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Permitting an NQC Satellite in MCS

Click on the Satellites heading and then Connected Satellites as shown on the right.

Locate and Permit Satellite

Any new NQC Satellites will appear in this list.

By default they are not permitted.

Firstly, locate the NQC Satellite based on the unique name set when the satellite was installed/set up. An example of this is shown on the right.

To the far right of each Access or NQC Satellite listed are a set of options. The first of which is Permit.

Clicking this will pop up some optional permission options.

Move to group

In setups that have vast amounts of connected satellites it's possible to create groups, to easily identify collections of satellites in the future. The satellite being permitted can be assigned to a group using this drop down menu.

Assign RA Tasks

An RA (remote agent) task is also known as a work order. When the satellite connects to MCS it looks for a work order. If nothing has been assigned it will sit dormant. If an RA task has been setup already then it can be chosen from this drop down menu.

When the satellite next checks in with MCS it will start performing the task list.

Creating a remote agent and assigning it to an Access/NQC Satellite

Finally, click the Permit button. The satellite is now permitted to connect to MCS and perform connection tests.

Satellite Install

Double click the installer executable to begin the installation.

Click the Next button to move to the next step in the installer.

Satellite Install Options

Install as a service: When this option is checked the Satellite will install as a service. This means that the satellite will automatically start when the machine is rebooted. With this option unchecked the satellite will have to manually started each time.

Choose Port: This is the port that will be used for the Satellite browser admin. So, for example, if this was set to 8080 the admin page could be accessed at http://localhost:8080.

Parent MCS: This is the URL of the MyConnection Server instance that the Satellite should connect to. This is where any work orders will be set.

Unique Name: The unique name is used to help identify connecting satellites in MyConnection Server. There can be hundreds of connecting satellites so it's important to choose a unique and easily identifiable name.

Satellite Install Directory

Choose an installation directory and click the Next button to begin the installation.

Agent Install

Double click the installer executable to begin the installation.

Click the Next button to move to the next step in the installer.

Agent Install Options

Install as a service: When this option is checked the Satellite will install as a service. This means that the satellite will automatically start when the machine is rebooted. With this option unchecked the satellite will have to manually started each time.

MCS URL: This is the URL of the MyConnection Server instance that the Satellite should connect to. This is where any work orders will be set.

Report ID: This is used to identify the report on the server. The default is computername. When this is used the users actual computer name will be used instead.

Work Order: The name of the work order on the server that should be used for the test.

Agent Install Directory

Choose an installation directory and click the Next button to begin the installation.