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Deployment Options

When you run an application in Anypoint Studio, it deploys to an embedded test server in Studio. Because this server is not meant for production deployment and uptime restrictions apply, deploy your Mule applications using one of the deployment options supported by Anypoint Runtime Manager.

CloudHub 2.0

CloudHub 2.0 is a fully managed, containerized integration platform as a service (iPaaS) where you can deploy APIs and integrations as lightweight containers in the cloud.

You can deploy your applications from the Anypoint Platform Runtime Manager cloud console and host them in CloudHub 2.0. For more information about how to deploy applications to CloudHub 2.0, see Deploying Apps to CloudHub 2.0.

CloudHub

CloudHub is a complete integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that provides server functionality for you to deploy your applications without having to configure a hosting environment. Based on your contract, you control how many resources to assign to your application.

You can deploy your applications from the Anypoint Platform Runtime Manager cloud console and host them in CloudHub. For more information on how to deploy applications to CloudHub, see Deploy to CloudHub.

Hybrid Deployments

With the hybrid deployment option, you deploy your applications from the Runtime Manager cloud console to your Mule servers and use Runtime Manager to manage them. This option provides you with flexibility and control over your on-premises security but requires you to provide the hosting infrastructure.

To use the hybrid option, you first register your Mule servers with the Runtime Manager agent. Then, from Runtime Manager, you can optionally add those servers to server groups or clusters to provide high availability. Finally, you deploy your applications from Runtime Manager to either a server, server group, or cluster.

For more information on how to deploy applications to your Mule servers, see Deploy to Your Servers.

Anypoint Platform Private Cloud Edition

Anypoint Platform Private Cloud Edition is a containerized distribution of the management and engagement capabilities of Anypoint Platform that you host on-premises or in your organization’s private cloud environment.

If your organization has strict regulatory or compliance requirements that limit the use of cloud solutions, you can use Anypoint Platform PCE to deploy and host your applications on-premises.

For more information on how to deploy applications to Anypoint Platform Private Cloud Edition, see Deploy to Your Servers.

Anypoint Runtime Fabric Deployments

Anypoint Runtime Fabric is a container service that automates the deployment and orchestration of Mule applications and API gateways. Runtime Fabric runs within a customer-managed infrastructure on AWS, Azure, virtual machines (VMs), and bare-metal servers.

Runtime Fabric contains all of the components it requires. These components, including Docker and Kubernetes, are optimized to work efficiently with Mule runtimes and other MuleSoft services.

To use the Runtime Fabric option, you first create a Runtime Fabric using Runtime Manager. Then, you install Runtime Fabric on your infrastructure. Finally, you deploy your applications from the Runtime Manager cloud console to the Runtime Fabric you created.

You can deploy your applications from the Anypoint Platform Runtime Manager cloud console and host them in Anypoint Runtime Fabric. For more information on how to deploy applications to Runtime Fabric, see Deploy Mule Applications to Runtime Fabric.

Deployment Option Icons

Icons appear at the begining of each page in the Runtime Manager documentation, indicating the deployment options to which the content applies.

Deployment Option Icon

CloudHub 2.0

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CloudHub

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Hybrid

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Anypoint Platform Private Cloud Edition

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Anypoint Runtime Fabric

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Runtime Manager Features

For an overview of the Runtime Manager features available with each deployment option, see:

High Availability

Deployment Option Implementation More Information

CloudHub 2.0

Via clustering with two or more replicas and Anypoint VPN.

Clustering
VPN High Availability

CloudHub

Via clustering with two or more workers and Anypoint VPN.

CloudHub High Availability Features
Anypoint VPN High Availability

Hybrid

Via server groups or clusters. Clustered Mule instances have distributed shared memory, which provides persistent VM queues, transactions, and cluster-wide data storage.

Server Groups
Clusters
Mule Runtime High Availability (HA) Cluster Overview

Private Cloud Edition

Via server groups or clusters. Clustered Mule instances have distributed shared memory, which provides persistent VM queues, transactions, and cluster-wide data storage.

Server Groups
Clusters
Mule Runtime High Availability (HA) Cluster Overview

Runtime Fabric

Via automatic application fail-over. You obtain high availability when you deploy two or more replicas per application.

