Is BizTalk required?
Is BizTalk (or any other softwars/servers/etc) required to use SmartConnect?
Biztalk is not required for SmartConnect nor is it required for any eConnect implementation.
SmartConnect only need a SQL Server instance to run.
That’s good news.
So we are preparing to test the product and want to make sure that the architecture we test with does not influence the results.
I plan to install eConnect and SmartConnect on a general purpose server in the infrastructure. This server is on the same IP network as the SQL server and the terminal server that runs GP 2016.
Most of our interest in SmartConnect centers around the file-watcher model so the preliminary plan is to use a folder on this utility server as the trigger to our integrations.
Is there anything that would prevent this from working? If it will work, will it negatively impact performance?
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