Rollbase Scalability – Part Two




My previous article on scalability laid some ground rules around server sizes and gave you some homework to get ready for actually setting up a multi server Rollbase installation. In this article we will actually start to build it!

Originally I had everything crammed into this article, but it has turned out to be very long. So in the article I will focus on setting up the Database and Apache Servers – the next article will deal with Rollbase itself. We will only touch our Main Server briefly here in order to download the installation files. Continue reading Rollbase Scalability – Part Two

Rollbase Scalability – Part One




Whilst true scaling really depends on where the load is in your environment – every application may differ in terms of resource requirements – there are some basic guidelines to follow when building a scalable Rollbase infrastructure. Continue reading Rollbase Scalability – Part One

Scaling Alfresco, Part Zero




One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to go about building a large scale Alfresco platform.

The great thing is that the product is built in such a way that a single installation can be scaled upwards and outwards.

I am going to produce a set of articles that covers an Alfresco deployment from a single server instance (such as what you get if you use the installation Wizard) up to a n-tier, horizontally and vertically scalable solution. Continue reading Scaling Alfresco, Part Zero

Using Alfresco in a VM Environment




The key to a stable and high-performance virtualised Alfresco environment is using the proper architecture in the virtualisation hosts. Out-of-the-box settings and slow disks might work for a test environment, but specific requirements need to be met when building the host system for proper performance to be achieved. Therefore, be sure to follow these minimum requirements when you design the virtualisation host infrastructure: Continue reading Using Alfresco in a VM Environment