Imagine, you would like to take any actions once the deployment of a pattern is completed. This is possible because the solution offer a PostProvisioner interface that you can register and make it run after the deployment. Continue reading
Using the IBM Workload Deployer plugin provided with RAD, you can deploy a web application virtual application pattern directly from the RAD environment. Here I will explain the steps to install this plugin. Continue reading
Learn to build shared services, a workload that provides common capabilities for other workloads
Summary: IBM® PureApplication™ System and IBM Workload Deployer provide capabilities to run many different workloads in the cloud — one of those is shared services, a type of workload, that helps clients provide common capabilities for other workloads. These common capabilities and runtime services improve the cloud density while simplifying the usage of complex or advanced features. In this article, the authors explain some basic concepts of shared services, describe the sample shared service plug-ins in the Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) which provides a strong starting point to create new shared services. They also walk you through converting the sample shared service into a functional generic media shared service, a generic file storage repository where client deployments can obtain common files. Continue Reading ->
The IBM SmartCloud Application Workload Service provides an ‘Elastic Load Balancer’ service or also called ‘ELB’. In this article, and thanks to the help provided by Thomas Mikalsen, I will explain how to setup it. Continue reading
I was wondering how I can add a storage to a virtual machine generated from a pattern-type developed on SmartCloud Application Workload Service and, in fact, it is very simple and easy. Continue reading
One issue with cloud centric applications is how to effectively and efficiently deploy the applications that provides elasticity or on-demand scalability. The IBM PureApplication System provides a unique way to scale Web applications according to traffic and performance, simplifying the deployment experience, and releasing the administrators from the manual and time consuming error-prone configurations.
This a serie of articles explaining step-by-step how to create a pattern-type for IBM PureSystems, IBM Workload Deployer and IBM SmartCloud Application Services. Continue reading
I created a pattern (virtual application) and I would like that the user whom will deploy this pattern is able to set some attributes. Continue reading
Architect are requested to create the operation model to represent the infrastructure that will support the application.
Now, the question is: With pattern oriented solutions, does an architect still have to create an operational model or is the architect still need to be part of a project once it comes the time of the infrastructure design? Should all infrastructure architect need to be assign to other tasks? Do we still need operation model as we have patterns ready for different types of workload (ie: webapp, database, Java…). See all existing pattern for the IBM Workload Deployer solution at the PureSystems Center. Continue reading