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Hosting SC with ArcMC software not appliance

Hi Experts,

Is it possible to install ArcMC software on my custom server (physical or virtua) and host my smartconnectors locally as well as remote management?

OR should I purchase the new ArcMC connector appliance (like C6600) to be able to host connectors locally.

BR,

Hatem

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Martyn Hill Honored Contributor.
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Re: Hosting SC with ArcMC software not appliance

Hi Hatem

 

Thanks for your question.

It is both possible and supported to install SmartConnectors on the same host as a software-hosted ArcMC.

Whilst functionally very similar, such a deplopyment is still not 100% equivalent to running ArcMC on the C6600 appliance; apart from the obvious hardware difference, the key differences are that the appliance-based ArcMC has the connector 'Containers' pre-deployed and that it is still only supported to run a single SmartConnector instance per software-based JVM, versus the (up to) 4 connector instances within a single Container on the appoliance.

That help?

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Re: Hosting SC with ArcMC software not appliance

Hi martyn

 

Thansk a lot for teh clarification ,,, sure that helps

But could you please shed some lighton the main features of containers in the appliance form factor?

And does that mean that ArcMC software running on custom hardware has no concept of containers?

BR, Hatem

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Re: Hosting SC with ArcMC software not appliance

Hi Martyn,

Thansk a lot for teh clarification ,,, sure that helps

But could you please shed some lighton the main features of containers in the appliance form factor?

And does that mean that ArcMC software running on custom hardware has no concept of containers?

BTW, 

BR, Hatem

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Martyn Hill Honored Contributor.
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Re: Hosting SC with ArcMC software not appliance

Hello again Hatem

In short, Containers are a concept that, whilst inherent in the SmartConnector framework common to both ArcMC (and its legacy ConnApp) appliance as well as software hosted connectors, are more fully supported when hosted on the ArcMC appliance (C6600).

The only real key difference is as previousloy described - namely that, when hosted on an ArcMC appliance, up to four connector instances are supported within any single Container. Compare this to software hosted connectors (or, indeed, SmartConnectors installed on the same host as a SW ArcMC deployment) where only one connector instance is supported within the equivalent JVM (the JVM is really the same thing as a 'Container' in this context.)

Just to be clear, whilst up to four connector instances _can_ be hosted within a single Container on an ArcMC appliance, this does not mean that it is always wise or performant to do so.

For example,, running multiple connector instances in this way renders trouibleshooting slightly more difficult as all the connector logs across all the instances are posted together in the same log file. Similarl;y, the resources dedicated to any given Container are 'shared' between the connector instances running within it.

Anyway, with ArcMC SW running on your own host, the concept of the Container remains, just that the remotely-managed (even if installed on the same host) connector instances are only supported when single connector instances are run within them.

To avoid doubt therefore, we differentiate between SW SmartConnector installs and instances locally hosted on an ArcMC appliance as '(Smart)connectors' and 'Containers' respectively.

Hope that clears things up.

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