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Experience with FileNet on the BAW cell

  • 1.  Experience with FileNet on the BAW cell

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi,

    if the FileNet WebSPHere server is  on the same cell than BAW, the FileNet version is enhanced with the BPM version (see image below).
    FileNet server version on BAW cell

    Is this topology really working, no issue or known limitations ?

    Best regards
    Yannick

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    Yannick Martin
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  • 2.  RE: Experience with FileNet on the BAW cell

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi Yannick,

    when you install "IBM Business Automation Workflow" (traditional on traditional WebSphere Application Server), you get one WebSphere Application Server cell which has all applications installed and configuration applied for Business Process Management (and Case Management) and a relevant subset of FileNet Content Engine, which we refer to as "embedded ECM".
    This subset of FileNet has been tested along with the Process and Case Management capabilities on this version of WebSphere (8.5.5.18 in the case of BAW 20.0.0.2). We generally support customers upgrading to newer WAS fix packs, too.

    So, unless you are referring to "the FileNet product installed manually into the same WAS cell", the answer is "yes this works and yes, there are limitations to what you can and are allowed to do with regards to document management".

    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS8JB4_20.x/com.ibm.wbpm.admin.doc/topics/tbpmconfiglimits.html

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    Jens Engelke
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  • 3.  RE: Experience with FileNet on the BAW cell

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi Jens,

    thanks for your answer.
    Because of BPM document store limitations, we cannot use it. So using an external FileNet product, we want to manage (WebSphere operations) it into the same cell as BAW.
    Is it supported? With limitations?

    Best regards
    Y

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    Yannick Martin
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  • 4.  RE: Experience with FileNet on the BAW cell

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi Yannick,

    products that are shipped with BAW are meant to be used in the context of BAW only. That is, we don't want you to install other (unrelated) JEE apps on WAS or create (unrelated) databases in Db2.

    There is cell level configuration for BAW, which may or may not conflict with configuration that FileNet wants you to create. I assume it is not covered by the license. It is definitely untested and I'd argue: not a good idea.

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    Jens Engelke
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