Friday, 14 February 2014

IBM Business Process Manager 8.5 - If you build it, they will come ...

I'm going back throughout he process of building out an IBM BPM Advanced 8.5 environment, and am looking at the BPMConfig command for the very first time.

The last time I build 8.5, a few weeks back, I just followed the same process as I'd used for 8.0.1 and 7.5, namely: -
  • Install binaries and fixpacks
  • Create databases
  • Create DMgr profile
  • Create Node profile
  • Start DMgr
  • Create ( or import ) Deployment Environment
  • Set up SIbus DB schemas
  • Bootstrap databases
  • Start clusters
I'd also noticed that, with 8.5, the need to bootstrap the DBs appears to have gone, which is nice

However, it looks like, with 8.5, the BPMConfig command may enable me to short-cut the process further.

I'm just playing with it now, but it looks like, when I create my Deployment Environment using BPMConfig, I can also have the same command create my DM and Node profiles, although I imagine that my own process using manage profiles and response files perhaps provides more functionality for aspects such as SSL configuration etc.

I'm off for a play ….

However, in the meantime, here's what the experts say :-)

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