Infrastructure at your Service

All Posts By

Morgan Patou

Morgan Patou

Solr Sharding – Concepts & Methods

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

A few weeks ago, I published a series of blog on the Alfresco Clustering, including Solr Sharding. At that time, I planned to first explain what is really the Solr Sharding, what are the different concepts and methods around it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the time to write this blog so I had to post the one related to Solr even before explaining the basics. Today, I’m here to rights my wrong! Obviously, this blog…

Read More
Morgan Patou

Documentum – Large documents in xPlore indexing

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

Documentum is using xPlore for the Full Text indexing/search processes. If you aren’t very familiar with how xPlore is working, you might want to know how it is possible to index large documents or you might be confused about some documents not being indexed (and therefore not searchable). In this blog, I will try to explain how xPlore can be configured to be able to index these big documents without causing too much trouble because…

Read More
Morgan Patou

Documentum – Encryption/Decryption of WebTop 6.8 passwords ‘REJECTED’ with recent JDK

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

Recently, we had a project to modernize a little bit a pretty old Documentum installation. As part of this project, there were a refresh of the Application Server hosting a WebTop 6.8. In this blog, I will be talking about an issue that we faced in encryption & decryption of passwords in the refresh environment. This new environment was using WebLogic 12.1.3 with the latest PSU in conjunction with the JDK 1.8u192. Since WebTop 6.8…

Read More
Morgan Patou

Alfresco – Share Clustering fail with ‘Ignored XML validation warning’

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

In a recent project on Alfresco, I had to setup a Clustering environment. It all went smoothly but I did face one single issue with the setup of the Clustering on the Alfresco Share layer. That’s something I never faced before and you will understand why below. Initially, to setup the Alfresco Share Clustering, I used the sample file packaged in the distribution zip (E.g.: alfresco-content-services-distribution-6.1.0.5.zip): <?xml version=’1.0′ encoding=’UTF-8′?> <beans xmlns=”http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans” xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance” xmlns:hz=”http://www.hazelcast.com/schema/spring” xsi:schemaLocation=”http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.5.xsd…

Read More
Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – Solr6

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

In previous blogs, I talked about some basis and presented some possible architectures for Alfresco, I talked about the Clustering setup for the Alfresco Repository, the Alfresco Share and for ActiveMQ. I also setup an Apache HTTPD as a Load Balancer. In this one, I will talk about the last layer that I wanted to present, which is Solr and more particularly Solr6 (Alfresco Search Services) Sharding. I planned on writing a blog related to…

Read More
Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – Apache HTTPD as Load Balancer

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

In previous blogs, I talked about some basis and presented some possible architectures for Alfresco, I talked about the Clustering setup for the Alfresco Repository, the Alfresco Share and for ActiveMQ. In this one, I will talk about the Front-end layer, but in a very particular setup because it will also act as a Load Balancer. For an Alfresco solution, you can choose the front-end that you prefer and it can just act as a…

Read More
Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – ActiveMQ

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

In previous blogs, I talked about some basis and presented some possible architectures for Alfresco, I talked about the Clustering setup for the Alfresco Repository and the Alfresco Share. In this one, I will work on the ActiveMQ layer. I recently posted something related to the setup of ActiveMQ and some initial configuration. I will therefore extend this topic in this blog with what needs to be done to have a simple Cluster for ActiveMQ….

Read More
Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – Share

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

In previous blogs, I talked about some basis and presented some possible architectures for Alfresco and I talked about the Clustering setup for the Alfresco Repository. In this one, I will work on the Alfresco Share layer. Therefore, if you are using another client like a CMIS/REST client or an ADF Application, it won’t work that way, but you might or might not need Clustering at that layer, it depends how the Application is working….

Read More
Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – Repository

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

In a previous blog, I talked about some basis and presented some possible architectures for Alfresco. Now that this introduction has been done, let’s dig into the real blogs about how to setup a HA/Clustering Alfresco environment. In this blog in particular, I will talk about the Repository layer. For the Repository Clustering, there are three prerequisites (and that’s all you need): A valid license which include the Repository Clustering A shared file system which…

Read More
Morgan Patou

Alfresco Clustering – Basis & Architectures

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | No Comments

This blog will be the first of a series on Alfresco HA/Clustering topics. It’s been too long I haven’t posted anything related to Alfresco so I thought about writing a few blogs about my experience with setting up more or less complex HA/Clustering infrastructures. So, let’s start this first part with an introduction to the Alfresco HA/Clustering. If you want to setup a HA/Cluster environment, you will have to first think about where you want…

Read More