Best practices of installing PPM on AWS

You can install PPM 9.43 and later versions on the AWS cloud. This section provides the best practices of installing PPM on the AWS cloud.

Recommended architecture

The diagram below shows the recommended architecture on AWS.

    Note:
  • For PPM 9.43 - 9.53, a patch is required if you use RDS.
  • You can also install Oracle in the EC2 instances by yourself instead of using RDS.

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Install PPM on AWS

  1. Make sure you have a VPC and created EC2 servers in the private subnet. If you do not have them ready, create a VPC and set up with Amazon EC2.

  2. Install PPM on an EC2 server. See Installing PPM for installation details.

    Install one node per server. You can install PPM on the first EC2 server, and create an AMI from this server. Then you can launch new instances of this AMI to create the rest nodes in the cluster.

    For more information on PPM server clustering, see Configuring a Server Cluster.

  3. Create a shared folder for the server.conf file for all the nodes in the cluster. You can use the AWS EFS filesystem or NFS to create the shared folder.

    For details, see Creating a shared folder for the server.conf file.

  4. In the server.conf file, for each node, set values for the parameters listed in Server parameters required for server clustering. Follow the guidelines below:

    • Make sure you set the following parameters as below:

      Parameter name Value
      EXTERNAL_WEB_PROTOCOL http
      BASE_URL The load balancer address
    • The values must be same for all the nodes in the cluster.
  5. From <PPM_Home>/bin, run kUpdateHtml.sh to apply the changes to the server.conf file.

  6. Create an application load balancer as described in Create an Application Load Balancer. Follow these guidelines:

    • Enable sticky sessions.

    • In the Configure a target group section, configure the target group as follows:

      Parameter Value
      target group port

      com.kintana.core.server.EXTERNAL_WEB_PORT in the server.conf file

      target group protocol http

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