Administration guide > Plan the WebSphere eXtreme Scale environment

Planning overview

Installation considerations

You can install WebSphere eXtreme Scale in a stand-alone environment, or you can integrate the installation with WAS.

For the best performance, catalog servers should run on different machines than the container servers.

If running the catalog servers and container servers on the same machine, then use separate installations of WXS for the catalog and container servers. By using two installations, you can upgrade the installation that is running the catalog server first.

Cache topology considerations

Your architecture can use...

Each type of cache topology has advantages and disadvantages.

The caching topology you implement depends on the requirements of the environment and application.

Data capacity considerations

The following list includes items to consider for capacity planning...

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Plan the WebSphere eXtreme Scale environment

Related concepts

Hardware and software requirements
JEE considerations
Cache topology: In-memory and distributed caching
Catalog service
Container servers, partitions, and shards
Capacity planning

Related reference

Directory conventions
Operational checklist


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