Activate a built-in blade

It's easy to activate the built-in Config blades that come with Liberator and Transformer.

Tip: in the following steps you'll be using the dfw command of the Deployment Framework. Before entering any dfw command as ./dfw <command-name>, make sure your current (working) directory is set to the Deployment Framework's topmost directory.

For a list of dfw commands, click here.

Warning: before running any Deployment Framework (DFW) command that configures the framework, use the DFW stop command to stop all running core components and adapters. DFW commands that configure the framework include: deploy, activate, deactivate, redeploy, rollback, delete, erase, hosts, and java.

Deploying a built-in config blade

To deploy a built-in config blade, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the command below to stop core components and integration adapters:

    ./dfw stop
  2. Enter the following command to check the state of built-in Config blades:

    ./dfw versions

    Typical output from this command is show below:

       Deployment Framework           6.0.4-268982
    
       Core components                Version
       -----------------------------------------------------------
       Liberator                      6.0.5-268662
       Transformer                    6.0.4-268662
    
       Deployed blades                Version            State
       -----------------------------------------------------------
    
       Built-in blades                                   State
       -----------------------------------------------------------
       BlotterExport                                     Inactive
       DemoDataSource                                    Inactive
       DirectConnection                                  Active
       HTTP                                              Active
       HTTPS                                             Inactive
       JavaOpenPermissioning                             Inactive
       LiberatorJMX                                      Inactive
       LiberatorWebsite                                  Active
       MinimalLiberatorWebsite                           Inactive
       OpenPermissioning                                 Active
       ServerIdentification                              Active
       TransformerJMX                                    Inactive
    
    
  3. Deactivate the built-in blades that you don't need but are currently active, and then activate those you do need but are currently inactive.

    For example, to deactivate the LiberatorWebsite and activate the MinimalLiberatorWebsite, enter the commands below:

    ./dfw deactivate LiberatorWebsite
    ./dfw activate MinimalLiberatorWebsite
  4. Enter the command below to restart core components and integration adapters:

    ./dfw start

Mutually exclusive blades

The built-in blades OpenPermissioning and JavaOpenPermissioning are mutually exclusive, as are LiberatorWebsite and MinimalLiberatorWebsite.  Only make one blade of each pair active at a time.

Setting port numbers

The built-in blades HTTP, HTTPS, DirectConnection, TransformerJMX, and LiberatorJMX use particular port numbers. You may need to change the port number settings for some or all of these blades to conform to your own port allocation standards. See Check port numbers in How can I... Change server-specific configuration.

Tip: You can find out which port numbers are configured for built-in blades that are active, by running the command ./dfw info

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