A default EASA installation includes a local Compute Server and for a Windows installation with 'MS Excel Support', a local Excel Server.
Thus, by default it is possible to complete the Authoring tutorials, or create-test-publish a 'proof of concept' before configuring any additional compute servers.
This default single machine system will have the full capabilities of a distributed system, though it may lack capacity.
In cases where the number of users exceeds the capacity of the single machine installation, or where processing is to be done on a remote machine with a shared resource (such as MATLAB), a remote Compute Server must be installed and configured.
Configuration involves two tasks:
The steps below will accomplish this:
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 following articles provide more information: