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2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Solution Partner Legend Solution Partner Legend
Solution Partner Legend

Hello together,

 

I would like to set up two Teamcenter installations on one client. One of them is the test system on its own VM server and the other is the production system on another VM server.

 

Is it sufficient if I install both in different directories or is it also possible that I install only once and then can set the different settings via a start script?

 

The environment is a 4 Tier environment

 

Can you find hints in the help at SPLM? Unfortunately I haven't found anything yet

 

regards 

 

the cableguy

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Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Phenom
Phenom

I have 1 client installation and swap out files using a script.  1 script to point to Test, the other to Production. Sometimes I have to logout of windows and back in again.

 

No doubt there are prettier solutions but it works for me:


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Rich

Richard Bennett
PLM Consultant
www.ProspectPLM.co.uk

Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Good afternoon, I know a very good specialist and man here , who has already answered a similar question:

 

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Teamcenter-Administrators-Forum/two-clients-on-same-...

Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor
Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor
@Cableguy, both scenarios are possible.

The first scenario is my preferred method as I have complete control over the software for each environment. For instance, updating a jar in the plugins directory or applying a patch to Test without affecting the behavior of Production. @ArthurRM just posted links to the previous answers that describe the modifications to portal.bat (or otwportal.bat).

The second scenario involves the Siemens solution "Environments and Configurations". This one leverages the same client software but has some serious restrictions. The client only has a single FCC so the FMS Masters for each of the environments has to be combined so that the FCC can connect to the correct FSC. Further, since the environments are combined, they require a unique Enterprise ID which limits your cloning capability. I don't like the cross-pollination involved in this solution.

@ProspectPLM, you are doing too much work. Likely the restart is due to an already running FCC which can easily be dealt with in portal.bat in separate install locations. Disk space is really cheap these days. Further, it looks like you're running a 2tier Rich Client which is fine if you're close to the database server but suffers greatly with any latency (e.g. VPN/wireless). A 4tRAC outperforms the 2tRAC w/latencies as low as 1ms. So for latencies higher than 1ms (ping from client to db server) you should use a 4tRAC.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Phenom
Phenom

@RandyEllsworth No, I'm running a 4 Tier client.  But, thanks for the heads up on the FCC.

 

Rich

Richard Bennett
PLM Consultant
www.ProspectPLM.co.uk

Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor
Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor
It looks like a 2tRAC because you delete the TAO cache in your script. My mistake.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Phenom
Phenom

@RandyEllsworth ah, nowt wrong with your eyesight!  My script has been cobbled together over the years and that looks like a leftover from when I was doing it for 2 Tier clients. I shall give my script a spruce up :smileyvery-happy:

Rich

Richard Bennett
PLM Consultant
www.ProspectPLM.co.uk

Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Solution Partner Legend Solution Partner Legend
Solution Partner Legend

THX for your helps. i did not work but i also need to get clear why. if i know more i will answer .

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Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Instead of copying *.properties files and then running genregxml.bat you may prepare the registry files in advance and copy the relevant one in your script. It will work faster

Re: 2 Teamcenter instances on one Client

Phenom
Phenom

@Yuri top tip!  on my pc genregxml is really quite quick, but on other pcs I have seen it take 5 minutes to run so this will definitely help in this situation.

Thanks,

Richard

Richard Bennett
PLM Consultant
www.ProspectPLM.co.uk