Re: eConfig

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Oldnick
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FAQ

What are the key features in this version of IBM Configurator for e-business?
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit support
New core database allowing up to 2 GB of data for portfolios saved within the IBM Configurator for e-business application
Remove dependencies on obsolete software, such as Microsoft JVM
Data migration capabilities to migrate portfolios from old IBM Configurator for e-business database to new database prior to actual upgrade (will save considerable time during the actual upgrade)
Database compression capabilities to reduce the size of the database

Any special system requirements?
Vista and Windows 7 hardware requirements:
1.2 GHz CPU
1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit)
500 MB free disk space for e-config
Network interface: 10 MB for LAN connection

For anyone with Windows XP (not XP emulation under Win 7) hardware requirements:
1.2 GHz CPU
500 MB RAM minimum
500 MB free disk space for e-config
Network interface: 10 MB for LAN connection

Any software requirements?
Minimum Supported Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP3
Microsoft Vista Business (32-bit) with SP1
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) with SP1
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) with SP1
Required Java Runtime
32-bit Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2, 1.5.x, 1.6.x for Windows XP users
32-bit Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_35 or higher versions for Vista or Windows 7 users
Supported browsers
Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x or higher

Will the Java prerequisite go away?
A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from IBM or Oracle is still required for the e-padm applet to work. See supported software requirements for versions.
MS JVM is no longer required for the new IBM Configurator for e-business version.

What is the process to update my PC? Instructions and time estimate.
Process to update will be sent to users who have subscribed to receiving email updates from the generic email ID, e-config communications, and will also be posted on web site linked thru e-padm, software distribution tool.
Initial install may take longer because it is larger and is providing additional validation checking along the way in the process, the rest depends on network speed to download.
Optional data migration can be done as a separate activity prior to installation of new release. This is for users who want to migrate portfolios saved within their core database to the new database format used in the new release. If not done prior to updating e-config, users will be prompted during the e-padm installation process to stop installation and perform data migration or to continue the installation process without migrating. Not migrating will result in a core database without any portfolios from the older database.

Will people who are still using Windows XP be affected by this update?
Yes, the e-config core application has been updated and all users will be affected.
Optional Data migration can be done as a separate activity prior to installation of new release. This is for users who want to migrate portfolios saved within their core database to the new database format used in the new release. If not done prior to updating e-config, users will be prompted during the e-padm installation process to stop installation and perform data migration or to continue the installation process without migrating. Not migrating will result in a core database without any portfolios from the older database.

Will users on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 use the same steps to install e-config?
Users on Windows XP will follow a slightly different path than users on Windows Vista 32-bit or Windows 7 while updating e-config using e-padm. Please use the section of the installation guide for the new release, based on your Operating System and installation type (new installation or upgrade installation).
Users on Windows 7 64-bit who wish to update their e-config installation within XP mode should follow the instructions for Windows XP. XP mode users should read the special considerations section in the installation guide prior to upgrading XP mode. Another option is for users to install directly to Windows 7 64-bit and stop using XP mode.