In a typical production deployment, API Manager is deployed as components (Publisher, Store, Gateway, Key Manager and Traffic Manager). While this provides very high performance and a high level of scalability, it may be too complex if you want to run API Manager as a small to medium scale API Management solution. A single node, all-in-one deployment would be simple to set up and requires less resources when compared with a distributed deployment. It is ideal for any organization that wants to start small and iteratively build up a robust API Management Platform.
WSO2 provides 2 options for organizations that are interested in setting up a small to medium scale API Management solution.
Setting up on WSO2 API Cloud, which is a subscription based API Management solution. You can access this service by creating an account in WSO2 API Cloud.
If you are interested in setting up an all-in-one API Manager instance on-premise, you can download the latest version of API Manager and follow the instructions given below to set up the instance.
|Hardware||Ensure that the minimum hardware requirements mentioned in the hardware requirements section are met. Since this is an all-in-one deployment, it is recommended to use a higher hardware specification. You can further fine tune your operating system for production by tuning performance. For more information on installing the product on different operating systems, see Installing the Product.|
Oracle JDK 1.8
You can deploy API Manager in 3 different ways,
Single node deployment
In this setup, API traffic is served by one all-in-one instance of WSO2 API Manager.
In this setup, API traffic is served by one active all-in-one instance of WSO2 API Manager and one passive all-in-one instance of WSO2 API Manager.
In this setup, API traffic is served by two all-in-one instances of WSO2 API Manager.
Deploying an all-in-one API Manager instance to serve external API traffic
An all-in-one API Manager instance does not provide the deployment flexibility as that of a distributed API Manager. Therefore, deploying the API Manager to serve traffic from outside the network requires the use of a reverse proxy. The diagram below illustrates this deployment pattern.