A web application can be switched to Maintenance mode to perform maintenance.
Running sessions are not affected in maintenance mode. However, no new sessions are permitted. Users viewing the web application are displayed the contents of the file Maintenance.html which is in the root directory of the web application. You can freely edit this file to show users details about maintenance work.
Maintenance mode is enabled by adding the file Maintenance.mode to the directory App_Data of the web application (and is disabled by deleting it). Maintenance mode can also be switched on the Runtime Monitor page.
You can use maintenance mode to allow an automatic update at a specified time.
Use of the update process described above is preferred. You can, however, update the web application manually by copying updated files into the bin folder of the web application.
Note that each write access to the web application's bin folder causes the web application to restart. This means, all active sessions of the application are closed and all files unsaved are lost. For this reason, you should only run a manual update of the web application if there are no active sessions.
Only files in the web application's bin folder are controlled by automatic update.
When you install a web application, performance counters are registered, which provide information about the state of the application.
Performance indicators can be installed later.
NOTE: Prerequisites for this are that the web application is installed on a Windows Server and has sufficient permissions to offer performance counters. It may be necessary to add the application pool user account to the local group Performance monitoring user for this. Apart from this, the web application must be running in order to select the performance indicators.
To post-install performance indicators
After this is successfully completed, an installation prompt is displayed.
To view performance counters
This displays performance indicators for the web application. The following indicators are available.
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Before installation ensure that the minimal hardware and software prerequisites are fulfilled on the server.
NOTE: The Operations Support Web Portal is an extension of the default Web Portal and uses its CSS files. A compiled and running Web Portal is prerequisite for usage.
To install the Operations Support Web Portal
For more information, refer to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2761b1cf-cb53-40b2-80a1-f0c97030d7d6.
The installation is complete and you can call the Operations Support Web Portal under https://ihr.server.domain/IdentityManager/OperationSupport/.