Build an eight (8) node Wildfly cluster on a single server

The follow methodology was used to isolate performance challenges with the increase number of cluster nodes for a common database, the Jgroup/JTS/JMS communication, database pools values for each “instance” in the wildfly/JBOSS configuration file.

Note: The individual nodes name are generated with a port offset of 100-800 for each of the eight (8) nodes; any hard-coded values are updated as well (via addition or multiplication).

To ensure the hornetq and Jgroup names are correctly defined for the chain cluster, a case statement is used to ensure that each node’s standalone-full-ha.xml configuration file is updated accordingly, if # of nodes are changed (this is offered as a variable at the top of the script.)

The below example also shows how to leverage CA APM / Wily agent for each J2EE/Wildfly node.

#!/bin/bash
###############################################################################################
#
#  Goal:  Create a N node J2EE Cluster using Wildfly 8.x.x for CA Identity Manager on a single host
#         Use for sandbox testing and validation of performance I/O parameters
#
#  Notes:  Tested for 2-8 nodes and with the CA APM (Wily) agent enabled for each node
#
#
#  Author:  A. Baugher, ANA, 8/2019
#
#
###############################################################################################
#set -vx
tz=`/bin/date --utc +%Y%m%d%H%M%S.3%N.0Z`
MAX=5
counter=1
JBOSS_HOME=/opt/CA/wildfly-idm


echo "######  STEP 00:  Stop all prior work with cluster testing ######"  > /dev/null 2>&1
kill -9 `ps -ef | grep java | grep -v grep | grep UseString | awk '{print $2}'`

echo "######  STEP 01:  Copy the current IME (Wildfly) folder to a new folder & with new port offset ######"
echo "Create this many cluster nodes:  $MAX"
echo "Current TimeStamp:  $tz"
echo ""
while [ $counter -le $MAX ]
do
  c=$counter
  n=$((100+counter)); n=${n#1}
  o=$((100*counter))
  nettyo=$((5456+o))
  jgrpo=$((7600+o))
  cli=$((9990+o))

 echo "Current counter is: $counter and the jboss number is:  $n  with a port offset of: $o"
 echo ""
 if [ -d $JBOSS_HOME$n ]; then
   echo "Prior directory exists for $JBOSS_HOME$n"
   kill -9 `ps -ef | grep "wildfly-idm$n" | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'` >   /dev/null 2>&1
   echo "Remove any running processes then sleep 5 seconds before removing directory: $JBOSS_HOME$n "
   sleep 5
   rm -rf /opt/CA/wildfly-idm$n
 fi

 cp -r -p /opt/CA/wildfly-idm /opt/CA/wildfly-idm$n
 cd $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone
 echo "Current Folder is: `pwd`"
 ls -rt
 echo "Remove data tmp log folders for new node"
 rm -rf data tmp log
 ls -rt
 echo ""
 echo ""


 echo "Update standalone-full-ha.xml for hardcoded port 5456 with offset $o"
 cd $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration
 echo "Current Folder is: `pwd`"
 cp -r -p ca-standalone-full-ha.xml ca-standalone-full-ha.xml.$tz
 sed -i "s|5456|$nettyo|g"  ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
 echo "Updated Jgroup netty connector port:  $nettyo"
 grep  $nettyo ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
 echo ""
 echo ""

 echo "Update standalone.conf (wildfly.conf) & jboss-cli.xml for port offset by $o"
 cd $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin
 echo "Current Folder is: `pwd`"
 ls -lart standalone.conf
 ls -lart jboss-cli.xml
 cp -r -p ./init.d/wildfly.conf ./init.d/wildfly.conf.conf.$tz
 cp -r -p jboss-cli.xml jboss-cli.xml.$tz
 sed -i "s|/opt/CA/wildfly-idm|/opt/CA/wildfly-idm$n|g" ./init.d/wildfly.conf
 sed -i "s|9990|$cli|g" jboss-cli.xml
 unlink standalone.conf
 ln -s $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/init.d/wildfly.conf standalone.conf
 echo "JAVA_OPTS=\"\$JAVA_OPTS -Djboss.socket.binding.port-offset=$o\""  >> standalone.conf
 ls -lart standalone.conf
 ls -lart jboss-cli.xml
 grep "port-offset" standalone.conf
 grep "$cli" jboss-cli.xml
 echo ""
 echo ""



