Anypoint Platform quarterly FAQ: Q3 2019

As the old saying goes, “If you have a question, it’s likely many other people are wondering the same thing.” That’s why we are introducing the first installment of our Anypoint Quarterly FAQ where we answer our customers’ most frequently asked questions. 

This quarter, we will be focusing on questions surrounding the Anypoint Platform October release. If you haven’t caught up with our most recent release, download this two page executive executive summary which highlights all new and updated components of our platform. Or tune into the What’s New with Anypoint webinar to see demos, followed by a Q&A with the product team. 

Questions on Anypoint Exchange

Question: What can I search in an API Spec?

Answer: You can search API specification properties in Exchange, such as Title, Base URI, Endpoints, Query and URI parameters, Types. Check out this documentation page for more details on API Spec. 

Question: Can I open any template in Flow Designer? 

Answer: No, only templates that have been created in Flow Designer, or any “Flow Designer” templates can be opened from Exchange. Other templates can be opened in Studio.

Question: Will the version agnostic properties (such as name, description & icon) be the same for all versions of a connector (or a template or an example or a policy)?

Answer: Yes.

Questions on Studio 7.4 with Mule 4.2.2

Question: When will this be available?

Answer: It was just announced mid-November 2019.

Question: Does this release include support for Java 11? 

Answer: Studio supports Java 8 and AdoptOpenJDK 8. We are planning for Java 11 support in 2020, when we upgrade the Studio IDE to Eclipse 4.10. 

Question: What are the product recommendations for designing API specs? 

Answer: We recommend they design their API specifications on API designer and implement their API with Studio 7.4EA1. In a future version of Studio, we support full offline creation and editing of API specifications locally in Anypoint Studio

Question: Can you deploy to Anypoint Private Cloud Edition (PCE) with Studio? 

Answer: Yes! Studio 7.4.0 is the first version of Studio 7 that has native support for PCE 1.6 and 2.0

Partner Manager

Question: What deployment models does Anypoint Partner Manager support? 

Answer: Anypoint Partner Manager v2 supports a hybrid deployment model where in:

  • Anypoint Partner Manager v2 management plane will be hosted on MuleSoft’s cloud.
  • The Mule apps that process the B2B integration workloads will be deployed onto a customer’s on-premises runtime. The customers’ on-premises runtimes may be on their data center or on their chosen public cloud.

Question: What protocols does Partner Manager support?

Answer: Today, Anypoint Partner Manager v2 will support X12, AS2, and SFTP. We will soon support FTP, FTPS, SMTP, HTTPS, and JMS. 

Question: How do we get access to Anypoint Partner Manager?

Answer: Anypoint Partner Manager v2 will be an add-on subscription for Anypoint Platform users with:

  • Unlimited number of partners.
  • Unlimited volume of transactions.
  • No pricing variability based on payload sizes.

Visualizer

Question: What deployment types and runtime does Visualizer support?

Answer: Visualizer supports CloudHub, standalone mule and Runtime Fabric applications. You can use runtime 3.8.7+, but please ensure you are on the most recent release of each version to guarantee full functionality. The documentation is up-to-date to give you more specifics.

Question: What are deployment properties in Visualizer?

Answer: If you assign an application to a layer at deployment time using a runtime property, then that app will automatically appear in the correct layer in Visualizer. You can also set tags and display names using runtime properties. This is true for all deployment types that Visualizer supports.

Question: Which metrics will be supported on the connection level?

Answer: Visualizer will measure three metrics at this level — average response time, average throughput, and failures. CPU and memory will remain at the app level. 

Question: What do you mean by inbound and outbound metrics? 

Answer: When average response time and inbound are selected, this will show the average response time for an app for all inbound calls. The value on the node will be the weighted average of all of the response time to inbound calls.

MuleSoft Catalyst

Question: What is MuleSoft Catalyst and how do I get started?

Answer: Our MuleSoft Catalyst services are a set of tailored services led by MuleSoft and our partners aimed at helping you deliver on IT and business goals by setting up a scalable enterprise platform. Our team will work with your team on the strategy, approach, launch, and optimization of your processes and programs as they mature and grow. Developed from the insight of hundreds of different customers and a treasury of learnings, the catalyst program brings together an outcomes-driven methodology, assets, and services to help you drive business transformation. 

Question: Are there any plans to enable external identity management for catalyst?

Answer: We currently support external identity management within our Access Management solution. You can login with your own identity provider or with your Anypoint Platform login within Exchange. Access Management 2.0 will allow you to provide cascading access permissions organized by business groups, teams and collections. 

If your question wasn’t answered above, be sure to log it within MuleSoft forums, part of the newly unveiled MuleSoft Help Center — your one-stop-shop for everything to be successful within Anypoint Platform. 



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