Do you have any more documentation on the server installation and the different configuration screens and options available. The information on the forum basically is a click on the .msi and confirm the settings. I'm having my network guy install it on one of our Windows servers and he will need a little more info (and so do I). After installed is it only configurable from the server console?
The Noventri Server Manager controls the server(s) and service running on the pc. If selected, it is installed as part of the installation. The new installation allows you to start the servers along with the physical machine as a "Service". There is also no limit to the number of instances of the “Noventri Server” that one may use. Each instance can be uniquely configured by Name and Port
that it will use, remembering that no two servers may share the same port number.
If you have never logged on the the Noventri Manager Utility, you will be presented with an initial “Logon” screen, requiring a Service Manager / password pair. The default Service Manager is already running on the current machine, and is given the name “localhost”
. If you are attempting to log onto a remote Service Manager you will need to put in a valid IP/HOSTNAME
to the machine to which you wish to logon. The default logon information is as follows:NOTE:
If you have ever changed the logon password or default port, you will need to enter the new information instead of the defaultsService Manager: “localhost”,
Password: “ noventri”,
Once logged on, you will be presented with the Noventri Manager Dialog. Refer to the following photo of the NDS_Manager program in action.
In the above picture, the “Gear” icon on the desktop will launch the Noventri Server Manager. Notice that the default server is already created for you, with the default port number of 20940
. If an additional server is desired, then simply click the “Add Server” button, and the new server will appear automatically. Notice now that the port number has automatically been incremented to the next numerical value.
In the above photo, we can also see that the check box is automatically set to start the new server instance. This will ensure that this server will automatically restart if any system reboot, or crash occurs. The end result is that the customers content is safe even if there is a problem on the physical machine.
To change any of the values listed in the dialog presented, all you have to do is click once on the item to change, and then start typing the new data. If there is a specific port and name for this customers’ server, then this is the place to configure it.
As shown in the following photo, If you desire to change any of the Service Manager log-on information, you may do so in the Advanced tab of this program. If anyone wishes to change the location of the Root
Log and Work directories, then the browse button of the appropriate item can be used to make the necessary changes.
Now, in the next photo, we would like to address the issue of Log and Work directories. The Root Work Directory has all of the new server instances “Sub-Work Directories” within it. If you notice by the photo, the Default
server work and log directories point to a “Separate”
sub-folder than that of the other Server_2
instance. This effectively keeps only the specific server content that corresponds to itself in that particular sub-folder. Any Clients that are logged on to a server will never see or have access to another customer’s material. To explore the differences I encourage you to highlight the server that you wish to query, and use the “Browse Files” / “Browse Logs”
buttons to examine the information contained in each folder.
Because the “Noventri Manager” is a server configuration utility, there is really no need to modify or set Windows Registry settings. If you have done so, I would recommend that the “Noventri Software” be uninstalled, and any modifications should be reversed in the registry before proceeding. Once that is completed, please reinstall the software to reset the registry to known state.
We understand the security risk that are involved with allowing port forwarding within your network, but if a good Hardware Firewall
is chosen, as perhaps part of the router solution, we are convinced that there is very little danger of intrusion. What we recommend to avoid having to keep adding new server ports to forward, is to simply reserve and “pre-forward” a range of available ports to the server physical machine. This will help to create new servers with the foreknowledge that the port number will be one digit more than the instance above it.
Only the Noventri Server currently being modified is affected by changes. It is necessary to restart just that process in order to re-initialize and accept new data changes. The Service Manage does not restart, and neither do other running servers.
Secondly - any progress on the documentation on dynamic content ? I'm also in the Dynamic Pages documentation.
The Dynamic Page documentation is almost complete and will be posted soon. I will follow up in this post as soon as it is ready.
If something above is not quite clear or you have any other questions, please feel free to post them below.