I thought I read somewhere that the BAM tool needs its own server. Is this true? What are the minimum system requirements? I tried to google it but only ran across a document that said to refer to an xls file on the "enclosed cd" ;-)
No it does not. I do not have the system reqs handy but it is memory intensive. I install it on my machine (so that the installer creates the ear file for deployment). Then I simply remove the ear file and re-deploy it when neccessary (I am speaking of a dev/test environment of course). The file is Lava_Adobe.ear
I have worked with BAM more than I would have liked. If you want your LC Server to run faster than a snail you will put BAM on another server or at the very least another instance of your web app server. BAM documentation is less than adequate to put it mildly.
BAM is a reporting tool that reports on what LiveCycle is doing at any given time.
It is memory- and CPU-intensive and will starve LiveCycle of needed resources if deployed inside the same JVM or on the same OS instance. That is why it is recommended that you deploy it to a separate server or VM instance with its own dedicated CPU and memory resources. You don't have to, but you're better off doing it.
Otherwise, you'll experience the classic "Hawthorne Effect" whereby the very act of observing something in action makes it behave differently thus messing up your observations.
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