Paul M Swenson
IBM System i5; Java
|Abstract: This paper describes testing that was done to test flexibility, integration, and scalability of the new Lawson M3 7.1 running on a System i server. |
Lawson M3 is a supplier of collaboration software which focuses on the manufacturing,
maintenance, and distribution industries and serves many customers around the world.
The Lawson M3 ERP solution tested here is a Java™-based application which runs on System i servers.
To demonstrate the abilities of Lawson M3 7.1 the Lawson M3 Order Entry Benchmark kit was used to simulate key elements of a typical customer transaction. The Benchmark scenario uses almost no key think times. Thus the goal is to maximize throughput through the Business Engine and only a small number of virtual users are needed to drive a system.
The test scenario was run using the i5/OSŪ operation system, version V5R4, and the new IBM Technology for Java Virtual Machine, or IT4J, available in V5R4. All Lawson M3 applications were installed on the same System i server. The test scenario was as follows: simulated users entered orders through Lawson M3 Workplace into Lawson M3 Business Engine, which includes full back-end processing to invoice the orders. The test team then ran the scenario using a System i model 570 system. Several different test scenarios were run to show the performance and scalability of Lawson M3 7.1 running on a System i server.
IBM System i
Lawson, M3, Performance, Scaling
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