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Deprecated feature: The partitioning facility (WPF) feature is deprecated. You can configure partitioning with WebSphere eXtreme Scale.

Control node and application server in the cluster

The following considerations apply for deployments to smaller systems. To achieve the highest performance levels, avoid running anything on the cluster members with the critical application, especially when it has less than two central processing units (CPUs). Do not run any computationally expensive commands on the machine such as tar, gzip, or similar applications. These commands can negatively impact thread scheduling for the applications.

Additionally, manage service functions such as the partitioning facility (WPF) PMI performance monitor and the high availability (HA) manager coordinator carefully. With the HA manager policy mechanism, administrators can specify where runtime components run.

For example, if the performance monitoring function is used often for the environment, configure the PMI Aggregator to run exclusively on an application server. This setup prohibits performance monitoring from slowing production functionality. Another solution is to put the performance monitoring PMI Aggregator on another machine.

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