Solution Configuration 1

Solution Configuration 1, which represents the minimum required PPM deployment, is designed to minimize investment at all levels. It involves minimal application clustering, low hardware cost, and no load balancing.

Solution Configuration 1 has the following features:

  • Two physical servers

    • One for the application tier

    • One for the database tier

  • Built-in Jboss Tomcat Web engine (to manage Web traffic)

  • No external Web server

  • One node dedicated to handling user traffic

  • One node dedicated to handling PPM services

  • Application tier configured to support service failover

  • 6 to 8 GB RAM for the application tier (recommended)

This may be the ideal configuration for small implementations (with fewer than 500 users) or for implementations with limited database and system administration support.

Solution Configuration 1 is ideal if your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum hardware cost

  • Minimum configuration and administration

  • User traffic is separated from services run by PPM

  • Failover capability for user traffic is not a primary concern at the server level

  • Single sign-on (SSO) support is not required