Load Balancing Epicor E4SE MES

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Configuration has yet to be fully verified, Kemp Support will gladly assist if Epicor web traffic is not flowing as expected.

 

1   Introduction

Epicor for Service Enterprise (E4SE) is an industry defining ERP  Services solution that has been specifically designed to address the needs of mid to large sized service organisations. It connects every aspect within an organization with a single application rather than various distinct processes.

By incorporating a Kemp Load balancing solution you will facilitate your Epicor E4SE system in horizontal scaling, enable High Availability, perform health checks at the application layer which will ensure persistent and efficient work flows to your Epicor cluster.

 

1.2  Document Purpose

This section details a configuration for a specific application that has been provided by a customer but has yet to be fully tested.

This specific configuration will enable Epicor MES Web Access to be Load Balanced.

Configuration has yet to be fully verified, Kemp Support will gladly assist if Epicor web traffic is not flowing as expected.

 

2  Configuration Required

 

2.1 Global Configuration  

     >No Changes Required

 

2.2  Virtual Service Configuration:

        Two Virtual Services will be required, one for AX Object Access, and the other for AX ERP Portal. ERP portal can be used in conjunction with ESP, which can replace the role of your TMG. See link below to our guide to ESP.

https://support.kemptechnologies.com/hc/en-us/articles/203125029-Edge-Security-Pack-ESP-

 

2.3    Virtual Services 

      > New Virtual Service

      > Enter IP Address

      > Port = 443

      > Name = EpiCor-MES

      > Add New Virtual Service

 

2.4    Standard Options   

      > Disable Transparency

      >  Persistence = Server Cookie    (SSL Acceleration Required)

      >  Persistence Time = 30 Mins  

      > Cookie Name = E4SE_cookie

      > Scheduling Method = Least Connection

      >  Idle Connection Timeout = 660  (Default)



2.5 Enable SSL Acceleration  (Enable Re-encryption if Server Requires)

      >  Assign Certificate

 

2.6    Real Servers

      > Checker Parameter Type = HTTPS  

      > Check Port = 443

      > URL  = /erp.menu.mes.mesmenu.aspx

      > Add New 

      > Enter Server IP Address

      > Port = 443

      > Add This Server

 

If you have successfully Load Balanced your Epicor E4SE MES environment by implementing this specific configuration, please give a thumbs up or please leave a comment on a possible alteration that was required to make it function. Thank you

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