Deploy Mule Applications to Runtime Fabric

Java Versions

Deployment Option Version More Information

CloudHub 2.0

Java 8, Java 17

CloudHub 2.0 Runtime and Infrastructure Patch Update Release Notes

CloudHub

Java 8, Java 17

CloudHub Runtime and Operating System Patch Update Release Notes

Hybrid

See the Mule runtime engine release notes to determine the minimum supported Java version.

Mule Runtime Release Notes

Private Cloud Edition

See the Mule runtime engine release notes to determine the minimum Java supported version.

Mule Runtime Release Notes

Load Balancing

Deployment Option Supported Load Balancing Alternative/Workaround

CloudHub 2.0

When deploying your application to two or more replicas, the CloudHub HTTP load balancing service distributes requests across these replicas. See Scale Out and Data Center Redundancy.

CloudHub

If your application runs on multiple workers, the CloudHub shared load automatically balances incoming traffic. See Dedicated Load Balancers.

Use the optional dedicated load balancer (DLB) component to route external traffic to multiple Mule applications deployed to CloudHub workers in Anypoint Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Hybrid

Not Supported.

You can manage load balancing with the tools connected to your on-premises resources.

Private Cloud Edition

Not Supported.

You can manage load balancing with the tools connected to your on-premises resources.

Runtime Fabric

Internal load balancer for basic load balancing.

You can also forward logs from Runtime Fabric to a rsyslog server.

Logging

Deployment Option Description Alternative/Workaround More Information

CloudHub 2.0

CloudHub 2.0 provides access to log data that includes deployment messages and events for each replica and Mule runtime engine logs.

Viewing Log Data for Deployed Apps

CloudHub

CloudHub provides a logging service for customizing log levels, searching logs, and downloading logs.

View Log Data

Hybrid

The Runtime Manager logging feature is not available for hybrid deployments.

You can configure on-premises applications to send data to external analytics tools, such as Splunk or ELK, to manage your logs.

Export Data from Runtime Manager to External Analytics Tools

Private Cloud Edition

The Runtime Manager logging feature is not available for hybrid deployments.

The Runtime Manager logging feature is not available for hybrid deployments.

Export Data from Runtime Manager to External Analytics Tools

Runtime Fabric

Runtime Fabric supports Anypoint Monitoring Titanium logging.

You can also forward logs from Runtime Fabric to a rsyslog server.

Logs

Monitoring

Deployment Option Implementation Functionality More Information

CloudHub 2.0

You can create alerts in Runtime Manager for applications deployed to CloudHub 2.0.

Run thread dumps. Configure application alerts.

Monitoring Apps Deployed to CloudHub 2.0

CloudHub

Runtime Manager dashboards provide performance metrics for all deployed applications.

Alerts based on alert conditions on deployed applications. Standard notifications to inform you when events occur in your applications. Add a CloudHub connector to your application’s flows and set up custom alerts and notifications triggered by any event.

Monitor Applications and Servers

Hybrid

Runtime Manager dashboards provide performance metrics for all deployed applications.

Alerts based on alert conditions on deployed applications. Standard notifications to inform you when events occur in your applications. Alerts triggered by events related to the servers on which they run.

Monitor Applications and Servers

Private Cloud Edition

Anypoint Platform PCE does not support Runtime Manager dashboards.

Alerts based on alert conditions on deployed applications. Standard notifications to inform you when events occur in your applications. Alerts triggered by events related to the servers on which they run.

Monitor Applications and Servers

Runtime Fabric

The Runtime Fabric agent monitors Kubernetes Deployments labelled with rtf.mulesoft.com/id.

When Kubernetes updates the state of the deployment, the agent sends that update to the control plane.

Monitoring Application Deployments
Logs

Object Store

Deployment Option Implementation Note More Information

CloudHub 2.0

You do not need to configure your applications to use Object Store in CloudHub 2.0. Additionally, Mule 4 applications support Object Store v2, which can be enabled from Anypoint Runtime Manager console.

When you enable Object Store v2 in CloudHub 2.0, note that it is rate limited.

Object Store v2 Overview

CloudHub

CloudHub provides a preconfigured default object store that you can reference using Anypoint Connector for Object Store.

Idempotent routers work only with in-memory stores.

Manage Application Data Storage with Object Stores

Hybrid

Not available for hybrid deployments.

To use object stores, you must configure a database to store data.

Object Store Connector

Private Cloud Edition

Not available for Anypoint Platform PCE deployments.

To use object stores, you must configure a database to store data.

Object Store Connector

Runtime Fabric

Not available for Runtime Fabric deployments.

