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Setting up your BlueSky Integration Studio Environment

Enterprise Server or Personal Server?

Depending on the licensed version or functionality that you choose to use, you can either connect to a remote server (Enterprise Server), or localhost (Personal Server).  BlueSky Integration Studio was designed to be very flexible from a server standpoint so that you can connect to, and run integration processes from virtually any .NET capable computer or server.  

Enterprise Server:   The Enterprise Server is a service-based server that has additional Enterprise-level features built in for automation tasks and centralization of the system repository.    Communication to the server from the client designer software occurs through TCP/IP, so to connect, you simply enter the DNS name, or TCP/IP address of the BlueSky Integration Studio Enterprise Server in the login box.   The default user and password for the system post-installation is: (which you should change immediately)

User name: administrator

Password: manager

There are two-ways to start the Enterprise Server.

Personal Server:  The Personal Server is a ‘light’ version of the Enterprise Server, which runs as a stand-alone application and gives you many of the features of the Enterprise server.   When running the Personal Server, you will see that is runs as a taskbar icon.

To start it, double-click on the Personal Server icon.  When the application starts, a new taskbar icon will be started.    While connecting to the Personal Server through the designer, the Personal Server application must remain open and started on your local system.   Personal Server was built to give you added flexibility so that you can work locally from your computer.  Also, the BlueSky Integration Studio Enterprise license agreement is written such that you can install the Personal Server to as many computers as you would like!   This adds a huge amount of flexibility!   

*NOTE:  If you only own the “Personal” version license, the designer will only allow you to connect to the localhost computer.  To access computers or servers elsewhere, you must own the Professional or Enterprise license.

Configuring the server:

In most cases, the server configuration that installs out-of-the-box should be fine.   However, there are certain occasions when you may want to change a few key parameters.  

Port Number:  The default port number for the server is 7570.  If for some reason that port is already being used by another process, you can change the port number for both the Enterprise Server and the Personal Server.  (see below).   Also, note that the Enterprise Server and the Personal Server both default to Port 7570, so it is not advisable to run both servers on the same computer unless you change one of the Port numbers.

Cache Path:  The default path for the server’s cache directory is located in the server’s installed directory under <installdir>\Cache.   However, if you have many users accessing the system on a regular basis, it may be beneficial to move the cache path to a larger drive on the server.   To change it, stop the server, enter or select the path from the directory browser, then re-start the server.   (see below)

Server  Timeout:  Default 600 seconds (10 minutes).   The enterprise server is a multi-user system.  If for some reason two or more users are accessing the same file(s), the server will timeout after waiting for that file or resource to become free.  Generally 600 seconds is more than enough, however in the case of a very slow network or 100’s of users accessing the system it may be necessary to increase the Server Timeout.   On the other extreme, if you have a few limited users of the system, you can even decrease the Server Timeout.  The minimum is 30 seconds.

 Changing Server Configuration Parameters:

Enterprise Server:  

Personal Server:

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