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Web Services Governance Enforcement with WebSphere Datapower and WebSphere Registry and Repository

Service Governance has become a main focus of many companies in securing Web Services. IBM Websphere stack of software and appliance provide customers with easy way to enforce governance in an centralized Registry and Repository. Below is an example of how web services governance can be enforce using WSRR and Datapower. Prerequisite for this is […]

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Datapower SSL diaglog

A very good diagram that shows the dialog/handshake between a client and Datapower when setting up a secure Front-Side Handler:

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Datapower NTP Service Setup

Setup your Datapower NTP Service for syncronized logging time across multiple Datapower Appliances. If you don’t have an NTP Server use the following address: pool.ntp.org

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Datapower XI50z

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WebSphere Datapower Failover Considerations

Below is the following Datapower Considerations: Consideration 1: The active appliance owns VIP 1 with high priority. Upon failover, standby appliance assumes VIP 1 traffic. Consideration 2: Load Balancer is used to spray traffic across VIP 1 and VIP 2. Upon failure the active appliance assumes the failed VIP. Consideration 3: Using multi-box management utility […]

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Migrate from WebSphere Edge Component to WebSphere Datapower AO Feature for Load Balancing of WebSphere Application Server

Migrating from Websphere Edge Component can be done as a parallel migration where Datapower Application Optimization feature are configured for testing to take over load balancing to back-end WAS environments. If you currently have Websphere Edge Component installed as your load balance to WAS create a new (dummy) VIP to configure Websphere Datapower AO feature. […]

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Managing multiple DataPower Appliances with the WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit

This article is the first in a series that introduces the IBM® WebSphere® Appliance Management Toolkit and shows you how to use it to communicate with and manage heterogeneous collections of DataPower® devices. The Toolkit is a Java®-based component that provides multi-appliance management support. You can write software that uses the WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit […]

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Datapower XM70 core concepts

Low Latency technology: 1. Low latency messaging utilize features of network and transport layers. Use two types of IP messaging at network layer: 1. Unicast : point-to-point messaging 2. Multicast : sending packets from more than one sender to a group of receivers. Messages can be sent over TCP or UDP at the transport layer: […]

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Datapower Error Handling

How do you do Error Handling in Datapower. Below is a step-by-step way to trap errors: Step 1: Create an Error Rule in you Policy. This is done by selecting “Error” from Rule Direction. Step 2: Create a new ‘On-Error’ action: Step 3: Configure ‘On-Error’ rule

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