Note: A default EASA installation includes a Local Compute Server and, if Excel is installed on a Windows installation, a Local Excel Server. Thus it is possible to complete the EASA authoring tutorials before configuring compute servers for your environment.
As explained at EASA System Components, an important component of the EASA system is a Compute Server, accessible via communications with the EASA Server. A Compute Server must be configured and tested to link with the EASA Server.
Overall, the main job of a Compute Server is to run software applications. There are two main goals to configure a Compute Server:
The steps below will accomplish this:
Note: A firewall service running on the Compute Server or anywhere between the Compute Server and EASA Server may prevent connection to the necessary ports.
The steps below describe how to configure a Compute Server in the EASA system. Several examples of adding and configuring Compute Servers are provided at the Examples of Adding Compute and Excel Servers page.