IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment provides an advanced, flexible runtime environment for large-scale application deployments. It offers near-continuous availability with advanced performance and management capabilities for mission-critical applications.
Charm for IBM WebSphere Application Server ND DM (WAS ND DM) 18.104.22.168
IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment provides an advanced, flexible runtime environment for large-scale application deployments. It offers near-continuous availability with advanced performance and management capabilities for mission-critical applications. For details on IBM Websphere Application Server Network Deployment, as well as information on purchasing, please visit Product Page and at the Passport Advantage Site. More information available at the IBM Knowledge Center.
IBM WebSphere Application Server ND DM
This charm is using IBM WAS ND charm as a basic layer to install IBM WAS ND Software. After WAS ND installation, this charm will creates deployment manager profile to configure dynamic cluster setup.
**Please note that the WAS ND charms (WAS ND, WAS ND DM and WAS ND Node) will create IBM WAS ND dynamic cluster.
This charm makes use of resources, a feature only available in Juju 2.0. During deploy or upgrade, you will need to specify the installable package(s) required by this charm. Download your licensed IBM WebSphere Application Server ND packages from the Product Page.
IBM Installation Manager 1.8 (agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64_1.8.3000.20150606_0047.zip)
IBM WAS ND 8.5.5 part1 (WASND_v8.5.5_1of3.zip)
IBM WAS ND 8.5.5 part2 (WASND_v8.5.5_2of3.zip)
IBM WAS ND 8.5.5 part3 (WASND_v8.5.5_3of3.zip)
IBM Installation Manager 1.8 (agent.installer.linux.gtk.ppc64le_1.8.3000.20150606_0047.zip)
IBM WAS ND 8.5.5 part1 (WAS_ND_V8.5.5_FOR_POWERLE_ML.zip)
IBM WAS ND 8.5.5 part2 (WASND_V8.5.5_2OF_2_FOR_POWERLE_ML.zip)
IBM Installation Manager
IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
Search for "IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment" and choose the license that applies to the version you are using.
Minimum 2.0 GB of disk space for installed image and Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended.
WebSphere Application Server ND Charm requires 15 GB of root disk to download packages and install the IBM WebSphere Application Server ND Software. By default available root disk space is 8GB.
To request a larger root disk, run the following command:
juju set-constraints root-disk=15G
juju deploy ibm-was-nd-dm --resource ibm_im_installer=</path/to/ibm_im_installer.zip> --resource ibm_was_nd_installer1=</path/to/ibm_was_nd_installer1.zip> --resource ibm_was_nd_installer2=</path/to/ibm_was_nd_installer2.zip> --resource ibm_was_nd_installer3=</path/to/ibm_was_nd_installer3.zip>
To accept the terms:
juju agree ibm-im/1 ibm-was-nd/1
juju deploy ibm-was-nd-dm
To create deployment manager profile, manageprofiles command needs values for username and password. To provide these run the following command:
juju config ibm-was-nd-dm dm_admin_user=<user_name>
juju config ibm-was-nd-dm dm_admin_pw=<password>
juju config ibm-was-nd-dm was_admin_user="admin1"
juju config ibm-was-nd-dm was_admin_pw="admin123"
Note: If any relation established between WAS ND DM and other charms, Please remove the relation before changing these config options.
If any of these values is not set, then the charm will use default values for username/password. Once WAS ND DM charm is deployed successfully, user can also delete existing profile and create new DM profile by setting new values for these configuration options.
juju expose ibm-was-nd-dm
Once deployed, user can upgrade the existing installation by installing fixpacks:
If user wants to upgrade existing installation of Installtion Manger, run the following command:
juju attach ibm-was-nd-dm ibm_im_fixpack=</path/to/fixpack.zip>
To upgrade WAS ND DM installation:
juju attach ibm-was-nd-dm ibm_was_nd_fp1=</path/to/ibm_was_nd_fp1.zip>
juju attach ibm-was-nd-dm ibm_was_nd_fp2=</path/to/ibm_was_nd_fp2.zip>
Note: WAS ND DM and WAS ND Node installation should be in same level(If you want to upgrade WAS ND DM installation after cluster setup, make sure that WAS ND Node also upgraded with same fixpack version).
After installing IBM WebSphere Application Server ND DM, use your web browser to see the WebSphere Application Server ND DM console. The URLs for WAS ND DM console are:
Here was-nd-dm-host represents the public ip address of your machine, where WAS ND DM is installed.
To login WAS ND DM console use user name and password created in step 2 in Deploy section.
When IBM WAS ND DM charm is related to IBM WAS ND Node charm, WAS ND DM charm will create dynamic cluster and WAS ND Node charm will federate the nodes to deployment manager(DM). Once all nodes federated to DM, cluster will be started.
IBM WAS ND DM
IBM WAS ND Node
To add a relation, run the following command:
juju add-relation ibm-was-nd-dm ibm-was-nd-node
To remove the relation, run the following command:
juju remove-relation ibm-was-nd-dm ibm-was-nd-node
Install a web server, such as IBM Http Server in the machine where IBM WebSphere Application Server Base installed. It provides the more configuration options, additional layer of security and load balancing for applications deployed on WAS ND cluster. Installing a web server plug-in enables the web server to communicate with the application server.
Here IBM WAS ND DM charm is related to IBM HTTP Server(IHS) subordinate charm. To add a relation, run the following command:
juju add-relation ibm-was-nd-dm ibm-http
When IBM WAS ND DM charm is related to IBM HTTP Server charm, IBM Http Server, Web Server Plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Customization Toolbox will be installed and configured. The web server definition is automatically created and configured during the configuration of the plug-in. Once IHS configured and admin server started, server status will be sent to the WAS ND DM charm to automatically propagate the plugin.xml file to IHS server. This plugin.xml file contains the WAS ND cluster details to redirect incoming requests to the cluster members.
IBM Http Server
Web Server Plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server
WebSphere Customization Toolbox
After establishing relation between IBM WAS ND DM and IBM Http Server charm, you can verify by accessing the sample servlet available in WAS ND using IHS URL and IHS running port 80:
Here ihs-host-name represents the public ip address of your machine, where WAS Base and IHS deployed(IHS is subordinate charm so WAS Base and IHS charms will be deployed on same machine). 'snoop' is the sample servlet on WAS Base server to test the connection between WAS Base and IHS.
juju remove-relation ibm-was-nd-dm ibm-http
IBM WAS ND DM charm can be related to other consumer charms using the following command.
juju add-relation ibm-was-nd-dm <consumer-charm>
When IBM WAS ND DM charm is related to any consumer charm such as IBM WXS, it provides WAS ND DM installation path, profile name, username and password to start/stop the deployment manager.
User name to login WAS ND deployment manager console
The password used to login WAS ND deployment manager console.
(1) General Information
Details about IBM WAS ND software available at IBM Knowledge Center.
Information on procuring WAS ND product is available at the Passport Advantage site
(2) Download Information
Details about WAS 22.214.171.124 download available [here] [[WAS-ND-126.96.36.199-download]
Information about installation of WAS ND on 'ppc64le' based machine available here
More information about IBM IM Downloadable file and WAS ND downloadable files available here
For issues with this charm, please contact IBM Juju Support team email@example.com