Central Server Routers and the Infrastructure Management REST API
This section explains how a Central Server Router handles Infrastructure Management REST API requests.
This feature is deprecated in 11.3.04. Some of the links in this page could point you to an older version of the documentation.
Central Server Router
A Central Server Router is a BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server that is set to function as a router. A router is used in a setup that has multiple Child Servers. It routes REST API requests to the corresponding Child Servers. It also collects the responses from these servers and sends them to the REST API client.
Architecture of Central Server Router for REST API
Infrastructure Management architecture for multiple BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers explains the architecture of a Central Server Router with multiple Child Servers.
The router receives REST API requests from a REST API client. It authenticates user credentials against the information in the Infrastructure Management Database or the LDAP server and directs the requests to the corresponding Child Servers. The child servers send their responses to the router, which cumulates the responses and sends them to the REST API client.
For information about the authentication process, see Authentication for the Infrastructure Management REST API.
Setting a BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server as a Central Server Router or a Child Server
When you install BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server, you have the option of setting the server either as a Central Server Router or a Child Server. For information, see
You can also change the setting after the installation by executing the
pw configwsroles CLI command.
Log files for REST API related to Central Server Router
The errors and exception messages of the APIs that are related to Central Server Router are logged on to the following log files:
The log files are located in the \pw\pronto\logs folder.
The following debug log files also record the errors and exception messages if you have enabled them:
The debug log files are located in the \pw\pronto\logs\debug folder.
For information about the log files, see Logs for the Infrastructure Management REST API.