CNC (Configurable Network Computing) is a term used to refer to the JD Edwards system architects. CNCs are one of JDE’s three areas of technical expertise (and probably the most technophile staff). They are responsible for the installation, configuration, management, maintenance and improvement of the JDE ERP architecture.
CNCs play an extremely important role in JDE. After receiving the client’s needs, they design an architecture that will allow the implementation of JDE. The architectural design mainly includes determining the number of servers required, system specifications for these servers, operating systems to be used, the most suitable RDBMS, the most suitable web server, the ports to be used, etc.
Once this has been determined and finalized, NCNs help implementing JDE. Then, they are responsible for maintenance and support: application of patches and bug fixes (ESU), deployment of changes, regular checks and other maintenance activities, JDE updates, etc.
Their responsibilities include:
- Installation and Configuration: installing and configuring: Deployment Server, Enterprise Server, Web Server, Server Manager and Server Management Agent. Configuring the Web server: JAS/HTML Server instances, BSSV server instances, and AIS / Orchestra ADF server instances. Applying the ESU planner. Executing special instructions. Creating and executing the installation plan. Analyzing records and surface tests post-installation.
- Updates: performing the upgrade of the application version, the tool version (normal upgrade and upgrade of several foundations), as well as various environments. Testing the updated instance on the surface. Promoting and testing objects in the newly upgraded ERP.
- User and Role Management: creating user IDs, test and production roles. Assigning environments to roles and roles to users. Resetting passwords for user IDs. Managing users and roles. Setting up the role sequence.
- Security Management: configuring the different types of values (application, action, row, column, etc.) as well as security for the different roles (test and production). Promoting the transition from test to production safety. Synchronizing test and production roles. Identifying and resolving security conflicts. Implementing the systemic design of operations.
- Object Management Configuration: configuring and defining status flows for object promotion. Configuring roles for status change, as well as authorized actions (related to OMW objects and roles). Setting up transfer activity rules.
- Package Management: building and deploying complete packages and update packages. Saving objects to another path or as PAR files. Executing special instructions such as table/index generation, backup, table generation and restoration, etc.
- Change Management: promoting OMW projects (regular changes and ESU changes) and redesigned objects to a custom path code. Managing tokens. Registering and tracking the OMW.
- Menu Management (Task View): creating and deleting menu/task views. Configuring role-based menu filtering. Promoting tasks and task views from one environment to another. Promoting and synchronizing menu filtering between test and production roles.
- Web Client Management (Thick Client): configuring a Web client/heavy client, which involves installing a database and JDE on a Windows Server machine. Installing (deploying) packages on different web clients. Enabling different record types on a thick client. Managing logs and troubleshoot problems related to heavy customers.
- Data Source Management and Object Configuration Mapping: configuring new data sources, connection settings (e. g. tnsnames.ora) and OCM.
- Custom Path Code and Environment: creating custom environments and path codes. Defining and configuring custom data sources. Configuring the OCM. Performing surface tests of the path code and the environment. Assigning the environment to roles and management. Defining tablespaces and schemas, as well as the process of refreshing the environment. Refreshing and coordinating the environment with database administrators.
- Job Queues Configuration: creating and modifying queues for simple and multithreaded jobs. Associating work queues with ports and servers. Maintaining and releasing work queues as required.
- Printer Settings: coordinating with the client’s network team to configure printers on the company’s servers. Configuring printer definitions in JDE. Defining and configuring the default printer according to user/role/host/report. Testing configuration of printers.
- Infrastructure Configuration: configuring the administrator ID on different nodules and network access (or coordinate with the client’s network team). Opening the firewall for ports (or coordinating with the client’s network team). Installing the required software on different nodules.
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