Grid Environment Consistency

Today I’m going to talk about something a little different.

Grid Environment Consistency – have you ever been in the situation where you have other people messing^w errr…tweaking with the settings of the various grid applications leading to inconsistencies between environments? Have you ever had someone external come in and build your grid environments but they seem to behave totally different to each other?

Trying to track down specific settings that have been changed can be pretty time consuming.

Well, there is a really easy way to get the settings from the Grid

  1. Right Click on the Grid -> Configuration Manager
  2. Select the Advanced Configuration
  3. Select Configuration Files
  4. Select Download

In this file we will see all of the changes to the default settings for that grid. We can see any of the overrides that a specific grid application has by looking for that application in the configuration file

So above we can see the override settings for the M3_UI_Adapter.

We can use this file to compare the settings of different grid applications between environments pretty quickly.

If you want to get a dump of a specific applications settings, then you can right click on the grid application and select Configure Application

Select Export Settings

You’ll get a pop up. Enter in a password and then click on Export Settings.

You’ll be then prompted to save.

Opening the file we can see the specific configuration overrides we have against the application

Be aware that some grid applications store additional settings in other places, MWS is a good example of this, however it looks like we can export this configuration aswell!

We want to Export, click Next

Give it a name, and hit Open

Click Next

Click Finish

Opening our exported file we will see the configuration directory which contains the actual configuration of MWS

Under metadata\services we will see the various webservices we have.

Opening the lws-config.xml file we can see our settings in a nice easy to read fashion

And opening one of the webservices shows us the .xml that MWS Designer generates

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