DataPower SOA Appliance Administration, Deployment, and Best Practices

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 06 June 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435708
ISBN-13: 9780738435701
IBM Form #: SG24-7901-00
(300 pages)

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Authors: Gerry Kaplan, Jan Bechtold, Daniel Dickerson, Richard Kinard, Ronnie Mitra, Helio L. P. Mota, David Shute, John Walczyk


This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on operational and managerial aspects for DataPower® appliance deployments.

DataPower appliances provide functionality that crosses both functional and organizational boundaries, which introduces unique management and operational challenges. For example, a DataPower appliance can provide network functionality, such as load balancing, and at the same time, provide enterprise service bus (ESB) capabilities, such as transformation and intelligent content-based routing.

This IBM Redbooks publication provides guidance at both a general and technical level for individuals who are responsible for planning, installation, development, and deployment. It is not intended to be a "how-to" guide, but rather to help educate you about the various options and methodologies that apply to DataPower appliances. In addition, many chapters provide a list of suggestions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Securing user access
Chapter 2. Networking
Chapter 3. Domains
Chapter 4. Simple Network Management Protocol monitoring
Chapter 5. IBM Tivoli Monitoring
Chapter 6. Logging
Chapter 7. B2B configuration and administration
Chapter 8. Development life cycle
Chapter 9. Configuration management and deployment
Chapter 10. Appliance management and automation
Appendix A. Custom Role-Based Management authentication and credential mapping
Appendix B. Additional material

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