Chapter Review

This chapter introduced you to how to plan for and license an FME Server installation.

What You Should Have Learned from this Module


  • FME Workspaces are a part of FME Desktop, not FME Server. If you do not have access to FME Desktop, you cannot publish workspaces to FME Server, although you can still perform and test the installation.
  • FME Server has multiple installation types: Express, Distributed/Custom, Engine, and Silent.
  • A Distributed installation can be 2- or 3-tiered depending on how you want to distribute the FME Server Web Services, FME Server Application, and the FME Server Database.
  • FME Server provides fault tolerance through Recovery and Redundancy.
  • Component Recovery is achieved through the FME Server Process Monitor - automatically restarting components that fail.
  • Job Recovery is the ability to restart a job when a crash occurs.
  • Configuring for multiple cores and removing single points of failure so that a component can fail, but not take the entire system offline.
  • There is a new fault-tolerant architecture coming in 2018.1 that replaces the previous modes of failover ( Active-Passive and Active-Active).
  • Disaster Recovery can be incorporated into any of the architectures.
  • Security updates for a stand-alone FME Server are dependent on updates to FME Server releases.
  • Distributed FME Server installations allow you to maintain the security updates for your provided server components (the Web Application Server and/or the Database Server).
  • FME Server can be licensed using either Online or Offline methods.

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