Sun Java System Reference Configuration Series: Portal Service on Application Server Cluster

Not Supported: Portal Server and Access Manager Combined

In some situations, the modular architecture of Figure 2–2 might result in lower resource utilization than could be achieved by combining components on the same computer and running them in the same web container. In fact, many deployment architects have traditionally deployed Portal Server and Access Manager in the same web container in an effort to maximize resource utilization and reduce network traffic in updating Access Manager session information. However, such designs cannot realize the availability, security, scalability, and serviceability benefits of SDNA modularity, which generally outweigh the drawbacks.