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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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Application Installation and Maintenance

Application Deployment Considerations

Before discussing the mechanics of application installation and maintenance in WAS-ND, let's take a step back and look at some of the options available for application deployment. While WAS allows you to deploy a single enterprise application across multiple tiers with the web application in a one application server (or cluster) and the EJB components in another application server (or cluster), doing so is not recommended. Let's look at why this is the case by looking at such a deployment (illustrated in Figure 21-7).

Figure 21-7. Enterprise application (EAR) deployed across multiple tiers.

First, a negative performance impact will likely result ...

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