Using the Design Tool to Deploy a Model

To use the Design Tool to deploy a model, do the following:

Note: If your integration solution includes a web application created with Verastream's Web Builder, you must also deploy the web application files. See Deploying a Verastream Web Application for more information.

Select Deployment Options

The Deploy to Local Server or Deploy to Test Server commands on the Design Tool's File menu, deploy the model using the default host name and port number, with no session pool. To modify these defaults or to use a session pool, set deployment options:

  1. On the File menu, select Deployment Options.

  2. The Host tab of the Deployment Options dialog box displays the host name and port number that the server will connect to when the model is loaded. If you don't use the Deployment Options dialog box, the Deploy to Local Server command will deploy the model using the default host name and port number, and without a session pool.

    The first time this dialog box is used with a particular model, the host name and port numbers displayed are copied from the default values stored in the model file. Using the edit boxes on the Host tab, change these to whatever is required for your server.
  1. Proceed to the Sessions tab. To deploy the model without using a session pool, select the Deploy as a single session radio button and skip to step 7 below.

    If your model uses a session pool, select the Deploy as a session pool radio button and provide the session pool name, the startup entity name, and the minimum and maximum numbers of sessions.

  2. Proceed to the Variables tab. If the default variable values stored in the model are suitable for all pooled sessions, clear the Provide variable values for pool check box and proceed to step 7.

    Otherwise, check the Provide variable values for pool check box and proceed to the next step.

  3. The names of the variables defined in the model appear in the Variable column of the Variable names table.

    Select the Include check box for each variable which must have a non-default value.

    Select the Unique check box for each variable which must have a different value for every session in the pool. (At least one variable must be marked unique.)

    Select the Hidden check box for variable values that must be encrypted in the deployment and server configuration files. This check box is checked by default for variables marked as "hidden" in the model.

  4. Use the Variable values table to assign values to your variables.

    The table will contain a row for each session. The number of rows is equal to the maximum session pool size.
    The Session (leftmost) column numbers the sessions in the pool. Additional columns, each labeled with an "included" variable name, appear to the right. Enter a value for each variable name in each session.

  5. The Recording tab controls model debug options. The default, Record Nothing, is appropriate for most cases. Change these settings if you want to take advantage of the Model Debug Messages feature.

  6. Click OK to close the Deployment Options dialog box.

Resetting deployment options

Click the Defaults button to reset the model's deployment options back to the default settings.

Deploy to the Local Server

  1. On the File menu, select Deploy to Local Server.
  2. Click OK to dismiss the confirmation dialog box.

Deploy to Test Server

You can use a Host Integrator server other than the one included with the Design Tool for your test deployment.

Note: This option is limited to the same basic settings as the local server deployment; it does not include all the options available when deploying to a non-local server using the packagemodel and activatemodel commands.

  1. On the File menu, select Deploy to Test Server.
  2. Type in the name of the Verastream server. This is a network name or IP address.
  3. Click Deploy.

View the Deployed Model in the Administrative WebStation

Now you can view the model you just deployed using the Administrative WebStation:

  1. Click the Start button and point to Programs > Attachmate Verastream > Host Integrator > Administrative WebStation.
  2. While in View Mode, click Servers in the navigation tree on the left.
  3. Click the name of the local host to which you deployed the model.
  4. Click Server Configuration.
  5. Click Model Configuration, then click Models. The model you just deployed is listed.