Release Notes for Version 1.5
QXI Server Version: 1.5
Date: May 2008
QAD Enterprise Applications Compatibility: eB SP4 through current release
QAD QXtend Documentation: Technical Reference: QAD QXtend (78-0691B) and Installation Guide: QAD QXtend (78-0692B)
1 You can now configure licensing for QAD QXtend using a new tab in QXI. When QXtend is first installed, the installation defaults to a data synchronization license. This license enables QXtend to process data synchronization and QAD internal messages. In order for QXtend to communicate with other products, submit a license code issued by QAD.
QXtend licensing is based on a hierarchy of the base module, receivers, and agents. Each is individually priced. The base module requires a number of receivers and agents, and each agent is coupled with an additional receiver. The base module becomes available when you enter a valid license.
There are three types of licensing:
• Data Synchronization
Standard licensing limits the number of agents and receivers that can be used across QXtend. Enterprise licensing allows unlimited receivers and agents. It is generally used in implementations where the total number of receivers exceeds 47 or the total number agents exceeds 68. Data synchronization licensing is used to support internal messages between QAD products.
2 The new License Manager enforces QXtend pricing and licensing using a web service, which controls the release of receivers and agents. The License Manager lets you limit the total number of licensed agents, monitor the release of licenses, and track the number of receivers in use. It is located within QXtend Inbound, and supports a single instance of QXtend.
• A new License Administration window lets you submit the license code.
When QXtend is first installed, the installation defaults to a data synchronization license. This license only permits data synchronization and QAD internal messages to be processed. In order for QXtend to communicate with other products, record a license code issued by QAD.
• The new Data Synchronization QDoc report displays data on the data synchronization QDocs processed by a specified schema in QXtend Inbound.
• The new QXtend Inbound Usage report displays the number of messages processed through QXtend Inbound.
3 There are two new fields in the Connection Pool window for QXtend licensing: Max Licensed Agent Retry and Wait Time for Licensed Agent.
• Max Licensed Agent Retry lets you specify the number of times the system attempts to reserve a licensed agent before returning an exception.
• Wait Time for Licensed Agent lets you specify the number of milliseconds that the system waits for a licensed agent.
4 For eB2.1 and higher, a new Licensed Domains field in the Add Receiver window lets you assign a list of valid domain codes when you define a new receiver. The License Manager then rejects any QDoc for an undefined domain.
When adding receivers for eB and eB2, the Add Receivers window does not show a list of licensed domains. Select the new Licensed check box to indicate whether the receiver will be processing requests that require a licensed agent.