Switching Between Stand-Alone and Server Cluster Configurations

If you upgrade a stand-alone instance of PPM, and you later determine that a server cluster configuration better meets the needs of your organization, you can switch to a clustered server setup. Conversely, if you have configured a server cluster for a test or development instance and you determine that a stand-alone setup would be adequate, you can transition to a stand-alone deployment. This section provides instructions for performing both of these transitions.

Note: For information about server clustering, see the Installation and Administration Guide.

Switching from Server Cluster to Stand-Alone Configuration

If you plan to migrate data from a Production instance to a Development, Test, or Sandbox instance, and you do not want to migrate all the cluster configurations, you can switch from a server cluster to a stand-alone deployment.

To switch from a server cluster configuration to a stand-alone configuration:

  1. Stop all PPM Servers. (For instructions, see the Installation and Administration Guide.)

  2. Remove the additional node configuration from the server.conf file.
  3. Remove the additional node file system from <PPM_Home>/server.
  4. Run the kUpdateHtml.sh script.
  5. After the script run is completed, run the kStart.sh script to start the PPM Server.

    Note: For information about the kStart.sh script, see the Installation and Administration Guide.

Switching from Stand-Alone to Server Cluster Configuration

To switch from a stand-alone to a server cluster deployment:

  1. Stop the PPM Server. (For instructions, see the Installation and Administration Guide.)

  2. Open the <PPM_Home>/bin/server.conf file in a text editor, and check to make sure it contains all of the following server cluster-related port parameters, and that they are uncommented:

    • APP_SERVER_UIL2_BINDING_PORT

  3. Save and close the server.conf file.

  4. Complete the PPM Server cluster environment setup as described in the "Configuring a Server Cluster" section of the Installation and Administration Guide.

  5. Run the kUpdateHtml.sh script.
  6. After you complete the server cluster setup, following the steps described in the "Verifying Successful Cluster Configuration" section of the Installation and Administration Guide.
  7. After the script run is completed, run the kStart.sh script to start the PPM Server.