Josh, thanks for responding. However, I think you misuderstood what I am trying to do. I basically want to rewrite my custom shop floor system using Enterprise Integrator. The shopfloor system exists on a separate as/400. That means I would need to install MAPICS on that as/400 in order to use Enterprise Integrator to develop the custom shop floor system. The shop floor system would simply ftp transactions up to the main as/400 to be processed by PMC to be posted to the master files. -----mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: ----- To: <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> From: "Josh Diggs" <JDiggs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Date: 09/06/2006 12:33PM Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Installing MAPICs on your shopfloor AS/400 Did MAPICS envision us using Enterprise Integrator for all of our application development including shopfloor systems on remote AS/400s? Is this a crazy idea? I think Mapics (Infor XA) did envision you using Enterprise Integrator like this. It is not crazy at all. In EI, you can define a data source other than your primary as400 (iseries/i5/whatever). You can also move the java servers to another machine, including a linux machine installed on an lpar of your shopfloor system if you really want to get crazy. But I want my shop floor systems to have separate servers so that production is not interrupted if the AS/400 on which the main MAPICS environment resides goes down. You can put data and processes on another machine, however, all this gets you is load balancing, not failover. In other words, your main installation still controls all transactions even though the processing/data may be taken care of elsewhere. I've never heard of two seperate installations of XA synchronizing with each other. I'm not one of the guys that's been around this forever, so don't take my word for it, but I've never heard of using two XA systems in a failover type configuration. Hope this helps. Josh Diggs Information Systems Manager California Fine Wire (805) 489-5144 _______________________________________________ This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list To post a message email: MAPICS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/mapics-l or email: MAPICS-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l.
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