Axes 4.2.0 - How to create another instance aXesW3

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Axes 4.2.0 - How to create another instance aXesW3

Post by jeanmichel » 19 Dec 2019, 14:19

The tip is useful is you want to create another instance for the same version of aXes you have already installed, for example if you want to have a test and productions instance.
Note 1; This is not valid for a Side by Side installation of a later release.
Note 2: For the JSM add instance, please refer to this post.
Warning: Please note that when upgrading, only the original instance will be upgraded, not any of the additional instances. Hence, use this at your own risks


Assumptions:
1) Axes installed int he AXESLIB library
2) Axes is installed int he /AXES IFS folder
3) New aXes instance will be located in the AXES2 IFS folder

Procedure:
1) Login to your IBMi with SECOFR authority.

2) Navigate to your axes folder on the IFS by using the following command:
WRKLNK '/axes'

3) Create a copy of the folder by using option 3 next to your directory + F4
in "To directory" type the destination directory For example: AXES2
in "Directory subtree" type *ALL
in "Owner" choose *KEEP

4) In your new directory navigate the aXesw3 config file located at /AXES2/CONFIGS/AXESW3.CONF
Change the following values:
Port to a new port
LiBRARY to original library AXESLIB
For all FASTCGI servers, update the path to use the new folder ie AXES2
FastCGIServer "/axests" \
-program "AXESTS.PGM '/AXES2/configs/aXesTS.conf'" \
-mt -idle-timeout 45 \
-authpath 'admin=/axests/admin/**'
All other references to the /AXES directory will have to be changes to AXES2

5) add an entry in the axes server job to start you new instance
use AXESLIB/WRKAXESSVR

6) Add a new AXESW3 instance in the in the list of servers as below
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7) After you hit enter you will have to fill in the folder in which the new instance AXESW3 config file is located. Select *YES to have this instance automatically started. Hit enter
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8) To start your new instance press 9 on the previous screen next to it.

Hope this helps.
Regards,

Jean-Michel Rapin

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