This documentation supports the 21.3 version of Action Request System.

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Configuring the Flashboard server settings at a global level

To set the Flashboards  server configurations at global level, use the Server Group Configuration screen. This screen provides a single location to manage configuration settings across the server group.

Access the Server Group Configuration screen from the location below:

  1. In a browser, enter the following URL address:
  2. Log in.
  3. Select AR System Management Console > AR System Server Group Console> Server Group Configuration.

For more information about setting global and local level configurations, see Managing AR Server Group components by using global and local level configurations.

Best Practice

As a best practice use the AR System Management Console to manage the  Flashboards server configurations.
You can also use the Flashboard Server Configuration form to configure the  Flashboards server. This form shows the local level value of the configuration. If a local value does not exist, the form displays the global level configuration. If you modify the value on this form, the local level configuration value is modified. For example, if a configuration shows global level value and you modify the value by using this form, the local level value gets created for the configuration.

The server.config file allows you to configure only the Flashboards  server name, port, and password. To configure the Flashboards  service startup properties, the refresh interval properties, the logging options, and other properties, you must use the Flashboards Configuration form.

The following table describes the fields in the Flashboard Configuration form:  

Component name

Select a Flashboards server to configure.

Flashboard Service Startup
Wait for Server to Start 

The interval (in seconds) for which the Flashboards  server waits for the AR System server  to start up. The default value is 300 seconds.

Server Reconnect Attempts 

The number of times the Flashboards server tries to connect to the AR System server . The Flashboards server waits for the AR System server to start up and tries to connect. If the connection fails, the Flashboards server continues trying based on number of attempts value. The default value is 10.

Flashboard Definition Refresh Interval

The interval (in seconds) after which the AR System server checks the changes to Flashboards definitions. The default value is 1,800 seconds.

Config File Check Interval 

The interval (in seconds) after which the Flashboards  server checks for the changes to the server.conf file. The default value is 60 seconds.

Logging Properties  
Log To 

The method by which you want to view log files:

  • FILE—Data is saved to a file in the specified log directory.
  • CONSOLE—The log entries are directed to the stderr (System.err) of your servlet engine.

The default value is FILE.

Log File Name Specifies the log file name. The default value is arfbserver.log.
Maximum File SizeThe maximum size (in kilobytes) for the log file. The default value is 100 KB.
Maximum Backups The maximum number of backup (.bak) log files to be allowed when the log file reaches the Maximum File Size value and a new log file is created. The default value is 10.
Log Level 

The logging level:

  • BASIC—The minimum log level which logs errors.
  • INFO—The log level which logs errors with information
  • DEBUG— The maximum log level which gives detailed log information.

The default value is BASIC. 

Log Format 

The log output is generated using Java log4j pattern layout.

The default value is <%t> <%c> <%d> <%l> <%m> %n. For more information about the log4j pattern layout, see Pattern layout.

Log Category 

The type of information to be stored in the log file:

  • Alarm
  • Flashboard Server— Flashboards server calls logging is stored in the log file.
  • Flash Util— Flashboards server classes logging is stored in the log file.

By default, all the logging types are selected.

RMI Registry Port

Specifies the value of the Remote Method Invocation (RMI) port for the selected Flashboards server. The RMI Registry Port for Flashboards is 1150.

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