Does solidworks enterprise PDM support diskless workstation?
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work. It actually seems to have a little more capability than a thin client. I would definitely run through a proof-of-concept before implementing anything for production use, but it should work.
Ravi Teja's response pointing out that the big benefit of running Enterprise PDM is that the users can work with larger files on their own machine, which speeds things up. If the application is running on the server, than you may not see a significant performance increase.
I hope this helps!
Derek M. Lawson
Hello Sinba, the EPDM Archive Server needs to have a disk, to store all the files going into the vault.
An EPDM client machine also needs to have a disk, as any files that are checked out are copied to a user's local machine.
Thank you, prasad.
We use diskless workstation just for client, not for server.
And diskless workstation do have a disk which is on server,not in local. So we can protect data in PC.
Could you describe what you mean by "diskless"?
Diskless workstation means a workstation doesn't have a disk in local, but it has a disk on server. When this workstation startup, it use the disk on the server.
We use this technology to protect data in PC. We will use diskless workstation just for client, not for server.
When you say "diskless", are you referring to a setup similar to a Citrix environment where the users are using a thin client to connect to a server that manages all of their profiles and data?
If so, then Enterprise PDM will work in this environment. The application will need to be installed on the physical machine, and then each user will have to log into their profile and set up their local vault view. When setting up the local vault view, they cannot choose the option to make the vault view "visible to all users" as this will install the view on the local machine and not to the users profile.
Thank you for your respnse.
A diskless node (or diskless workstation) is a workstation or personal computer without disk drives, which employs network booting to load its operating system from a server. (A computer may also be said to act as a diskless node, if its disks are unused and network booting is used.)
Diskless nodes (or computers acting as such) are sometimes known as network computers or hybrid clients. Hybrid client may either just mean diskless node, or it may be used in a more particular sense to mean a diskless node which runs some, but not all, applications remotely, as in the thin client computing architecture.
Advantages of diskless nodes can include lower production cost, lower running costs, quieter operation, and manageability advantages (for example, centrally managed software installation).
In many universities and in some large organizations, PCs are used in a similar configuration, with some or all applications stored remotely but executed locally—again, for manageability reasons. However, these are not diskless nodes if they still boot from a local hard drive.
Virtual machine's OS is running on server. we connect the virtual machine with a tool like remote desktop.
For your information: Diskless node - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
EPDM Needs to cache the info being worked on.So,having your Storage on Server defies the purpose of this.
I Remember working on a similar setup.
When you create a local view ,select the option which will make this view available only to the particular viewer.
I suggest having a local drive for the best performance.Or use web Interface.
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