Install environment

  1. In the LifeCycle Manager, navigate to your space, right-click your Grid and select Install Product to start the installation wizard.
  2. Select the product M3 BE 15.1 - Environment <10.x.x>, and click Next.

    Make sure to select the correct M3 Foundation version. This is reflected by the <10.x.x> version.

  3. Select the M3 Business Engine installation to install the M3 BE environment in. An M3 Business Engine installation can have one environment, or be shared by many M3 Business Engine environments. Click Next.
  4. Verify and provide the following environment information:

    The environment name is the abbreviation set for your space.


    This is the type set for your space.


    Enter a description for your environment.

    M3 Foundation

    Select the latest M3 Foundation version available.

    M3 Router

    Accept the default base port number, or enter a unique base port for a range of ports to be used by the environment.

    Click Next.

  5. Select the check box and specify your search criteria if you want to use a filter when searching for groups in LDAP.

    Click Next.

  6. Select an Admin Group for the M3 Business Engine environment installation.

    The default value displayed here is the group used for the M3 Business Engine installation. If no Admin Group is selected, only users that belong to the LifeCycle Manager administrators group (LCMAdmins) are allowed to administer the M3 Business Engine environment installation.

    Click Next.

  7. Enter the values needed for the M3 Business Engine database.
    Database server

    Select the database server for M3 Business Engine.

    Create schema

    Accept the default name or specify a name for the M3 Business Engine schema.


    Required length is 8 characters or less.

    Attach schema

    Select an M3 Business Engine schema if you want to attach an existing schema to your environment.

    Insert delivery data

    Select Insert delivery data to install the delivery data included in the installation of M3 Business Engine.


    If you do not want to fill the database with data during the environment setup clear the Insert delivery data check box. This copy must then be done manually by using the Import Data to Database task in LifeCycle Manager.

    For information about how to use these administration tools, see M3 BE LifeCycle Manager User Guide. available in the M3 Core I&T Infocenter.

    Click Next.

  8. Enter database and license information.
    M3 BE admin


    M3 BE admin password

    Enter the password and then retype it.

    M3 BE user


    M3 BE user password

    Enter the password and then retype it.

    License key

    Specify license key for M3 Business Engine.


    If you require a License Key, send an email to, or with the following information:

    • Requested Product and Version

    • Client Name and Client ID #

    • Client Contact Name and Email address

    The default key is valid for ten users and has no limit date, but a new license key should be ordered as soon as possible.

    For information on how to set up the license key, see M3 Business Engine Foundation Administration Guide available in the M3 Core I&T Infocenter.

    License mail sender

    Specify a sender address, for example License.<M3BE environment name>

    License mail receiver

    Specify a mail address to the person responsible for the license key at your company.

    SMTP mail server

    Enter the IP address or Host name (FQDN) for the SMTP server


    To verify the settings, click Send test mail.

    Click Next.

  9. A page with information that the Grid Agent will be restarted when installing the environment is displayed. Click Next.
  10. On the Summary screen, verify the property values and click Finish.
  11. The Install Environment task is displayed in the Progress view. When the step is completed, a message box is displayed. Click OK. To view the log file, either click View log or go to the Logs view.

    You can manage the new environment from LifeCycle Manager, either in the Applications view for the Space used for your environment, or in the Hosts view under the Host where your M3 Business Engine was installed.


    If the Grid is running on a private network, you need to add an external address to the M3Router in Grid after installing the M3 BE Environment. Go to Grid Configuration Manager > Communications > Routers > M3Router to enable the communication. For more information about managing external addresses of routers, refer to the Infor ION Grid Security Administration Guide available in the M3 Core I&T Infocenter.

    The M3RemoteClassProvider enables reading and writing files that reside on the base M3 BE host only. To increase performance for individual hosts, you can override the M3RemoteClassProvider and let the M3 nodes access the filesystem directly, see M3 Core Administration Guide, chapter Overriding the use of the M3 RemoteClassProvider node.