As I prepare today to get ready for TechEd in Las Vegas next week, I wanted to let you know about another one of the sessions I where I will be speaking. The session is LCM255 – Designing a Web Infrastructure for an SAP NetWeaver System. In this hands-on session, my colleague Nghia Nguyen and I will, as the title implies, discuss important issues when building up a web infrastructure with the SAP NetWeaver Application Server.
For example, say you want to build up a portal infrastructure based on the SAP NetWeaver Portal that is accessible from the internet and gives users access to backend applications, such as BI. You may be aware that dividing your server landscapes into network zones separated by firewalls is a good idea, but where do you start? Besides network zones, what are the other security options and their pros and cons? Where should I put my database, how should I handle user access, how can I ensure performance through loadbalancers? All these very important questions for your web infrastructure with SAP NetWeaver will be discussed and more. We will talk about how to design a web infrastructure that meets the requirements of business web applications – scalability and performance; transactional persistence; security; and stability through high availability.
In the hands-on portion of the session, we will be concentrating on three exercises:
Installation of a Web Dispatcher
Apache Configuration without a Load Balancer
Apache Configuration with a Load Balancer
So, if designing and administration of a web infrastructure is in your interest, be sure to check out this session. In Munich, it will be delivered by my colleagues Volker Zirkel and Oliver Nocon.