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Xpedition Enterprise VX.

1 Flow BETA D
Installation and Configuration Notes
Modified Date: July 28th, 2014
Document Revision: 1.8

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Contents
Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 3
General Installation Notes ............................................................................................................................ 4
Using VX.1 BETA D and EE7.9.X on the same Windows machine ................................................................. 5
Background / Recommendations ............................................................................................................. 5
Installation and Configuration .................................................................................................................. 5
MGC SDD Release Switcher ...................................................................................................................... 6
CFGR_INI ................................................................................................................................................... 8
xDX IOPT Installation Instructions................................................................................................................. 9

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Introduction
Dear Beta-Partner,
Thank you again for participation in the VX.1 BETA program. Your partnership and feedback is highly
valuable and much appreciated.
You will notice with the Xpedition Enterprise Flow BETA D release that some of the product names,
splash screens, and icons that you are familiar with have changed, in particular the entire flow from
"Expedition" to "Xpedition". We believe the release of Xpedition Enterprise VX.1 will be a significant
milestone for our customers, Mentor Graphics, and the industry and therefore we would like to take the
opportunity to unify our product branding and identity.
The process of changing name references across the flow is now complete with the BETA D release. We
are raising this to your attention now to help minimize confusion through this transition.
Below is a table that will help you become familiar with the new product names.
EE7.9.X Product Name
CES
CES Automation
CES Encryption
Enterprise Data eXchange
DMS Client, DMS Librarian, Library Manager,
DMS Librarian Flow Manager
DMS Update Cache
DMS Variant Manager Integration
DxLibraryStudio
DMS Server, DMS WebServer, Part Request
Manager, Library Researcher, DMS Connector,
DMS Server Administrator, DMS Server Mail
Gate, DMS Server Setup, DMS Library Server
DxDataBook
DxDesigner
I/O Designer
DxSystems Designer
AutoActive PCB Browser
Expedition PCB
Orcad-Expedition Interface
PCB Planner
Report Writer
PCB Viewer

Xpedition Enterprise VX.1 Product Name


Constraint Manager
Constraint Manager Automation
Constraint Encryption
xDM EDX Tools
xDM Library
xDM Library Cache Manager
xDM Library Variant Manager Integration
Library Studio
xDM Library Server

xDX DataBook
xDX Designer
xDX I/O Designer
xSD Systems Designer
xPCB Browser
xPCB Layout
xPCB OrCAD Capture Interface
xPCB Planner
xPCB Report Writer
xPCB Viewer

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EE7.9.X Product Name


Valor NPI
FabLink XE
PCB Viewer
Allegro to Expedition Translator
Layout and library translators
RF Connect
CAM Output Manager
EDIF Schematic Interface
Orcad-Expedition Interface
EDM Client
Enterprise Data eXchange
DMS Client, DMS Librarian, Library Manager,
DMS Librarian Flow Manager
DMS Update Cache
DMS Variant Manager Integration" soil="true
DxLibraryStudio
DMS Server, DMS WebServer, Part Request
Manager, Library Researcher, DMS Connector,
DMS Server Administrator, DMS Server Mail
Gate, DMS Server Setup, DMS Library Server
EDM Server

Xpedition Enterprise VX.1 Product Name


Valor NPI
xPCB FabLink
xPCB Viewer
Allegro to Xpedition
Layout and library translators
RF Connect
xPCB CAM Output Manager
xPCB EDIF Schematic Interface
xPCB OrCAD Capture Interface
xDM Design
xDM EDX Tools
xDM Library
xDM Library Cache Manager
xDM Library Variant Manager Integration
Library Studio
xDM Library Server

xDM Design Services

General Installation Notes


The Xpedition Enterprise VX.1 BETA D release should be installed into a new directory structure and not
over any previous VX.1 BETA installation.
NOTE: The BETA downloads available from the BETA site are in a compressed .iso file format
which will need to either be uncompressed or burned to a DVD.
We recommend that you install VX.1 BETA D on a system that is non-production and does not contain
any previous EE release. However, if do install onto a system where an EE7.9.X installation exists, please
read the Using VX.1 BETA D and EE7.9.X on the same Windows machine section below so you
understand how to configure each release.
Security Enabled Linux (SELinux) Issue
There is a known issue with the Mentor Install Program and Security Enabled Linux (SELinux). In order to
install EEVX.1 Flow BETA D, this feature will need to be temporarily disabled and set to permissive.
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To test the status of SELinux keyin /usr/sbin/getenforce which will return a one word status such as
permissive or enforcing.
To temporarily disable SELinux, as the root user run /usr/sbin/setenforce 0 . It can then be enabled
after the installation using /usr/sbin/setenforce 1 or by rebooting.
License server must be upgraded to Mentor Licensing v2013_2
In order to run EEVX.1 Flow Beta D, your license server must be upgraded to run Mentor Licensing
v2013_2.
All products contained in EEVX.1 Flow BETA D are using v2013_2 and it is delivered with the BETA
install. However, license servers that are being used by the BETA D products that would not otherwise
be impacted by the BETA D install must also be upgraded to run this version of Mentor Licensing.
The upgrade can be loaded from the install media onto your license server via the Manage Licensing
option on the main install menu. Alternatively, the licensing software can be separately downloaded
from SupportNet at http://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=releases&id=201305039&prod=C106S128-G159-P11292.
Note that this version of licensing will update the license server to use FlexNet v11.11.1.1, as well as
delivering the compatible version of the Mentor licensing daemon. It does not require regeneration of
existing licenses.
Also note that this version of licensing no longer supports RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4) platforms.

