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Note that if your Dashboard / Measurement Service is located on CSS1, you need to alter the port number from 2280 (CSS2) to 2278 (CSS1).

Tomcat 8 / 8.5 - configuration for a single Dashboard / Measurement Service on CSS

If you are using Tomcat 8 or 8.5 to host the CAST RestAPI and CSS to host your CAST Dashboard/Measurement Services, please follow these instructions:

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  • Following any changes you make, save the context.xml file and then restart your application server so that the changes are taken into account.

Dashboard / Measurement Services located on a Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Server for Tomcat 7/8/8.5

If your target Dashboard Service is located on a Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Server, you need to:

  • Remove or re-comment the uncommented template for CSS2/Tomcat 7 from the context.xml file
  • Copy the commented template for Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle into uncommented space - ensure you chose the correct template for Tomcat 7 or Tomcat 8 / 8.5.
  • Make the same configuration changes as suggested above:
    • First change the {domainName} parameter from name="jdbc/domains/{domainName}" - CAST recommends using the name of your target Dashboard Service or Measurement Service - for example name="jdbc/domains/V80_CENTRAL_CSS2"
    • Set the URL parameter to the server on which the Dashboard Service or Measurement Service is located. Please see http://jtds.sourceforge.net/faq.html#urlFormat for more information about the Microsoft SQL Server jTDS JDBC driver URL format.
    • Set the initConnectionSqls parameter to the name of the Dashboard Service or Measurement Service {database} or {schema}

    • Ensure the username and password parameters are correct - these must provided access the to Dashboard Service or Measurement Service database or schema.
  • Following any changes you make, save the context.xml file and then restart your application server so that the changes are taken into account.

Configuring connections to multiple Dashboard / Measurement Services for Tomcat 7/8/8.5

The above information describes how to configure a connection to one single Dashboard Service or Measurement Service. It is also possible to configure connections to multiple Dashboard or Measurement Services, simply by adding in an uncommented template for each target Dashboard or Measurement Service.

You can mix Dashboard Services with Measurement Services and/or you can mix Services stored on legacy releases of CAST AIP starting 7.0.x and with the CAST RestAPI stored on Tomcat 7 or 8 / 8.5. Following any changes you make, save the context.xml file and then restart your application server so that the changes are taken into account.

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