The Services tab in the Web user interface allows you to manage the services available in the ALOHA appliance:

  • Know the service name

  • Report service status: running green_led or stopped red_led

  • Report service startup state: either Auto or Manual

  • Edit service's settings parameters: setup_icon

  • Start a service: start_icon

  • Stop a service: stop_icon

  • Restart a service: restart_icon

  • Reload a service: reload_icon

  • Apply configuration changes to a service: apply_icon

  • Cancel configuration changes to a service: cancel_icon

  • Push configuration changes of a service to the peer ALOHA in a cluster: push_icon

  • When in advanced mode, edit a service configuration: edit_icon

Advanced mode

The advanced mode is required to access to some services.

Enable advanced mode

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the Services tab and click on the advanced mode link. A warning message displays to state that this mode is for advanced users only.

  2. Click OK.

Service settings

Settings are the parameters that drive how a service starts up and operates.

To edit a service setting, click on the setup_icon icon. A text area opens with at least a few lines:

service <service name>
################# <service description>

Warning

Never delete those lines, because that destroys the service in the ALOHA configuration.

The below buttons are available below the text area to make actions when editing a service:

close button

closes the current page, and goes back to services tab. Pending changes are lost.

OK button

enabled once editing starts and allows posting pending changes before continuing editing

reset button

enabled once editing starts and restores the most recent settings before the last modification

Common settings

Some settings are common to all services.

Prevent service autostart

This setting prevents the ALOHA from starting up a service automatically at boot time: no autostart.

If not present, the appliance uses implicit automatic service startup at boot time.

Change a service setting
  1. In the Services tab, locate the line corresponding to your service.

    Note

    If you cannot locate the service, it may be because it is available only in advanced mode. Turn on advanced mode to see it.

  2. On the service line, click on the setup_icon icon.

  3. Perform the changes as needed.

  4. Click ok. You get redirected back to the Services tab.

  5. Locate the service line again: the background color of the service line switched to orange, indicating some changes had been performed but not yet been applied.

  6. At the end of the service line, a flag indicates that a restart is required: NEED RESTART

  7. Click on the service restart_icon icon.

  8. Follow the steps below (required) if you want to synchronize and reboot proof cluster:

    • On the service line, click on the push_icon icon.

    • Save the local configuration.

    • Save the remote configuration.

Service configuration

Change a service configuration

  1. In the Services tab, turn on the advanced mode.

  2. Locate the line corresponding to your service.

  3. On the service line, click on the setup_icon icon.

  4. Perform the changes as needed.

  5. Click OK . You get redirected back to the Services tab.

  6. Locate the service line again: the background color of the service line switched to orange, indicating some changes had been performed but not yet been applied.

  7. At the end of the service line, a flag indicates that a restart is required: NEED RESTART

  8. Click on the service restart_icon icon.

  9. Follow the steps below (required) if you want to synchronize and reboot proof cluster:

    • On the service line, click on the push_icon icon.

    • Save local configuration.

    • Save remote configuration.