Getting Started Documentation EXTRA! Mainframe Server Edition

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EXTRA! Installation

Planning your installation involves understanding which components to install on which servers or clients, and how to handle such issues as load balancing. Review the terms of your license agreement before installing any components. You might have to purchase additional licenses to install certain components on separate computers.

To provide server scalability, fail-over protection, and load balancing for the management components, you can install MCS on multiple servers across your network, creating a server cluster.

To ensure a smooth installation process, and to optimize the performance of your EXTRA! components, you'll want to prepare by reviewing these topics in the EXTRA! Guide (the following links open the Guide in a new window):

  • Upgrading. Information for users of previous Attachmate products (or related third party products).

  • System Requirements. Before you install any EXTRA! component, review the operating system requirements, memory and disk space requirements, and other prerequisites for each component that you plan to install.

  • Installing EXTRA!. Everything you need to know to install a complete EXTRA! solution; includes client, management, and optional components.