v7.8 controller AC Configuration

To access the controller configuration interface, select the robot in the Admin Console navigation pane. In the Probes list, click the checkmark icon to the left of the controller probe and select Configure.
This section describes the configuration information and options available through the Admin Console controller configuration UI. For an overview of the probe, see controller. The controller probe does not require configuration after deployment. If needed, you can fine-tune the controller configuration. The navigation pane organizes the configuration options into the following nodes:
  • Controller
  • Setup
To access the controller configuration interface, select the robot in the Admin Console navigation pane. In the Probes list, click the checkmark icon to the left of the controller probe and select
node lets you view information about the hub and adjust settings.
  • Probe Information
     (read only) provides the probe name, start time, version, and vendor.
  • Hub Connectivity
    (read only) provides the name of the current hub, the names of the primary (parent) hub and nonprimary hub that this robot attaches to during failover.
  • General Configuration
    • Identification property User Tag 1
      Identification property User Tag 2
      • User tags
         are optional values that can be attached to probe-generated messages to control access to the data in USM.
      • On a robot system, user tags are specified in robot.cfg.
      • In hub v7.80, if user tags do not exist in the
        file and the
        option is true (default):
        • The user tags are copied from the
          file to the
          file when the hub restarts.
        • After the user tags are copied, the
          option is set to false in the
          file. When the option is set to false, a user can clear the user tags in the
          file later.
      • In hub v7.70, user tags on a hub system are specified in
        . User tags that are defined in
        are ignored.
      • Before hub v7.70, user tags on a hub system are read from
        . Default,
    • Log Level
      • Sets the amount of detail to be logged in the log file
      • Log as little as possible during normal operation to reduce disk consumption
      • Increase the log level for debugging. Default, 0 - Fatal
    • Log Size (KB)
      • Change the size of the log file
      • When the log size is reached, new entries are added and the oldest log file entries are deleted.  Default, 1024 KB
    • Hub update interval (minutes)
      • The interval at which the hub is contacted with an
      • The range is 1 through 180 minutes. Default, 15 minutes
      • The hub is notified on a shorter interval when changes occur in the probe list. 
    • On Robot uptime, reported as state changes
      If this option is selected, QoS messages on robot uptime are sent.
      • The QoS message
        status = up
        is sent when the robot starts.
      • The QoS message
        status = down
        is sent when the robot stops. Default, not selected
    • Set QoS source to robot name instead of computer host name 
      • Select this option to use the robot name for the QoS source for alarms.
      • By default, the host name of the computer hosting the probe is used as the QoS source. Default, Enabled
  • Status
    (read only) provides information about the status of the robot.
controller, Setup
node lets you view and modify robot configuration settings.
  • Robot Name 
    • The default name is the computer host name, and is auto-detected by default. Default, Auto Detect (recommended)
  • Secondary Hub Robot Name
    • If the robot parent hub is unavailable, specify the method to use to locate a temporary parent hub.
    • By default, the robot auto-detects the nearest active hub (recommended).
    • Search the subnet for a temporary hub when primary and nonprimary hubs are unavailable 
      • Select this option to enable the robot process and port controller to search the Internet for a temporary hub. Default, Automatically Detect (Search the subnet)
  • Advanced
    • Automatically unregister from hub on shutdown 
      • When the robot stops, an
        message is sent to the parent hub.
      • When selected, the robot disappears from Infrastructure Manager.
      • When not selected, the stopped robot displays a red icon, enabling the operator to detect the situation.
    • Suspend all probes when no network connection is available 
      • When a robot does not have a network connection, the robot can remain active or can enter a sleep mode. In sleep mode, all probes are suspended until a network connection is available.
      • If this option is not selected, the alarm messages are spooled and flushed when a network connection becomes available. Default, selected (recommended)
    • Configuration file locking
      • Lock the configuration.
    • First Probe port number
      • Daemon type probes typically register a command port, which is allocated at runtime during probe start-up.
      • Use this option to specify a specific range of port numbers for router or firewall purposes. Default, 48000
    • Time offset from UTC (override the local time zone setting) sec
      • This option overrides the local time zone setting
      • The time specification must be entered as a time offset from UTC in seconds
    • When no contact with hub
      • An
        robot is one which has lost connection with a hub. Default, Allow move only within domain (recommended)
  • Environment Variables
    • Variable Name
      The name of an environment variable that is defined in the robot. The robot manages the probes that inherit the variable.
    • Variable Value
      The value that is assigned to the variable name.
  • Alarms
    • Probe restart when the probe does not respond
      Select the alarm to send when a probe does not respond and is restarted. Default, no alarm
    • Dispatch error (internal)
      Select the alarm to send when there is a dispatch error for the probe. Default, major
    • Max restart attempts reached for the probe
      Select the alarm to send when the maximum number of restart attempts are reached. Default, major
    • Error starting probe
      Select the alarm to send when there is an error starting the probe. Default, major
    • Timed probe not finished at the next start time
      Select the alarm to send when a timed probe is not complete at the next start time. Default, warning
    • Timed probe did not return 0 on termination
      Select the alarm to send when the probe does not return a value of 0. Default, warning
    • Probe unregisters port but keeps running
      Select the alarm to send when a running probe unregisters the port. Default, major
    • Probe distribution request error
      Select the alarm to send when there is an error during probe distribution. Default, major
    • Distribution post-install error
      Select the alarm to send when there is an error after the probe is distributed and installed. Default, no alarm
    • Time interval at which alarm will be resent (minutes)
      Select the number of minutes elapsed before resending an alarm. Default, 0
  • Virtual (Deprecated)
    Virtual probe configuration is deprecated. The Netware System probe has reached end of life and is not supported. The Netware System probe is the only probe that can be set up on a virtual robot.
  • NAT
    lets you allocate an external IP address to a robot residing on an IP network with addressing which is incompatible to the hub. The robot is able to send alarms and QoS messages. The hub is not able to communicate with the robot. When
    Network Address Translation
    (NAT) is used, the robot must be configured to provide the correct address to the hub. All communication from the hub to the robot uses this address. NAT can be set for the primary and the nonprimary hubs.
    • IP of the Robot as seen from the primary hub
      - Enter the name of the robot as shown in the primary hub configuration. Default,
    • IP of the Robot as seen from the secondary hub
      - Enter the name of the robot as shown in the secondary hub configuration. Default,
  • IP
    • Robot IP Address
      - Select the option for detecting the IP address, either automatically detect or enter a specific hub address.
    • IP version support
      - Select the IP version support for the robot.
    • Local IP validation
      - Select this option to perform local IP validation.
  • Data origin
    • Origin
      - Enter the origin name to associate with the robot.
Changing the origin might cause probes (other than hub, controller, and spooler) to restart to pick up the changes.
  • Marketplace Settings
    • Marketplace Username
      - The username that is used to run the marketplace probes.
      The username applies to all marketplace probes on the same robot. We highly recommend that you do
      use the root or the Administrator account. Grant to the marketplace user the least privileges required to run the probes. Changing the marketplace settings might cause marketplace probes to start or restart to pick up the changes.
    • Password (Windows Only)
      - The password for the marketplace username
    • Passive Mode Required
      - The robot must be in passive mode for the marketplace probes to run. Default, Selected
      If the controller is
      in passive mode, select
      Passive Mode Required
      . If passive mode is not required, the robot allows marketplace probes to run anyway. For security reasons, we highly recommend that marketplace probes run on passive robots. Changing the marketplace settings might cause marketplace probes to start or restart to pick up the changes.
Use Infrastructure Manager to convert a controller to passive mode.