Currently I'm in the process of setting up Content Distribution in SDL Tridion 2011 SP1. We are using HTTPS as the transport protocol.
With reference to the steps
here, Steps 1 and 5 is confusing.
So far what has been done as per my understanding ( and misunderstanding as well ) is :
1.) Created/Installed the HTTP UPLOAD server role as IIS .Net Website
2.) Placed the JAR files inside bin\lib\ and Configuration files inside bin\Config\ folder as per the
Universal installation procedure for Server roles
HttpUpload.aspx into this HTTP UPLOAD Server Role .Net website
4.) place the relevant DLLs in bin folder.
5.) Appropriate entries made in cd_deployer_conf, cd_storage_conf
Now the question is:
May be this is my Misunderstood part
Do each of the individual Asp.Net websites ( Which are actual development websites for different projects/Brands), should also contain the JAR Files, cd_deployer_conf, cd_storage_conf files in there respective bin\lib\ , bin\config\ folders ?
Why the development websites [ in addition to HTTP UPLOAD ] also need to contain separate copies of Jar files and Config files?
Do the JAR / Configuration files of HTTP UPLOAD website takes complete care of receiving and distributing the content to Content Data Store / File System ?? OR whether these JAR/Configuration files needs to be deployed on each of these individual development websites too ??
Also, the Content Deployer role and HTTP UPLOAD server role seems the same here. Are they really different, because to configure content deployer, we actually install HTTP UPLOAD and then configure its cd_deployer_conf file as outlined
Lastly, when enabling the Tridion Caching option as :
<ObjectCache Enabled="true"> in cd_storage_conf , is this Tridion Object Cache applicable only for Content Data Store items ?
SdlTridionWorld mentions only Content Data Store.
OR is the caching applicable equally for FileSystem ? (Means a truly static
.aspx page just published from CME will be cached too ? ) If Yes, is it safe to assume the cache will be invalidated as per the Least Recently Used caching policy ??