Administration guide > Configure the deployment environment


Configure catalog and container servers

WebSphere eXtreme Scale has two types of servers:

Catalog servers Control the placement of shards and discover and monitor the container servers. Multiple catalog servers together comprise the catalog service.
Container servers JVM that stores the application data for the data grid.

Catalog and container servers can start...

How you configure the catalog and container servers depends on the topology.


Catalog servers

Stand-alone catalog servers Configure with a server properties file.

Control the life cycle of a catalog server with the startOgServer and stopOgServer scripts or by using the embedded server API.

Catalog servers that start in WAS Configure with the WAS admin console, admin tasks, and the server properties file.

The server life cycle is controlled by the process life cycle within WAS. When processes start or stop in WAS, the catalog servers that are running on these processes also start or stop.


Container servers

Stand-alone container servers Configure with a server properties file and a deployment policy XML file.

Start and stop with startOgServer.sh and stopOgServer.sh or by using the embedded server API.

Container servers that start in WAS Configure with a server properties file and deployment policy XML file that is embedded into a Java EE application module.

Container servers start and stop with the application.


Configure the catalog and container servers

  1. Server properties file
  2. Configure WebSphere eXtreme Scale with WAS
  3. Configure quorum
  4. Best practice: Clustering the catalog service
  5. Configure multi-master replication topologies


Parent topic:

Configure the deployment environment


Related concepts

Configure clients
Configure cache integration
Containers, partitions, and shards
High-availability catalog service
Catalog services
Program for administrative tasks


Related tasks

Configure data grids
Configure deployment policies
Configure ports
Configure Object Request Brokers
Configure entities
Configure Spring integration
Configure the REST data service