Service

Adding services

To display the add services dialog,

  1. In the Command pane, right-click on a machine to which you want to add service.

  2. Choose Add Services.

In the Services dialog, all available services are listed in a table with a Name column header.

  1. In that table, select all the services that you want to add.

  2. To add services, click the Add button.

Note

You can edit service help before it adds commands and options. If you have enabled this, the Edit Service Help window will display. See the section called “Editing service help” for instructions.

Note

If a service has any syntax errors, the Correct Service Help Error dialog will display. See the section called “Correcting service help errors when adding services” for instruction.

Updating services

You can update a single service or all the services in a machine. However, you can update only those services that have been added. First the program checks for available updates. Depending on the number of services, it may take a while to find the updates.

Note

You can edit service help before it updates commands and options. See the section called “Editing service help before adding or updating services” for instructions on editing service help.

To display the update services dialog,

  • For a single service:

    1. In the Command pane, right-click on the service that you want to update.

    2. Choose Update Service.

  • For all the services:

    1. In the Command pane, right-click on a machine whose services you wish to update.

    2. Choose Update Services.

    Note

    You can't update services by right-clicking on a machine if the machine has any pending requests.

In the Services dialog, current services are listed in a table with a Name column header. Updatable services can be selected.

  1. In this table, select all the services that you want to update.

  2. To update services, click the Update button.

Note

If you have enabled the Edit service help before add or update feature, the Edit Service Help window will display. See the section called “Editing service help” for instructions.

Note

If a service has any syntax errors, the Correct Service Help Error dialog will display. See the section called “Correcting service help errors when updating services” for instructions on correcting service help.

Updating services as batch processing

You can update all the services in all the machines in a pool as a batch. In this non-interactive mode, if any error occurs in the process of updating a service, the error will be displayed in the Error log textbox and the process will move ahead to the next service. Once you have started this batch process, you can't use the application until it is completed. Depending on the number of services, it may take a while to complete. You can stop this process at any time.

When it is completed, the progressmeter will display 100%. If you cancel, the dialog box will close. In either case the Error log textbox retains its value.

To display the update services of all machines dialog, choose SetupNon-interactiveUpdate Services.

In the Machines and Services dialog, the Pool name field displays the current pool name and the Machine names read-only textbox displays all the machines in the current pool.

  • To update, click the Update button.

  • To clear error logs, click the Clear logs button.

Editing service help before adding or updating services

If you set this preference, when you add or update a service the next time, the Edit Service Help dialog will display. To display the Preference window, choose ToolsPreference (Ctrl+R).

In the Preference window, in the Service tabbed section,

  1. Select the Edit service help before add or update checkbox.

  2. Click the Close button.

Deleting services

You can delete a single service, some of the services, or all the services.

  • For a single service:

    1. In the Command pane, right-click on a service that you want to delete.

    2. Choose Delete Service.

      If you do not want to display Delete Service confirmation dialog, select Do not ask next time before you click OK. If you want to display this dialog again, see the section called “Choosing edit preferences”.

  • For many services:

    1. In the Command pane, right-click on a machine whose services you want to delete.

    2. Choose Delete Services.

    Note

    You can't delete services by right-click on a machine if the machine has any pending requests.

    In the Services dialog:

    All current services are listed in a table with a Name column header.

    1. In that table, select the services that you want to delete.

    2. To delete the services, click the Delete button.

      If you do not want to display Delete Service confirmation dialog, select Do not ask next time before you click OK. If you want to display this dialog again, see the section called “Choosing edit preferences”.

Fixing a service

When you add a service, if the service help has a syntax error that you might have opted to fix later. This section explains how to fix those services.

To fix a service,

  1. In the Command pane, right-click on a service that needs to be fixed ( ).

  2. Choose Fix Service Help Error.

See the section called “Updating services” for instructions. The procedure for fixing a service is the same as that for updating a service.