Managing server groups

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1. Overview

This article shows you how to manage multiple servers and server groups when you've deployed multiple installations of Dundas BI. Server groups make it easy to apply Dundas BI configuration settings at the group-level or override settings on a per-server basis.

Note
For a load balancing setup, follow the instructions to Deploy Dundas BI as a server farm.

2. Add a server group

To create a new server group, log on to Dundas BI as an administrator, and click Admin in the main menu on the left.

Expand the Setup section and click Server Groups. In the toolbar, click Add New.

Add a new server group
Add a new server group

In the Add Server Group dialog, type the name of your server group and then click Submit.

The new server group appears in the list. You can select a server group to edit or delete it from this screen.

New server group is listed
New server group is listed

3. Register servers

Under the expanded Setup section, click Servers.

You'll see a list of existing registered Dundas BI servers. Select one and click Edit in the toolbar to modify it.

Edit a server
Edit a server

In the Registered Server Details dialog, set the Server Group dropdown to the server group that you created earlier.

Assign it to a server group
Assign it to a server group

Register additional servers as needed by clicking Register New in the toolbar.

If you return to the Server Groups page, you can now edit the server group to see the list of servers in this group.

Server Group Details dialog lists the servers in the group
Server Group Details dialog lists the servers in the group

You can also click the button to Manage servers in server group from this dialog.

4. Modify configuration settings

Under the expanded Setup section, click Config to manage your configuration settings.

Set the Setting Scope to Server Group, and then select the Server Group. You can now modify configuration settings that will apply to the entire server group.

Server Group configuration settings
Server Group configuration settings

If you want to customize the configuration settings per individual server, set the Setting Scope to Server, and then select a Server Name.

See the article on configuration settings for more details on how settings are applied for different scopes.

5. Notes

  • Dundas BI licensing is tied to an instance of the Dundas BI Application Database, so additional licenses are not required for multiple Dundas BI servers to use the same application database unless you have exceeded the number of servers or CPUs in your license. You can view your current license to find these details.

6. See also

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