Configure file for a single server

This topic provides details on how to configure file for a single server.


As you edit the file, keep the following requirements in mind:

  • The worker name must match the name of PPM instance defined for the KINTANA_SERVER_NAME parameter in the server.conf file.

  • For web servers such as Sun Java System Web Server, you must specify connection_pool_size, connection_pool_minsize, and connection_pool_timeout parameters (see comments in the following Sample file).

  • It is recommended to set the connection_pool_timeout value to around 600 seconds. Additionally, set the attribute keepAliveTimeout (if it is set explicitly) or connectionTimeout in the AJP Connector element of the PPM_HOME/conf/jboss/server.xsl configuration file to an analogous value. Note that both keepAliveTimeout and connectionTimeout must be specified in milliseconds. For example, if connection_pool_timeout is set to 600, set Tomcat keepAliveTimeout or connectionTimeout to 600000 milliseconds. For details, see the Apache Tomcat Connectors documentation.

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Sample file

The following sample file shows the contents of a sample file for a single-server configuration. Information that pertains to a clustered configuration is commented out.

# JK 1.2.X configuration file. This file tells the external Web
# server how to connect to the PPM Servers.
# Place this file in the location you indicated in your Web
# server configuration.
# List of workers for handling incoming requests.
# If "status" worker is defined (see below), then add it to the
# list of workers.
# worker.list=load_balancer,jkstatus
# Defines the PPM Server instances. The
# worker name is the value between the first and second period
# (server1, in this case). Copy this block for each additional
# server in the server cluster. Make sure the port number
# matches the port defined in the EXTERNAL_WEB_PORT parameter
# of the server.conf file, and that the worker name matches the
# PPM Center instance name defined by the
# KINTANA_SERVER_NAME parameter of the server.conf file. Please
# note that, for a server cluster setup, each node in the cluster
# has its own KINTANA_SERVER_NAME parameter.
# The following three parameters are required for
# Netscape-based Web servers such as Microsoft IIS.
# For Netscape-based Web servers, set the
# connection_pool_size equal to RqThrottle parameter in the Web
# server's magnus.conf file. Keep connection_pool_minsize at 1
# and connection_pool_timeout at 600. For Microsoft IIS, set
# the connection_pool_size parameter to 512 or higher, as
# necessary, to accommodate the load.
# It is recommended that you not use these parameters with
# Apache-based servers, including IBM HTTP Server, the PPM web
# server, and Apache itself.
# Clustered configurations only.
# Defines a second PPM Server instance.#
# worker.server2.port=8010
# worker.server2.type=ajp13
# worker.server2.lbfactor=1
#See comments above regarding setting the following three
# parameters.
# Defines the load balancer. Be sure to list all servers in the
# PPM cluster in the balance_workers group.
# Optional. Define a special "status" worker. It enables
# monitoring of jk plugin status. If enabled, add it to the list
# of available workers (see above).

For more information about how to configure a server cluster, see Configure a server cluster.

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Configure the file

To configure the file:

  1. Navigate to the <PPM_Home>/integration/webserverplugins/configuration directory and open the file in a text editor.

  2. Set the worker.list parameter to load_balancer.

  3. For the single server (or for each node in a cluster), configure the following values:

    1. Set <Worker_Name> to the name of PPM instance to which this worker connects. This is the name defined by the KINTANA_SERVER_NAME server configuration parameter in the server.conf file.

      Note: In a clustered setup, each server has its own KINTANA_SERVER_NAME parameter.

    2. Set the parameter to the network address of the machine on which PPM is installed.

      Note: If the PPM instance runs on the same machine as the Web server, you can use localhost.

    3. Set the worker.server#.port parameter to the external Web port (EXTERNAL_WEB_PORT parameter) to use.

    4. Set the worker.server#.type parameter to ajp13, which is the protocol used to connect to the remote server.

    5. Set the worker.server#.lbfactor parameter to the load balancing factor used to distribute load to the PPM Servers.

      If all servers can handle approximately the same load, assign "1" to each server. If a server can handle twice as much load as another server, assign "2" to that more robust server and "1" to the other server.

  4. Set the worker.load_balancer.type parameter to lb.

  5. Set the worker.load_balancer.balance_workers parameter to a comma-delimited list of all servers in the cluster (as configured in step 3).


  6. (Optional) To enable the JK status page, add a worker of special type “status” (worker.jkstatus.type=status), and then add this worker to the list of workers (worker.list).

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