Learn how to configure settings in HCL™ Launch elements and communication between the elements.
- High availability and failover
You can configure clustered HCL Launch servers, and agents for high availability. You can also configure agents and agent relays for failover.
- Setting up high-availability clusters
To configure a high-availability cluster, you store shared files on network storage. Then, you configure multiple servers, set each server to access the same files and database, and configure a load balancer to distribute the traffic between the servers.
- Adding cold standby servers
You can add cold standby servers to serve as a backup server or for disaster recovery. You must start the secondary server or servers when the active server fails, and network traffic is routed to the secondary servers.
- Configuring agent relays for failover
To configure agent relays for failover, you specify two or more target servers for the agent relay to use. If one of the servers fails, the agent relay switches to another server from the list.
- Server settings and configuration
After you install HCL Launch, you can modify the server configuration and configure more options.
- Setting user preferences
Each user can specify display options for the server, including the language for the server and how the server shows times and dates.
- Changing or updating the JRE of agents
You can change the JRE of active agents by editing their configuration files.
- Changing passwords for the agent relay keystores
You can change the Java™ keystore passwords for the agent relay.
- Caching artifacts on agent relays
Agent relays can cache downloaded artifacts. Caching artifacts in this way improves performance because agents retrieve artifacts from agent relays instead of from the server.
- Agent security and communication
Agents use SSL-secured WebSocket, HTTP, and HTTPS protocols to communicate with the server.
- Removing and reinstalling agents as Windows services
If you installed an agent as a Windows™ service, you can remove and reinstall the service.
- Managing agents remotely
After an agent is installed, you can manage (with the monitor process) many of its features from the HCL Launch web application.
- Agent relay actions
After an agent relay is installed, you can manage many of its features from the HCL Launch web application.
- Setting agent properties
Agent properties store information that is relevant to a specific agent.
- Creating and managing agent pools
Similar to resource groups, agent pools help you organize and manage agents that are installed in different environments.
- License management
HCL Launch provides a 60-day license-free evaluation period. To use all product features after the evaluation period, you must have a license.
- Setting up the wizard for new users
HCL Launch includes a wizard to help users become familiar with the procedures and steps in creating a deployment. Some configuration is required before the wizard can be used.
- Customizing the table views
Customize a table view in the HCL Launch application by hiding or showing, and reordering of the table columns.
- Configuring SSL on Apache Tomcat and LDAP servers
The steps for configuring secure HTTP connections with the HCL Launch server are similar to the steps for any Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition server.
- SSL configuration
With Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, clients and servers can communicate securely by encrypting all communications. Data is encrypted before it is sent and decrypted by the recipient. This communication cannot be deciphered or modified by third-parties. In addition to encryption, SSL can also support authentication.