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.
    Note: 

    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. If your Grid is set up to run on multiple hosts, the Additional Grid Hosts window is displayed.

    Select the additional Grid Hosts to run M3 BE on.

    Click Next.

  5. Verify and provide the following environment information:
    Name

    The environment name is the abbreviation set for your space.

    Type

    This is the type set for your space.

    Description

    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.

    Note: 

    Firewalls and some Antivirus programs may block access to ports that M3 Business Engine requires to successfully start up and run. The install environment wizard will create firewall inbound rules for the M3 BE application server ports to allow client applications to connect to M3 BE.

    For more information see "Security issues".

    Click Next.

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

    Click Next.

  7. 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.

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

    Select the database server for M3 Business Engine.

    Create database

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

    Note: 

    Required length is 8 characters or less.

    Attach database

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

    Insert delivery data

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

    Note: 

    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 the M3 BE LifeCycle Manager User Guide available in the M3 Core I&T Infocenter.

    Click Next.

  9. Enter the following MS SQL Server information:
    User

    Specify the database system administrator login sa

    Password

    Enter the database system administrator password

    Transaction log

    Accept the default path or specify a new path for the system logs.

    Note: 

    If using an SQL Server attached to an external host it is not possible to specify the path by using the Select button. You must manually enter the path to the already existing folders in the edit field. For example: X:\SQLLogs\M3FDB<Space abbreviation name>

    Tables

    Accept the default path or specify a new path for the tables.

    Note: 

    If using an SQL Server attached to an external host it is not possible to specify the path by using the Select button. You must manually enter the path to the already existing folders in the edit field. For example: X:\SQLTables\M3FDB<Space abbreviation name>

    Indexes

    Accept the default path or specify a new path for the indexes.

    Note: 

    If using an SQL Server attached to an external host it is not possible to specify the path by using the Select button. You must manually enter the path to the already existing folders in the edit field. For example: X:\SQLIndexes\M3FDB<Space abbreviation name>

    Initial size

    Specify the initial size of the database (large or small)

    Table

    Select the compression type for tables.

    Note: 

    If you have selected to attach a database then you should select the same compression type as the database you attach is using.

    Index

    Select the compression type for indexes.

    Note: 

    If you have selected to attach a database then you should select the same compression type as the database you attach is using.

    Click Next.

    Note: 

    Support for compression is only available for SQL Server Enterprise Edition and SQL Server Developer Edition.

    Row level compression dramatically reduces the metadata needed for variable length columns. Page level compression reduces the data size by sharing common data across rows. When Page level compression occurs, there are three operations that happen in the following order: row compression, prefix compression, and dictionary compression.

    Data compression can improve query performance, but there are performance trade-offs for using row and page compression. CPU utilization will go up, but I/O utilization and memory utilization will go down. Data compression is a CPU intensive operation and if your environment is already facing CPU crunch then this is not the best solution.

    For more information about logs, tables, indexes and compression, see M3 Business Engine and Microsoft SQL Server - Best Practices" (SQL Server BPG) on Xtreme Documentation Portal.

  10. Enter database and license information.
    M3 BE admin

    MDBADM

    M3 BE admin password

    The user is created with the password supplied here. Retype the password.

    If the user already exists, the valid password for this user must be entered.

    Note: 

    The password must contain a minimum of 8 characters. Also, it must be a combination of alphanumeric and special characters.

    M3 BE user

    MDBUSR

    M3 BE user password

    The user is created with the password supplied here. Retype the password.

    If the user already exists, the valid password for this user must be entered.

    Note: 

    The password must contain a minimum of 8 characters. Also, it must be a combination of alphanumeric and special characters.

    License key

    Specify license key for M3 Business Engine.

    Note: 

    If you require a License Key, send an email to APAC.Keys@Infor.com, EMEA.Keys@Infor.com or AMER.Keys@Infor.com 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>@infor.com

    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

    Note: 

    To verify the settings, click Send test mail.

    The database logins and users MDBADM and MDBUSR are created while running this wizard. For more information, see M3 Business Engine and Microsoft SQL Server - Best Practices" (SQL Server BPG) on Xtreme Documentation Portal.

    Click Next.

  11. A page with information that the Grid Agent will be restarted when installing the environment is displayed. Click Next.
  12. On the Summary screen, verify the property values and click Finish.
  13. 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.

    Note: 

    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.

    Note: 

    The M3 BE database is set in recovery model simple during installation. Before a production environment goes live, it is recommended to use recovery model full. For more information, see these references in Infor Xtreme Documentation:

    • M3 Business Engine and Microsoft SQL Server - Best Practices, version for M3 BE 15.1 and Microsoft SQL Server 2016, topic # 51422, or

    • M3 Business Engine and Microsoft SQL Server - Best Practices, version for M3 BE 15.1 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014, topic # 44834, or

    • M3 Business Engine and Microsoft SQL Server - Best Practices, version for M3 BE 15.1 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012, topic #37304