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Data Interface Pairs: Advanced

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Managing Data Interface Pairs

Use these procedures to modify or delete a Data Interface Pair (DIP) that is defined between two computers, from the CommCell Console.

Modify Interfaces

Using the Control Panel

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, under Data, click Data Interface Pairs.

    The Data Interface Pairs Wizard appears.

  3. In the welcome page of the wizard, click Next.
  4. From the Select 1st Computer and Select 2nd Computer lists, click the names of the two clients in the existing pair, and then click Next.
  5. Select the interface pair and click Edit.
  6. Click on a different the network interface identifier for one or both computers, then click OK.
  7. If you want to disable the pair, clear the Active checkbox.
  8. Click OK > Next.
  9. Review your changes, then click Finish.
  10. Click Yes to modify another pair, or No to complete the operation.
  11. Close the Control Panel.

Using the Client Properties Dialog Box

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers.
  2. Right-click one of the client computers in the pair, then click Properties.
  3. Click Advanced, then the Job Configuration tab.
  4. In the Data Interface Pairs area, click the interface pair, then click Edit.
  5. Change the network interface identifier for one or both computers.
  6. If you want to disable the pair, clear the Active checkbox.
  7. Click OK repeatedly until all dialog boxes are closed.

Set Status of All Defined Pairs

When administering data interface pairs, it may be helpful to disable or enable all the pairs defined on a client. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers.
  2. Right-click the client computer, then click Properties.
  3. Click Advanced > Job Configuration.
  4. Select Change status of all defined pairs to as follows:
    • Disable All to make all defined pairs inactive.
    • Enable All to make all defined pairs active.
  5. Click OK repeatedly until all dialog boxes are closed.

Delete Interfaces

From the Control Panel

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, under Data, click Data Interface Pairs.

    The Data Interface Pairs Wizard appears.

  3. In the welcome page of the wizard, click Next.
  4. From the Select 1st Computer and Select 2nd Computer lists, click the names of the two clients in the existing pair, and then click Next.
  5. Click the interface pair, then click Delete.
  6. Click Next, review your changes, then click Finish.
  7. Click Yes to modify another pair, or No to complete the operation.
  8. Close the Control Panel.

From the Client Level

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers.
  2. Right-click one of the client computers in the pair, then click Properties.
  3. Click Advanced, then the Job Configuration tab.
  4. Under the Data Interface Pairs area, select the interface pair to delete, then click Delete.
  5. Click OK repeatedly until all dialog boxes are closed.

Add, List or Delete Client Data Interface Pairs Using Qscripts

Using Qscripts at the command line, you can:

  • Add or delete one data interface pair
  • List or delete all data interface pairs currently defined for one client.
  • List or delete all data interface pairs currently defined for all clients.

For all Qscript operations, change to the software_installation_path/Base directory, then enter the command shown.

Add or Delete One Data Interface Pair

qoperation execscript -sn DataInterfacePairConfig.sql -si add|delete -si client_name_1 -si client_interface_1 -si client_name_2 -si client_interface_2

Delete or List all Data Interface Pairs Defined for One Client

qoperation execscript -sn DataInterfacePairConfig.sql -si listByClient|deleteByClient -si client_name

Delete or List all Data Interface Pairs Defined for All Clients

qoperation execscript -sn DataInterfacePairConfig.sql -si listAll|deleteAll

Important: Make sure to push the firewall configuration after adding a Data Interface Pair using Qscript.