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Cloud Services Configuration Client

At any point after installation you can configure the Cloud Server using the Configuration Client application; the installer will create a Cloud Services Configuration Client shortcut on the desktop (this name might vary slightly depending on which of the Cloud Service Products you installed).

By default the Configuration Client executable is accessible from the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparx Systems\Cloud Services\Client' folder.

The Configuration Client can be used from any machine on your local network; however, communications between it and the Cloud Service are not secure, so it should not be used from outside a secure network.

The Configuration Client is used to configure various settings related to the Cloud Service and the repositories it connects to. When the application first starts, a prompt displays to log into a Cloud Service (see the Logon Screen topic for details). Once you have logged in, the main screen displays.

The Main Screen

This screen shows a list of all defined database managers and the details of the connected Cloud Service.  It is also the entry point for all management functions; that is, new database connections can be created, existing ones edited and old ones removed.

Sparx Systems Cloud Services support connections to these DBMS products:

  • Firebird
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL

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Description

See also

Database Managers

This panel lists the defined repositories that the Cloud Service managers. Each database manager definition contains the details of one database connection and a number of other properties that control how the database connection will be managed.  The most important of these properties are displayed as columns in this list:

Columns

Database Manager -  the database connection string of the repository

Alias - a unique name that identifies the repository.  On Enterprise Architect's 'Cloud Connection' screen this is the value entered into the 'Model Name' field.  An alias can be assigned when a database manager is defined, if this field is left blank the Cloud Service will determine its value.

Connections -  the number of active user connections and the maximum number of connections possible.  Note: typically the number of active user connections is zero, since they are only considered 'active' while a request is being processed, as soon as the data is returned to the client the connection is set to inactive.  The number of connections is only refreshed when either the Refresh button is pressed or a change is made to a database manager's definition.

Enabled - a flag to indicate if the database manager accepts requests from clients

R/O - a flag to indicate if the database manager has been configured as Read-Only

SSL - a flag to indicate if the database manager has been configured to only allow secure connections

Pro - a flag to indicates if 'Pro features' has been enabled for the repository, this is controlled by the 'Enable Pro Features (OSLC, WebEA and Integration)' option on the Configure Database Manager screen.

Ports

This panel allows you to view and configure Ports which the Cloud Service will use for accessing Models.

Port Configuration

Integration

Only available when using the Pro Cloud Server. This panel allows you to configure Cloud Models to use Integration Plugins.

Integration Plugins

Server Properties

The properties on the right hand side specify the details of the connected Cloud Service

Main Properties

Server name - the server name hosting the currently connected Cloud Service

Configuration port - the port the Cloud Client is using for communication with the Cloud Service

Protocol version - an internal version number that identifies the message version level the current cloud service supports

Edition - the edition of the Cloud Service

Expiry - the expiry date for the current license

The Edition and Expiry apply to Pro Cloud licenses. If no license has been added, or the license is invalid, or it has expired, then the Edition will display 'Free' and the Expiry 'Never'

Extended Properties

Click on this button to display the screen that shows all extended properties for the connected Cloud Server.  A number of these extended properties can also be modified.

Extended Server Properties

Licensing

Only available when using a Pro Cloud Client. This button allows you to enter the license for the Pro Cloud Server.

License Screen

Edit

Click on this button to display the dialog on which you change the settings for the currently selected database.

Configure Database Manager

Remove

Click on this button to permanently delete the selected database from the Cloud Server.

Refresh

Click on this button to reload the contents of the 'Database Managers' list.

Add

Click on this button to display the dialog on which you define a new database.

Add Database Manager

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