Building smarter processes often leverage technologies such as BPM Mobile, BPM Cloud, BPM Big Data and extend to other domains such Operational Decision Management (ODM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). The article will focus on the concept of BPM Mobile and IBM products available to realize it.
Business Process Manager
Error Handling is often a last minute consideration not given much thought until the final stages of a BPM implementation. The focus of an Agile development iteration will be around business functionality and features that can be tested and demonstrated.
IBM has always had a command line presence for installing BPM, but in BPM 8.5 they went ahead and made it a lot easier with the start of the BPMConfig.sh command line utility. It has the ability to create and extend a typical network deployment environment, as well as creating the database scripts, profiles, validation of the deployment environment configuration, and the ability to start and stop the deployment environment.
BPMConfig.sh [-create | -update | -upgrade | -validate configurationFile | -start configurationFile | -stop configurationFile | -help actionName ]
Description of Use
The BPMConfig.sh command uses a properties file that contains all the values used to create the desired profiles and deployment environment. Sample properties files can be found in the base $WASHOME/BPM installation directory. You will find example properties files for all the various types of installations (PC, PS, Advanced, Express, …).
Examples from Property Files
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