A dynamic cluster is same like a static cluster except that WebSphere will control the no of active instances for an application, their placement by using service policies and work load demand.
below diagrams are for your understanding of the new features of the WAS v8.5. I tried to simplify them and in that process some details are lost. However i’ll write a separate posts on each of the new features.
How WAS v8.5 is made ?
Application Edition Management
On-Demand Router (ODR)
WebSphere Application Server v8.5 uses IBM installation manager (IIM) for installation. If you are new to Installation Manager, please go trough my old post on IIM
The installation process is not changed from the previous version (WAS v8.0), so please check the previous post of WASv8 installation,
WAS v8.5 ND trail Download
This trial has all features enabled. Download the trial for an evaluation period of 60 days.
Alright .. we are starting this new series on WebSphere Application Server v8.5, which has some new and very good features.
There are quiet a good amount articles available on internet about what’s new in WAS v8.5, so iam not going to write them again. So below are some of the references/links that i think will be helpful for you on this topic.