Step #3: DataPortal Testing
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A. Test the connection via the data portal by opening Internet Explorer on this server where you have just performed the steps above, and typing in the URL where XXXX is the port number of your Default Web Site
and also test using the ip address of the server itself (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the private ip address of this server)
a. on a networked computer within the local area network, open a web browser and enter in the local ip of the server, the port number for the dataportal etc as below
for example, if the local ip of the dataportal server was 192.168.1.100; and the port number you set for it was 6969, you would enter in:
b. once you have confirmed connectivity from within the local area network, then continue
c. Make a copy of the EXAMPLE_DATAPORTALconfig.txt from the C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova\Examples folder on the server
d. Move to the C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova/examples folder on your Data Portal server
e. Make a copy of the EXAMPLE_DATAPORTALconfig.txt file and rename that copy to config.txt
When you initially installed AyaNova onto your server selecting the default installation, it installed a number of example config files and the example snapshot batch file to the folder C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova\examples.
If you do not have the Examples folder:
f. Edit this config.txt using NotePad
g. on a local area networked computer that was previously connecting to the networked AyaNova database, replace its existing config.txt with this testing config.txt
h. Now run AyaNova
i. Confirm that you can load AyaNova
j. what this is doing is confirming that you can connect within your internal network running the dataportal.
If you can not connect and get an error, check the following:
k. After have confirmed can connect, replace the testing config.txt with the correct local area network config.txt you were using before.
a. on a remote computer connected to the Internet, open a web browser and enter in the public external ip of the router/firewall, the port number for the dataportal etc as below
for example, if the external public ip of your router is 222.333.66.23; and the port number you set for it was 6969, you would enter in:
b. once you have confirmed connectivity from outside of the local area network, then continue
C. Provide configuration for remote computer
a. Move to the C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova/examples folder on your Data Portal server
b. Make a copy of the EXAMPLE_DATAPORTALconfig.txt file and rename that copy to config.txt
c. Edit this config.txt using NotePad
d. Make that config.txt file accessible to your remote user - either give that config.txt file to your remote user by email or put it on a disk, etc) and have them save to a folder on their local hard drive
e. Have your remote user download the AyaNovaSetup.exe installation file and save to their local hard drive into that same folder
f. Have that remote user run the AyaNovaSetup.exe file from that folder location that also has the edited config.txt in that same shared location.
The AyaNovaSetup.exe will "see" that config.txt file in the same folder and automatically copy it to that computer's AyaNova program directory so no additional configuration is needed on that user's station.
The install will only install the AyaNova program files it has been told to install, will copy that config.txt file to the remote user's local hard drive workstations AyaNova program folder and will not install a trial database.
The AyaNova installation will place a desktop icon for AyaNova on the desktop as well as in the start menu.
g. Run AyaNova and confirm can log in. Also check the Help -> About AyaNova and you can see there the configuration used to connect.