Creating a Configuration

Pre-packaged Configuration documents are provided or created when needed for all Prognosis functionality. Therefore, it is not normally required that any Configuration needs to be created. However, should it be necessary the following procedure can be used to create a Configuration using the Windows Client.

Open the Configuration properties dialog box by using one of the following methods:

  • From the Menu Bar select File → New → Configuration.

  • If visible, click the  icon on the Toolbar, select Configuration then click OK.

  • Right-click on a folder in the Document Navigator where this document is to be saved and then select New → Configuration.

  • Press Ctrl + N, select Configuration from the list and click OK.

The various tabs on properties dialog box are used to enter the information required to create the Configuration document.

General Tab

In the Type field use the drop-down list box to select the type of Configuration required. In the Name field enter a unique name for this Configuration document. Both the Name and Type fields must be completed before the document can be saved. The Description and User Notes fields are optional and can be used to include any additional information.

Nodes to Run On Tab

From the Available Nodes list select the nodes that this Configuration is to run on. This is done by either double-clicking on a required node name to add it to the Selected Nodes list, or by highlighting the node name and then selecting the Add button.

Configuration Tab

Use this tab to enter the configuration statements using the syntax required for the type of configuration that you are creating. See the Configurations Syntax for details.

If this is a Configuration Type of DISPMAN use the other tabs to set up the configuration properties. See the Dispatch Manager section for details

When complete, select the OK button to save the Configuration document.

A Configuration can also be created by copying an existing Configuration document that has similar properties and saving it with a new name. Any necessary changes can then be made to the copy in order to create the required Configuration functionality. Using a copied document will ensure that the original document is retained and that the changed document will not be overwritten by any future upgrades.
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