Vantage 8.0 & Linux

Pim makes a valid point - staying with the recommended distros will keep you
in the good graces of Vantage support; however...

One of the reasons I'm testing a Linux server for Vantage is because of the
stability of Linux - I run two other Linux servers and love the fact that I
don't have to reboot for every patch. They just work - no worrying about
them. There are advantages to using the new distributions, though. The
hardware support is definitely better in the newer distros. A lot of this
is related to the kernel - making the system better, stronger, faster in
general. I also want support for the new processor architectures (Opteron)
and large quantities of memory ( > 4 GB).

I completed a full test with Fedora Core 3. It seemed to run fine
(considering the test machine only had a fraction of the RAM a production
server would have). As Pim mentioned, the one hang-up - I had to install a
specific version of java - the one that came with the Epicor CD didn't work
- I had to download 1.3.1_14 from Sun's site. It is still an old version,
but newer than the one Epicor sends with the CD's and it works with FC3.
Other than that, I followed the directions - almost exactly. I thought they
were well written.

Chris


-----Original Message-----
From: Pim Zandbergen [mailto:vantage-onelist@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 5:21 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Vantage 8.0 & Linux



> I am looking into the Linux platform.
> I have the Linux software from Epicor/Vantage for 6.1.

[ ... ]

> The flavor of Linux that I will employ will be Red Hat Fedora.

I would advise to only use a Linux distribution that is supported by
Progress for the particular version of Progress that comes with Vantage.

These days, only the various Enterprise distributions are supported.

See http://www.progress.com/products/lifecycle/index.ssp

Progress is very picky about the version of Java that is required. Not all
versions of Java run on every distro, so this is one of the problems you may
run into if you try to go ahead with Fedora. Fedora Core 3 has lots of
features that weren't there when Progress 9.1 was made. Kernel 2.6, newer
glibc and NPTL can cause problems with older apps.

Pim



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
Yahoo! Groups Links
Has anyone explored running Vantage 8.0 on a Linux server?

Our primary File & Print server here is running NetWare 6.0. Vantage (5.1)
is on a NT4 server, and we do not have AD running anywhere here. I really do
not look forward to having to introduce AD into the mix here, especially now
that Novell has bought SuSE Linux, and is putting all of their services onto
Linux. For us, upgrading to Vantage 8.0 on a Linux platform makes more sense
than on a Windows/AD platform.

I've read everything Epicor has on their website for the Linux installation
(with many, many mistakes, I might add). I'm just wondering if anyone else
is exploring it.

============================================
Malcolm Spann
MIS
Malmberg Engineering
(925) 606-6500 x19
Malcolm@...
============================================
Hi Malcolm,

I am looking into the Linux platform.
I have the Linux software from Epicor/Vantage for 6.1.
I will soon be loading it.
I have learned that with the Linux platform server you still have to
connect with Windows clients.

I was not aware that there were any issues.

The flavor of Linux that I will employ will be Red Hat Fedora. (from a
Sams book) As you can see I am on a limited budget.
I would like to review all this.

Thanks,

John Mansfield
General Sheet Metal


-----Original Message-----
From: Malcolm Spann [mailto:Malcolm@...]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 7:31 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage 8.0 & Linux



Has anyone explored running Vantage 8.0 on a Linux server?

Our primary File & Print server here is running NetWare 6.0. Vantage
(5.1)
is on a NT4 server, and we do not have AD running anywhere here. I
really do
not look forward to having to introduce AD into the mix here, especially
now
that Novell has bought SuSE Linux, and is putting all of their services
onto
Linux. For us, upgrading to Vantage 8.0 on a Linux platform makes more
sense
than on a Windows/AD platform.

I've read everything Epicor has on their website for the Linux
installation
(with many, many mistakes, I might add). I'm just wondering if anyone
else
is exploring it.

============================================
Malcolm Spann
MIS
Malmberg Engineering
(925) 606-6500 x19
Malcolm@...
============================================




Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
Yahoo! Groups Links
Malcolm,

We are a new customer in the process of implementing Vantage v8. We are
switching to Vantage from a SCO UNIX system and we were initially interested
in the Linux version. We ultimately decided against it since most Vantage
users and many 3rd party Vantage add-ons ran on Windows servers. We wanted
the best support possible and didn't want to have to manage 2 environments
if we decide to use add-on products, so we decided to make the switch to
Windows servers.

Anyway, we have v8.00.513 installed and are using the training database to
start developing our processes. We do not have AD setup and Vantage v8
seems to work fine. I've also not seen any documentation that says AD is
required. I understand your concerns about Windows servers, but if your
concern was AD, I don't think you'll need it to run Vantage v8.

Dan Snyder
Mercury Electronics
717-854-9557 ext.224
http://www.mercuryelectronics.com/


-----Original Message-----
From: Malcolm Spann [mailto:Malcolm@...]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 7:31 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage 8.0 & Linux



Has anyone explored running Vantage 8.0 on a Linux server?

Our primary File & Print server here is running NetWare 6.0. Vantage (5.1)
is on a NT4 server, and we do not have AD running anywhere here. I really do
not look forward to having to introduce AD into the mix here, especially now
that Novell has bought SuSE Linux, and is putting all of their services onto
Linux. For us, upgrading to Vantage 8.0 on a Linux platform makes more sense
than on a Windows/AD platform.

I've read everything Epicor has on their website for the Linux installation
(with many, many mistakes, I might add). I'm just wondering if anyone else
is exploring it.

============================================
Malcolm Spann
MIS
Malmberg Engineering
(925) 606-6500 x19
Malcolm@...
============================================
Malcolm,

We are running Vantage 8 on a Linux platform live. The database has
been working well for us.

There are many more Epicor employees that are intune with the
difference between Windows and Linux.

Tom Osen
Synovis Interventional Solutions
How long have you been on 8?
What are you initial thoughts?

Frank Zeigafuse
Innovative Office Products
General Manager
Direct Phone: 610-559-6369
Email: fzeigafuse@...



-----Original Message-----
From: netrippers [mailto:NetRippers@...]
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 4:41 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Re: Vantage 8.0 & Linux




Malcolm,

We are running Vantage 8 on a Linux platform live. The database has
been working well for us.

There are many more Epicor employees that are intune with the
difference between Windows and Linux.

Tom Osen
Synovis Interventional Solutions





Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
Yahoo! Groups Links










<www.LCDarms.com> -- Ergonomic mounting solutions for monitors and keyboards

This e-mail is from Innovative Office Products, Inc. but expresses the views of the sender and not necessarily the views of the company. The email and any files transmitted with it are confidential to the intended recipient at the e-mail address to which it has been addressed. It may not be disclosed or used by any other than that addressee, nor may it be copied in any way. If received in error, please delete and notify the sender via e-mail or sales@... quoting the name of the sender. Messages sent via this medium may be subject to delays, non-delivery and unauthorized alteration. This e-mail has been prepared using information believed by the author to be reliable and accurate. Unless expressly stated otherwise, this e-mail does not form part of a legally binding contract or agreement between recipient and Innovative Office Products, Inc.

Warning: Although Innovative Office Products, Inc. has taken reasonable precautions to ensure no viruses are present in this email, we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of this email or attachments. It is, therefore, your responsibility to scan attachments (if any).
> I am looking into the Linux platform.
> I have the Linux software from Epicor/Vantage for 6.1.

[ ... ]

> The flavor of Linux that I will employ will be Red Hat Fedora.

I would advise to only use a Linux distribution that is
supported by Progress for the particular version of Progress
that comes with Vantage.

These days, only the various Enterprise distributions are
supported.

See http://www.progress.com/products/lifecycle/index.ssp

Progress is very picky about the version of Java that is
required. Not all versions of Java run on every distro, so
this is one of the problems you may run into if you try to
go ahead with Fedora. Fedora Core 3 has lots of features
that weren't there when Progress 9.1 was made. Kernel 2.6,
newer glibc and NPTL can cause problems with older apps.

Pim