CAST Transaction Configuration Center - Connection


The CAST Transaction Configuration Center requires that a connection is made to one CAST "Management" database (MNGT) on the host server - in the same way as the CAST Management Studio.

Connections can be made:

Establishing connections

Connections are established using the CAST Management Studio Database Connection Manager, which will offer you the option to connect with one of your existing CAST Management Studio connection profiles (the connection profiles displayed in this dialog box are stored locally on your machine):

Once you have chosen the required connection profile, click the Connect button to establish a connection with your database server. If for any reason a connection cannot be established, an error message will be displayed - this should provide enough information to help you debug the problem:

If the connection is successful, the left-hand panel should display your set of Applications (i.e. the various Systems and Applications) as defined in the CAST Management Studio:

In addition, the connection profile name is always displayed in the main window title:

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Quick Connection

If you do not see the profile you require in the CAST Management Studio Database Connection Manager, you can use the Quick Connection button to configure a connection. Clicking this will display the Connection dialog box:

A tab for each supported connection type is available - see below for more information about each tab and how to configure a connection.

CSS (CAST Storage Service)

To connect to a Management database hosted on a CAST Storage Service, fill in the following information.

Server address Enter the host name of the server on which the CAST Storage Service is installed. You can also enter an IP address if required.

If this field is left blank, then the CAST Transaction Configuration Center will use the value localhost by default (which assumes the host server is installed on the same physical machine).

Port Enter the port number on which the CAST Storage Service is listening for incoming connections - during the installation of the CAST Storage Service 2, the port number is set by default to 2280. Please enter the correct port number - if this is omitted, the port number 2278 will be used, which may not be correct.
Database Enter the database name used by your CAST Storage Service.

The parent database name in a CAST Storage Service environment is set by default to postgres and it is not possible to change this during the installation process. As such, there is no need to enter postgres in this field: when left blank, the CAST Transaction Configuration Center will use postgres by default.

User name Enter the user name that you will use to connect to the CAST Management database on your host server. The pre-defined CAST Storage Service user operator must be used here (note that the User name is case sensitive). See Access Rights for more information about required user rights.
Password Enter the password that corresponds to your operator user.
Schema (management base) Enter the name of the target Management database (<prefix>_mngt). This is defined during the CAST installation process.

Oracle

To connect to a Management database hosted on an Oracle server, fill in the following information.

Server address Enter the host name of the server on which the Oracle server is installed. You can also enter an IP address if required.

If this field is left blank, then the CAST Transaction Configuration Center will use the value localhost by default (which assumes the host server is installed on the same physical machine).

Port Enter the port number on which the Oracle server is listening for incoming connections.

During the installation of the Oracle server, the port number is set by default to 1521 and unless you have explicitly changed this during the installation process, then there is no need to enter a number in this field: when left blank, the CAST Transaction Configuration Center will use port number 1521 by default.

Service/SID Choose the appropriate database server access mode type for your Oracle server (SID or Service). Then enter either the Service name or the SID value in the field below.

The CAST Transaction Configuration Center use the value ORCL by default for the Service name - as such, if your Oracle server Service name is ORCL, you can leave this field blank (ensuring that Service is selected).

Note that there is no default value for the SID.

User name Enter the user name that you will use to connect to the CAST Management database on your host server. See Access Rights for more information about required user rights (note that the User name is case sensitive).
Password Enter the password that corresponds to your User name
Schema (management base) Enter the name of the target Management database (<prefix>_mngt). This is defined during the CAST installation process.

SQL Server

To connect to a Management database hosted on an a Microsoft SQL Server, fill in the following information.

Server address Enter the host name of the server on which the Microsoft SQL Server is installed. You can also enter an IP address if required.

If this field is left blank, then the CAST Transaction Configuration Center will use the value localhost by default (which assumes the host server is installed on the same physical machine).

Port/Instance Choose the appropriate database server access mode type for your Microsoft SQL Server (Port or Instance). Then enter either the Port number or the Instance name in the field below.

During the installation of the Microsoft SQL Server, the port number is set by default to 1433 and unless you have explicitly changed this during the installation process, then there is no need to enter a number in this field: when left blank, the CAST Transaction Configuration Center will use port number 1433 by default (when Port is selected)

Note that there is no default value for the Instance.

User name Enter the user name that you will use to connect to the CAST Management database on your host server. See Access Rights for more information about required user rights (note that the User name is case sensitive).
Password Enter the password that corresponds to your User name
Schema (management base) Enter the name of the target Management database (<prefix>_mngt). This is defined during the CAST installation process.
See Also

Access Rights


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