Wednesday, April 11, 2012

JD Edwards Virtual Machine Templates Installation tutorial - Intro

After couple months studying and analyzing the best way to implement in a minimal configuration, I finally got in a reasonable point that I can say you can have your own JD Edwards real environment set with Development, QA and Production - DV, PY and PD like in real world - without spend lots of money in expensive equipment  and without going through the hassle of months installing piece by piece of the JD Edwards' components.

The JD Edwards VM templates setup I'm demonstrating to you is for sandbox purposes only and it's not following Oracle's recommended architecture. So, you may ask me: - why are you doing something that's not the standard, the recommended? And my answer is: the purpose of this setup is to provide a minimal hardware configuration. It's intended to a home user, such as a developer who wants to have the system for study; a junior CNC who wants to test something at home, or even a technology enthusiast consultant who wants to have a complete JDE setup at home to test and implement the new applications processes.

However, if you have plenty of resources available and want to see how VM Templates works, I do recommend and encourage you to do an original installation following Oracle's standards for hardware and software. You can also setup a real production environment in a couple days. It's really amazing what you can do with VM Templates.

Diagram showing the architecture used for this special VM implementation

Remember, this is a VIRTUAL environment where one or more virtual machines will run in a same piece of hardware. HARDWARE is fundamental for this project and even thinking in a "minimal configuration" you'll need some more powerful hardware.

In the next postings I'll describe the hardware architecture I'm using on JDEFusion labs and I'll start this series talking specifically about the hardware you'll need to achieve a reasonable performance. So, by talking about hardware, I'm not talking only about computer machine virtualization capabilities itself, but the whole architecture such as networking, switches, routers, cables, connection speed, storage, web server and so on. I'll give further details about this on the next post. I'd like to say thanks to Tony Brackett from the iConsortium who provided the main server for this implementation.

My intention with this is to facilitate and encourage you to start playing and embrace this technology, independent of your area of actuation, because virtualization is not a simple market trend; it's a reality and even if you work on the higher level of application the simple fact to understand how things works may give you a holistic vision of how amazingly and beautifully this system is engineered.

I have a lot to show to you and I was preparing myself studying hard this virtualization concept and collecting material like print screens and even recording some videos in how to install the JDE VM Templates. I was tuning and experimenting and I think I finally got in a reasonable and practical end.

Personally, this was a big challenge, I hope I can share with you in a good way and prepare yourself for the Virtual world of JDE VM Templates!

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