Summary: describes how to deploy and configure CAST Dashboards embedded in the AIP Console package.

Introduction

The CAST dashboards (CAST Engineering Dashboard and CAST Health Dashboard) that are provided in the AIP Console install can be linked directly to the AIP Console, so that analysis/snapshot result data can be made immediately available to end users. In addition, icons will be available in the AIP Console to provide one-click access to the dashboards - no login will be required either:

Please ensure you are familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of using embedded dashboards as described in Install CAST Dashboards - new customers.

Technical information

Dashboards provided with AIP Console

The dashboards are provided in the AIP Console installation as follows:

ReleaseInstall modeInstall instructionsDetailsRequirements

AIP Console ≥ 2.x

Enterprise mode via Docker/Docker DesktopEmbedded dashboards are provided as Docker containers and all configuration is automatic. No manual changes are required.-
Enterprise mode via Java JAR installers

Embedded dashboards are provided as a special CAST RESTAPI. This CAST RESTAPI will act as an intermediary between the AIP Console/Dashboards and the CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance(s) where the data is stored:

The CAST RESTAPI is provided in the installation media (alongside the other AIP Console installation media file) and is partly pre-configured for use with AIP Console:

  • When using AIP Console ≥ 2.3 a Java JAR installer (cast-integrated-health-engineering-dashboard-for-console-<version>-installer.jar) is provided - this does NOT require a web application host such as Apache Tomcat
  • When using AIP Console 1.25 - 2.2 a ZIP file (cast-integrated-health-engineering-dashboard.zip) is provided - this does NOT require a web application host such as Apache Tomcat
  • When using AIP Console  1.24 a WAR file (CAST-RESTAPI-integrated.war) is provided which must be deployed on a compliant web application host such as Apache Tomcat.
When using AIP Console ≥ 1.25:
  • an UNRESTRICTED license key is required
  • Java JRE 8 is required


Requirements are identical to the standalone CAST Dashboards. See Standalone dashboard - installation requirements.
Standalone mode via Java JAR installer2.x - Standalone mode - Installation of AIP Console front-end in standalone mode
AIP Console 1.xStandard mode

Single Sign On

The configuration process effectively creates an SSO (Single Sign On) between the AIP Console and the Engineering and Health Dashboards, therefore when logged into the AIP Console, a user can click through to either of the dashboards and no login prompt will be shown. Users are logged into the dashboards with their AIP Console user, therefore the same user rights apply in the dashboards: