InTime Server

How to install License Server and InTime Server separately?

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Introduction

For a private cloud installation involving multiple computers running the same job, both the InTime Server and License Server are required.

1) The InTime Server distributes and schedules jobs and files.
2) The License Server is a licensing component that enables InTime to use floating licenses.

By default, the installer puts both the InTime Server and License Server into the same machine. However, there are situations where the License Server must be on a separate server.  The License Server generally uses very little CPU and memory resources whereas the InTime Server requires more storage space for files generated by each InTime client/worker.

Deployment Scenarios

Scenario A) InTime Client and License Server Only

Scenario A: InTime & License Only

In this scenario, multiple InTime clients connect to the License server directly. Each job runs individually on the InTime client locally.  Note that there is no need for an InTime Server since the job doesn’t get distributed to other clients.

Scenario B) InTime Client, InTime Server and License Server 

Scenario B: Client, Server and License

In this scenario, all clients connect to the InTime Server. Any client that runs builds is called a worker. The InTime Server is responsible for scheduling and distributing design files to all workers.

Installation

As of v2.6.10, users can choose the type of InTime Server installation.

  1. Full installation – Both InTime Server and License Server will be installed.
  2. License Server Only – Only License Server will be installed.
  3. InTime Server Only – Only InTime Server will be installed.

In Windows, an installation wizard will display the different options available. Check the appropriate checkbox and click “Next” to continue.

 

In Linux, the installation options will be presented on the commandline. Select the appropriate option and hit <Enter> to continue.

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Plunify InTime Server version 2.6.10 (Build 3e011a2)....
Installation selection ('1' Full installation of InTime Server/License Server, '2' for License Server only, '3' for InTime Server only) [1]

Tip:
1. For a less verbose installation process in Linux, set the environment variable DEFAULT_INSTALL=X where X is either 1, 2 or 3.

2. Specify the log files’ directories for both the InTime Server and the License Server with the -wd <directory location> option when starting either InTime Server or the License Server

Example: Step-by-Step Deployment

In this example, Server B is the License Server (IP: 10.8.0.7) and Server A runs the InTime Server (IP: 10.8.0.5). The InTime Client has access to the InTime Server but not to the License Server.

In Server B, launch a terminal console and go to /home/edaadmin/plunify/licenseserver/ and perform a quiet installation. When done, be sure to copy server.lic to /home/edaadmin/plunify/licenseserver/.

[admin@10.8.0.7 licenseserver]$ cd /home/edaadmin/plunify/licenseserver
[admin@10.8.0.7 licenseserver]$ DEFAULT_INSTALL=2 sh intimeserver_v2.6.10_64bit_linux.sh 
Verifying archive integrity... All good. 
Uncompressing Plunify InTime Server version 2.6.10 (Build 3e011a2).... 
Installing License Server
License Server installation OK.

[admin@10.8.0.7 licenseserver]$ ./license_server.sh
----- SHELL SCRIPT VARIABLES -----
SERVERIP 1 = 10.8.0.7

Starting License Server       [ OK ]
License server.lic            [ OK ]
License has started?          [ OK ]
License not expired?          [ OK ]
License Mac 00:0D:3A:40:75:1D [ OK ]
License features              [ OK ]

Server A, on the other hand, is a machine that is going to run InTime Server to schedule and submit jobs. Launch a terminal console. Navigate to the installation directory, for example, /home/edaadmin/plunify/intimeserver/.

[admin@10.8.0.5 intimeserver]$ cd /home/edaadmin/plunify/intimeserver 
[admin@10.8.0.5 intimeserver]$ DEFAULT_INSTALL=3 sh intimeserver_v2.6.10_64bit_linux.sh 
Verifying archive integrity... All good. 
Uncompressing Plunify InTime Server version 2.6.10 (Build 3e011a2).... 
Installing InTime Server 
Install support for SQLite
InTime Server installation OK. 

[admin@10.8.0.5 intimeserver]$ ./start_server.sh -licenseip 10.8.0.7 -licenseport 39940 -nolicense
----- SHELL SCRIPT VARIABLES -----
SERVERIP 1 = 10.8.0.5

$---- START OF LOG FILE 2.6.10-5834a4e ----
UTC DATE/TIME: 2019-01-12 02:06:08.120

$---- START OF LOG FILE 2.6.10-5834a4e ----
UTC DATE/TIME: 2019-01-12 02:06:08.120
JDBC (plunify.db)             [  OK  ]
JDBC (intimeruns.h2.db)       [  OK  ]
Starting InTime Server        [  OK  ]
Starting License Server       [FAILED]
Starting ACL Server           [  OK  ]
License server.lic            [FAILED]
License has started?          [  OK  ]
License not expired?          [  OK  ]
License Mac 00:0D:3A:40:75:1D [  OK  ]
License features              [  OK  ]

Start the InTime Client in GUI mode on a user machine. Under File > Settings, key in the InTime Server’s (not the License Server’s) IP address, and click the “Test and Configure” button to test the overall Private Cloud setup.

Applies to:

  • Linux Operating System
  • Windows Operating System

Knowledge Base ID: 201902123 – Last Review: July 8 2019 – Revision: 1.2

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