Smart Client Installation
Thanks for your support to all of us.
I saw that you are supporting Smart Client installation in this plate form.
I appreciate if you can guide me.
I am planning to install Smart Client Server for 800xa 5.1.
I want to install the smart client server out of the 800xa domain.
We are having Redundant AC800M connectivity servers /Redundant Harmony Connectivity Servers/ Redundant Aspect Servers and Redundant domain servers.
I want to install a new Smart Client Server machine which will be part of Corporate IT network.
Main Purpose of installing of Smart Client is to give the plant information to the management team.
I am planning to install "Smart Client Data provider on the AC800M connectivity server. Can we install this on the aspect server as well or not. And can we install this with the smart client components as well or smart client components only install on the aspect server and smart client data provider only install on the connectivity server.
I want to install Smart client data provider and smart client components on the AC800M connectivity server because this server is currently does not have much load.
2nd: Installation of Smart Client Components on the Aspect Server. I am trying follow the manual as per the document I have to use aspect server for the Smart client components and connectivity server for data provider. Please advise me if I am wrong.
Could you advise me that can we install Smart client components and Data provider on any one servers like only in aspect servers or only in the connectivity servers. Please guide me.
Can you guide me what I have to take care during installation in the Smart Client Server and during installation of Smart client data provider and components.
Note: We do not have IM server.
Advance thanks for your support.
I don't exactly know whom I am responding to for the thank you's, but here is my answer.
First, by submitting the same question to seven people individually, you have created seven individual and identical questions in the AKS database. Probably not the most efficient way to get this done.
As for the answer to your questions, on any single 800xA System, you should have only one iteration of Smart Client Data Provider software installed on one 800xA node. By design, this node should never be an Aspect Server. Although you can install the software on more than one node of a single 800xA System, the licenses for the SC Client users are issued by seat numbers. That is, say you have purchased 10 seats. This will mean that you can have 10 concurrent users logged into the SC Server at a given time. If you have more Data Provider nodes, the SC Server will retrieve one seat license from CLS for each user logged into the SC Server. Thus, a single user login will absorb two seats, reducing you to 5 concurrent users.
If you have more than one 800xA System, and you have Data Providers in another 800xA System, and each 800xA System has an allocation of Smart Client Seat Licenses in 800xA CLS, then a single user login will absorb one seat from each system.
Although you have indicated that you do not have an IM, and I am assuming you do not have and 800xAHistory Server either, then this is the end. For 800xAHistory, you would have to install the Data Provider software in the History Server also to get the HDA and Event data.
If you follow the most recent manual for installation of this product, I would say that you could not go wrong.