Showing posts from June, 2008

My Infor Visual Manufacturing Server Config

I run my Visual on a "2008" Dell 2900 with 12GB of RAM and Dual Quad cores.
I'm running Server 2003 Enterprise x64.
RAID 1 for the system files on C:
RAID 1 for Visual MFG log files on d:
RAID 1 for Sharepoint log files on e:
RAID 5 for the data on f:
My database is almost 8GB now!
I run Visual, Sharepoint 3.0, and Reporting Services on this server with no problem.
I have around 50 concurrent users and 20 barcode stations.
My remote sites connect using Terminal services and thin clients over our WAN.

Update! - Make sure you have a RAID 1 for your TEMPDB databases and you need one TEMPDB file for every 4 cores you have in your CPUs. (So dual Quad Cores would need 2 TempDB files)

My History with Infor Visual Manufacturing

This is in response to an email I got asking me about how my upgrades went and if I used new hardware.
When we did our big upgrade to 6.3.8, we moved the database to new hardware and then did the upgrade.
We also had a consultant do the conversion because we moved from Oracle to SQL server.
The conversion went fine. I move copies of the database to my test server all the time. Moving the databases around is no problem since there is no software tied to it directly on the DB server.
I use Microsoft DFS that comes with Server 2003 R2 and beyond to create DFS shares for my visual files. That way I can move servers around and it will not ever break Visual on the desktop.
So my Visual binary files are always loaded from v:\ and the custom reports from o:\.
I also have 3 sites with a WAN, so I use thin clients at the remote sites and a terminal server here connected to my DB server with a Gigabit line. It works great. Much better than running over the wan with just the …