Get started provides information and resources to help you achieve a meaningful first-time experience with IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack in a straightforward way.

Manufacturing integration, featuring the publication of factory operational data from OPC-UA or PI Servers for use by subscribing LOB applications and users, is made easier by the manufacturing capabilities of IBM® Integration Bus.

Manufacturing integration by IBM Integration Bus, between OPC-UA or PI Servers and destination applications

For a quick introduction to IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing pack, see the Podcast with animation on YouTube or listen too the podcast on PodOmatic.
Using the manufacturing integration capabilities of IBM Integration Bus
Generate, deploy, and test your first manufacturing integration from a pattern in a straightforward way.

Get started with your manufacturing integration by using pattern-based tools in IBM Integration Bus, without detailed knowledge of integration technologies.

  • Use the Manufacturing: factory publication pattern to take information from an OPC-UA or PI Server and transmit that information over a selected transport for use in another application.
  • Use the Manufacturing Integration view of the IBM Integration Bus web UI to see the OPC UA tags that are read by your message flows. See other additional information about those message flows.

The following Get started steps are based on the IBM Betaworks Manufacturing Integration Labs, which use the Factory Publication Pattern to generate, deploy, and test a simple application to read data from an OPC-UA Server and retransmit the data over a selected transport for use in another application. You can read the lab instructions for the activities performed:

Step 1: Obtain the IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack
  • Download the free, full-function, IBM Integration Bus for Developers edition (also known as Developer Edition) to create and test integration solutions: Download IBM Integration Bus V9
  • Obtain the IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack through the IBM Passport Advantage program.
    1. Choose the IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack edition that meets your requirements. For more information, see Licences.
    2. Check the “View prices and Buy” button on the IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack web page

If you have not bought a copy of the manufacturing pack, you can still browse the videos, tutorials, and other resources to learn about developing manufacturing integration with IBM Integration Bus.

Step 2. Install the Manufacturing Pack

Before you can install and enable the IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing pack:

  1. Ensure that IBM Integration Bus version 9.0.0.1 or later is installed on the computer where you plan to install the Manufacturing Pack. You must have installed either the Integration Bus component or the IBM Integration Toolkit.
  2. [Optional] Learn how to set up IBM Integration Bus for Developers and then create and deploy your first integration solution: Get started with IBM Integration Bus V9

To install the manufacturing pack, the process is straightforward. You add the manufacturing options that your license permits to the IBM Integration Toolkit and run time environment.
Installing and uninstalling IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack

Then, you can complete some built-in tests to verify that the installation was successful, the manufacturing patterns are installed in the IBM Integration Toolkit, and you can use web-based monitoring for manufacturing integration.

Verifying your installation of IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack

Step 3. Generate your manufacturing solution from a pattern

Generate your manufacturing integration by using the factory publication pattern in a straightforward way.

Manufacturing: Factory Publication pattern

Explore the message flows that the manufacturing integration uses to take information from an OPC-UA or PI Server and retransmit that information over a selected transport for use in another application. The message flows make use of OPC-UA or PI input nodes in addition to core integration nodes such as for transformation and routing.

Developing message flow applications to process manufacturing data

Step 4. Deploy your manufacturing integration

To be able to run your manufacturing integration, you deploy an application to an integration server.

Packaging and deploying

In the IBM Integration Toolkit, you deploy your manufacturing solution by dragging and dropping a file onto an integration server. This creates pattern instances that you can test and monitor for the manufacturing patterns used by the application.

Step 5. Test your manufacturing integration

Use the web user interface for IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack to view information about the status of your deployed manufacturing message flows in a web browser.

Web user interface for IBM® Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack

  1. Access the web user interface for IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack.

    Access the web user interface for IBM® Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack

  2. In the Manufacturing Integration view of IBM Integration Bus Web UI, you can see the OPC UA tags that are read by your message flows. You also can see information about those message flows.

    Manufacturing Integration view

  3. In the Operational Monitoring view of IBM Integration Bus Web UI, you can view operational data about your deployed pattern instances to ensure that the flows within these pattern instances are working correctly.

    Operational Monitoring view

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