Command Central

The Ultimate Guide for Installation and Configuration of Command Central

Overview of Command Central

Command Central is a tool/GUI that can be used to manage all the Software AG products from one location. It can be used to connect the already installed Software AG products and organize them into different environments such as DEV, Test, and Prod. Command Central can also be used to view and compare the installed products and fixes in different environments. It works with Software AG Platform Manager (SPM), which acts as an agent to connect with other Software AG products. SPM should be installed on all the machines where Software AG products are installed to connect with the Command Central and both Command Central and SPM should have the same version. 

Functionalities provided by Command Central

Below are some of the most interesting features of Command Central:

  • Create a logical group of instances such as DEV, Test, and PROD
  • Create new installations by connecting or installing SPM on remote machines
  • Compare products and fixes across installations and environments
  • Compare configurations of two or more instances across installations and environments
  • Create products and fix repositories for installation on remote machines
  • Create license repositories that can be used to generate compliance reports
  • Change status—Start, Stop, Restart, Pause, Resume—for instances across installations and environments
  • Monitor the Instances status, logs, CPU load, JVM memory, JVM threads, and more
  • Change the configuration of instances such as memory allocated, ports, system properties, database connection, certificates, authentication, LDAP, and more 

Command Central Installation  

Installing the command central involves the following steps:

  • Run the Software AG installer and click on Advanced Option

Software AG

  • Click on the Images tab, check “Use installation image,” select “Install from the image,” and browse the Command Central image file path

Advanced options

  • Click on next and provide installation directory and hostname

Software Ag

  • Select Command Central from the list and click on next

Software AG Installer

  • Check the terms and agreement and click on next

Software AG Installer

  • Change the port as per the requirement or keep it as default

 Software AG Installer

  • Click on next and wait for the installation to complete and check for any error

Software AG Installer

Starting and stopping Command Central

  • Open a session in puTTY and login the host server where Command Central is installed
  • Navigate to the below path 
    /<SoftwareAG directory>/ profiles/CCE/bin
    Ex: /webt/p02/SoftwareAG/wm912/profiles/CCE/bin
  • To start Command Central, run the below scripts
    /startup.sh
  • To stop Command Central, run the below scripts
    ./shutdown.sh

Accessing the Command Central GUI page 

  • Enter the below link in the browser
    HTTP link:   http://localhost:8090/cce/web
    HTTPs link: https://localhost:8091/cce/web/
     
  • Enter the default credentials
    User ID: Administrator
    Password: manage

 Adding a new Installation in CC

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web/”
  • Login using the Admin credentials
  • Navigate to Home>Installations and click on “+” icon
  • Enter the hostname and click on next

Add Installation

  • Select the first one if Platform Manager is already installed and running. After selection, click on next

Add Installation

  • Enter the port on which the Platform Manager is running and the credentials. After entering the information, click on next

Add Installation

  • Fill details in Display Name and select Installation Type and click on next

Add Installation

Add Installation

  • Once the installation is finished, check the status in the Instances tab; it should be in Green color, as shown below

Add Installation

  • Click on the Instances tab to check the details of all the components as well as their status

Add Installation

Comparing the products and Fixes Level in CC

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Navigate to Home->Installation
     
  • Select the environments where products and fixes are to be compared
     
  • Click on the top right and select “Compare Products” or “Compare Fixes”
     

Add Installation

  • The results will be shown as below. All the differences between the products and fixes level will be marked in Red as in the screenshot.

Add Installation

Starting and Stopping the components from CC 

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Select the environment from the left navigation area and click on the Instances tab

instances

  • Click on instances which needs to be started, stopped, or paused in the tab

Instances

  • Click on the status in the Instances tab to stop, pause, and restart installations

Instances

Changing the Password for Command Central

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Navigate to Home and click on the environment where Command Central is installed
     
  • Click on Instances->Command Central

 Instances

  • Click on CCE and then click on the Configuration tab

CCE

  • Click on Administrator User-> Edit tab and enter the new Administrator password

CCE

  • To test the new credentials, close the browser and open a new browser and login using the new credentials

Setting the Heap Memory for Command Central 

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Navigate to Home->Instances->CCE->Configuration
     
  • Select memory using the dropdown
     
  • Click edit to change the default memory 
     
  • Enter the new value and click on the Apply button to set
     
  • Restart the Command Central server to implement this change
     

CCE

Adding a New Port or Changing the Existing Port on CC

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Navigate to Home->Instances->CCE->Configuration
     
  • Select Ports using the dropdown
     
  • To add a new port click on the “+” icon on the top right side and select a port type using the dropdown
     

CCE

  • Enter the required details and click on the Save button 

CCE4

  • To change the existing port, click on the existing port, select the Edit button to make the changes, and then save it

CCE

  • To test the new port enter the below path in a new browser 
    For HTTP port
    http://<hostname>:<new http port>/cce/web
    For HTTPs ports
    https://<hostname>:<new https port>/cce/web

LDAP Configuration in Command Central 

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Navigate to Home and click on the environment where Command Central is installed
     
  • Click on Instances->Command Central

CCE

  • Click on CCE->Configuration and select LDAP using the dropdown

CCE

  • Click on “+” to add a new active directory

CCE

  • Once the configuration is done, test the configuration and save it
     
  • To check LDAP access, logout from the Command Central 

CCE

  • Login using the LDAP ID and password

    Syntax for User ID: <LDAP Domain>\<LDAP ID>

    Example:  rbc\900008097

CCE

Adding License Key in Command Central

  • Open a browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Navigate to Home->View->Licensing and click on the Keys tab
     
  • Click on the “+” icon to add a new license
     

 License

License

  • To generate the snapshot license report, select the Reports tab and click on the “+” icon. After clicking on the “+” icon, select “By License Key”

License

 

License

 

License
 

  • A snapshot report by license key contains information about all installed product, instances, and groups 
     
  • The report also counts the server core and compares the total with the number of license keys 
     

License

Adding the Product and the Fixes Image on CC Repository 

  • Open a new browser and enter the URL “http://webmethodt912.regalbeloit.com:8090/cce/web”
     
  • Login using the Admin credentials
     
  • Navigate to Home->Repositories and Click on the “+” icon
     
  • Select Image Repository and enter the details below
     
  • The image file will be placed at the below path on the server, if selected from a local machine
    /webt/p02/SoftwareAG/wm912/profiles/CCE/data/images
     
  • The path can be changed later on to point to an existing repository by editing
     

 Repository 

Repository

Repository

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