This Guidance demonstrates how you can use AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery with Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications so you can quickly recover operations after unexpected events. Elastic Disaster Recovery minimizes your downtime and data loss with fast, reliable recovery of on-premises and cloud-based applications by using affordable storage, minimal compute, and point-in-time recovery. While AWS provides four core disaster recovery options in the cloud, this Guidance focuses on the setup, configuration, and optimization of disaster recovery by using the pilot light approach. This approach helps you create a lower-cost disaster recovery environment where you provision a replication server for replicating data from the source database. You provision the actual database server only when you start a disaster drill and recovery, removing the expense of maintaining a database server in the disaster recovery Region. 

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Architecture Diagram

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Additional Considerations

  • AWS provides four core disaster recovery architecture patterns: Backup & Restore, Pilot Light, Warm Standby, and Multi-site Active/Active. This guidance focuses on setup, configuration, and optimization by using the Pilot Light strategy. This strategy helps you create a lower-cost disaster recovery environment where you initially provision a replication server for replicating data from the source database, and you provision the actual database server only when you start a disaster recovery drill or recovery. This strategy removes the expense of maintaining a database server in the disaster recovery Region. Instead, you pay for a smaller Amazon EC2 instance that serves as a replication server.

  • Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for midsize to large companies in a wide range of industries. A typical JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application deployment runs on an Oracle Database or Microsoft SQL Server with a supported database. This application should include all JD Edwards EnterpriseOne base components (Enterprise Server, HTML Server, and Database Server) installed in one AWS Region. We recommend the following configurations to support disaster recovery:

    • Move PrintQueue into the database.
    • Move MediaObjects into the database.
    • Exclude the logs and temp folder from batch and logic servers.
    • Exclude the temp folder from Oracle WebLogic.
    • Create scripts for startup after the failover.
    • Exclude the tempdb for SQL Server.
    • Exclude the temp file for Oracle.
  • When you perform disaster recovery at scale, the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne servers will have dependencies on other servers in the environment. For example, the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application servers that connect to a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne supported database on boot have dependencies on that database. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne servers that require authentication and need to connect to a domain controller on boot, start services that have dependencies on the domain controller.  For this reason, we recommend that you automate failover tasks. For example, you can use AWS Lambda or AWS Step Functions to automate the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne startup scripts and load balancer changes to automate the end-to-end failover process. For more information, refer to Creating a scalable disaster recovery plan with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery.

Well-Architected Pillars

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems in the cloud. The six pillars of the Framework allow you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems. Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool, available at no charge in the AWS Management Console, you can review your workloads against these best practices by answering a set of questions for each pillar.

The architecture diagram above is an example of a Solution created with Well-Architected best practices in mind. To be fully Well-Architected, you should follow as many Well-Architected best practices as possible.

Implementation Resources

A detailed guide is provided to experiment and use within your AWS account. Each stage of building the Guidance, including deployment, usage, and cleanup, is examined to prepare it for deployment.

The sample code is a starting point. It is industry validated, prescriptive but not definitive, and a peek under the hood to help you begin.

Prescriptive Guidance

Set up disaster recovery for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

This prescriptive guidance outlines how you can use AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery as a disaster recovery option for your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications.


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