Oracle Knowledge Component Configurations and Testing - A scalable distributed architecture
Last updated on MARCH 08, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Knowledge - Version 8.5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Knowledge comes with several components - Search indexing (Search indexer and workclients) and runtime processing (Search runtime or distributed runtime for large indexes > 6G-8G) and InfoManager Authoring (InfoManager Console) and Infocenter and Siebel and Answerflow user applications (InfoCenter, Iconnect and answerflow sampleUI)
The install guide has several bullets points of considerations when installing these components. Unless the Oracle Knowledge system is very small these components are almost always distributed on multiple boxes or VMs to support the different activities of crawling and indexing, processing search requests, authoring and end user applications for searching. How this is set up in any installation in terms of loadbalancers and http vs https, whether systems are shared or different groups have their own systems, is all up to the customer. Oracle support does not make recommendations on architecture. The consulting group who has set up many of these systems can make recommendations based on different customer requirements.
There are various KM articles on sizing. Search the Oracle KM database for 'sizing' and you will find some interesting articles. This article does not cover sizings and support does not recommend how to size or architect a system, as this is very specific to customer needs. However the sizing starts with how many users will access the system on the front end, how many searches will they run, and how much content will be crawled to support them.
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