See my cool mashup below and I did it only in 10 min:

LDAP Authentication with Datapower XI50

LDAP authentication can be done through the a AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting) node on a Datapower Policy. LDAP authentication can be done using Active Directory, Tivoli Directory Server or TIM/TAM and many more open source LDAP applications. The first step is to add the AAA node to your policy:

Configure your AAA node by dubble clicking on the node and creating a new AAA policy. The settings below was for Tivoli Directory Server.

Integrating Websphere Datapower, Message Broker, MQ and Transformation Extender

How to integrate Websphere datapower XI50 with Websphere Message Broker and MQ in one flow.
Firstly, create a new project in Message Broker.
Add 3 Nodes:
1. An MQInput Node
2. An MQOutput Node
3. And a HTTP Request Node

Connect the 3 nodes to look like the following flow below:

For the MQInput and Output Node specify an existing MQ queue from which a message or file will be sent and received. If files want to be sent over MQ use MQ FTE (File Transfer Edition)

For the Message Broker HTTP Request Node, specify the Datapower Multi Protocol Frontside Handler.

Datapower setup:

HTTP Frontside Handler:

The HTTP Request URL will look like follow: http://IPAddressOfDP:8080
Change ‘IPAddressofDP’ to the address of your DP IP address.

When executing the Message Broker flow send a message to the Input Queue (MQInput) the message is sent to Datapower through the HTTP Request which does message transformation from Cobol to XML.

The Datapower Transformation Looks like follow:

The transformation Map was created and uploaded to Datapower using Websphere Transformation Extender Design Studio:

The reason for offloading the transformation to Datapower XI50 is for the speed of transformation and increase of flow speed.

IBM Education Assistant

Best place to educate yourself on IBM technologies:

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This Quick Start Guide includes links to training and information resources. It also includes links to: download IBM Support Assistant workbench, find the products associated with the workbench, download ISA Lite, and list the problem determination tools available through IBM Support Assistant.
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Patterns in WebSphere Message Broker V7

Introduction

A pattern captures a commonly recurring solution to a problem, addressing the goals and objectives that you want to achieve. The specification of a pattern describes the problem being addressed, why the problem is important, and any constraints on the solution. Patterns typically emerge from common usage and the application of a particular product or technology. A pattern can be used to generate customized solutions to a recurring problem in an efficient way.

IBM® WebSphere® Message Broker V7 provides patterns that:

* Give you guidance in implementing solutions
* Increase development efficiency because resources are generated from a set of predefined templates.
* Improve quality through asset reuse and common implementation of functions such as error handling and logging.

Patterns in WebSphere Message Broker V7

Websphere MQ version 7 – What is New?

Below is the highlights of new WebSphere MQ V7:

* JMS support tightly integrated into the runtime and configuration environment
* Publish-and-subscribe tightly integrated into the runtime and configuration environment
* Enhanced performance for JMS and publish-and-subscribe
* New MQI verbs and behaviours
* Supported Bridge for HTTP enabling Ajax applications to connect to WebSphere MQ queues and topics
* Enhancements for clients increasing resilience and throughput

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