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Administrator's Guide to EASA

The EASA system is a powerful and flexible platform for running business applications and publishing results over a network to others within an organization. Customers have diverse needs and so EASA was designed to be easily customized.

The default installation and default configuration of the EASA Server simply works 'out-of-the-box' and should be the starting point for a new Author or Administrator.

Getting Started

To install and configure a new EASA system a new Author or Administrator should complete the steps outlined in:

To insure the installation was successful follow the steps outlined in:

The EASA system will now be active and available for the Authoring Tutorials.

Other more advanced administrative tasks are outlined below.

EASA System Components

EASA is a client-server system in which users access the EASA environment located on a server class computer via web browsers on their desktop. Since one of the main functions of EASA is to run underlying software applications within EASA applications (called EASAPs), the EASA system will submit computing processes to existing computers within your organization. In an EASA system these machines are known as Compute Servers.

Installation of EASA

Configuration of EASA

Tasks that an EASA administrator will perform to configure the EASA System as needed after EASA has been installed are introduced and described in detail below.

System Administration of EASA

Listed below are pages describing tasks in detail that an EASA administrator will perform to monitor and maintain the EASA System. These tasks can be categorized into the following areas:

Running EASA as a Service

The procedure for running the EASA server software as a service on both Windows and Linux computers are described in the pages listed below. The main benefit of running EASA as a service is the removal of the need to be logged on to the EASA Server in order for EASA to function properly.

The procedure for configuring EASA to run as a service involves the following steps:

Details on how to stop, restart and remove the EASA service are also provided.

Advanced Configuration of EASA

Listed below are pages covering aspects of EASA Installation and Configuration options that go beyond the default installation. Instructions for advanced aspects including custom Data folder locations, standalone Web Browser Client servers and MySQL database installations will be provided.

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