June 4, 2017
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Attune for Quality Assured Production Fixes

Whilst Attune is great for automating large tasks like server builds, it’s especially great for quality assurance on small tasks as well. Here is a real scenario. We were tasked by a client to test some PowerOn Fusion database fixes on a pre-production environment. To do this, we created an Attune Procedure. There...
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May 29, 2017
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Fully Automated PowerOn Fusion / Advantage Upgrade

Synerty Attune has just cutover it’s 6th PowerOn Fusion production environment. In this project, Attune built the PowerOn Fusion app/dms servers from scratch, installing oracle, installing the GE software, loading the dataset and configuring it all. Building 4 servers in parallel in 2 hours. I did say fully automated. On...
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September 10, 2015
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PowerOn Fusion Config Version Control

Have you heard of Repo? Repo version controls the live configuration of a GE PowerOn Fusion DMS. Synerty developed and delivered Repo some time ago, but today we’re using it to stash away our configuration work for a new PowerOn Fusion DMS implementation. Repo will ensure we capture and track...
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June 26, 2015
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Power Leaks

While testing with PowerOn * Fusion, we discovered that the 5.1.4 version of the software is susceptible to a rather rare case of leaking memory, which can accumulate to an alarmingly large amount. While replicating the issue I was able to exceed the memory available to that client, with the EnmacClient.exe process consuming over 900MB of...
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January 11, 2015
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One Click PowerOn Fusion Refresh

WEL Networks use Synerty’s latest software to refresh their dev and laptop environments from the latest production backups with a single click. A fully automated process that does this isn’t new, but SynBUILDs approach is unique, and with a full GUI. To start the process, the user opens the SynBUILD...
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November 16, 2014
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SynTEST – Automated SCADA point validation

This week Synerty has dusted off our PowerOn Fusion automated SCADA point validation software. The software was written to automate point to point validation between a legacy SCADA system and PowerOn Fusion during replacement projects. We’ve put it to use validating the simSCADA database one of our other utilities has...
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January 15, 2014
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Apps server, Starting enmac synchronise checks

I was not aware of this, so I thought i’d post about it. When you start PowerOn Fusion on the apps server, you start it in “-recover” mode then in full mode. However, you must wait and check the log for a couple of sync messages before starting in full...
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August 26, 2013
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Leveraging the integrated.

Over the last two weeks, we’ve shifted from our set of disconnected corporate systems and embraced Atlassian’s stack of software. This is a very exciting change as it allows far greater collaboration with our clients, quality controls and peer reviews. It started with a search for a way to collaborate...
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August 26, 2013
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GE digital software summit sponsor

Thank you to all the people we met at GE’s digital software summit on the Gold Coast this year. It was a great event and thanks to GE for organising it and allowing us to be one of the sponsors. This years PowerOn Fusion customer presentations were very entertaining. My...
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May 21, 2013
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unmount enmac_mount

While upgrading to PowerON Fusion 514, one of the important changes I noticed was the removal of enmac_mount, the NFS mounting process. The enmac_mount process use to mount NFS shares to share files between servers. Sharing files is good, since it’s a required part of the way transactions work, but...
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