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XML Spy 2010 Datapower plugin

The following plugin will work for XML Spy 2008 – 2010 but not XML Spy 2010 rel 2. Below is the XML Spy Datapower plugin executable: Setup Please rename the .doc to .exe after downloading. Double click on the setup.exe to install the plug-in. The plug-in will be automatically installed and a pop-up window will […]

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Testing Active/Passive Datapower Cluster

Testing an Active/Passive Datapower Cluster is very easy. Just create exactly the same XML Firewall service on both Datapower A and Datapower B appliances. Specify the front End-Handler IP address as the VIP address created. Execute the curl command to run the policy where the VIP is the Front Side Handler.  Enable the probes on […]

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Datapower Cluster Active/Passive Setup

Setup a Active/Passive Datapower cluster. Install the two Datapower appliances with two different IP addresses. Create a VIP (Virtual IP address) that is in the same subnet as the two datapower appliances. Log into the WebGUI of Datapower appliance A. Navigate to Network ->Ethernet Interface, click on the ethernet where Datapower A is installed. Navigate […]

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Extending WebSphere DataPower with centralized appliance management

IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® SOA Appliances are initially configured using an interactive Web GUI-based console. Operational interfaces like IBM Tivoli® Composite Application Manager System Edition push XML-encoded rules into one or more appliances in a cluster. Automated scriptable interfaces and Web services endpoints also enable rich management. This article presents an alternative approach in which simple […]

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WS-Policy security integration between DataPower and WebSphere Application Server

Configure WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance and WebSphere Application Server to implement WS-Policy for SOA service governance. User credentials are transformed in an LPTA common token format for authorization and single-sign-on between DataPower and an application hosted on WebSphere Application Server. Offloading policy management to DataPower lets WebSphere Application Server provide better application-level functionality, while DataPower […]

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SNMP Tools for Datapower Monitoring

A complete SNMP MibBrowser that enables loading of MIBs, browsing, searching, walking the MIB tree, etc http://www.manageengine.com/free-softwares-download.html Example of Datapower SNMP Graph for Datapower:

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Datapower Enchanced Performance

Diagram below shows the CPU overhead of various common tasks. (Notice the parsing level is low here—the main hit when parsing is memory utilization.) Notice the impact of security operations. This can be helped somewhat with hardware-assisted acceleration, but the cost-benefit of hardware acceleration boards is often debated. Also note that abusing these security features […]

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Datapower XI50, XS40, XA35 role in an ESB

Every Datapower Appliance has their own role inside an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus). Below we expose where each Datapower device will be better suited aligned with its functionality. What role does each Datapower appliance have inside an ESB?See the image  below which explains the model of each appliance with regards to its functionality.

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Installing Datapower plug-in for Eclipse

How to install the Datapower plug-in for Eclipse Step 1: Download Eclipse : http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ Step 2: Extract the com.datapower.mgmt.feature_3.6.1.bin.dist  file. a) Copy the features folder to : \eclipse\features b) Copy the Plugin folder to: \eclipse\plugins Step 3: Extract the com.datapower.xml.xslt.coproc.feature_3.6.1.0.bin.dist file a) Copy the features folder to : \eclipse\features b) Copy the Plugin folder to: […]

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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 […]

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