Management Servers

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Introduction

Management Servers manage the interactions between System Frontier and other computers on the network. For instance, Custom Tools run from the management servers. You configure the aspects of a management server on the Management Servers page.

The Management Servers Page

When you select Settings > Management Servers, you’ll be taken to the New Management Server page where you can add a new Management Server or edit existing ones.

The Management Servers page.

Hostname

Hostname specifies the name of the Management Server.

Port

This is the port number on which the Web Server communicates with the Management Server. It should not be changed from 48500.

If the port number is changed here, it will also have to be changed on the management server. That is accomplished via the settings in the Authorization.xml file on the management server located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Noxigen\System Frontier Management Service\Authorization.xml

Certificate name

If you want to use certificate authentication, within the Certificate name field enter the CN name. This allows you to use a Management Server that is behind a firewall or in an untrusted domain.

Enter the name of the certificate in the Certificate name field.

The actual certificate must exist on the Management Server as well as on all of the System Frontier Web Servers. It must match on both sides and the Web Server IP address must be trusted by the Management Server.

Trusted

Selecting this option means that this Management Server is trusted for file replication and file verification within the Custom Tools folder (C:\ProgramData\Noxigen\CustomTools). If Trusted is enabled, a Sync button will appear for the Management Server under the Sync column.

Sync

Synchronizing allows you to push Custom Tool files from a Trusted Management Server to other Trusted Management Servers, non-Trusted Management Servers, Management Servers in untrusted domains, or Management Servers at a customer site.

Any file changes made on other Management Servers will be overwritten when synchronized from a Trusted Management Server. All files located in a Custom Tool folder are copied over (sync’d).

In addition, an attempt to run a Custom Tool on a Management Server that has had a Custom Tool script file changed locally will not be successful if the file hash does not match that of the same Custom Tool script file on the Trusted Management Server. To avoid this, use the Synch button on the Management Server page to ensure file hashes (and thus files) match between the Trusted Management Server and other Management Servers.

If a Management Server is new or has been disabled for a while, then you should use the Update file hash button (located at the bottom of the Settings > Site page) when you add or enable the server.

At least one Trusted Management Server must be enabled and online for any of the synchronization to work.

The file hash is visible underneath the script file name on the Custom Tool edit page. This is a SHA 256 file hash. File hashes are automatically updated when a tool is created or changed (via the UI).
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