Farm Manager

Overview

The Farm Manager is Terminal Service Plus centralized farm administration user interface.

The Farm Manager goal is that the Administrator will be able to administer all his Terminal Service Plus servers from a centralized location, namely the Farm Manager application running on the Farm Controller server.

To run the Farm Manager application, open an Administrator session on the server which will become the Farm Controller, then Open Terminal Service Plus AdminTool, click on "Server" and then click on "Farm Manager" as shown below:

Farm Manager

Servers

The "Servers" tab is displayed by default when launching the Farm Manager:

Farm Manager Servers

In this tab, you can see the list of Application Servers in the Farm, add a new Application Server to the Farm and perform several actions on an Application Server by selecting it and clicking on one of the following buttons:

Sessions

Click on the "Sessions" menu to display the following tab:

Farm Manager Sessions

In this tab, you can see the list of User Sessions on any Application Server of the Farm, connect to the selected Application Server and perform several actions on one or several User Session(s) by selecting it/them and clicking on one of the following buttons:

The list of User Sessions is automatically refreshed every 5 seconds. This automatic refresh stops if the selected server becomes unavailable. A click on the "Refresh" button will resume the automatic refresh.

Settings

Click on the "Settings" menu to display the following tab:

Farm Manager Settings

Using this Farm Manager feature, you can configure all the Application Servers in your Farm from a centralized location.

In this tab, you can see the list of all the settings which can be managed at the Farm level.

To edit a setting, either click on it in the settings list and click on the "Edit..." button or just double-click on the setting. The following window will be displayed:

Farm Manager Settings: Configuring a Setting

If you want to apply this setting to all the Application Servers in your Farm, click on "Configured" and choose a value.

If you do not want to set this setting at the Farm level, click on "Not Configured". In this case, the existing values will not be changed on the Application Servers.

Once you have set all the settings you wanted to change, click on "Apply all..." to apply all your configured settings on your Farm's servers. The following window will be displayed:

Farm Manager Settings: Choosing Servers

Check all the servers on which you want to apply your configured settings, then click on "OK". The following window will be displayed, allowing you to monitor the task progress:

Farm Manager Settings: Applying Settings

All the settings marked as "Configured" have now been updated on all the selected Servers.

Load-Balancing

Click on the "Load-Balancing" menu to display the following tab:

Farm Manager Load-Balancing

In this tab, you can see the list of Load-Balanced Servers Status and perform several actions on an Application Server by selecting it and clicking on one of the following buttons:

The list of Load-Balanced Servers Status is automatically refreshed every 5 seconds. This automatic refresh stops if the connection becomes unavailable. A click on the "Refresh" button will resume the automatic refresh.



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