I tried to install Teamcenter Rapid Start 11.2 Server and about 4 Clients. I think a 2Tier Environment is good enough for that. I will run TcRS with NX10. No Microsoft Office Integration. Optional Acrobat Integration.
Also we need the Dispatcher Server/Client.
We will also have access to Teamcenter from 2 Clients via 2Tier-Rich Client and Thin-Client (with Browser). The 2 other Clients should only have access via the Thin-Client.
System is running on Windows Server 2012R2 with SQL-Server 2012. I have preinstalled the Database-Template over the MSSQL-Server Management Studio. IIS is configured. Onlinehelp is installed and running.
Hope that is not too much.
The main choice is either J2EE or .NET architectures. I use .NET in most cases as it is easier to install and maintain. Once your choice is made then select the matching Server Manager and Web Tier. It's ok to install a 2tier rich client on the server as many components still require it like the Dispatcher Module. However, you should consider installing 4tier rich clients on the client workstations as it out performs 2tier at even small levels of latency (1ms). Some people think 2tier is easier but they're mistaken as 4tier is much easier to deal with (no TAO). Here's what I would install based on what you've told me:
Teamcenter Web Tier
Content and Document Management
Enterprise Knowledge Foundation
Supplier Relationship Management
Teamcenter Integration for NX
Note: Java Runtime x86 and x64 will need to be pre-installed (yes, both architectures). You may need to install JDK x64 depending on what you're doing in NX. TcVis, NX and Adobe Reader should be pre-installed before installing Teamcenter.
Note: These features are suggested for the server only ... not workstations.
Note: When installing Dispatcher Server you'll need to select Dispatcher Module and whatever Translators.
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thank You! I also prefer .Net.
I see there are some differences between TcRS10.1 and TcRS11.2 in the available list of Features. I don´t find the "visconvert" in the list of Translator later.
I have attached a Zip-File with pictures of the installation-process:
Solutions, Features, BMIDE-Templates, Translators, Overview- and Detail-List of Installation.
Now I hope the installation will going to the end without errors. Then test if TcRS is running with NX.
I have installed TcRS now and it works. I can start it and also NX from TC.
But there are some thing I´m wondering:
Next step will be to install RichClient. I will try both Versions 2Tier and 4Tier. I hope they will work. In TcRS 10.1 I did not get them to work.
PS: Randy, you can call me Michael instead of ibme1. ibme1 is only my Account-Name for Siemens-PLM Webkey. I don´t now if I can change it here, without changing anything to the WebKey-Account.
Hi Michael, The values TcServer1 and TcData are defaults.
You launch 2t RAC using TC_ROOT\portal\portal.bat which calls TC_ROOT\iiopservers\start_imr.bat. The rest of the files mentioned will all be in the iiopservers directory.
The start_imr.bat calls tcserver.xml which is the first place to change the TcServer1 value. Next change the MARKER value in tcserver.properties (this file is used for the login dialog). Now copy or rename start_TcServer1.bat to start_<MARKER>.bat where <MARKER> is the new MARKER value. Open and edit start_<MARKER>.bat to change the value again. You should delete any caches on the client before launching.
The TcData value is chosen in TEM when specifying the parent FSC. It is also recorded in TC_ROOT\install\configuration.xml. Whenever manually editing files (like above) make sure to validate that configuration.xml has the same values since it is read by TEM.
that`s good information.
Before I will start setup a Rich-Client-Installation I would like to test if the Client-PC can access the Online-Help, which I have installed on the Server with the newest DocumentationServer-SW 2.0 (Solr-Server and DocumServer).
On the TC-Server I have full access to the online documentation. But not so on the Client-PC. The Client-PC can see the TC-Server in the network. But If I start Online-Help, e.g. from NX, I get an empty Browser and after a while a connection-error-message. So I think, I will get the same problems, when trying to install the Rich-Client.
Which security settings are important to have access from Client-PC´s to the TC-Server? Windows-Firewall is currently switched off on Client-PC and Server. UAC also off.
Do I need any other access from the Clients to the Server? Do I have to install Solr-Server on each Client-PC to get Documentation access?
I have found the problem with the documentation. I had to set input- and output-rules for the port 8282 in the Windows-firewall. Then it works.