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Subject svn commit: r1590935 - /ace/site/trunk/content/user-doc/user-guide.mdtext
Date Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:06:24 GMT
Author: jawi
Date: Tue Apr 29 10:06:24 2014
New Revision: 1590935

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1590935
Log:
ACE-474 - added example on how to run a target.

Modified:
    ace/site/trunk/content/user-doc/user-guide.mdtext

Modified: ace/site/trunk/content/user-doc/user-guide.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ace/site/trunk/content/user-doc/user-guide.mdtext?rev=1590935&r1=1590934&r2=1590935&view=diff
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--- ace/site/trunk/content/user-doc/user-guide.mdtext (original)
+++ ace/site/trunk/content/user-doc/user-guide.mdtext Tue Apr 29 10:06:24 2014
@@ -100,14 +100,22 @@ Creating dynamic associations is current
 
 ## Running a target
 
-As mentioned, a target represents a client on which software can be deployed by ACE. Actually,
a target consists of an OSGi runtime that runs at least the ACE management agent. This management
agent periodically checks with the ACE server whether or not new software is available. In
case new software is available for a target, it can automatically download and install it.
+As mentioned, a target represents a client on which software can be deployed by ACE. Actually,
a target consists of an OSGi runtime that runs *at least* the ACE management agent. This management
agent periodically checks with the ACE server whether or not new software is available. In
case new software is available for a target, it can automatically download and install it.
 
 ACE provides a runnable eclipse project, <tt>run-target</tt> that starts an OSGi
runtime, the ACE management agent, and a Gogo shell for easy debugging and demo purposes.
The management agent, or agent for short, itself can be found in the <tt>org.apache.ace.agent</tt>
project. This agent simply does the following:
 
 1. it uploads the audit log of the target to the ACE server. The audit log contains all changes
in bundle and framework state, such as the starting and stopping of the framework and (de)installation
of bundles;
 2. it check whether or not software updates are available. If so, it will download it and
install this update automatically.
 
-The agent can be configured by supplying it options through the command line (e.g. <tt>-Dname=value</tt>):
+Since ACE 2.0.1, the binary distribution also contains a single-jar version of a target,
<tt>target.jar</tt>, that can be used to bootstrap the ACE management agent on
a target host as shown in the following example:
+
+    :::sh
+    $ java -Dagent.identification.agentid=target-1 -Dagent.discovery.serverurls=http://my.ace.server:8080
-jar target.jar
+    ____________________________
+    Welcome to Apache Felix Gogo
+    ...
+
+The agent can be configured by supplying its options as commandline parameters (e.g. <tt>-Dname=value</tt>).
A list of most used options are[^7]:
 
 <tt>agent.identification.agentid</tt>
 : defines the name to uniquely identify a target on the ACE server. In case this option is
not supplied, a default value of `defaultTargetID` is used;
@@ -115,23 +123,32 @@ The agent can be configured by supplying
 <tt>agent.discovery.serverurls</tt>
 : defines the ACE server URLs to connect to. Multiple URLs can be given to get a form of
fail-over: in case a connection to the first URL cannot be established, the second URL will
be used, and so on. If this option is given, at least one URL should be supplied, and multiple
URLs can be supplied by separating them with a comma. If this option is omitted, a default
value of <tt>http://localhost:8080</tt> is used;
 
+<tt>agent.discovery.checking</tt>
+: defines whether or not server URLs should be checked whether they are alive prior to being
used. This implies that a "ping" request is sent to the server URL that is going to be used.
Server URLs that are not responding will not be used and will cause another URL (defined by
<tt>agent.discovery.serverurls</tt>) to be picked instead. The default value is
<tt>true</tt>, which means that all server URLs are checked. Use <tt>false</tt>
if your ACE server(s) are not always available or when running the target on a flacky network;
+
 <tt>agent.logging.level</tt>
 : defines the log level of the agent, and should be one of the following values: <tt>DEBUG</tt>,
<tt>INFO</tt>, <tt>WARNING</tt> or <tt>ERROR</tt>. The
default log level is <tt>INFO</tt>;
 
 <tt>agent.controller.syncinterval</tt>
-: defines the interval (in seconds) in which the agent should synchronize with the ACE server.
A default of 60 seconds is used in case this option is not supplied;
+: defines the interval (in seconds) in which the agent should synchronize with the ACE server.
A default of <tt>60</tt> seconds is used in case this option is not supplied;
 
 <tt>agent.controller.syncdelay</tt>
-: defines how long the agent should wait (in seconds) after startup before it will synchronize
with the ACE server for the first time. A default of 5 seconds is used in case this option
is not supplied;
+: defines how long the agent should wait (in seconds) after startup before it will synchronize
with the ACE server for the first time. A default of <tt>5</tt> seconds is used
in case this option is not supplied;
 
 <tt>agent.controller.streaming</tt>
 : if given a value of <tt>false</tt>, all software updates will be downloaded
completely first after which it will be installed. Use this value in case you suffer from
unreliable network connections. A value of <tt>true</tt> (the default) causes
the agent to download and install any software update directly.
 
