Site consolidation tips for Teamcenter

November 09, 2016

Teamcenter expert Randy Ellsworth recently dove into the Siemens help forum to give advice to a domain architect looking to consolidate 4 servers spread across the US, Netherlands, and Taiwan. The goal was to achieve Global Change management while providing the benefit of NX user connections.


As Randy puts it in the forum, the site consolidation tools are your best friend in this situation. He advocates for employing low-level tcxml, which includes cvs2tcxml. His other advice includes:


  • You probably want to have a distributed “NX Custom” folder structure, with the main at the central location – synced to remotes (scheduled task or cron) – allowing unique remote content, to maintain corporate standards and files. The benefit is the administration is simpler and nothing special needs to be installed on clients.
  • You can use a similar concept for distributing TC/NX help and other static content via the remote File Management Systems (FMS).
  • You want location specific rich client flavors (differing parent FSC) which point to the remote FSC’s (delineated by IP range is best).
  • You may want to add more rich client flavors for Minimum, NX, NX+MSO, MSO and SuperSet[Admin] feature sets.

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