The Installation Defaults area provides a convenient way to update the Controller Name and other key information stored in the CONTROLLER table. Being able to modify the information in the CONTROLLER table is important during certain operations like restoring Prism from a backup after a system failure.
Specifically, you can:
- Modify the default Controller Name
- Select a default Subsidiary and Store
- Specify a source RIL Oracle database for the server
- Define a physical address for the installation
- Define the Centrals server address
By default, a new Prism server is assigned a Controller Name of RPS. You can and should rename the Controller to an easily identifiable, unique name before joining the server to the enterprise; otherwise, all installations will have the same name: "RPS" and it will be hard to tell installations apart when working with replication or in Tech Toolkit.
Default Subsidiary, Default Store
The selections you make here will affect the Subsidiary and Store to which any NEW proxy installs will be assigned. The subsidiary that is selected determines which stores will be available for selection in the Default Store drop-down.
When a new Proxy is installed, the Controller table gets the Subsidiary and Store values from the current values in Installation Defaults. For example, if Proxy 1 was installed with Installation Defaults set to Sub1Store1, then Proxy 1 will be assigned to Sub1Store1.
What happens if Installation Defaults are changed and after the change a user installs a new Proxy? If a user edits Installation Defaults to Sub2Str2 and then installs another Proxy (multi-Proxy), when Proxy 2 is launched, it will be assigned to Sub2Store2. Proxy 1 will still point to Sub1Str1. To change the Subsidiary and Store assignment in that case, you will have to edit the Workstation record in the Node Selection area. Select which Store will be the default when a user installs the Prism Proxy. The selected Default Subsidiary determines which stores are available for selection in the Default Store drop-down.
Centrals Server Address. The IP address or FQDN of the designated centrals server.
Centrals server port. The port to use for communication with the centrals server. Default - 50025
Centrals server timeout. The number of seconds Prism will attempt to establish a connection to the centrals server. If the connection cannot be established, the system will wait the designated interval time and then try again (up to the designated number of retry attempts). Default = 30
Resiliency Check Interval. The number of seconds Prism will wait between checks to see if the link to the centrals server has been restored. Default = 10
Sample Installation Defaults