Planning your Product deployment(s)

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 according 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 section to ensure there is sufficient memory, CPU and disk space.


MindLink Anywhere#

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

How will users connect?InternallyExternally
Do I want a chat modality disabled? (IM / Group Chat)YesNo
Do I want to allow users to disable their own chat modality?YesNo
What Certificate will be used?
Will MLA be served by a Proxy?YesNo
Will there be Multiple MLA Endpoints with Load-balancing?YesNo
Will SSO be used?YesNo

MindLink Anywhere Features#

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.


MindLink Mobile#

How will users connect โ€“ VPN/WiFi/Mobile Data with Proxy?VPNLAN
What security will the server require?HTTPHTTPS
Do I want to allow users to disable their own chat modality?InternallyPublic CA
How will your Certificate be signed?ProxyDirect Connection
What is the Public Name of the Server (As per proxy config)YesNo
Will IM be enabled?YesNo
Will Group-Chat be enabled? - Refer to Prerequisite page for more informationYesNo

MindLink Mobile Features#

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.


MindLink API#

What Authentication mechanism will you use?PasswordNTLMKerberos
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 section to ensure there is sufficient memory, CPU and disk space.