Get up and running with the Tuxedo Administration Console April 2, 2007Posted by Duncan in Administration, Infrastructure, PeopleSoft, PS Admin, Tuxedo.
I think I’ve stumbled across a better way of remotely administering servers than using remote control software and PSADMIN. There’s a tool called the ‘Tuxedo Administration Console’ (or sometimes ‘WebGUI’) which does the job also.
It looks like this:
Once you’ve done a little bit of config (no more than 15 minutes, and it’s just config, there’s nothing additional to install) you just point the web browser on your client PC to a URL and it loads up the above screen.
You drop down the Domain menu to choose which App Server or Process Scheduler to administer, then use it to start and stop the domain, or you can do individual processes if you prefer. (For example, on my current client site we have a developer who frequently hangs the domain by using all of the PSAPPSERV processes during debugging. Using this tool, we could change the Max App Servers setting and then boot a couple of extra App Servers, all in a few clicks and without rebooting the domain.)
These are the steps I took to get the Admin Console running (substitute your own machine names and ports where appropriate):
- for each app server and process scheduler you wish to administer, edit the *.ubx file under either the app serv or proc sched directories. Go to the PS_ENVFILE section and add:
- locate the webgui.ini file under <tuxedo install directory>\udataobj\webgui\ and in the second section add a line for each domain you wish to administer (i.e. a line for each app server or process scheduler). There are instructions in file, but the line will look something like this.
- Start the Tuxedo Web Server and Listener
cd /d d:\bea\tux*
tuxwsvr -l //vm-hr9dmo:8080 -i D:\bea\Tuxedo8.1\udataobj\tuxwsvr.ini
- From your client log on to ‘http://vm-hr9dmo:8080/webguitop.html’. The username and password will be that chosen when Tuxedo was installed (likely admin/password)
- chose the domain you wish to admin from the drop down domain menu, then you can drill down and activate/inactivate (webgui terminology for start-up/shut-down) whatever you wish.
Hope that helps. If you have any issues, I found the tuxedo website more useful than Peoplebooks or customer connection, however your mileage may vary. Also, the tuxedo helpfile is here:
This post was edited on 7th Nov ’07 to include corrections on the port number, as suggested by David Kurtz in his comment below.