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Unformatted text preview: EPIC Administrator's Guide VM-0001-04 Copyright Data Interchange Plc Peterborough, England, 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be disclosed to third parties or reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Data Interchange Plc. About this book: This book details the steps involved in managing EPIC on the computer/s in your organization. Who this book is for: This book is intended for people who install and make changes to the settings and configuration of EPIC. What you need to use this book: You should be familiar with EPIC, the business processes within your organization and with basic computer operation. Related Publications: User’s Guide VM-0001-05 Table of Contents 1 Introduction.................................................................................................... 1 2 Server Management ....................................................................................... 3 2.1 Server Components ............................................................................................................ 4 2.2 Core tasks ........................................................................................................................... 4 2.3 Server Connections............................................................................................................. 5 2.3.1 Connection Manager ..................................................................................................... 5 2.3.2 Heartbeats ..................................................................................................................... 5 2.3.3 Resilience....................................................................................................................... 5 2.4 Worker Tasks ...................................................................................................................... 6 2.4.1 Advanced WebSphere MQ ............................................................................................ 6 2.4.2 Communications Task ................................................................................................... 6 2.4.3 Communications Manager ............................................................................................ 7 2.4.4 Communications database and file manager................................................................ 7 2.4.5 Communications proxy ................................................................................................. 7 2.4.6 Client connection manager ........................................................................................... 7 2.4.7 Event manager .............................................................................................................. 7 2.4.8 Event action processor .................................................................................................. 8 2.4.9 File analyser................................................................................................................... 8 2.4.10 File splitter..................................................................................................................... 8 2.4.11 File manager .................................................................................................................. 8 2.4.12 Scheduler ....................................................................................................................... 8 2.4.13 Call Workflow ................................................................................................................ 8 2.4.14 Code page conversion ................................................................................................... 9 2.4.15 Xe mapper ..................................................................................................................... 9 2.4.16 XLATE processor ............................................................................................................ 9 2.4.17 Write to file ................................................................................................................... 9 2.4.18 Write to Windows log ................................................................................................... 9 2.4.19 WebSphere MQ ............................................................................................................. 9 Administrator's Guide iii 2.4.20 Wait for comms ............................................................................................................. 9 2.4.21 ENDGDAT..................................................................................................................... 10 2.4.22 Submit to Darwin ........................................................................................................ 10 2.4.23 Send e-mail .................................................................................................................. 10 2.4.24 Run application............................................................................................................ 10 2.4.25 Print report .................................................................................................................. 10 2.4.26 EDIFACT security ......................................................................................................... 10 2.4.27 DFS file processor ........................................................................................................ 11 2.4.28 Alter file ....................................................................................................................... 11 2.4.29 Workflow processor .................................................................................................... 11 2.4.30 Postbag dump ............................................................................................................. 11 2.4.31 Housekeeper ............................................................................................................... 11 2.4.32 Data security ............................................................................................................... 11 2.4.33 Certificate Store .......................................................................................................... 12 2.4.34 Directory monitor........................................................................................................ 12 2.4.35 Select workflow ........................................................................................................... 12 2.4.36 SAP job ........................................................................................................................ 12 2.4.37 SAP update .................................................................................................................. 12 2.4.38 Sleeper......................................................................................................................... 12 2.4.39 Write To Log ................................................................................................................ 13 2.5 Health Checks ................................................................................................................... 13 2.6 Communications Tasks ..................................................................................................... 13 2.6.1 Communications Manager .......................................................................................... 13 2.6.2 Communications Task ................................................................................................. 14 2.6.3 Communications Database Task ................................................................................. 14 2.6.4 Communication Using a Proxy .................................................................................... 15 2.6.5 Proxy and FTP .............................................................................................................. 16 3 iv Server Console .............................................................................................. 17 3.1 Telnet connection ............................................................................................................. 18 3.2 Console Commands .......................................................................................................... 18 Administrator's Guide 3.2.1 ADD Command ............................................................................................................ 20 3.2.2 CALL Command ........................................................................................................... 21 3.2.3 CLOSE Command ......................................................................................................... 21 3.2.4 CHECK Command ........................................................................................................ 22 3.2.5 DISPLAY Command ...................................................................................................... 22 3.2.6 EXIT Command ............................................................................................................ 23 3.2.7 HELP Command ........................................................................................................... 24 3.2.8 LOG Command ............................................................................................................ 24 3.2.9 MOVE Command ......................................................................................................... 25 3.2.10 PASSWORD Command ................................................................................................ 26 3.2.11 PROXY Command ........................................................................................................ 26 3.2.12 REMOVE Command ..................................................................................................... 