We have just completed writing the code to bring the spool file replication process to the HA4i PHP interface. As with our other screens we have also added the ability to retry failed requests from the screens plus start and stop the process.
Here is the new main monitoring screen which shows the overall status of all of the replication processes.
The main screen shows that we have 2 errors in the replication process, clicking in the field will bring up the following screen which displays all of the details about the replication error.
We can also see from the main monitoring screen that there are 4 entries still waiting to be processed (we held the replication queue to allow us to capture this), clicking in the field will bring up the following display which provides the details about the spool files which are still to be processed.
We continue to improve the interface and use different techniques to retrieve the data from the IBM i which in turn improves our understanding and the power of the i5_toolkit functions provided by the EasyCom server. Some of the data is pulled back using C programs on the IBM i which interface with the i5_toolkit functions using Service Program connections while others retrieve the data directly using SQL and Native File Access within the i5_toolkit. The main purpose of the interface is still about systems management and monitoring the replication process, we are considering how we can implement a configuration tool based around the PHP i5_toolkit functions with a number of our own C Service Programs. High Availability does not need to be hard, we think this interface helps ease the burden on system administrators while providing accurate and up to date information.
if you would like to see a demo of the product or discuss the implementation we have used for providing the data to the browser let us know, we will be more than willing to share..