Using VX.1 BETA D and EE7.9.X on the same Windows machine


Background / Recommendations
With VX.1 BETA D, it is recommended that the software be installed into the same target directory as an
existing EE7.9.X install. By default the EE7.9.X and EEVX.1 installations will both suggest to the user to
`install the software into the C:\MentorGraphics directory on a Windows machine.
In order to run the VX.1 BETA D software on the same Windows machine as an EE7.9.X installation, the
software must be properly registered. This is especially important when switching between these
releases as they both cannot be registered at the same time. In order to facilitate swapping between the
two releases, we are delivering the MGC SDD Release Switcher which is documented below.

Installation and Configuration


During the installation of VX.1, a check will be done for any existing EE7.9.X registered installations. If
any are found, they will be automatically un-registered by the installation using the configurator clean
option. This will leave the system in a good state to enable the install to complete and properly
configure VX.1 BETA D.
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MGC SDD Release Switcher


The MGC SDD Release Switcher utility is automatically delivered with all VX.1 BETA D installations. The
MGC SDD Release Switcher enables users to easily switch the system between installed MGC PCB
software versions without having to run the configurator and/or registrator manually.
An icon for the MGC SDD Release Switcher can be found in the Mentor Graphics PCB Start Menu
folder. When you run the MGC SDD Release Switcher you will need to specify the SDD_VERSION
directory of the release(s) you want to switch from and to. The SDD_VERSION is the directory directly
below the Target installation directory that was specified in the Mentor Install Program, for example
C:\MentorGraphics\EEVX.1 or C:\MentorGraphics\7.9.XEE if the default Target was selected.

The Select Additional Releases to Unregister and Select Additional Releases to Register buttons allow you
to operate on multiple releases when supported.

NOTE: 7.9.x based releases do not support multiple versions being registered at the same time.
When switching to a 7.9.x based release any currently registered release will be automatically
unregistered.

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When selecting multiple releases to be registered, the release displayed in the Switch To Release field
will display the default release registered with Windows for file association. Double clicking on a MGC
SDD registered file will automatically open in this version of software. This feature will be useful in the
future when multiple versions of VX based software can be registered and the user wants to change his
default file association.
Once you have selected the release you want to switch from and the release you want to switch to, click
OK. A window will display allowing you to confirm the selections that have been made:

Select Yes to proceed or No to return to the selection dialog.


As releases are being unregistered and registered dialogs may request user input to ensure proper
configuration.
Once completed, the main MGC PCB Release Switcher dialog will display with the Finish button active
and checks next to the complete processes as shown below.

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CFGR_INI
When registering and configuring installs on a Windows machine it is possible and recommended to
have the MGC PCB Release Switcher read configuration settings from a standardized file for license
server locations and the WDIR (working directory) locations.
In order to do this, an environment variable called CFGR_INI can be set to point to an .ini file.
For example: CFGR_INI=C:\<MY_LOC>\configurator.ini.
This should be set in the system environment if more than one user uses the Windows machine, or can
be set in the user environment if only one user uses the Windows machine.
The contents of the configurator.ini should look something like this:
[defaults]
MGLS_LICENSE_FILE=27009@<my_server>.domain.com
WDIR_7.9.4EE=C:\WDIR\7.9.4EE
WDIR_7.9.5EE=C:\WDIR\7.9.5EE
WDIR_EEVX_1=C:\WDIR\EEVX.1
The version number after the WDIR_ corresponds to the install location of the software under the
C:\MentorGraphics\ root directory. Substitute the WDIR paths for the desired location for the WDIR.
Keep in mind that it is not recommended to share WDIR locations between any Mentor Graphics SDD
software releases.

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xDX IOPT Installation Instructions


xDX IOPT is a part of the Xpedition Enterprise flow therefore before you proceed with the installation
please make sure the Xpedition Enterprise VX.1 BETA D release is installed correctly.
xDX IOPT should be installed in the same localization as Xpedition Enterprise VX.1 BETA D. (If VX.1 BETA
D release was installed as the last one, MGC installer should remember its localization).
If during installation you are asked to overwrite any files you must agree.
IMPORTANT: Before you start using xDX IOPT
Set the following environment variable to enable IOPT in xDXD: DXD_ENABLE_IOPTIMIZER=1

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