When you have multiple Process Centers on the same version of IBM BPM, you can use a single installation of Process Designer rather than needing a separate Process Designer install for each environment. This is helpful when you have have limited disk space for Process Designer installations and also saves time and effort installing Process Designer.
How to make Process Designer point to a different Process Center
- Make a copy of your eclipse.ini file in the directory where your Process Designer is installed. Name the copy eclipse_<servername>.ini, where <servername> is the name of the new Process Center server.
- Edit the eclipse_<servername>.ini:
- Change the line
to point to your new Process Center server and port.
- Save your edited eclipse_<servername>.ini file
- Create a copy of your Process Designer shortcut. This will be the way you launch Process Designer for your new server, so name it appropriately.
- Right click the shortcut and select Properties.
- On the Shortcut tab, in the Target field, add:
after eclipse.exe. Your Target should now look something like:
C:\IBM\ProcessDesigner\v188.8.131.52\eclipse.exe --launcher.ini eclipse_bpm-8011-pc.ini
This will cause the Process Designer to launch with the new ini file.
- Click OK to save the changes to the Shortcut.
Note that your Process Designer needs to be the same version and patch level as the BPM Process Center. Also note that you might see a security alert when using this approach due to the differences in the trust.p12 file.