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Administrator's Guide to EASA

The EASA system is a powerful and flexible platform to run business applications and publish 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 the default configuration is the starting point for a new Author or Administrator. The EASA Server simply works 'out-of-the-box'

Getting Started

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

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

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 an EASA application (called an EASAP), the EASA system will submit one or more computing processes to existing computers within an organization. In an EASA system, these machines are known as Compute Servers.

EASA Installation

This section provides instructions for installing the EASA software on the EASA Server as well as other installation-related tasks.

EASA Configuration

Tasks that an EASA Administrator will perform to configure the EASA System as needed after installing EASA are introduced and described in detail below.

EASA System Administration

Listed below are pages describing tasks in detail that an EASA Administrator will perform to monitor and maintain the EASA System. These tasks fall into the following categories:

Run EASA as a Service

Described below is the procedure for running the EASA server software as a service on both Windows and Linux computers. Running EASA as a service removes the need to log on and manually start the EASA Server.

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.

EASA Advanced Configuration