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Move to a two machine server with Ver 14 upgrade

Question asked by DSKatSCL on May 29, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2015 by ErichWetzel


Move to a two machine server with Ver 14 upgrade

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I have finally been allocated a second VM Server to load FMS in a two machine configuration.  I have a couple concerns that I need answers for before I start my install.  I will still have the server that ver 13 FMS is loaded on and it will be updated to ver 14. I have mixed groups of users on FMP. WebDirect, and iOS devices.

1. Once I install Version 14 on both machines, and one is used for DB engine and the other is for the Web engine, do I have to redirect any of my users to one or the other machine's IP addresses, or if I make the current machine the master and still point everyone to that IP address will FMS handle the type of user connecting and move their requests to the proper engine?  In other words, do FMP/FMGO users have to be pointed to the IP address of the DB engine, and WebDirect users have to be pointed to the IP Address of the Web Engine?

2. For SSL connectivity, will I need 2 Authority Certificates, one for each server machine or is only one needed.  If only one is needed, which server does it get load into, or does one get loaded into both machines?

3. If I have a mixed group us FMP versions still implemented. Versions 12 - 14. Until I can get everyone upgraded, will the people still on ver 12 be able to run applications from the ver 14 Server?

4. How do I notify ALL users that the 25-30 programs they access on the server will be down on a certain date so that I can do the updates and migration?