When selected, the CAST Management Studio Database Connection Manager will be displayed offering you the option to connect to a CAST Management Service schema:
- if CAST AIP 8.x exists on the server and if a cast-ms.connectionProfiles.pmx exists in %APPDATA%\CAST\CAST\<version>, then the profiles available in this connection profiles will be copied to
you have never used CAST Architecture Checker before. Some profiles may already be listed in the dialog copied over from CAST AIP during the installation (see CAST Architecture Checker - Installation process)
otherwise, the dialog will be empty:
Otherwise, a list of connection profiles will be displayed:
These connection profiles are stored on the local machine in the following location in a file called cast-ms.connectionProfiles.pmx:
|Connection profile list|
If you do not see the profile you require in the Connection Manager, you can use the Quick Connection button to configure a "temporary" connection. Clicking this will display the Connection dialog box - see below for an explanation of the available fields:
Use this button to add a new connection profile. A dialog box will be displayed enabling you to define the connection parameters for your CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance:
|Remove||Use this button to remove a selected profile.|
Attempts to connect to the Management Service schema defined in the selected profile. If successful you will be prompted to select the application you want to check using Architecture Checker:
Select the application and click OK. At this point, what happens depends on the current scenario - this is explained in more detail in Working online.
If you do not see the profile you require in the Connection Manager, you can use the Quick Connection button to configure a "temporary" connection:
A tab for each supported connection type is available - see below for more information about each tab and how to configure a connection.