2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2012 2:56 PM by Adam DesJardin

    multiple bpmn engines

      10G allows to configure a system having multiple engines, which share the same FDI.
      This for scaling purposes.

      Can this be done in 11g also?
      Can't find anything in the docu.
        • 1. Re: multiple bpmn engines
          Ravi Jegga
          1. For Scaling Purposes, YES, SOA 11g can have any number of server in a Cluster with a load balancer in front of this. Clustering is pretty much done using the same weblogic cluster concepts even for SOA Env also. Using config wizard, create a SOA/BPM Domain. At one point, you can add "n" number of soa servers and put these in a Cluster. Cluster is just logical grouping of all soa servers. Now each soa server can be on the same physical box, or totally different remote physical boxes. Once you have a Clustered BPM Domain, you can put software (apache http server that goes very well with weblogic server) or any hard ware load balancer in front of this cluster. All the user will now access this load balancer url (host:port/someurl). And Load balancer will redirect the request to back end clustered soa servers in many ways like round robin etc. This provides high scalability and also Fail over like one machine dies, still other machines will be working. requests will not be send to dead machiine etc.

          This post covers for Forms/Reports, but same procedure is used even for SOA/BPM Env also. Infact you can always make your existing old soa 11g non cluster to clustered. It has some quick ready to use links.
          Weblogic - Fusion Middleware Cluster - Clarification - 11g

          Official link from oracle:

          Setting up clusterd domain is very simple and very easy for Weblogic. Its not complex at all.

          Ravi Jegga
          • 2. Re: multiple bpmn engines
            Adam DesJardin
            You can scale a single engine cluster as Ravi described but you no longer have the concept of multiple BPMN engines. You get one BPMN engine per SOA/BPM Weblogic Domain in 11g, so if you want a separate engine you have to have a 2nd domain along with its own set of MDS and SOA-INFRA schemas. MDS is mostly the equivalent of FDI in 10g.

            Adam DesJardin