Overview: Associating Tasks with Run-time Servers

After adding run-time servers in MCS and configuring session pools, before you can run your tasks or configure them for failover and load balancing, in most cases you need to create agent clusters of the computers on which your tasks reside (client computers), and associate tasks with a run-time server or servers.

If your session pool name matches the name of the project you published from Task Builder, and all components, including the client application, are running on the same server, the necessary configuration is taken care of automatically. You do not have to follow these steps before your task will run. Although this is the common configuration for a prototype or development environment, it is not typically the case in a production environment.

If components are installed in a distributed environment, or if you want to provide task failover, configure published tasks in MCS to access registered run-time servers on different systems. The configuration process is designed to allow you to configure your tasks to access a series of run-time servers, providing failover protection and optional load balancing for your task.

The steps required to associate tasks with run-time servers and configure failover and load balancing are as follows:

  1. Create an agent cluster of the computers on which your tasks will run.

  2. Register your run-time server or servers to create the necessary run-time server/pool associations.

  3. Associate tasks with an agent cluster and with your registered run-time servers.

Related Topics
Bullet Configuring Your Run-time Environment, Overview
Bullet Managing Agents and Agent Clusters, Overview
Bullet Task Failover and Load Balancing
Bullet Registering Run-time Servers
Bullet Associating Tasks with Agent Clusters