LESSON

Introduction to Enterprise Administration Module

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Learn the basics of the EAM and where to control and monitor a network of Ignition Gateways. Discover the differences between Controllers and Agent. See the various types of tasks that can be configured to run automatically on remote Gateways. Monitor the status of Agents in real-time from a single location. The EAM uses the Gateway Network, which must be set up prior to getting started with the EAM.

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[00:00] The Enterprise Administration Module, allows you to take a copy of Ignition and set it up as a Controller Gateway and then take other copies of Ignition, and set them up as Agent Gateways that can be controlled by the Controller Gateway. I'm currently looking at my Controller Gateway webpage in the Configure section on the page Agent Management, under the Enterprise Administration settings. Here, we can see that I currently have two agents connected, Agent 1 and Agent 2. From here, we can manage these Gateways and see some information about them. If we go over to the right here, you can see there's some buttons. First, I can delete the agent connection if I no longer want it. I can also click this More button. It'll bring up a list of options for us. I can restart the agent, I can visit the agent, which will take us to the Gateway webpage, I can also click this details link here. This gives us a few other options of things we can see about the Agent Gateway, such as a list of modules, any saved backups, or any projects that are currently on that agent. I can also see information pertaining to the license of this agent. If we click here, we can see that there are two projects on this agent, when they were last modified, and who they were modified by. As the controller, we can also set up different agent tasks. To do this, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the Gateway Configure section of the Gateway webpage, look for the Enterprise Administration section, and go to the Agent Tasks page. Here you can see that I already have a task scheduled to run, which is collecting a Gateway backup. In addition to seeing any currently running and scheduled tasks or my task history, I can also edit these current tasks, and create a new task. Aside from taking a Gateway backup, there are many types of tasks we can execute on an agent, such as activating licenses, sending projects over, restoring backups, or installing modules to keep them current. In addition, you'll notice there's a variety of options when it comes to actually scheduling the task. I can execute a task immediately, I can execute it at a scheduled time, or I can set it to repeat on a schedule as many times as I would like. These tasks allow you to control and maintain multiple Gateways across your facility from one central location. In addition, from the Controller Gateway, we can go up to the Status section of the Gateway webpage, and there's a couple of sections here as well. Such as, EAM Agents, which will show us a list of all of our agents, and any error logs that may have happened. We can also see any EAM tasks that are currently scheduled or running and any problems that may arise because of them. We can even choose to pause or resume any scheduled tasks.

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