Before creating any applications, you should ensure that you configure your CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instances that will be used for your analysis/snapshot schema storage and for your Measurement schema. To do so, switch to the Admin Center:
It is possible to use this database connection for your analysis/snapshot schema storage needs, however, CAST strongly recommends that you deploy additional standalone CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instances that are dedicated to analysis/snapshot schema storage only.
|Host||The host name of your target CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance, e.g. a host name or IP address.|
|Port||The port which your target CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance is running on.|
|Username||The login credentials for your target CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance. For example operator/CastAIP for a CAST Storage Service in default configuration.|
|Database name||The PostgreSQL database used to store your schemas. For a CAST Storage Service in default configuration, this will be postgres (this will be prefilled) but if your target instance uses a different database name, please modify it as appropriate.|
|Use SSL||Tick this option if your target CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance is running in SSL encrypted mode. See SSL encrypted mode configuration for CAST Storage Service and PostgreSQL.|
When you have added your additional CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance(s), you now need to decide which storage requirements you will enable:
Analysis/Snapshot storage requirements
|Onboarding workflow with Fast Scan|
|Legacy workflow (without Fast Scan)|
The Measurement schema is required for consolidating snapshot data from all Nodes for display in the CAST Health Dashboard. Only one Measurement schema is required for all Nodes and this schema will be used by the CAST Health Dashboard exclusively. CAST recommends that you always deploy 1 x CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL (on a dedicated Windows (CAST Storage Service) or Linux (PostgreSQL) server) only for the MEASUREMENT schema.
If you need to add a new instance, use
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