Import management history data
Although this task looks similar to the task of importing configuration data, there are important differences:
- Due to a much larger volume of management history data compared to configuration data, importing management history data takes much longer than importing configuration data.
- As management history data has dependencies on configuration data (but not vice versa), configuration data must be imported first, and then management history data can be imported as needed.
Because of these considerations, Configuration Center provides a different wizard for importing management history. The distinctive features of the Import Management History wizard are as follows:
- The wizard does not replace the existing data in the destination database. It only retrieves and upgrades management history records from the source database, and then adds the upgraded records to the destination database.
- The wizard allows you to specify the date range for the management history records you want to import, so you can import only records that occurred within a particular time frame instead of importing all records at a time.
- Canceling the wizard while the import operation is in progress does not cause you to lose the import results, so you can stop the import operation at any time. The records imported by the time that you cancel the wizard are retained in the destination database. If you start the wizard again, the wizard imports only records that were not imported earlier.
To start the Management History Import wizard, click Import Management History on the Administration Service page in the Configuration Center main window. The wizard prompts you to specify the Active Roles database from which you want to import the management history data (source database) and identifies the database of the current Administration Service to which the management history data will be imported (destination database), letting you choose the connection authentication mode (Windows authentication or SQL Server login) for each database. Then, the wizard lets you choose whether you want to import all management history records or only records within a certain date range, and performs the import operation. During the import operation, the wizard retrieves and upgrades management history records from the source database, and adds the upgraded records to the destination database.
For further information and step-by-step instructions, see “Importing management history data” in the Active Roles Quick Start Guide.
View the state of the Administration Service
On the Administration Service page in the Configuration Center main window, you can view the state of the Administration Service, such as:
- Ready for use Administration Service is running and ready to process client requests.
- Getting ready Administration Service has just started and is preparing to process client requests.
- Stopping Administration Service is preparing to stop.
- Stopped Administration Service is stopped.
- Unknown Unable to retrieve the state information.
Start, stop or restart the Administration Service
You can start, stop or restart the Administration Service by clicking the Start, Stop or Restart button at the top of the Administration Service page in the Configuration Center main window. If the function of a given button is not applicable to the current state of the Administration Service, the button is unavailable.
Web Interface management tasks
After installing Active Roles, you perform the initial configuration task to create the default Web Interface sites, getting the Web Interface ready for use. Then, you can use Configuration Center to:
- Identify the Web Interface sites that are currently deployed on the Web server running the Web Interface
- Create, modify or delete Web Interface sites
- Export a Web Interface site’s configuration object to a file
Here you can find an overview of these tasks.