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Family 9235+03 IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  October 04, 2011.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product Life Cycle Dates TOC Link Technical Description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Product Positioning TOC Link Machine Elements
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product Life Cycle Dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
9235-92X 2010/04/302010/06/22 2011/12/31 -

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Abstract

The IBM 9235 DataPower XC10 appliance is a purpose-built, easy-to-use appliance designed for simplified deployment, exceptional performance, and hardened security at the caching tier of your enterprise application infrastructure. It adds distributed caching functions to the IBM DataPower line of appliances, enabling your business-critical applications to scale cost effectively with consistent performance.

Model Abstract 9235-92X

The IBM 9235 Model 92X DataPower XC10 appliance is designed for simple installation and rapid use ("plug-and-play") with WebSphere Application Server V6.1 and V7.0, where it can deliver a cost-effective distributed caching solution in support of common distributed caching scenarios such as HTTP Session Replication, and web side-cache accessed via a network connection. DataPower XC10's fault tolerance and large 160 GB cache can enable you to achieve better performance and scalability with the Dynamic Cache Service of WebSphere Application Server.
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Highlights

This appliance offers an innovative, pragmatic approach to harness the power of distributed caching as a complete, purpose-built, easy-to-use solution. It allows you to leverage the value of your existing infrastructure investments. The DataPower XC10 appliance lets you bring higher performance, fault tolerance, and scalability to common distributed caching scenarios including:

  • HTTP session replication
  • Extended Dynamic Cache service of WebSphere Application Server
  • Web side-cache accessed via a network connection

A large (160 GB), remote, partitioned, replicated, scalable data cache can be used for storage of simple key/value pairs. This cache can be utilized instead of a back-end database to provide increased application scalability and performance.

The DataPower XC10 appliance can offer:

  • Reduced hosting charges / processing on more expensive systems (lower cost per transaction)
  • A mechanism to free up strategic systems to do more important work
  • Better scalability and support for future growth (no bottlenecks)
  • More robust support for cross data-center data replication

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Description

The DataPower XC10 appliance offers the following benefits for consistent and predictable performance for your business-critical applications:

  • Easy use for common distributed caching scenarios with little or no code changes to existing applications

  • Ability to quickly and easily increase cache capacity and throughput as needs grow

  • Flexible and simple user management interface for monitoring and administration

  • Large 160 GB cache for potential near-linear scalability

  • Fault tolerance for higher user satisfaction, faster task completion, and increased e-commerce conversion rates

Maximize performance and availability while scaling simply and cost-effectively

Today's dynamic business environments and economic uncertainty mean organizations must work smarter to remain competitive and responsive to changing customer demands. Key to working smarter is business agility and cost optimization. Our planet is becoming increasingly smart and interconnected. As more people around the planet join the digital world, they drive exponential growth of business and non-business transactions for everything from Web commerce and RFID processing in dynamic supply chains to on-line banking and social networking. In order to meet these demands, you need to ensure that critical applications experiencing huge demand levels, and requiring immediate response times, can satisfy those criteria.

The DataPower XC10 appliance is a purpose-built, easy-to-use unit designed for simplified deployment, exceptional performance, and hardened security at the caching tier of your enterprise application infrastructure. It incorporates and builds upon the IBM DataPower line of appliances from IBM, adding distributed caching functions that enable your business-critical applications to scale cost effectively with consistent performance.

The DataPower XC10 appliance is designed for simple installation and use with WebSphere Application ServerV6.1 and V7.0, where it can deliver a cost-effective distributed caching solution in support of common distributed caching scenarios like HTTP Session Replication, getting better performance and scalability from the Dynamic Cache Service of WebSphere Application Server. With minimal application code changes, the DataPower XC10 appliance can also provide an easy to use Web side-cache accessed via a network connection.

HTTP session replication

The WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance can provide the quickest, least invasive option for handling HTTP session management, so that costly application changes are not needed. This specialized, purpose-built, appliance can bring a number of benefits including higher qualities of service across scenarios spanning application server cell boundaries and even heterogenous application server environments.

