Once you’ve installed the CMC, you may want to want to add Caplin components to monitor, in addition to the components that you configured using the
./dfw mon command (Liberator and optionally Transformer). Follow the procedure below to start monitoring. We’re assuming that you’re now looking at the CMC Overview screen.
1. Add another monitorable Caplin component
First of all, right-click in the centre of the main window, and then select the Add New DataSource… option. The DataSource Properties dialog box appears:
Now, complete the fields as follows:
Field name Description
Free text name for the component.
IP address or DNS name of the machine that the component is running on.
The port number of the DataSource’s Java RMI registry, as configured by the DataSource’s rmi-registry-port configuration option.
Use Local Credentials
Select to authenticate using local credentials. In this case, you must also specify a username and password.
Use Global Credentials
Select to authenticate using global credentials. In this case, you must also select a configured global authentication method from the dropdown.
These authentication methods need to be configured in the configuration file for the Caplin Product (
transformer.conffor Transformer, or the Datasource configuration file).
Now click OK.
2. View monitored component
If both the CMC and the relevant Caplin component have been configured correctly, you should now be looking at a blue rectangle representing your component. In CMC, active components are blue, and inactive ones red. So, red would mean that the CMC was unable to connect to the Caplin component. In this case a brief explanation of what is wrong is available as a tool-tip which can be viewed by mouse hovering over the Caplin component. See here for a fuller description of the functionality of the CMC Overview screen.