Viewing the Distribution Server Status

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The Server Status tool, accessed by selecting the Server Status tab in the Console, enables you to view the status of the Distribution Server. When you configure ReportCaster with a failover Distribution Server or Workload Distribution, the status of all servers is provided and you can perform basic tasks, such as switching the primary and failover server roles. The Server Status tool also provides details about the Distribution Server, such as the host name and port number, the status, and the number of jobs that are running and in the queue. The Distribution Server information includes:

From the Server Status interface, you can perform the following tasks:

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Procedure: How to Turn Distribution Server Traces On or Off
  1. From the ReportCaster Console, select Server Status.
  2. From the Distribution Server list, select a server.
  3. On the toolbar, click View Trace.
  4. Click Turn On Trace to turn the Distribution Server traces on.

    To disable the Distribution Server traces, follow steps 1 and 2, and then click Turn Off Trace.

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Separate Job Queues for Each Data Server

The Distribution Server has separate job queues for each Reporting Server, as well as an additional queue for tasks that do not require a Reporting Server. Therefore, there will always be at least one job thread available for each Reporting Server, in addition to at least one thread for non-server based jobs. No one Reporting Server can have all of the available job threads consumed by jobs associated with that server.

Note: This feature is available as of Release 8.0 Version 02 and higher.

Each Reporting Server is allocated job threads equal to the total number of connections available for that Reporting Server. The Maximum Threads setting is now the total number of threads for each Reporting Server, in addition to the number of threads allocated for remaining tasks, as shown in the following image.