To use object stores, you must configure a database to store data.

Object Store Connector

Scheduling

Deployment Option Implementation Note More Information

CloudHub 2.0

You can use Runtime Manager to view and control the Scheduler components within the flows in your deployed applications without changing your running application.

To view the application schedules, you must have the Exchange Viewer permission, in addition to the Read Applications permission.

Managing App Schedules

CloudHub

You can use Runtime Manager to view and control the Scheduler components within the flows in your deployed applications.

You cannot manage CloudHub schedules using scripts. Use the Schedules tab or the CloudHub API to manage CloudHub schedules.

Manage Schedules

Hybrid

Not available for hybrid deployments.

To schedule tasks, use the Scheduler endpoint element in your flows.

Scheduler Endpoint

Private Cloud Edition

Not available for Anypoint Platform PCE deployments

To schedule tasks, use the Scheduler endpoint element in your flows.

Scheduler Endpoint

Runtime Fabric

Not available for Runtime Fabric deployments.

To schedule tasks, use the Scheduler endpoint element in your flows.

Scheduler Endpoint

Security Updates

Deployment Option Implementation More Information

CloudHub 2.0

CloudHub 2.0 regularly applies security patches as needed to ensure that your application is secure.

CloudHub 2.0 Operating System Patch Updates

CloudHub

CloudHub applies security patches as needed to ensure that your application is secure and, once per month, it updates Mule to maintain the stability of your application.

CloudHub Runtime Continuous Updates

Hybrid

After an application is deployed and running, you must apply any security updates for the selected runtime version manually.

Security for Hybrid Deployments

Private Cloud Edition

After an application is deployed and running, you must apply any security updates for the selected runtime version manually.

Runtime Fabric

When a security update is available for the runtime version for an app, you can see and apply the update in Runtime Manager.

Shared Resource Support

Deployment Option Implementation More Information

CloudHub 2.0

A shared space is an elastic cloud of resources that includes Mule instances running in a multi-tenant environment. CloudHub 2.0 provides one shared space in each supported region, to which you deploy your integration applications.

Shared Spaces

CloudHub

Each application deployed to CloudHub runs on a separate virtual server. You don’t need to use domains to share ports or other resources between applications.

Hybrid

When deploying on-premises, you can create Domain mule projects with no flows and a set of global configuration elements to share among other applications deployed to the same server.

Shared Resource Support for On-Premises App Deployments

Private Cloud Edition

When deploying on-premises, you can create Domain mule projects with no flows and a set of global configuration elements to share among other applications deployed to the same server.

Shared Resource Support for On-Premises App Deployments

Troubleshooting

Deployment Option Implementation

CloudHub 2.0

CloudHub 2.0 does not support the Insight troubleshooting tool. Use Anypoint Monitoring instead.

CloudHub

The Insight troubleshooting tool provides in-depth visibility into business transactions and events on your Mule applications deployed through Runtime Manager. You can enable the Insight analytics feature and specify metadata options on the Insight tab.

Hybrid

The Insight troubleshooting tool provides in-depth visibility into business transactions and events on your Mule applications deployed through Runtime Manager.

Private Cloud Edition

Anypoint Platform PCE does not include the Insight troubleshooting tool.

Runtime Fabric

Use Anypoint Monitoring to view information about applications deployed to Runtime Fabric. To obtain the health status of the cluster and components, use Runtime Fabric command-line tools. See Monitoring Applications Deployed to Runtime Fabric.

Security for Hybrid Deployments

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By default, only metadata pushed by the Runtime Manager agent in each Mule runtime engine flows to the cloud. No application data is exposed.

The agent monitors and controls Mule, and publishes its data to the control plane. You can control Mule from external systems by calling Runtime Manager agent APIs, or you can specify that Mule publishes its data to external systems.

You can change the default behavior so that the agent pushes IDs, final average numbers, or any data you find useful for monitoring or keeping control of applications. See Runtime Manager Agent.

You can also tokenize sensitive data. See Expose Tokenization as a Service Directly to Mule Applications.

Shared Resource Support for On-Premises App Deployments

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When deploying on-premises, you can create Domain mule projects with no flows and a set of global configuration elements to share among other applications deployed to the same server.

Use this strategy to avoid configuring the same settings and credentials for each application. You can also use it to configure multiple applications to listen on the same HTTP host and port, or other exclusive resources.