Remote Connectivity to XA R7 R9 Powerlink and Netlink 1

Report
Remote Connectivity
to
XA R7/R9
Power-Link & Net-Link
Denise Burns
[email protected]
(423)235-0673
Agenda
1. Summary of Remote Connectivity Options
2. Review of Each Option
– Features
– Hardware/Software requirements
3. Pros/Cons of Options
4. Demo of each Option
5. How We Can Help
Summary of Options
Power-Link
Power-Link to
Terminal Server/
XAX
Citrix
Net-Link
XA
Power-Link direct on WAN
XA
– Easiest option if you have enough bandwidth
• Depends on number of users, applications, size of
database, etc.
– Client needs memory, 1 GB minimum
– Total network performance is critical
• Hubs, switches, cabling, etc.
Power-Link direct on WAN
PC
Server
XA
Performance can be ‘tweaked’:
– Remote fix server
• Reduces startup time
• Reduces effort to update clients
– Utilize preferences to tailor user views and subsets
• minimize subsets that bring up all records, i.e. IMHIST ,
items, orders
Power-Link via Terminal Server
Terminal
Server
– Remote user logs into Terminal Server
• Terminal Server installed at iSeries location
– Faster response time than running Power-Link
client remotely
– Terminal Services application included in
Windows Server operating system
– Must buy CAL for each user
XA
Power-Link via Terminal Server
Terminal
Server
– Windows Terminal Server with user CAL’s: OS –
Windows 2000, 2003 or 2008. Terminal Server
CAL’s are approximately $80 each
– Power-Link client on Terminal Server requires
100+ MB disk space (each env.) and minimum of
256 MB RAM
XA
Net-Link
Auxiliary
Server
– Faster response time than running Power-Link
client over same bandwidth remotely
– Auxiliary Server Required:
• OS – Windows 2000, 2003 or 2008
• Minimum hardware – P4, 2.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM (more
recommended)
– Allow 2 GB of memory for every 50 Net-Link users
XA
Pros/Cons – Power-Link
If performance is not acceptable with Power-Link:
• Power-Link via Terminal Server
Full functionality of Power-Link software
≠ Additional server required for Terminal
Services
≠ Terminal Server CAL required for each user
• Approximate cost $80/each
Pros/Cons - Net-Link
≠ Subset of Power-Link functionality
– Probably not appropriate for Power User
– Might be fine for limited/inquiry user
 Utilizes less bandwidth with faster response time
compared to Power-Link
 Connection can be through VPN or external address
can be set up in firewall for a connection from internet
 No additional installation or software licensing
required
≠ Requires Auxiliary Server running a set of processes for
every 50 Net-Link users
Demonstration:
Power-Link
Power-Link with Terminal Server
Net-Link
How We Can Help
• Power-Link via WAN
– Install remote fix server
• 1 day to implement if server OS is installed
• Power-Link via Terminal Server
– Install Terminal Server
– 1 - 2 days to implement
How We Can Help
• Net-Link
– Install Auxiliary Server
– Assist network administrator with configuration of
Net-Link for external access (across internet)
– 1 day to implement
• Other
– Analyze network infrastructure and troubleshoot
connectivity problems/performance issues
Questions ??
Thank you!!
Technical Information
Denise Burns
423-235-0673
[email protected]
Technical Information
Ruth A. Pharr
704.814.0007
[email protected]
Sales Information
Ben McCormick
704.814.0016
[email protected]

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