Installation guidelines for perimeter servers

The installation program installs a perimeter client and a local mode server. The local mode server is useful for testing purposes or in environments that do not require a secure solution. However, if you require high-volume, secure connections, you must install a perimeter server in a remote zone, either a more secure or less secure network than your integration server.

Consider the following before you install a perimeter server:
  • Licensing for a perimeter server is determined by the licensing restrictions on the corresponding B2B adapters.
  • Each perimeter server is limited to two TCP/IP addresses:
    • Internal interface is the TCP/IP address that the perimeter server uses to communicate with Sterling B2B Integrator.
    • External interface is the TCP/IP address that the perimeter server uses to communicate with trading partners. To use additional TCP/IP addresses, install additional perimeter servers.
  • You can have multiple perimeter servers installed on the same computer interacting with one instance of Sterling B2B Integrator. To install a perimeter server on a computer with an existing instance, install the new perimeter server in a different installation directory.
  • The combination of internal TCP/IP address and port must be unique for all perimeter servers installed on one computer.
    • If a perimeter server is installed using the wildcard address, then all ports must be unique. The assigned ports are not available for use by adapters that use the server or any other perimeter server on that computer.
    • The internal and external interface may use the same TCP/IP address. However, the port used by the perimeter server is not available to the adapters that use the server.