 <tt>agent.controller.fixpackages</tt>
-: if given a value of <tt>true</tt> (the default), software updates will only
contain the deltas or changed artifacts. For large deployment packages, this can dramatically
reduce the size of an update. Use a value of <tt>false</tt> to get all artifacts
for each software update;
+: if given a value of <tt>true</tt> (the default), software updates will only
contain the deltas or changed artifacts. For large deployment packages, this can dramatically
reduce the size of an update. Use a value of <tt>false</tt> to *always* get *all*
artifacts for *each* software update;
 
 <tt>agent.controller.retries</tt>
-: defines the number of times the agent should retry to install a software update in case
its installation fails. If omitted, an installation is retried 3 times;
+: defines the number of times the agent should retry to install a software update in case
its installation fails. If omitted, an installation is retried <tt>3</tt> times;
+
+<tt>agent.feedback.channels</tt>
+: defines what feedback channels exist and should be synchronized with the ACE server. Feedback
channels can be used to report any kind of information back to the ACE server, and is by default
used to provide basic information on the OSGi environment to the ACE server. If omitted, the
default of <tt>auditlog</tt> is used. Multiple feedback channels can be supplied
by separating them with commas, like <tt>auditlog,myOwnLog</tt>. Note that all
mentioned feedback channels *must* be configured on the ACE server as well;
+
+<tt>agent.logging.events.exclude</tt>
+: defines the audit events that should be *excluded* from appearing on the audit feedback
channel. This parameter takes one or more event types represented by integers separated by
commas, for example, <tt>2001,2003,2005,3001</tt>. By default, *no* events are
excluded;
 
 <tt>agent.connection.authtype</tt>
 : defines how to connections to the server are to be authenticated. Valid values are <tt>NONE</tt>
for no authentication, <tt>BASIC</tt> for using HTTP-BASIC authentication or <tt>CLIENTCERT</tt>
for using client certificates. In case this option is omitted, a value of <tt>NONE</tt>
is assumed and no authentication is used. In case of the values <tt>BASIC</tt>
or <tt>CLIENTCERT</tt>, additional options should be supplied (see below);
@@ -149,7 +166,7 @@ The agent can be configured by supplying
 : provide the truststore file and password that contain the trusted (server) certificate(s)
for establishing a secure connection between agent and server.
 
 
-When the agent is started, a new target should appear in the ACE server after you "Retrieve"
the latest changes. If a target is added this way to the ACE server (instead of adding it
through the "Add target…" button), it initially will be *unregistered*. This means that
no metadata is present in the ACE server yet and will not be created. To register a target,
you can double click the target to edit its properties. On the "Management" tab, you can check
the "Registered?" option (and optionally the "Auto approve?" option as well) and close the
dialog by pressing "Ok"[^3]. Once a target is registered, it cannot be unregistered unless
it is deleted (using the trash-icon).
+When the agent is started, a new target should appear in the ACE server after you "Retrieve"
the latest changes. Note that this can take a little while since the agent needs to synchronize
with the server first, see <tt>agent.controller.syncdelay</tt> and <tt>agent.controller.syncinterval</tt>
options above. If a new target is seen this way by an ACE server instead of adding it through
the "Add target…" button, it initially will be *unregistered*. This means that no metadata
is present in the ACE server yet and will not be created. To register a target, you can double
click the target to edit its properties. On the "Management" tab, you can check the "Registered?"
option (and optionally the "Auto approve?" option as well) and close the dialog by pressing
"Ok"[^3]. Once a target is registered, it cannot be unregistered unless it is deleted (using
the trash-icon).
 
 
 ### Using the template engine for targets
@@ -203,6 +220,7 @@ ACE will scan all configuration files an
 
 [^6]: Apache Velocity is an engine that can generate documents by combining a template with
a context that contains variables. To learn more about it, visit the [Velocity website](http://velocity.apache.org/).
 
+[^7]: All recognized options can be found in `org.apache.ace.agent.AgentConstants`.
 
 
 *[OBR]: OSGi Bundle Repository



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