I created a pattern (virtual application) and I would like that the user whom will deploy this pattern is able to set some attributes.
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.
Please read the article I wrote on expertintegratedsystemsblog.com
In this previous article ‘Pattern-type (Part 6): How to add operation with SmartCloud Application Services‘, I explained how to add operation on a pattern-type. Operations provide you the ability to take actions on a deployed pattern/virtual application. These actions can be setting parameters and take actions based on these parameters by launching a specified script and this is done by creating an operation.json file in the appmodel.
One of my customer asked me the following question:
“I have my own logging event system and I would like that all log files information of the WebSphere Enterprise Application environment are copied to my logging event system. I don’t want to recreate the full WebApp pattern-type just to add a new functionality. So, how can I leverage the existing WebApp pattern-type and add in it just the functionality I need?”