Adding a Remote Server

Follow the steps below to add a remote server.

  1. Install Spectrum™ Technology Platform on another server. This will be the remote server. For installation instructions, see the Spectrum™ Technology Platform Installation Guide.
  2. Open Management Console on the main server (not the new remote server you just installed).
  3. Go to Resources > Remote Servers.
  4. Click the Add button .
  5. In the Name field, enter the name of the remote server.
  6. In the Host field, enter the host name or IP address of the remote server.
  7. In the Port field, enter the HTTP port used by the remote Spectrum™ Technology Platform server. The default port is 8080.
  8. In the User name and Password fields, enter the credentials to use to run services on the remote server.
  9. Check the Use secure connection box if the remote server you are connecting to is configured to use HTTPS.
  10. If you wish to test the connection, click Test.

    If the remote server test takes a long time (which implies that the test will fail), you can cancel the test by clicking Stop.

  11. In the Microbatch size field, enter the number of records passed to the remote server in a single batch. The default is 50. Entering a higher number in this field will speed up input and output but slow down data transmission.

    To determine the optimal microbatch size for your environment, create a test dataflow that uses the remote server in one of its stages. Run the dataflow with a microbatch size of 50 and record the time it takes to run the dataflow. Then run a test with the microbatch size at 60, and another one with a microbatch size of 70 and observe the results. You may also want to run tests with microbatch sizes of 40 and 30 to see if reducing the microbatch size improves execution time. Continue testing with different settings until you identify the best setting for your environment.

  12. In the Timeout field, enter the number of seconds to allow the system to wait for a response from the remote server before the connection times out. The default is 2 seconds.
  13. Click Save.