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Modernize deployment / use of CreoView adapters

Modernize deployment / use of CreoView adapters

Please support two things:

1) Certificate authentication of CreoView adapter / worker servers to the Application Server to minimize configuration (instead of site.xconf whitelisting which requires a restart to add new servers)

2) Reconfigure how Windchill connects to a worker and allow a Server to connect to a pool or pools of workers.

 

Because a worker can only be configured to work with one Windchill instance at a time, it forces companies who set up development and staging environments to stand up and maintain extra servers that are only occasionally used.  This creates a huge overhead burden, especially for workers that require multiple servers (office doc worker AEM Forms - forcing us to purchase multiple copies of MS Office)

 

Allowing Windchill to utilize a "pool" of workers, and allowing multiple Windchill servers to also access that pool with prioritization would be key.  It  would allow us to simplify configuration, deploy additional workers as needed to meet unexpected business need, and minimize server footprint for the development / test environment.  It could also enable us to pool resources with other NASA locations or Government entities.

4 Comments
Emerald II

PTC presented a concept very similar to this at the PTC/USER Winter Forum.  They are looking at building a new publishing framework that runs in the cloud and can process requests from multiple Windchill systems simultaneously.  It would automatically scale up or down depending on the publishing load.  The kicker though is that this would be a new publishing service owned and managed by PTC.  We could subscribe to it and use this service in place of the traditional CAD worker setup, but PTC has no intention of adding this functionality directly to Windchill for a company's own private use (either locally or in their own private cloud.)  To get the benefits of this type of system, you will have to subscribe to their publishing service.

Alexandrite

And it probably wont be FEDramp certified.  I would rather deal with a third party vendor than PTC if they force it only this way.  

Sapphire II

Limited use for secured sites as they usually don't have access to the web to transmit the data for publishing to a cloud service.

 

I have gone away from a dedicated publishing machine and am now using my Windchill server to do the publishing.

 

Alexandrite

"Windchill server to do the publishing."

That wouldn't work for us.  Our production has 3 Creo workers, 1 Doc Worker, 1 Solidworks worker and we routinely have files that need at least 32 gb of RAM just to open some of our models.