  • Higher qualities of service - The DataPower XC10 appliance can provide faster and more robust replication than WebSphere Application Server alone. It can provide an assured level of replication as it will retry saving a session object if the initial attempt fails. Additionally, HTTP session data can be replicated without the performance overhead seen when using the synchronous replication in WebSphere Application Server.

  • With the DataPower XC10 appliance, session data is not restricted to a WebSphere Application Server cell boundary as they are with WebSphere Application Server on its own. The DataPower XC10 appliance was built to serve as a easily installed solution outside WebSphere Application Server and automatically sets up stand-alone grid clusters that can be used by many applications and cells.

  • Cross application and platform access - It can be easy to configure the DataPower XC10 appliance to allow different applications to access the session object for the same user. Because it does not have a dependency on WebSphere Application Server, this replication can actually be from non-WebSphere Application Server environments such as WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (based on Apache Geronimo).

Extension for WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Dynamic Cache Service

The DataPower XC10 appliance provides a consistent, distributed cache for enterprise applications running on WebSphere Application Server. The Dynamic Cache API (informally known as DynaCache) is available to Java Extended Edition (Java EE) applications that are deployed in WebSphere Application Server and can be leveraged to cache business data, generated HTML, or to synchronize the cached data in the cell by using the data replication service (DRS). Previously, the only service provider for the Dynamic Cache API was the default dynamic cache engine built into WAS.

With the DataPower XC10 appliance, you can now use the dynamic cache service provider interface in WAS to plug into the Dynamic Cache. By setting up this capability, you can enable applications written with the Dynamic Cache API or applications using container-level caching (such as servlets) to leverage the features and performance capabilities of the DataPower XC10 appliance, including replication over the network, high availability, scalability and cache partitioning.

Elastic Dynacache (Plug-in for WebSphere Application Server Dynacache) provides more efficient storage of data in a grid rather than multiple redundant copies that are difficult to keep synchronized.

Web side-cache

Each DataPower XC10 unit provides a large 160 GB cache that is to the side of the application (not within the same Java Virtual Machine), allowing it to be accessed via a network connection. This can

  • Accelerate your applications' performance by putting your data closer to your applications/service

  • Reduce power consumption and rack space

  • Lower your dependencies on more expensive systems and data bases.

DataPower XC10's fault tolerance means higher user satisfaction, faster task completion, and increased conversion rates.

For additional information on WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance, visit:

www.ibm.com/XTP

Note: For the Extreme Transaction Processing landing page

www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/xc10

Note: For complete DataPower XC10 product details

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at:

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at:

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Product Positioning

The .DataPower XC10 appliance complements the WebSphere Application Server family of products providing a distributed caching platform for WebSphere business applications and can run with any WebSphere Application Server V6.1 and V7.0. The appliance provides a purpose-built network attached cache whereas IBM software offerings such as WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale enable more sophisticated caching scenarios where the applications and cached data may be located on the same server. WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale software integrates WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere Business events into a single product supporting customers with high volumes of business events flowing through their enterprise.

The DataPower XC10 appliance can provide excellent value to customers whose business-critical Web applications

  • Need to offer automatic failover of Web sessions
  • Can not tolerate session failures which result in lost revenue and user satisfaction problems
  • Use the WebSphere Application Server Dynacache service
  • Demand better performance and scalability of their caching investment
  • Need faster task completion and increased e-commerce conversion rates

Examples:

  • e-commerce sites where the session is a shopping cart
  • Web sites that cache catalog data, master data, or user profiles
  • Enterprise applications that access multiple systems
  • e-commerce sites whose performance gets worse as transaction volumes grow

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Models

Model Summary Matrix

Model Description Data Cache
92X IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 160 GB

Customer Setup (CSU)

Yes.

Devices Supported

None.

