Configure a reverse caching proxy 

Configure a reverse proxy that directs all traffic to your IBM Connections deployment to a single server.

Before you begin

This is an optional configuration. It is recommended for optimal performance, especially if users are accessing IBM Connections from a wide area network (WAN).

Ensure that you have installed IBM WebSphere Edge Components which is supplied with WAS Network Deployment. For more information, go to the">WebSphere Edge Components information center.

You must also have completed the basic configuration of WebSphere Edge Components, set up a target backend server, and created an administrator account.

About this task

The IBM WAS Edge components provide a caching proxy that you can use to optimize your deployment. Edge components are provided with the WAS Network Deployment software.

A reverse proxy configuration intercepts browser requests, forwards them to the appropriate content host, caches the returned data, and delivers that data to the browser. The proxy delivers requests for the same content directly from the cache, which is much quicker than retrieving it again from the content host. Information can be cached depending on when it will expire, how large the cache should be, and when the information should be updated.

This topic describes how to configure the Edge components to optimize the performance of IBM Connections.


Parent topic

Optional post-installation tasks

Related tasks
Mapping applications to IBM HTTP Server

Related reference
Wiki - reverse-proxy

September 20, 2011 10:09:05 AM


Sep 20, 2011 10:09:05 AM Added proxy rules. 3 Jun 30, 2011 9:01:36 AM Changed CacheTimeMargin input value from "0 s" to "0 seconds" 2 May 23, 2011 9:46:53 AM Added note about updating the interservice URLs to use the proxy serve... 1 Submitted by Christoph Stoettner on Oct 26, 2011 6:34:08 AM

Re: Configuring a reverse caching proxy

I had to set SendRevProxyName to no!

With yes the WAS Plugin don't accept the Connections URLS.

Submitted by Klaus Bild on Apr 12, 2011 8:34:40 AM

Re: Configuring a reverse caching proxy: ic301

CacheTimeMargin has to be "0 seconds" not "0s"