 echo "Update standalone.sh for node name & tcp group port"
cd $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin
pwd
cp -r -p standalone.sh   standalone.sh.$tz
ls -larth standalone.sh
sed -i "s|iamnode1|iamnode$n|g"  standalone.sh


case "$MAX" in

1)  echo "Creating JGroups for one node with port offset of $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\]|g" $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ;;
2)  echo "Creating JGroups for two nodes with port offset of 100 - $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\],caim-srv-01\[7800\]|g" $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ###################
    if [ $counter -eq 1 ]
       then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 2]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    fi
    ###################
    ;;
3)  echo "Creating JGroups for three nodes with port offset of 100 - $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\],caim-srv-01\[7800\],caim-srv-01\[7900\]|g" $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ###################
    if [ $counter -eq 1 ]
       then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 2 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 3 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    fi
    ###################
    ;;
4)  echo "Creating JGroups for four nodes with port offset of 100 - $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\],caim-srv-01\[7800\],caim-srv-01\[7900\],caim-srv-01\[8000\]|g" $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ###################
    if [ $counter -eq 1 ]
       then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 2 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 3 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 4 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    fi
    ###########################
    ;;
5)  echo "Creating JGroups for five nodes with port offset of 100 - $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\],caim-srv-01\[7800\],caim-srv-01\[7900\],caim-srv-01\[8000\],caim-srv-01\[8100\]|g" $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ###################
    if [ $counter -eq 1 ]
       then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 2 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 3 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 4 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 5 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    fi
    ###########################
    ;;
6)  echo "Creating JGroups for six nodes with port offset of 100 - $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\],caim-srv-01\[7800\],caim-srv-01\[7900\],caim-srv-01\[8000\],caim-srv-01\[8100\],caim-srv-01\[8200\]|g" $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ###################
    if [ $counter -eq 1 ]
       then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 2 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 3 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 4 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 5 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node6|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 6 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node6|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    fi
    sed -i '682s|<journal-max-io&gt;5000</journal-max-io&gt;|<journal-max-io&gt;4000</journal-max-io&gt;|' $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '901s|<journal-max-io&gt;5000</journal-max-io&gt;|<journal-max-io&gt;4000</journal-max-io&gt;|' $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml

    ###########################
    ;;
7)  echo "Creating JGroups for seven nodes with port offset of 100 - $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\],caim-srv-01\[7800\],caim-srv-01\[7900\],caim-srv-01\[8000\],caim-srv-01\[8100\],caim-srv-01\[8200\],caim-srv-01\[8300\]|g" $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ###################
    if [ $counter -eq 1 ]
       then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 2 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 3 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 4 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 5 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node6|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 6 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node6|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node7|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 7 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node7|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    fi
    ###########################
    sed -i '682s|<journal-max-io&gt;5000</journal-max-io&gt;|<journal-max-io&gt;3300</journal-max-io&gt;|' $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '901s|<journal-max-io&gt;5000</journal-max-io&gt;|<journal-max-io&gt;3300</journal-max-io&gt;|' $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    ;;
8)  echo "Creating JGroups for eight nodes with port offset of 100 - $o"
    sed -i "s|caim-srv-01\[7600\]|caim-srv-01\[7700\],caim-srv-01\[7800\],caim-srv-01\[7900\],caim-srv-01\[8000\],caim-srv-01\[8100\],caim-srv-01\[8200\],caim-srv-01\[8300\],caim-srv-01\[8400\]|g"  $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
    ###################
    if [ $counter -eq 1 ]
       then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node8_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node8_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 2 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node2|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node1_live_to_node2_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 3 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node3|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node2_live_to_node3_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 4 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node4|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node3_live_to_node4_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 5 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node5|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node6|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node4_live_to_node5_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 6 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node6|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node7|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node5_live_to_node6_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 7 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node7|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node8_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node8_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node8|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node6_live_to_node7_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    elif [ $counter -eq 8 ]
        then
    sed -i '684s|node1|node8|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '738s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node8_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '753s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node8_live_to_node1_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '902s|node1|node1|'                                             $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '943s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node8_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '953s|node1_live_to_node1_backup|node7_live_to_node8_backup|'   $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    fi
    ###########################
    sed -i '682s|<journal-max-io&gt;5000</journal-max-io&gt;|<journal-max-io&gt;3000</journal-max-io&gt;|' $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    sed -i '901s|<journal-max-io&gt;5000</journal-max-io&gt;|<journal-max-io&gt;3000</journal-max-io&gt;|' $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
    ;;
esac

