How to force a specific Host TCPIP Address during the installation of CA Vantage WebUi so that the Host IP address directly linked to the Host ID is not used.

Document ID : KB000010484
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

You can access the Web Client from any computer with an IP connection to the server where the client resides. You can connect to CA Vantage hosts through the Web Client only from a computer with IP access to those hosts.

Background:

The CA Vantage Web Client is installed to connect to CA Vantage host through a Web browser. You can access the Web Client from any computer with an IP connection to the server where the client resides. You can connect to CA Vantage hosts through the Web Client only from a computer with IP access to those hosts.

 

During the installation of CA Vantage Web Client, it is not possible, by default, to customize the Host IP Address and the one directly linked to the Host ID configuration is used by the product.

Anyway, there are situations where customers would like to force vendors’ products to use specific Host IP Addresses that could better identify the connection with the Host.

 

How to force a specific Host IP Address during the installation of CA Vantage Web Client?

 

 

Environment:
CA Vantage 14.0 ? CA Vantage WEB Client 14.0
Instructions:

To force a specific Host IP Address during the CA Vantage WEB Client installation, it is maybe possible to install WEB Ui to another tomcat (this is supported by installer), which would be by customer defined to use the IP Address which they wanted.  

Below an URL link that can show how to customize the IP address:


http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18617/how-do-you-configure-tomcat-to-bind-to-a-single-ip-address-localhost-instead-o 

 

1.    Edit tomcat/conf/server.xml.

 

2.    Specify a bind address for that connector:

<Connector

    port="8080"

    protocol="HTTP/1.1"

    address="127.0.0.1"        ------- to customize ----------

    connectionTimeout="20000"

    redirectPort="8443"

  />

 

It is necessary to operate with Apache Tomcat Version 8 or higher, as reported in the CA Vantage WEB Client 14.0 Installation Guide - Section ‘Software Requirements’.

 

This is not officially documented but worked for all the customers that asked for this feature.