You must have a common 'Root' directory in Visual LANSA V10

Date: Archived
Product/Release: Visual LANSA V10
Abstract: The common 'root' directory for a Visual LANSA V10 installation
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support

Visual LANSA V10 introduces the concept of the common root directory for a LANSA installation on Windows. Refer to the Installing LANSA on Windows, section 4.1.5 Select Root Directory Dialog for more information.

You cannot have the \LANSA folder (LANSA development environment) and \x_win95 (LANSA execution environment) folder on different roots in Version 10. So, you need a common root. The common root is mandatory as we have made access to LANSA Communications relative to the installation directory so that multiple versions of it can co-exist on the same PC. In V10, the root directory for a new install defaults to c:\Program Files\...

In previous versions, we allowed the LANSA and x_win95 directories to reside in different roots. So, for example, in 9.1 you could have had:

When upgrading to V10, you will need to select a common root location. So, the Visual LANSA 9.1 directory structure above must be upgraded to the following directory structure in V10:
Where <root> can be according to your own naming convention.

Some of the benefits of this directory structure are:

  • The entire LANSA environment is contained in its own directory structure. Thus, another version of Visual LANSA can be installed in a separate configuration without affecting this version.
  • Switching between configurations is made easier by using the Configuration utility (available in the Visual LANSA V10 folder)
  • Upgrades and EPCs can be applied to one configuration without affecting any other configuration
  • Each version has its own LANSA listener. Multiple listeners can be run concurrently