ls -lart $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
grep caim-srv $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh
echo ""
echo "For Node: $n"
echo ""
grep node $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/configuration/ca-standalone-full-ha.xml
echo ""
echo ""
echo ""


echo ""
echo ""
echo "Update CA APM / Wily Information / Agent for this instance"
cp -r -p /opt/CA/VirtualAppliance/custom/apm/wily_im $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/wily_im
chown -R wildfly:wildfly $JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/wily_im
echo "JAVA_OPTS=\"\$JAVA_OPTS -Dcom.wily.introscope.agent.jmx.enable=true -Dcom.wily.introscope.agent.agentManager.url.1=localhost:5001 -Djboss.modules.system.pkgs=com.wily,com.wily.*,org.jboss.byteman,org.jboss.logmanager -Xbootclasspath/p:$JBOSS_HOME$n/modules/system/layers/base/org/jboss/logging/main/jboss-logging-3.1.4.GA.jar:$JBOSS_HOME$n/modules/system/layers/base/org/jboss/log4j/logmanager/main/log4j-jboss-logmanager-1.1.0.Final.jar:$JBOSS_HOME$n/modules/system/layers/base/org/jboss/as/logging/main/wildfly-logging-8.2.0.Final.jar:$JBOSS_HOME$n/modules/system/layers/base/org/jboss/logmanager/main/jboss-logmanager-1.5.2.Final.jar\""  &gt;&gt; standalone.conf
echo "JAVA_OPTS=\"\$JAVA_OPTS -Dcom.wily.introscope.agent.agentName=iamnode$n  -Dcom.wily.introscope.agentProfile=$JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/wily_im/core/config/IntroscopeAgent.profile -javaagent:$JBOSS_HOME$n/standalone/wily_im/Agent.jar    \""  &gt;&gt; standalone.conf
echo ""
echo ""

 counter=$(( $counter + 00001 ))
done






counter=1
while [ $counter -le $MAX ]
do
  echo "Reset ownership permissions for $JBOSS_HOME$n to wildfly userID"
  chown -R wildfly:wildfly $JBOSS_HOME$n
  echo "Start up node: $n of $MAX Wildfly cluster"
  n=$((100+counter)); n=${n#1}


  if [ "$(whoami)" != "wildfly" ]; then
       echo "Run this process under the wildfly userid to avoid permissions issue with root"
       su - wildfly -c "$JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh &amp;"
       chown -R wildfly:wildfly $JBOSS_HOME$n
  else
  $JBOSS_HOME$n/bin/standalone.sh &amp;
  fi

  counter=$(( $counter + 00001 ))
done


Reduce log duplication: Avoid nohup.out

If you plan on starting your J2EE services manually, and wish to keep them running after you log out, a common method is to use nohup ./command.sh &.

The challenge with the above process, is it will create its own output file nohup.out in the folder that the command was executed in.

Additionally, this nohup.out would be a 2nd I/O operation that would recreate the server.log file for the J2EE service.

To avoid this 2nd I/O operation, review leveraging a redirection of the nohup to /dev/null or determine if this J2EE service can be enabled as a RC/init.d or systemd service.

Example to update the wildfly .profile to allow an “alias” using a bash shell function, to start up the wildfly service; and avoid the creation of the nohup.out file.

echo "Enable alias (or function)  to start and stop wildfly"

#Example of function - Use this to avoid double I/O for nohup process (nohup.out file)
function start_im01 () {
     echo "Starting IM 01 node with nohup process"
     cd /opt/CA/wildfly-idm01/bin/
     pwd
     nohup ./standalone.sh  >/dev/null 2>&1 &
     sleep 1
     /bin/ps -ef | grep wildfly-idm01 | grep -v grep
}
export -f start_im01

function stop_im01 () {
     echo "Stopping IM 01 node"
     echo "This may take 30-120 seconds"
     cd /opt/CA/wildfly-idm01/bin/
     pwd
     ./jboss-cli.sh --connect  --command=":shutdown"
     sleep 5
     /bin/kill -9 `/bin/ps -ef | grep wildfly-idm01 | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'` >/dev/null 2>&1
}
export -f stop_im01

You may now start and stop your J2EE Wildfly service with the new “aliases” of start_im01 and stop_im01

You may note that stop_im01 attempts to cleanly stop the Wildfly service via the JBOSS/Wildfly management console port ; and if that fails, we will search and kill the associated java service. If you did “kill” a service, and have startup issues suggest removing the $JBOSS_HOME/standalone/tmp & /data folders before restart.

