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The Instance Manager (in versions prior to 4.0 only available in the Enterprise Edition) is now available to all editions, and can be found in the FusionReactor Administration Manager (FRAM).  FRAM is an isolated management instance of FusionReactor, and provides a monitoring instance and management functionality for other instances.  For Enterprise Edition customers, FRAM also houses an Enterprise Dashboard monitor, from where individual instances - including those on other machines - can be monitored.

The Instance Manager makes installing and managing FusionReactor instances as easy as one click of a button. From the Instance Manager you are able to add, remove and edit FusionReactor Instances, as well as setting them up for log shipping to FusionAnalytics.

Some settings are only editable from the Administration Manager, making instance management a central and secure process.

Add Server

In the Instance Manager you are able to search the local system for installed servers. This scan is performed automatically after a FusionReactor 4.0.x installation as covered by the Initial Server Scan Guide. This initial scan only goes as deep as 2 sub directories from the root of the installed filesystem. If this scan did not find all of your installed servers, you can run the scan again and specify your own parameters for the search. For more information please read the Add Server & Scan System documentation.

The Add Server & Scan System page also covers how to manually add an installed server to the Instance Manager by providing the server root directory.

Manage Instances

This section of the Instance Manager list all of the servers and FusionReactor instances known to the Administration Manager.

The Instance Manager displays information as well as provide management actions for each FusionReactor instance listed in the table of server instances that the Instance Manager knows of.

Instance Information


Figure 1: Table Headers

Figure 1: The information available for each FusionReactor instance.

Field Name

Description

Instance

This column will display the actions available for each instance, see below section Available Actions for more information on the actions available for the server instances.

Instance Link

If FusionReactor has been installed into this instance, this column contains a link to that instance. If not, this column contains a "-" character.

Port

If FusionReactor has been installed into this instance, this column contains the port of the installed FusionReactor instance. If not this column will contain a "-" character.

Version

If FusionReactor has been installed into this instance, this column contains the version of FusionReactor currently installed into the server instance. If not this column will contain a "-" character.

This column contains actions to be performed on multiple instances. The action will be performed on every instance that is selected (by checking the box in this column for each instance), or by clicking the hyperlink "Select All" to select all of the instances listed in the Instance Manager. For a list of available actions see the below section Available Actions.

Available Actions

For each server listed in the Instance Manager the following action is available:

Button

Name

Description

Remove Server

If no instances within a server have FusionReactor installed you can remove it from the Instance Manager.
 

NOTE

This option just removes it from FusionReactor. It does not remove the server from the machine.

The server can be added again later using the scan form at the top of the page.

Remove Server Unavailable

If there are at least one server instance with FusionReactor installed you cannot remove the server from the Instance Manager. To do this firstly remove all of the FusionReactor instances installed on instances within this server. Please read the Uninstall FusionReactor Instance Guide on how to remove a FusionReactor instance. 

 

For each server instance listed in the Instance Manager the following action is available:

Button

Name

Description

Install FusionReactor Instance

Clicking this button will install FusionReactor into the selected server instance, as well as creating a FusionReactor instance listed in the Instance Manager for easy access. See the Install FusionReactor Instance documentation for more information on how to install a FusionReactor instance.

Install FusionReactor Instance Unavailable

This button will be disabled if there is already a FusionReactor instance installed into the selected server instance. See the below section for actions available for each FusionReactor instance.

Select this Instance

Tick this check box if you wish to perform any of the actions located on the table header (See the above section Instance Information) on all of the selected instances. All of the server instances listed can be selected by clicking the hyperlink "Select All".

 

For each FusionReactor instance listed in the Instance Manager the following actions are available:

Button

Name

Description

Uninstall FusionReactor Instance

If FusionReactor has been installed into a server instance, clicking this button will uninstall FusionReactor from the selected instance. The Uninstall FusionReactor Instance documentation covers this in more detail.

Edit FusionReactor Instance

Clicking this button will enable you to edit the web server properties of the selected FusionReactor instance. See the online documentation on Edit FusionReactor Instance for more detailed information.

Add to Dashboard

The selected FusionReactor instance can be easily monitored by the Enterprise Dashboard available in the FusionReactor Administration Manager (FRAM) if you have installed an Enterprise License. Clicking this button will add the selected instance to FRAM's Enterprise Dashboard. Please note that the Enterprise Dashboard is only available in the Enterprise version of FusionReactor.  For more information see the Enterprise documentation.

Edit FusionAnalytics Connector

Clicking this button will allow you to set up the selected instance to transfer logs to FusionAnalytics, as well as modify the logging settings for this instance. The Edit FusionAnalytics Connector documentation covers setting up an instance for log transfer in more detail.

Update FusionReactor Instance

If the server instance has an older version of FusionReactor installed than that installed on the FusionReactor Administration Manager (FRAM), the instance can be easily updated to run the same FusionReactor version as FRAM directly from the Instance Manager. See the online documentation Update FusionReactor Instance on how to update an outdated FusionReactor Instance.

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