Normal operations can often require the distribution of various files amongst servers within the monitored network environment. These files can include patches, extractor scripts, license files, various configuration files plus others. In some cases, it is also necessary to perform command executions immediately following a file transfer. For example, many patches require Prognosis Server to be shut-down prior to patch installation, followed by a restart and then a check that the patch has been correctly installed. The File Transfer and Execution Application (TEA) provides an easy to use solution for these situations by performing the following tasks:
Distribution of any files across the network,
Distribution to any named servers, servers or Node Groups,
Distribution and installation of patches, including patches that require a restart,
Execution of scripts following the successful transfer of files.
TEA is provided by way of Windows Client based forms as well as a command line interface. A range of Displays are included that can be used to monitor the progress of file transfers across the network.
The operation of TEA is based upon the following hierarchy of Sender, Relayer and Receiver servers:
Files can be transferred from a Sender via one or more Relayers to any number of Receivers. A Relayer is only relevant if there is a hierarchy of Management Servers in the environment. Receiver servers must be managed by the Sender or Relayer servers and appear as 'connected' in the Entire Network group of the Node Navigator. TEA is required to be installed on the Sender and Receiver servers, it is not required on Relayer servers unless they also need to be a Receiver.