Accessing the Nodes panel
Login with a user account that already has the Admin role and switch to the Admin Center:
Now move to the Nodes panel:
An Node is a server/instance on which AIP Core has been installed together with the Node package (see AIP Node package - back-end installation). The node is then registered in Console and used for analysis purposes. The Nodes section:
- lists all Nodes that have been configured for use in Console (each line represents a Node). Note that in ≥ 2.x, Nodes that are powered off (after having been registered) will not be visible.
- provides a means to view the status of your Nodes and their associated CAST Storage Services/PostgreSQL instances.
In 1.x, it is also possible to do the following (this is not possible in ≥ 2.x because Nodes are stateless):
- add new Nodes
- edit existing Nodes
- disable/enable Nodes
- delete existing Nodes
|Name of the registered Node (may include the port number). This name is determined automatically and consists of the server host name and the (random) port that the Node service is running on.|
|URL of the registered Node.|
Shows the status of the disk storage on the Node. Rolling the mouse pointer over the icon will display the amount of free disk space in GB.
Shows the status of all CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instances (whether it is "up" Administration Center - Settings - CSS and Measurement settings). Rolling the mouse pointer over the icon will display the host name and port number of the instance.or "down" (unreachable)) configured in Console (see
Use this option to expand the selected node and view the AIP Core release running in the node and other technical specifications of the node itself:
- Node instances are registered automatically when they are installed, so there is no need to add them manually (and which is why there are no add or edit buttons).
- Where multiple Node instances are configured, Console will automatically operate in load-balancing mode where the least used Node instance is selected from the pool of Node instances to perform the next job (analysis/snapshot etc.). By default, if multiple Node instances are available, Console will choose the Node instance running the most recent release of AIP Core.
Click to add a new Node:
Name of the Node as defined when it was added. Note that Nodes listed:
|AIP Core release|
Displays the release of AIP Core installed on the Node:
|Host||URL of the node as defined when it was added.|
Shows the status of the associated CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance - whether it is "up"or "down" (unreachable).
Use this option to edit an existing Node:
Choose to either enable or disable the selected Node:
Click to delete the Node. Doing so will remove the Node from Console.
Deleting the Node does not delete any Applications, Domains or schemas associated with the deleted Node, however all references to these will be removed from Console. If you re-add a deleted Node (providing no changes have been made on the Node itself or in the CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance), then all Applications, Domains and schemas associated with the Node will be visible once again and can be used without further configuration.
Use this option to expand the selected node and view the status of the associated CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance and the technical specifications of the node itself:
This information may take a few minutes to populate after adding a new Node.
Declaring a new Node in Console when the embedded Dashboards have already been configured requires that you save the Dashboard Integration settings to ensure any snapshots generated with the Node before it was declared are made available in the dashboards.