Load Testing for Banner, Luminis, and other services

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/11/2007 - 16:34

We are just getting into a Banner implementation project. We have been talking with various SunGard and Luminis experts about getting things going. So far the Luminis expert has recommended RadView - Web Load for load testing Luminis and earlier (I can't remember which function) Mercury Load Runner was suggested. We also want to load test our LMS on campus.

Any suggestions on what load testing software could be used for all these scenarios and others on campus. We would like to just invest in one tool and use it in many applications. Any suggestions would be appreciated.......

October 31 Due Date for Presentations for SunGard Summit 2008

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/10/2007 - 13:54

The due date for submitting a proposal for SunGard 2008 Summit is three weeks away – October 31.

Please consider sharing your school's experience in using Luminis. Whether your interest is technical - or functional - whether you are new to portals or date back to Campus Pipeline days, you are invited to contribute to the SunGard Summit 2008 conference curriculum by delivering a presentation or hands-on training workshop.

Leading a class is an excellent way to share your expertise with peers, and as an instructor you can earn a discount on your conference tuition!

CPIP (non GCF) and user's User-Agent and IP address

Submitted by villiam on Wed, 10/10/2007 - 11:35

Has anyone been able to pass to a CPIP server the user's User-Agent and IP address?

One of our external systems records these two details when a user is authenticated to help prevent session hijacking. If I could access this information from within the CPIP servlet I could forward it on to the external system as an override to the browser values.

We have our CPIP server setup on the same box as Luminis but running on a different port. We are using Java to write the code and for the most part are using the code as shown in the CPIP.pdf document from the Luminis PLatform Security SDK.

Page functionality would be nice.

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/09/2007 - 08:58

Its been a while since I've ranted so here it goes -

I've been looking at other portal software, CMS systems and general web stuff to re-architect our portal. We get many complaints that it is crowded, unorganized and its generally hard to find things.

A function I think would be quite neat / helpful is to be able to create a new page.
In Drupal, you can create a new Page to place whatever you want on it. For example this page - http://www.lumdev.net/node/3 - lists the Contribute page for LDN.

Move to External Email

Submitted by silverag47 on Thu, 10/04/2007 - 10:49

Currently we are running the Luminis 3.3.X and we are looking into upgrading to Luminis IV. However, we are also looking into moving to an external emailing system. Currently, we don't know of any but exchange server that people have used. I wanted what others are using for external emailing systems, how is working for them and if they know of any other systems. We are in the process of finding the pros and cons of external emailing and if we should implement it.

More on Luminis IV migration

Submitted by bwalker on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 14:01

I finally did get a (possibly) successful migration. Some accounts can login and others can't. Don't know why. I probably won't try to fix it, but will re-install and migrate again. Notes from this attempt:

Read 1-21BG0A and 1-2AG4ZG and used the new migrator script, installed a_mig-1.8.jar and migration-config.properties in the appropriate places.

Problems:
1 New migrator script did not work on unix.
Script contained CR and LF which does no work in unix. Fixed: removed CR.

How do we remove ALL secure lnks/redirects within Luminis IV

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 12:00

We are hoping to be able to use our F5 Load Balancer to secure our Luminis IV system. In order to do this, we need to have all incoming traffic use either 100% secure connections or 100% non-secure connections. It doesn't really make sense to make all connections secure before going through our F5, because of the overhead, so we want to be able to remove all https redirects from the system, and let the F5 secure it.

RSS and Proxies

Submitted by stevecarr on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 06:24

We have a problem with our test system. We are behind a proxy server, and we are using the Universal RSS channel for bringing in RSS feeds - so we set the proxy server so luminis can get the RSS feeds properly. But then we found that the proxy server was being applied to the connection between the luminis portal and the cpipconnector servlet. So we switched it off. We wanted both cpipconnector (of course) and RSS feeds on our test system, so we tried using the documented java system property of nonProxyHosts. This made no difference.

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