Maintaining Server Definitions



  1. Begin by navigating to the Server Definition page.


    Click the PeopleTools link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the Process Scheduler link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Servers link.

    Step 3
  4. Enter the desired information into the begins with field. Enter

     a valid value

    Step 4
  5. Click the Search button.

    Step 5
  6. Use the Server Definition page to define server agent options.

    Step 6
  7. You should not run the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server Agent continuously. Use the Sleep Time field to define the number of seconds that you want the agent to wait, or sleep before it checks for queued process requests in the Process Request table. When it wakes, it checks to see whether any processes have queued in the Process Request table and need to be run on this process server.


    For example, if you set the sleep time to 15 seconds and no process is queued, then the agent wakes every 15 seconds and checks for queued processes. If it finds some, it processes as much as possible in 15 seconds and then goes back to sleep. If the work is not completed, it continues from the point at which it stopped for the next 15 seconds, and then it goes back to sleep. The sleeping and polling process continues

    Step 7
  8. The PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server Agent uses the Heartbeat value to track server status—running, down, or suspended. Each time the server issues a heartbeat message, it updates the last date and time stamp in the Server Status table with the current date and time. This update prevents the database from accepting more than one PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server Agent with the same name.

    Step 8
  9. The Operation System field defines the operation system for this server.


    An error message appears if you attempt to start the server agent on an operating system that is different from the operating system specified here.

    Step 9
  10. Use the Server Load Balancing Option field to indicate whether or not this server will be used for load balancing.


    Select Use Option or Do Not Use Option.


    When you select Do Not Use Option, the server takes a request only when the name of the server is specified on the Process Request page or in any of the definition tables.

    The distributor does not assign a request to this server when the server name in the request is blank.

    Step 10
  11. The Redistribute Workload Option is used to indicate whether or not another active agent can take a request that is originally assigned to this server.


    Select Do Not Redistribute, Redistribute to any O/S, or Redistribute to Same O/S.


    When this agent detects that one of the other active agents is no longer active and the server is set up to allow work to be distributed, it takes any queued request that was assigned to the inactive agent and redistributes it, based on the available active agents.

    Step 11
  12. The Process Categories run on this Server is used to define the process categories that can be run on this server.


    The processes contained in the categories must be of a type that is listed to run on the server. If the process type of a process is not listed, the process will not run.

    Step 12
  13. The Process Types run on this server section is used to define the process types that the server should process. This definition enables server load balancing because you can direct particular processes to a specific server.

    Step 13
  14. Click the Distribution tab.

    Step 14
  15. Use the Distribution page to change the settings that the server uses to transfer output to Report Manager.

    Step 15
  16. Use the Distribution Node Name field to select the report node that will be used to transfer output to Report Manager.

    Step 16
  17. Use the Maximum Transfer Retries field to enter the number of times that the server can try to send a report to Report Manager before it quits.

    Step 17
  18. Use the Interval for Transfer Attempt field to enter the number of seconds that must pass before the server tries to transfer the report again.

    Step 18
  19. Select the Transfer System File to Report Repository field to  transfer system files to the Report Repository.


    When the check box is cleared, system files are not transferred to the report repository.

    Step 19
  20. Click the Operation tab.

    Step 20
  21. Use the Operation page to specify the days and times during which the server is operational.


    This page shows a server that is operational 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    Step 21
  22. Click the Notification tab.

    Step 22
  23. Use the Notification page to send messages to a group (role ID) or individuals (user ID) when an activity occurs with the server, such as an error or shutdown.

    Step 23

You have completed the Maintaining Server Definitions procedure.

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