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Install KM&C on Different Server than Portal?

We need to install KM&C for an LSO project. It appears that KM&C is normally installed as an add-on to the Portal. Some of people here are concerned that adding KM&C to the Portal will cause performance issues, so they want to install KM on a different server than the Portal.

1. Have you had any performance issues with KM&C installed with the Portal?

2. Can KM&C be installed separately/standalonefrom the Portal (without another Portal install)? It wouldn't appear so from looking through OSS and the Service Marketplace, but I just want to make sure.

Thanks!

Jeff

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    Posted on Jan 17, 2006 at 02:00 PM

    Hi There,

    You can configure the various KM functions associated with Content Management such as Workflow, Reporting, Scheduler Tasks, Content Exchange, and Indexing to only operate on a particular CM system i.e. server node.

    Once you have created your nodes, you go into System Administration > System Configuration > Knoweledge Management > Content Management > Global Services, and within each particular function, for instance "scheduled tasks" you get the opportunity to select a specific system. This means that only the CM systems you check are responsible for executing the CM function.

    Apologies for jumping between KM and CM, but essentially CM is only one component of KM. The Portal and KM are a unit. To operate KM you must have the Portal installed.

    Paul

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    Posted on Jan 17, 2006 at 09:19 AM

    HI,

    if you have a KMC installed but don't use it, KMC will still startup by default and therefore it will use some system resources (memory, cpu).

    I'd say it's not a real "performance issue", but you should keep it in mind.

    But as Robert already mentioned, why installing KMC but not using it?

    Kind regards,

    Ralf

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    Posted on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:43 AM

    Hi Jeff,

    You can configure a J2EE server node to be dedicated to KM, therefore allowing the other nodes to opperate as normal.

    Paul

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      Paul,

      Could you elaborate a bit on how to dedicate a J2EE node to be dedicated to KM? I take it I still have to install the Portal first, but then later disable it so that only KM is available. Right?

      Thanks!

      Jeff

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    Posted on Jan 16, 2006 at 08:09 PM

    Hi Jeff,

    to answer your second question first, KMC can not be installed separately from the Portal Platform.

    To answer the first, the portal performance should not be affected by the KMC installation, if you don't use KMC. But you install it because you want to use it, and of course by using portal & KMC you will cause more load on your portal server. 😉

    Hope this helps,

    Robert

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    Posted on Jan 17, 2006 at 04:54 PM

    My pleasure Jeff.

    Paul

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    Posted on Sep 26, 2007 at 04:21 AM

    Hi All,

    Interesting subject you are having here... i was looking around to find a justification of separating the KM from Portal!!

    I Know that u can't have a KM without portal, yet, i guess they can operate separately!!

    is there any documentation that you can help me with to prove this point:

    KM can be handled separately from portal. Eventhough it resids over EP!

    Thanx,

    Demorgan

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