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Prepare the hosting environment for dynamic operations



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Dynamic operations monitor the middleware server environment and can make recommendations or changes based on the data that is observed.

To prepare the hosting environment for dynamic operations...

  1. Install WebSphere XD

  2. Install the middleware agent

    Optional. The middleware agent is a server process that is used to manage servers that are not running WebSphere XD.

  3. Federate middleware nodes

    If the node was not federated into the cell during the middleware agent installation, you can federate the nodes from the command line.

  4. Create ODRs

    The on demand router is a proxy server that can route work to servers.

  5. Add middleware servers to configurations

    Middleware servers include any servers in your middleware tier that provide the infrastructure for your applications or data.

  6. Create dynamic clusters

    You can associate any representations of external middleware servers with dynamic clusters. When in automatic mode, WebSphere® Virtual Enterprise can automatically control the size and placement of dynamic clusters on the nodes. In supervised mode, the administrator can review information and suggested actions that are provided by WebSphere Virtual Enterprise in the form of runtime tasks.

  7. Deploy applications with defined service levels

    The steps to deploy applications vary depending on the type of servers that you are using. You can deploy enterprise applications, PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) applications, unmanaged Web applications, or WebSphere Application Server Community Edition applications..

  8. Define a service policy

    Associate your middleware applications with service policies, work classes, and routing policies.

  9. Start stand-alone servers, and place your dynamic clusters into automatic or supervised modes.



The on demand router can route requests to applications that are deployed on your servers and dynamic clusters according to your defined service policies, work classes, and routing policies.


What to do next

After you have your dynamic operations environment configured, you can use various features that depend on this environment to further enhance your operations. These features include health management, centralized installation manager, application editions, and more.

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Related concepts

Middleware nodes and servers
Dynamic operations


Related tasks

Adding middleware servers to configurations
Configure the autonomic request flow manager