wiki:MapGuideRfc42

MapGuide RFC 42 - Remove Support Servers from Site Administrator

This page contains a change request (RFC) for the MapGuide Open Source project. More MapGuide RFCs can be found on the RFCs page.

Status

RFC Template Version(1.0)
Submission DateDecember 5, 2007
Last ModifiedTrevor Wekel Timestamp?
AuthorTrevor Wekel
RFC Statusadopted
Implementation Statusimplemented
Proposed Milestone2.0
Assigned PSC guide(s)Tom Fukushima, Jason Birch
Voting History
+1Bob, Jason, Tom, Andy, Bruce, Paul
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-0
-1

Overview

This RFC removes support servers from the MapGuide Site Administrator.

Motivation

Load balanced site servers provide better scalability and easier setup than separate site and support servers. Furthermore, the site and support server concept is confusing for the user base.

Proposed Solution

Remove the "Add" and "Remove" buttons and the Services column from the "Manage Servers" page:

Manage Servers Dialog

Remove the "Add Server" page:

Add Server Dialog

On the "Configure Server" page, remove "Name" and the combo box, and the "Services" check boxes:

Configure Server Dialog

Also remove the "Services registration timer interval".

Service Interval

For the "Configure Services" page, remove "Server" and combo box:

Configure Services Dialog

Also remove the enabled flag from the section headers:

Section Header

Under the "Configure Logs" page, remove "Server" and combo box:

Configure Logs Dialog

Under the "Manage Logs" page, remove "Server" and combo box:

Manage Logs Dialog

For the configuration files serverconfig.ini and webconfig.ini, a distinction will be made between a "same machine" install where the server and web extensions are installed on the same machine and an installation where they are separated. The "same machine" install is better for disconnected demonstration environments because a routable IP address is not required. The separated install is appropriate for load balanced or secure environments where the server and web extensions reside on multiple or separate machines.

In serverconfig.ini, the MachineIp and IpAddress will be defaulted to 127.0.0.1 for a "same machine" install. For a separated install, the routable IP address of the site server will be specified.

In webconfig.ini, IpAddress will be 127.0.0.1 for a "same machine" install. For a separated install, the routable IP address of the site server will be specified. A comma separated list can also be used to specify multiple site servers.

Implications

This RFC removes existing functionality. However, site and support servers were difficult to configure and it is unlikely that this functionality is currently in use. It will still be possible to turn off unnecessary services by directly editing serverconfig.ini.

Test Plan

Validate that the Site Administrator is still functioning correctly.

Funding/Resources?

Autodesk to provide resources / funding.

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