I am new to websphere.... so applogize if my Q sounds crazy
Well i guess some of the experts over here in this group might help me out.....and correct me if i am wrong!!!
The Q is .... can we do something like cloning... in websphere world too like done on the database ??
I mean like... can we copy the entire profile folder from an working /existing env'mnt onto other box which has only the websphere base installed like without any profiles ... just like in v6.0 !!
And then copy this profile folder ( like Appsrv01 ) onto the other system. .. which has only the base no profiles !
And if so ..... probably we have to edit some xml files for sure...... i guess and if i'm right so far ... can any one point out which files are need to be edited with wat ???
Thanks a lot for patinetly reading my crazy dout ....forgive me if it doesn't make sense !!
Thanks in advance
Can you do it? Well, where' there's a will, there's a funeral.
You can certainly cluster, but the process is very controlled. You install WebSphere on three different machines, and then have each of them join into a common cell. Profiles are then created through a control node or domain manager, and changes are propogated out to the WebSphere installs in the cells.
Doing the copy on the XML files would likely create a bit of an unstable environment. There are all sorts of references to host names and cell names that would need to be changed and updated. There's probably some security info or auto-generated keys in there linking stuff up that we don't know about. The XML is actually pretty easy to read, but still, it's dealing with a pretty complex monster, which of course, is WebSphere.
So, I'd say follow the manual and do the clustering properly. WebSphere is built for clustering and workload management, just like their databases are. But there are proper steps and procedures that need to be followed in order to properly configure and manage a cluster.
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hey Cameron ,
Thanks for replying ... appreciate it !
Well i know what your trying to say .... your right... we can do clustering.... no prob's with that .. as you said.. we can do the base installation in ... multiples boxes and... federate them into.. a Dmgr box....and then controll them from that DMGR ... ! Perfect .. !!
But i got a crazy though as i said..... to copy that installed base folder onto the other !
Ya i tried my self ... doing that .. today .. and got a "NoServer defination" exception ...... which make sense .......it is from other host and node names!
There's probably some security info or auto-generated keys in there linking stuff up that we don't know about. The XML is actually pretty easy to read, but still, it's dealing with a pretty complex monster, which of course, is WebSphere.
Yup true cann't argue with this abt Xml's .... they are simply but complex inside !
i am new to this world.. dude... and thanks a lot for taking time and helping me out !