R12 on a HTPC

Want to access your R12 installation from a client site?

No problem – pick up the R12 installation described earlier and install the hard disk in a HTPC!image

For the purpose I bought a Acer AspireRevo R3700 with the following relevant specifications:

  • Processor Intel® Atom D525 processor 1.8GHz
  • Memory 2GB DDR3 800MHz
  • Graphics NVIDIA ION graphics solution
  • Networking Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready and WLAN: 802.11b/g/n

Replace the built-in harddisk with the R12 harddisk and boot the machine.

The machine can be accessed from your network using Putty or Xming.

The only problem experienced was to fix the Realtek LAN networking.

A Linux driver is needed for the network card Realtek R8168.

Unpack the file and follow the instructions in the readme file.

Don’t forget to open port 8000 in your firewall and lock down your FND USER passwords.


Performance is good and rather improved thanks to the internal SATA connection which is much faster than using an external USB 2.0 connection.

The dual core Intel Atom D525 netbook CPU seems unimpressed with the R12 technical stack and performs well.

Running one Java client and a concurrent manager report does not stress the CPU.

The R12 system with a single user logged on tops out around 1.7Gb RAM so the built-in 2Gb RAM is plenty.

Note the hyper threading shows as additional CPU’s:


This entry was written by Kent Willumsen , posted on Saturday February 26 2011at 10:02 am , filed under R12 Installation, Technical Knowledge and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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