You may have noticed we’ve started a new series of blogs focused on customers who are looking at moving to App Connect Enterprise on containers. We will update this blog regularly so you can use it as a “table of contents” for the series. A shortcut to this post is https://ibm.biz/iib-ace
The target audience is customers with potentially decades of knowledge on App Connect Enterprise and its predecessors, but perhaps little to no knowledge of containers or Kubernetes. So there’ll be plenty of explanation of concepts, terms and technology along the way. The series is a practical manifestation of some of the core concepts of agile integration
The series will progress from a basic scenario, getting a simple flow running on containers, to exploring high availability, through to scenarios with MQ, creating CICD pipelines and more.
The first few scenarios are now available. Take a look, let us know if they are useful, and give us thoughts on what you’d like to see later in the series. On a related note, please also feel free to check out the Dec 1st 2021 webinar "Migrating to App Connect Enterprise 12".
This first set of posts examine how to achieve common scenarios using containers
Scenario 1: Deploying a simple flow on Docker - Introduces the App Connect certified container
Scenario 2: Deploying a simple flow on Red Hat OpenShift
Scenario 3: Load balancing and autoscaling a simple App Connect flow - Discusses Kubernetes replication. Introduces "pods". Summarizes some advanced scaling topics.
Scenario 4: Deploying an IBM MQ queue manager in a container
4a: Creating a queue manager in OpenShift from the Command Line - Introduces ConfigMaps and Secrets
4b: Creating a queue manager in OpenShift from the Web Console
Scenario 5: Moving an App Connect flow using MQ onto containers
Scenario 6: Moving an App Connect flow that connects to a database onto containers
Scenario 7: Installing the IBM App Connect Operator on Amazon EKS
Scenario 8: Migrating Global Cache to Java Hashmap on containers
This second set explore the underlying technology and concepts
The IBM App Connect Operator
Part 1 - What is an Operator and why did we create one for IBM App Connect?
Part 2 - Exploring the IntegrationServer resource of the IBM App Connect Operator
Getting Practical with Operators in IBM App Connect (webinar from TechCon 2022)
Deployment in containers
Comparing styles of container deployment for IBM App Connect (a.k.a baked vs fried!)
App Connect Enterprise Container Image Hierarchies - A Practical Example
Deploying App Connect Enterprise applications from a CI/CD pipeline
Extracting configuration of an IBM App Connect environment on Kubernetes
…many more coming, watch this space!