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Compute Server Configuration Tool

EASA provides the Compute Server Configuration Tool, which is located at: EASA > Administrator > Configure > Compute Servers

Click on the 'compute server configuration' link on the above page to start the Compute Server Configuration Tool. An application window should appear like the one shown below.

Toolbars

Two toolbars are provided in the 'Compute Server Configuration Tool' near the top of the window. These toolbars provide you with buttons that perform most of the object manipulations that you will need to configure Compute Servers. A description of each button is provided in the table below.

Additional buttons will appear to the right of either the 'Sibling Objects' marker or the 'Child Objects' marker depending on the object selected in the tree. These dependent buttons are used for adding child objects (i.e. a level lower on the Tree) or sibling objects (ie. at the same level). The icons for these buttons will be provided in tables found in the following sections.

Toolbar buttons for Compute Server Configuration Tool
Icon Name Function
Save ConfigurationSaves current compute server configuration.
UndoUndo last action. Multiple undo’s allowed.
RedoRedo last action. Multiple redo’s allowed.
RefreshRefresh Tree and re-read files
FindFind specified text in object names and parameter values [CTRL-f]
Check for ErrorsChecks configuration for errors
DeleteDelete the selected object from the tree. [DELETE]
CopyCopy the selected object on the tree. [CTRL-c]
CutCut the selected object from the tree. [CTRL-x]
Paste as ChildPaste a copied or cut object as a child to the selected object below it on the Tree. [CTRL-v]
Paste as SiblingPaste a copied or cut object as a sibling to the selected object below it on the Tree. [CTRL-b]
Export ObjectSave selected object and its child objects to a file.
Import ObjectImport an object from a file.
Sibling ObjectsActivate all sibling objects that can be added.
Child ObjectsActivate all child objects that can be added.

Objects

The Compute Server Configuration Tool uses a hierarchical tree, known as the Configuration Tree, in its graphical user interface (GUI). The Configuration Tree has six main branches:

  1. SERVER PROCESSING LIST
  2. SOFTWARE LIST
  3. ENVIRONMENT LIST
  4. LICENSING
  5. EXCEL SERVER TYPES (optional child to the top CONFIGURE object)
  6. COMPUTE SERVER LIST

Items on the various branches of the Tree are called 'objects'. Objects contain parameters that determine the functionality and behavior of the object. To add and configure new Compute Servers, we modify the Configuration Tree.

We:

  • Edit the parameters of existing objects
  • Add new objects and set the object parameters
  • Delete irrelevant objects

List of Objects

EXCEL SERVER TYPES

EXCEL SERVER TYPES
EXCEL SERVER TYPES A label for a group of Excel Servers designated for a specific task.

SERVER PROCESSING LIST

SERVER PROCESSING LIST
CUSTOM SERVER PROCESSING Configure Compute Servers using communication approaches not covered under DEFAULT SERVER PROCESSING.
CUSTOM PROCESSING Execute custom written Java code.
EXCEL SERVER PROCESSING Define all preset functionality to properly communicate with Excel Server service.
SERVER PROCESSING Specify system commands to manipulate the file system and execute commands on the Compute Server.
SSH SERVER PROCESSING Define all preset functionality to properly communicate with SSH server.
WEB SERVICE SERVER PROCESSING Define all preset functionality to properly communicate with Compute Server service.
DEFAULT SERVER PROCESSING Default objects set up within the EASA software
web service windows
web service linux
windows 2000 to windows
windows nt to windows
easa server
easa server nt
easa server linux
easa server linux (fedora)
windows to unix csh
linux to linux
default excel server processing

SOFTWARE LIST

SOFTWARE LIST
DEMO Default Software object
SOFTWARE Define a software component for EASA.
USE LICENSE Supply licenses used by the software components.

ENIVORONMENT LIST

ENVIRONMENT LIST
ENVIRONMENT Define a group of environment variables.
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE Define Environment Variables

LICENSING

LICENSING
LICENSE TYPE LIST A container for LICENSE TYPE objects
licenses for easa only The default license
LICENSE TYPE Define a type of license
LICENSE LIST Contains LICENSE child objects
LICENSE Represent the different software licenses to be managed by EASA

COMPUTE SERVER LIST

COMPUTE SERVER LIST
COMPUTE SERVER Specify a computer to be used as Compute Server
EXCEL SERVER Specify a computer to be used as Excel Server
LOCAL COMPUTE SERVER Specify a Compute Server to be hosted on the EASA Server
LOCAL EXCEL SERVER Define an Excel Server to be hosted on the EASA Server