Epicor ERP 10

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1.1Document Purpose

1.2Intended Audience

4.1Epicor ERP 10 HTTP

 

1Introduction

ERP 10 has been built from the ground up to comprehensively respond to the resource planning needs of enterprises and provide the support organizations require to thrive in today’s competitive global business landscape. Guided by the needs of today’s organizations, Epicor ERP 10 streamlines the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) across multiple devices while providing greater deployment choices, reduced complexity, and remarkable ease-of-use.

Such a powerful tool requires reliable and powerful support. The KEMP LoadMaster delivers an exceptional, cost-effective and easy to use solution which, by employing Adaptive Load Balancing, balances requests across Epicor ERP 10.

When deployed as a pair, two LoadMasters give the security of High Availability (HA). HA allows two physical or virtual machines to become one logical device. Only one of these units is ever handling traffic at any particular moment. One unit is active and the other is a hot standby (passive). This provides redundancy and resiliency, meaning if one LoadMaster goes down for any reason, the hot standby can become active, therefore avoiding any downtime. For more information on HA please refer to the: High Availability (HA), Feature Description.

1.1Document Purpose

This document provides guidance on deploying Epicor ERP 10 with a KEMP LoadMaster. The KEMP Support Team is available to provide solutions for scenarios not explicitly defined.

The KEMP support site can be found at: https://support.kemptechnologies.com.

1.2Intended Audience

This document is for anyone deploying Epicor ERP 10 with a KEMP LoadMaster.

2Epicor ERP 10 Template

KEMP has developed a template containing our recommended settings for Epicor ERP 10. This template can be installed on the LoadMaster and used when creating Virtual Services. Using a template automatically populates the settings in the Virtual Services. This is quicker and easier than manually configuring each Virtual Service. If needed, changes can be made to any of the Virtual Service settings after using the template.

Download released templates from the Templates section on the KEMP documentation page: http://kemptechnologies.com/documentation/.

For more information and steps on how to import and use templates, refer to the Virtual Services and Templates, Feature Description.

3Enable Subnet Originating Requests Globally

It is best practice to enable the Subnet Originating Requests option globally.

In a one-armed setup (where the Virtual Service and Real Servers are on the same network/subnet) Subnet Originating Requests is usually not needed. However, enabling Subnet Originating Requests should not affect the routing in a one-armed setup.

In a two-armed setup where the Virtual Service is on network/subnet A, for example, and the Real Servers are on network B - Subnet Originating Requests should be enabled on LoadMasters with firmware version 7.1-16 and above.

When Subnet Originating Requests is enabled, the LoadMaster will route traffic so that the Real Server will see traffic arriving from the LoadMaster interface that is in that network/subnet.

When Subnet Originating Requests is enabled globally, it is automatically enabled on all Virtual Services. If the Subnet Originating Requests option is disabled globally, you can choose whether or not to enable Subnet Originating Requests on a per-Virtual Service basis.

To enable Subnet Originating Requests globally, follow the steps below:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster WUI, go to System Configuration > Miscellaneous Options > Network Options.

Figure 3‑1: Subnet Originating Requests

  1. Tick the Subnet Originating Requests check box.

Figure 3‑2: Epicor Architecture

4Configure Epicor ERP 10 Virtual Services

4.1Epicor ERP 10 HTTP

The following are the steps involved and the values required to configure Epicor ERP 10 HTTP Virtual Service:

  1. In the main menu of the LoadMaster Web User Interface (WUI), go to Virtual Services> Add New.

Figure 4‑1: Virtual Service Parameters

  1. Enter a valid IP address in the Virtual Address text box.
  2. Enter 808 in the Port text box.
  3. Enter a recognizable Service Name, for example Epicor ERP 10.
  4. Ensure tcp is selected as the Protocol.
  5. Click Add this Virtual Service.
  6. Expand the Standard Options section.

Figure 4‑2: Standard Options

  1. Ensure Force L4 is clear.
  2. Ensure the Transparency check box is clear.
  3. Select Normal Protocols from the Server Initiating Protocols drop-down list.
  4. In the Persistence Options section, select Source IP Address from the Mode drop-down list and 2 Hours from the Timeout drop-down list.
  5. Select least connection from the Scheduling Method drop-down list.
  6. Expand the Real Servers section.

Figure 4‑3: Real Servers section

  1. Select TCP Connection Only from the Real Server Check Parameters drop-down list.
  2. Enter 808 as the Checked Port and click Set Check Port.

Figure 4‑4: Add a Real Server

  1. Add the Real Servers:

a)Click the Add New button.

b)Enter the IP address of the ERP 10 server.

c)Enter 808 as the Port.

The Forwarding method and Weight values are set by default. An administrator can change these.

d)Click Add this Real Server. Click OK to the pop-up message.

e)Repeat steps b) to d) above to add more Real Servers as needed, based on the environment.

References

Unless otherwise specified, the following documents can be found at: http://kemptechnologies.com/documentation.

Virtual Services and Templates, Feature Description. High Availability (HA), Feature Description

Document History

Date

Change

Reason for Change

Version

Resp.

Feb 2016

Initial Draft

First draft of document

1.0

KG

Oct 2016

Release updates

Updates for 7.2.36

2.0

POC

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