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  • EMC DocumentumContent Server

    Version 7.2

    Distributed Configuration Guide

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    Hopkinton, MA 01748-91031-508-435-1000www.EMC.com

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  • Table of Contents

    Preface ................................................................................................................................ 13

    Chapter 1 Distributed Configuration Components ...................................................... 15Building blocks................................................................................................. 15Network locations ........................................................................................ 16Benefits and best use................................................................................. 16Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 16

    ACS servers ................................................................................................. 16Benefits and best use................................................................................. 17Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 17ACS caching............................................................................................. 17

    BOCS servers ............................................................................................... 18Benefits and best use................................................................................. 19Limitations............................................................................................... 19BOCS encryption ...................................................................................... 19Partial download of content ...................................................................... 19Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 20

    DMS servers................................................................................................. 20Benefits and best use................................................................................. 20

    Pre-cached content ....................................................................................... 20Benefits and best use................................................................................. 21Limitations............................................................................................... 21Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 21

    Asynchronous write capabilities .................................................................... 21Benefits and best use................................................................................. 22Limitations............................................................................................... 22Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 22

    Distributed storage areas and configuration requirements............................... 22Benefits and best use................................................................................. 23Limitations............................................................................................... 23Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 23

    Remote Content Servers ................................................................................ 24Benefits and best use ................................................................................ 24Limitations............................................................................................... 24Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 24

    Shared content ............................................................................................. 25Benefits and best use................................................................................. 25Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 25

    Content replication ....................................................................................... 26Benefits and best use ................................................................................ 26Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 26

    Reference links ............................................................................................. 26Benefits and best use................................................................................. 27Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 27

    Object replication ......................................................................................... 28Benefits and best use ................................................................................ 28Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 28

    Federations .................................................................................................. 29

    EMC Documentum Content Server 7.2 Distributed Configuration Guide 3

  • Table of Contents

    Benefits and best use................................................................................. 30Configuration requirements ...................................................................... 30

    Chapter 2 Distributed Configuration Models ............................................................... 33Overview of models.......................................................................................... 33Single-repository distributed models ................................................................. 34Single model 1: Single repository with content persistently storedat primary site and accessed using ACS or BOCS servers................................. 34Benefits and best use................................................................................. 36

    Single model 2: Single repository with content in a distributedstorage area.................................................................................................. 36Benefits and best use................................................................................. 38

    For more information.................................................................................... 38Building block architectures for single-repository models.................................... 38Network locations ........................................................................................ 38ACS servers ................................................................................................. 39BOCS server ................................................................................................. 40Push and pull modes ................................................................................ 40Repository inclusion or exclusion .............................................................. 41Asynchronous write configuration............................................................. 41

    DMS servers................................................................................................. 41Content pre-caching ..................................................................................... 41Asynchronous write ..................................................................................... 42Communication flow descriptions ................................................................. 42Communication flow when a remote user requests a documentfor viewing .............................................................................................. 43Communication flow when a remote user updates a content file.................. 44Asynchronous write with BOCS server ...................................................... 44Synchronous write with BOCS server......................................................... 45Synchronous write with ACS server........................................................... 45Communication flow when a content pre-caching request occurs ................ 45

    Implementation of distributed storage areas................................................... 46Proximity values........................................................................................... 47Use by Content Servers ............................................................................. 47Use by ACS