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This article is intended for PSIcapture Administrators.
The Service Manager a pop-out application designed to inform the PSIcapture Administrator of key configuration elements Station Mode (how the machine operates within the network), Service Status, Bindings, and Database connections. Explore the sections below to gain a deeper understanding of these key configuration elements and how they can affect your installation.
There are two main ways to open the Service Manager. The first is from the Capture Server tab of the Configuration root menu of PSIcapture, as seen in the screenshot below:
The second is to go to the Utilities Tab > Service Manager or by typing Service Manager into your Windows Start menu.
Table of Contents
Click Open Service Manager to open the Service Manager window. In this section the user will define which Capture Station Operating Mode to operate in. By default, PSIcapture runs in Stand Alone Station Operating Mode. If batches and batch information is to be shared the user will want to set it to either Capture Server or Network Station. Selecting Capture Server for one of the stations in an environment will enable the Security Module and its Icon on the main splash screen.
The Capture Services service handles licensing, auto-import, security and batch management. The service is installed on the main Capture Server machine. If Network Stations are used, they too will have their own copy of the service.
NOTE: When selecting Network Station the user must fill in the name or IP Address of the Capture Server. These stations communicate via port 47232 by default and must NOT be blocked by a firewall. When operating in Stand Alone mode the batches are displayed in the Select Batch screens or the Batch Manager under the Local tab only. When operating as a Capture Server or Network Station both Local and Shared tabs are available. The batches are displayed in the Select Batch screens or the Batch Manager under the tab which was configured for that Capture Profile.
The Capture Server handles all directory monitoring and queuing activities. When a queued file set is imported, the Capture Server will either process the batch itself or pass it to a Capture workstation for processing. The communication for farming out batches to other Network Stations is done via port 47233.
Status displays the current version and status of each process within the PSIcapture service.
The bindings tab allows users to custom configure the IP addresses and Port used by PSIcapture to communicate with other PSIcapture stations. Generally the default settings are sufficient and will only need to be modified on select specialized networks.
Service Port: By default this is 47232 and is used to connect Network Stations to the Capture Server.
Publishing Port: By default this is 47233 and is used to distribute batches to Network Stations from the Capture Server.
PSIcapture stores Configuration and batch information in Microsoft SQL Server-based databases as described below:
Configuration Database: By default, configuration information is stored locally as a SQL Server Express 2012 (LocalDB) database in the PSIGEN ProgramData directory. If multiple workstations are used, the configuration information is stored centrally on the Capture Server and is synched to each Network Station via the Capture Services service. The client can choose to migrate this database to a central SQL Server instead of using LocalDB.
Batch Manager Database: By default, batch statistics are stored locally as a SQL Server Express 2012 (LocalDB) database in the PSIGEN ProgramData directory. If multiple workstations are used, batch information is stored centrally on the Capture Server and is synched to each Network Station via the Capture Services service. The client can choose to migrate this database to a central SQL Server instead of using LocalDB.
Individual Batch Databases: When a batch is created, the batch contains its own local batch database in SQL Compact Edition 4.0 format. It contains statistics for its associated batch, and is stored locally in the batch’s storage area.
If the configuration and batch information needs to be stored somewhere else simply check which database to change and enter the connection (i.e. Server=JESSPC;Database=test;User Id=george;Password=open;).
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