Product Deployment Decisions

To deploy your product(s) a series of decisions must be made about your configuration.

The product(s) you deploy will include some functionality that you may want to enable/disable depending on your requirements and use-cases.

This will allow you to focus on your deployment throughout the Install And Configure section, ensuring you set up accorind to your requirements.

If you are resource and capacity planning for your server hardware, please note that you can co-locate the different MindLink server installations all onto one virtual or physical hardware instance. If you have purchased different MindLink products and your chosen strategy is to maintain all the product installations on a single virtual or physical server host then please follow the guidelines in the prerequisites sectionto ensure there is sufficient memory, CPU and disk space.



These decisions will focus on your MindLink Anywhere product and the available functionality.

How will users connect? Internally Externally
Do I want a chat modality disabled? (IM / Group Chat)
Do I want to allow users to disable their own chat modality? Yes No
What Certificate will be used?
Will MLA be served by a Proxy? Yes No
Will there be Multiple MLA Endpoints with Load-balancing? Yes No
Will SSO be used? Yes No

These features are optional, but require prerequisite steps to be followed before they can be utilised through the MindLink Management Center. Therefore, you need to decide if you want to use them now so that when you get to the prerequisites page you know which features to follow.

Feature
File Transfer Enable Disable
Message translaion Enable Disable
User Aliases Enable Disable
Profile Pictures Enable Disable



How will users connect – VPN/WiFi/Mobile Data with Proxy? VPN LAN PROXY
What security will the server require? HTTP HTTPS
How will your Certificate be signed? Internally Public CA
What is the Public Name of the Server (As per proxy config)
How will the Server connect to APNS or GCM – Proxy or Direct? PROXY Direct Connection
Will IM be enabled? Yes No
Will Group-Chat be enabled? - Refer to Prerequisite page for more informaiton Yes No

These features are optional, but require prerequisite steps to be followed before they can be utilised through the MindLink Management Center. Therefore, you need to decide if you want to use them now so that when you get to the prerequisites page you know which features to follow.

Feature
Push Notifications Enable Disable
Profile Pictures Enable Disable
Add-ins Enable Disable



What Authentication mechanism will you use? Password NTLM Kerberos
What will be the Published name of the Server?
Which Certificate will be used?

Deploying more than one product on a server

If you are resource and capacity planning for your server hardware, please note that you can co-locate the different MindLink server installations all onto one virtual or physical hardware instance. If you have purchased different MindLink products and your chosen strategy is to maintain all the product installations on a single virtual or physical server host then please follow the guidelines in the prerequisites sectionto ensure there is sufficient memory, CPU and disk space.