27 3.2.13 RLOG Command .......................................................................................................... 28 3.2.14 SCLASS Command........................................................................................................ 28 3.2.15 SET Command ............................................................................................................. 29 3.2.16 START Command ......................................................................................................... 29 3.2.17 STOP Command ........................................................................................................... 30 3.2.18 VARY Command .......................................................................................................... 30 3.3 Configuration examples ................................................................................................... 31 3.3.1 Configuring a satellite server ...................................................................................... 31 3.3.2 Configuring tasks on a satellite server ........................................................................ 32 3.3.3 Allocating tasks to servers ........................................................................................... 32 4 Trading Partner Connections ......................................................................... 33 4.1 Communication Layers ..................................................................................................... 33 4.2 Communications Entities.................................................................................................. 33 4.2.1 Mailboxes .................................................................................................................... 34 4.2.2 EDI Codes..................................................................................................................... 34 4.2.3 Local Codes .................................................................................................................. 34 4.2.4 User Data ..................................................................................................................... 35 4.3 Companies ........................................................................................................................ 35 Administrator's Guide v 4.3.1 Parent Companies ....................................................................................................... 35 4.3.2 Postbag Selection ........................................................................................................ 36 4.4 4.4.1 Listeners ...................................................................................................................... 37 4.4.2 TCP/IP .......................................................................................................................... 37 4.4.3 Local CAPI2 .................................................................................................................. 37 4.4.4 Remote CAPI2.............................................................................................................. 38 4.4.5 FTP Server.................................................................................................................... 38 4.4.6 SFTP Server .................................................................................................................. 38 4.4.7 HTTP ............................................................................................................................ 38 4.4.8 XOT .............................................................................................................................. 39 4.4.9 X.400............................................................................................................................ 39 4.5 Internal Networks ............................................................................................................. 39 4.5.1 AS2............................................................................................................................... 40 4.5.2 FTP Client..................................................................................................................... 40 4.5.3 FTP Server.................................................................................................................... 40 4.5.4 SFTP Server .................................................................................................................. 41 4.5.5 OFTP ............................................................................................................................ 41 4.5.6 X.400............................................................................................................................ 41 4.6 External Networks ............................................................................................................ 42 4.6.1 AS2............................................................................................................................... 43 4.6.2 FTP Client..................................................................................................................... 43 4.6.3 FTP Server.................................................................................................................... 44 4.6.4 SFTP Server .................................................................................................................. 44 4.6.5 OFTP ............................................................................................................................ 45 4.6.6 X.400............................................................................................................................ 45 5 Workflows .................................................................................................... 47 5.1 vi Subsystems ....................................................................................................................... 36 Key Definitions.................................................................................................................. 47 5.1.1 Workflow ..................................................................................................................... 47 5.1.2 Queue Item ................................................................................................................. 47 Administrator's Guide 5.1.3 Workflow Processor .................................................................................................... 47 5.1.4 Service Classes............................................................................................................. 47 5.2 Workflow Jobs .................................................................................................................. 48 5.2.1 Workflow Job .............................................................................................................. 48 5.2.2 Job Parameters............................................................................................................ 48 5.2.3 Return Codes ............................................................................................................... 48 5.2.4 Data Definition Conditions .......................................................................................... 48 5.2.5 Data Source Conditions ............................................................................................... 49 5.2.6 Jobs .............................................................................................................................. 49 5.2.7 Return Code Actions.................................................................................................... 55 5.3 Data Sources ..................................................................................................................... 55 5.3.1 Overview ..................................................................................................................... 55 5.3.2 Directory Data Source ................................................................................................. 56 5.3.3 Command Data Source................................................................................................ 56 5.3.4 Communications Data Source ..................................................................................... 56 5.3.5 MQ Data Source .......................................................................................................... 56 5.4 Data Definitions ................................................................................................................ 57 5.4.1 EDI Data Definition ...................................................................................................... 57 5.4.2 Invalid EDI Data Definition .......................................................................................... 58 5.4.3 Non EDI Data Definition .............................................................................................. 58 5.5 Workflow Selectors .......................................................................................................... 58 5.6 Company Specific Workflows ........................................................................................... 59 5.7 Mappings .......................................................................................................................... 60 5.8 Trading Partner Relationships .......................................................................................... 60 6 Postbags ....................................................................................................... 61 6.1 Postbag ............................................................................................................................. 61 6.2 Postbag File .................
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