Using Configuration View To Set Up Native DTLinks and DTContainers

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Last Modified Date : 07/03/2018
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Introduction:
As of ITCM/ITCA (CA Client Automation) version 12.9 and above; you can now set up DT links and DT containers natively in DSM Explorer, where previously you were required to set up CCS (CA Common Services) and Worldview with DTS (Data Transport Service) Business Process View (DTSBPV).
Environment:
Any system running DSM Explorer can perform this activity.
Instructions:

HOW TO USE CONFIGURATION VIEW ‘DTS HOP NODE CONFIGURATION’ TO SET UP ONE OR MORE DTS LINKS AND/OR CONTAINERS FOR CA CLIENT MANAGER/CLIENT AUTOMATION

 

Scenario: Create DT Link between two DT containers using DSM Explorer and Computer Groups

Overview of the process:

  1. Create or identify the following computer groups:
    • ‘All Scalability Servers’ – contain all SS machines + Domain Manager
    • ‘All Low Bandwidth systems’ – Contain all systems with similar low bandwidth connections
  2. Create and/or link custom Queries to populate these groups (Optional)
  3. Create or Identify, one Custom Configuration Policy to work with
  4. Leverage the ‘DTS HOP NODE CONFIGURATION’ configuration view to configure the DT link / container(s) desired.
  5. Seal and apply the custom Configuration Policy to the Domain or Enterprise Manager
 
    Additional Information:
    1. Create 2 computer groups called ‘All Scalability Servers’ and ‘DTS LOW BANDWIDTH’ as needed if either/both do not already exist.                                                  User-added imageUser-added image
    2. Go to the query tab and either select or use the ‘…’ button to create a new query if desired*User-added image
    *How to *create a query is not covered here.
    1. Click ‘OK’ to close the window when done. The group(s) will now appear in DSM Explorer.
    2. Next create or unseal a custom configuration policy to implement the DTS configuration with by browsing to Control Panel->Configuration->Configuration Policy and right-clicking to create a new policy (if needed).
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    Provide custom name and click ‘OK’
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    Policy will now be visible and unsealed in DSM Explorer. Leave it that way.
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    1. Now browse to Control Panel->Configuration->Configuration Views and right-click on ‘DTS Hop Node Configuration’. Select ‘Open View’.
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    1. In the next window, select your unsealed custom configuration policy and click ‘OK’
    2. The new window that appears will have two tabs: ‘Hop Node Links’ and ‘Containers’. In this scenario we will use both tabs, starting with ‘Containers’.
    3. We want to define two containers which will be ‘DT Containers’ using old Worldview terminology; one for all Scalability Servers and one for all Low Bandwidth DTS machines as defined in the groups above.
    4. To accomplish this, we click ‘ADD’, provide a Container Name and then specify the EXACT name of the computer group relevant to that container.
    5. First we Specify ‘ScalabilityServers’ for ‘Container Name’ and the Group Name ‘All Scalability Servers’ created/identified above. This match much be exact.
    6. We will not specify any special settings on that container.
    7. Now we click ‘ADD’ again and this time specify ‘LowBandwidth’ for container name and the computer group name ‘DTS LOW BANDWIDTH’. On this container we will set DTS defaults that will be used for any DTS transfer to these machines. Please note that Maximum Parcel Size is in BYTES. For demonstration Purposes we specify 4096. We will also specify a Throttle of 5 indicating a 5/20 of a second pause between parcel sends.
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    1. Without clicking anything else we will now go to the ‘Hop Node Links’ tab.
    2. Since we have defined containers already, you can simply use the pull-down menus for ‘Source:’ and ‘Destination:’ to select ‘ScalabilityServers’ and ‘LowBandwidth’ respectively.
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    1. In this case we have specified a Maximum Parcel Size of 2048 so that any transfers specifically from a Scalability Server to a Low Bandwidth machine will use that parcel size rather than the DT container custom parcel size of 4096 which would otherwise be used.
    2. Now click ‘OK’ to close the window*
    *NOTE: The ‘Check’ button does not appear to serve any purpose at this time.
    1. Once back in the DSM Explorer, browse to your Custom Configuration Policy, right-click on it and select ‘Seal’.
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    1. To complete the process, right-click on the sealed policy, select ‘Copy’ and then Browse to your Domain or Enterprise Manager in DSM Explorer, right-click on the machine and select ‘Paste’ and then ‘Configuration Policies…’
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    1. In the ‘Schedule Policies’ window that will appear, check the box for ‘Apply Policies at Next Possible Occurrence’ and then click ‘OK’
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    1. Now you are done.
    2. More information on this functionality and terms used can be found here: