Cloud and virtualization

IBM PureSystems is a new product family of expertly integrated systems. It combines software and hardware to give you a pre-configured, efficient virtualization operating system. The offering from PureSystems that function with the HCL Hypervisor Edition is the IBM PureApplication System (PureApp). It includes IBM middleware images and patterns to customize and deploy. It relies on the IBM Workload Deployer Appliance function to handle image and instance management. The IBM Workload Deployer Appliance function is a part of PureApp. Therefore, working with the HCL and Web Content Manager patterns within PureApp is identical to working with them on IBM Workload Deployer Appliance.

Use the Open Virtual Archive (OVA) to experience the fully functional HCL and Web Content Manager instance that is deployed through IBM Workload Deployer Appliance and PureApp. The image also includes definitions and configurations for multiple parts of a typical HCL and Web Content Manager deployment. Use the images to build simple to more complex topologies quickly and easily. In addition, the package also includes optional function available in the HCL Connections Files and Profiles Integration Pack for HCL Portal catalog deliverable.

The HCL OVA is a preinstalled and pre-configured instance of the product. Instances created based on this OVA are ready to use and pre-configured with certain features to make it easier to get started. The product configuration includes the following features:
Security enablement
WebSphere® Application Server security is enabled with an ID that serves as both the HCL and WebSphere Application Server administrator ID. During the deployment of the OVA, you are required to set the password for the user ID.
HTTP Server enablement
The IBM HTTP Server is configured to provide port 80 access to HCL. The IBM HTTP Server is configured in its own part definition so that it can be set up as a remote virtual machine for certain topologies instead of running on the same server as HCL. Section 3.3 covers how to use the HTTP Server.
External DB2® database
An instance of IBM® DB2 Universal Database™ Enterprise Server Edition is installed and configured as the external database. It provides an enterprise-class and high performance database environment. It is configured in its own part definition so that it can be set up as a remote virtual machine if wanted.
Deployment Manager
A Deployment Manager part is defined to run on its own virtual server for managing a cell that contains a HCL and Web Content Manager cluster.
Web Content Manager enablement
The OVA has Web Content Manager configured for rendering and authoring. Several sample content libraries are also provided, including support for blogs and wikis.
HCL Connections Integration Pack
Connections Files and Profiles function is included automatically in your Portal deployment if you choose any of the supported cluster patterns.