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Chuck Misuraca

Technical Architect

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An IBM DB2 Architecture Using GCP

Target audience: Mid to Highly skilled Linux, DB2 and GCP admins. Currently IBM DB2 is not one of the choices for an RDBS in GCP. This article describes how to stand up a simple HA DB2 instance using GCP components. This configuration is intended to be used as a POC or POT demonstration of DB2. […]

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Using GCP Storage Bucket as a IBM Software Repository

Target audience: Mid to Highly skilled Linux, IBM and GCP admins. Currently IBM software is retrieved from passport advantage client account. If you’re tasked with building out multiple IBM products on GCP VPCs and Compute Engine instances then setting up an install media repository that is fast and local is a must. This article describes […]

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IBM MQ and IIB HA Architectures Using GCP

Target audience: Mid to Highly skilled Linux, MQ/IIB and GCP admins. IBM MQ and IIB have 2 distinct HA Architectures. MQ and IIB can be configured to have an Active Standby(2 live server) or an Active Passive(1 live server) HA configuration. Both MQ/IIB HA designs are publish documents. This article focuses on using just the […]

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Using AWS S3 Bucket as a IBM Software Repository

Target audience: Mid to Highly skilled Linux, IBM and AWS admins. Currently IBM software is retrieved from passport advantage client account. If you’re tasked with building out multiple IBM products on AWS VPCs and EC2s then setting up an install media repository that is fast and local is a must. This article describes how to […]

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An IBM DB2 Architecture Using AWS

Target audience: Mid to Highly skilled Linux, DB2 and AWS admins. Currently IBM DB2 is not one of the choices for an RDBS in AWS. This article describes how to stand up a simple HA DB2 instance using AWS components. This configuration is intended to be used as a POC or POT demonstration of DB2. […]

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IBM MQ and IIB HA Architectures using AWS

Target audience: Mid to Highly skilled Linux, MQ/IIB and AWS admins. IBM MQ and IIB have 2 distinct HA Architectures. MQ and IIB can be configured to have an Active Standby(2 live server) or an Active Passive(1 live server) HA configuration. Both MQ/IIB HA designs are publish documents. This article focuses on using just the […]

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An IBM WebSphere Application Server Architecture Using AWS

Target audience: Mid to Highly skilled Linux, WAS and AWS admins. WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and WAS based Products have built-in capacity to be highly available(HA) and auto scale. This article gives one of many potential WAS Architecture designs that utilize AWS components. The picture below depicts a WAS Cell with an HA WAS deployment […]

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Setup SSL/TLS on IBM MQ

Recently I was working with a client that had requirements to setup SSL/TLS on the MQ Channels between their Queue Manager and an external vendor. The documents they had were all based on using the ikeyman GUI. Unfortunately XWindows is not enabled on the Linux machines their IBM Queue Managers run on. After doing some research, I […]

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IBM MQ Install and Config Multi-Instances with DR Site

Tradition MQ DR involves a Backup Queue Manage. Per the IBM MQ info center, a Backup Queue Manager needs to use linear logging. Linear logging is a great feature of MQ, if you need it. I started experimenting with assorted MQ configurations to see if I could create an MQ HA and DR topology that was not dependent on linear […]

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IBM Pure App – Create VSP for Mobile First v7.0

IBM delivers Mobile First in a series of Virtual Application Pattern(VAP). Mobile First VAPs are a great way to implement mission critical Infrastructure. A VAP encapsulates the details of the infrastructure topology. The details of the build out are hidden from users and administrators. Basically not much can be tampered with so failure is keep […]

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