Model Conversions

Not available.
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Technical Description
TOC Link Physical Specifications TOC Link Operating Environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware Requirements TOC Link Software Requirements


Physical Specifications

  • Height: 1.7 in (4.32 cm)

  • Width: 19 in (48.25 cm) EIA BKT to EIA BKT
    • 19.13 in (48.59 cm) -- With Rail
    • 17.24in (43.78 cm) -- Chassis only without EIA bkt
    • 19.13 in (48.59 cm) -- With Rail
    • 17.24 in (43.78 cm) -- Chassis only without EIA bkt

  • Depth: 33.05 in (83.94 cm) -- With Rail 28.14 in (71.48 cm) -- Front to the rear handle

  • Weight: 37.48 lb (17 kg)

The IBM 9235 DataPower XC10 appliance must be installed in an EIA-310-D 19-in. rack with at least 28 in. of depth (from rail flange to flange).

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating Environment

  • Temperature
    • 10.0 to 35.0 degrees C (50 to 95 degrees F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10.0 to 32.0 degrees C (50 to 90 degrees F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)

  • Powered off: 10 to 43 degrees C (50 to 109.4 degrees F), maximum altitude: 2133.6 m (7,000 ft.)

  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%

Shipping environment

  • Temperature: -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%

Machine acoustics

Fan acoustics:

         Front  Rear   Condition
         dB     dB
         -----  ----   -------------------------------------
Minimum  51     55     Normal operation
Maximum  64     66     Startup or high temperature operation
 

Electrical power

100 to 127 or 200 to 240 Vac at 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  Power usage:
    8 A for 120 Vac
    4 A for 220 Vac
 

The 9235 appliance contains two 650-watt power modules that operate at 100 to 127 Vac or 200 to 240 Vac at 50 or 60 Hz.

Both power supply modules must be connected to the same power source to prevent ground voltage potential difference between the two power modules.

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware Requirements

For first-time configuration of the software, this appliance requires a compatible RS-232c terminal or terminal emulator with a male DB-9 serial port connector. The terminal must support the following RS-232c serial parameters:

  • 9600 baud
  • 1 stop bit
  • No parity
  • XON/XOFF handshaking

The terminal must support ANSI/VT-100 control sequences. "Hyperterminal" in Microsoft Windows and "Minicom" in Linux are appropriate terminal emulators.

Unattended or remote installation may be performed through a network-attached terminal server.

Software Requirements

The 9235 series appliance comes with IBM-supplied software. It is not possible to install any other software.
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Publications

WebSphere XC10 publications are available on the Doc Browser CD and the Resource CD included with the IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance.
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Features
TOC Link Features - No Charge TOC Link Features - Chargeable TOC Link Feature Exchanges
TOC Link Feature Descriptions


Features - No Charge

Note: All of the following features are withdrawn as of December 31, 2011.

Description                          Machine  Model   Feature
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Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6210
 C13 to GB 2099.1 (China)                     models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6211
 C13 to AS/NZ 3112 (Australia/NZ)             models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6212
 C13 to IEC 309 Type 2P + Gnd                 models
 (Europe)
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6213
 C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark)                      models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6214
 C13 to SABS 164 (S Africa)                   models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6215
 C13 to BS 1363/A (UK)                        models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6216
 C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Swiss)               models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 220-240V,          9235     All     6217
 C13 to IMQ CEI 23-16 (Italy/Chile)           models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6218
 C13 to SI 32 (Israel)                        models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 12A/250V,          9235     All     6219
 C13 to KETI (Korea)                          models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V,          9235     All     6222
 C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina)                 models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V,          9235     All     6223
 C13 to IEC320 (Brazil)                       models
 
Line cord - 2.8M 10A/250V,           9235     All     6269
 C13(2P+Gnd) (India)                          models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V,          9235     All     6313
 C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US)                       models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 12A/100V,          9235     All     6314
 C13 to JIS C-8303(Japan)                     models
 
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/125V,          9235     All     6386
 C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan)                  models
 

Features - Chargeable

Description                               Machine   Model
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IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10              9235      92X
 

Feature Exchanges

Not available.

Feature Descriptions


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Accessories

Not available.

Customer Replacement Parts

The following consumable parts are available for purchase from most electronic stores.

Description                 Part number
--------------------------  -----------
Battery                     44X0512
Compact flash storage card  44R5893
 

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Machine Elements

Not available.
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Supplies

Not applicable.

Supplemental Media

Not applicable.

Trademarks

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** Company, product, or service name may be a trademark or service mark of others.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 © IBM Corporation 2011.
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