Measurement Service editor
This section provides a detailed description of the Measurement Service editor. This editor provides a means for you to configure a Measurement Service installed on your Database server.
- A Measurement Service is used to aggregate snapshot data generated from all Dashboard Services associated with a chosen Management Service. This data is then used for presentation in the CAST Health Dashboard which is configured to connect directly to the Measurement Service.
- Measurement Services are ONLY supported on Management Services installed on a parent CAST Storage Service Database server
- Measurement Services are automatically defined using the Discover option following the addition of a database server
- The user name and password used to access the Measurement Service will be the same as used in the parent Database server. Please see CAST Management Studio - Rights for more information about how server access rights and permissions are handled in the CAST Management Studio.
Main field headings
This table lists the field headings that are always visible:
|-||Name||Displays the name of your service. |
Because the service has been "discovered" either:
...the name will be identical to the name of the corresponding database on your Database server.
It is NOT possible to modify the name of a service.
The General tab displays various options for your Measurement Service:
|-||Version||Displays the version of your Measurement Service as installed in CAST Server Manager. This field is read-only.|
|Service Unique ID||The Service Unique ID refers to the unique ID of your Measurement Service as registered in the Management Service (MNGT database). |
This ID is determined automatically by the CAST Management Studio when you use the Discover option on a Database Server in the Services view (or when you first connect to the CAST Management Studio following a combined installation of all CAST database services).
Please let the CAST Management Studio manage this ID - as such, you should only modify this ID if requested to do so by CAST Support.
|Test connection||Use this option to test the connection to the server hosting the service as defined in the Database server editor. |
If the Credentials option is activated, then the Test connection option will use the User and Password defined in the relevant fields in this editor to test the connection to the server hosting the service.
|Active for the current Management Service||This option defines whether the current Measurement Service is active for the current Management Service (MNGT database). When the Measurement Service is active, it is the target for any snapshot data that is generated in any Application associated with the parent Management Service (MNGT database), when you chose to upload snapshot data to the Measurement Service. |
You can choose to upload snapshot data when you generate a Snapshot of an Application, or you can upload data from all snapshots that have been generated for an Application (see the Upload snapshots to Measurement Service in the Execute tab).
When snapshot data is uploaded to the Measurement Service, users of the CAST Health Dashboard will be able to view top level data from that snapshot.
When is this option made "active"?
What happens if you activate an additional Measurement Service?
It is possible to install an additional Measurement Service, however, only one Measurement Service can be activated for the parent Management Service at any one time. As such, if you try to activate an additional Measurement Service when you already have a Measurement Service active for the parent Management Service, then you will be prompted as follows:
The Notes tab is simply an area that you can use to make notes or remarks about the selected item.
The following buttons are available in the view:
|Minimize > Minimize the entire window|
|Maximize > Maximize the entire window|
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