Defining IAM Project Success

What makes an IAM project successful? A question that must be understood before taking on any complex multi-component integration that spans across people, process, and technology.

IAM projects are hard. They are hard because the objective is not just technical, it involves evaluation of business process implementations, it involves adoption to change. They are hard because it requires integrating with existing data on various systems be it legacy or modern. They are hard because IAM systems are powerful in that they can change data as they reside in a native system. It is hard because the risk of not diligently planning, designing, and implementing can be disastrous. They are hard because we need to resist the urge to start building something without requirements discussions, or a good understanding of the capability and deliverables. But a successful IAM program adds immense value to the business. Organizations that are looking to optimize business value are looking to tackle all of the above and more to reap fruits a successful IAM program yields.

Below are some key aspects to ensuring IAM Project Success

Communication and Expectations

It is all about clear communication and expectation setting. During the initial phases of requirements gathering and design discussions, open and transparent communication is a must. As an expert in IAM implementations, take the lead to communicate when there are gaps in the capability requested. Talk out if specific requirements can be met a different way to achieve the same business objective, or to think about passing out the required capability to another cycle if there is a time or resource limitation. Or set the expectation around additional ‘X’ needed if the request is to be pursued. This ‘X’ may be additional funding for resources to develop custom capability, added project deliverable risk, etc.

Communicate honestly and execute diligently on exceptions that are set. It always helps to continuously provide quick and honest feedback. If a project is to fail trying to accomplish too much given the time and resource, it was going to fail anyway, best to keep key stakeholder apprised of the risks up front — the frequent the communication around progress and risks, with clarity, the better the outcome.

Managing clear communications and expectations for requirements, design, decisions, and risks will help the entire team stay focused on the goal and be successful.

Plan of Execution

To be successful, it is imperative that the entire team is in agreement around the deliverable, expectations from each team member, expectations and support from the stakeholders. A project plan to track deliverables, get all members executing the tasks responsible and accountable is a must. In a large project with many moving parts, it is very easy to lose track of how to reach the goal line. Many sidebar issue and conversations will be in play, creating distractions. With a proper plan around execution, diligent upkeep of status, and everyone held accountable for their work streams instills trust in the team executing complex integrations.

Investment in an upfront plan on achieving the goals and open communication with the right stakeholders will pave the way to success.

Resource Planning

Resource Planning inherently is a part of the overall planning. We give particular emphasis to resource planning is to ensure there is an understanding of priorities while working with customer teams that may be involved in other day-to-day activities. When a timeline expectation is set, it can only be executed when resources involved in tasks have the cycles to get the work done.

Data Driven Testing

Investing in a test process that is data driven is vital. To get a data-driven test process, engaging technical and business stakeholder early in the process will reap delight. IAM systems change data in customers endpoint systems. To avoid surprises, tests should be executed on non-production systems and the expected changes to the data must be diligently validated. It is not enough to assume not getting an error message during a test cycle as a success. Nor is it okay to merely confirm the expected changes. It is essential to validate all changes to ensure side effects do not introduce additional unexpected changes.

Sign-off Process

A well defined sign-off process for every stage of the project is also essential to success. It keeps the stakeholder engaged and informed in all phases of the project. A sign-off process should also include an understanding of how to keep moving forward in case of a stalemate. In an IAM project, we will face instances where there is some issue that can cause delay. An objective evaluation on whether the problem is a show stopper for go-live must be done objectively. It just is better to have an open discussion during early phases of the project to discuss the challenges the team most likely is going to face, and a process that can help move forward and enable focused Sign-Off towards a successful go-live.

Operational Expertise

IAM implementations are complex. To reap the IAM program benefits a successful implementation is not enough. A skilled team that understands the execution from a business and technical perspective is required to ensure the continuity of excellence. If the client team is to be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the implementation, it is crucial they be engaged during all phases of the project. Understanding the implementation details will go a long way in tacking operational challenges.

Our team is here to help with every step to make your journey a successful one. Even if you are not working with us directly, we hope the article provides a blueprint towards a successful IAM program execution.