Friday, November 23, 2018

TIBCO Administration Domain Creation using Domain Utility in GUI Mode

     TIBCO Domain Utility is installed as part of the TIBCO Runtime Agent(TRA) installation and it is used to create and manage Administration domains.

     An Administration domain is a collection of users, machines and services. A domain is managed by an administration server, which is assisted by a TIBCO Hawk Agent running on each machine in the domain.

     An Administrator domain stores domain information in a database repository or file repository, depenidng on the tranport type. If TIBCO Rendezvous(RV) is set as the tranport, you can store domain data in a database repository or file repository. If TIBCO Enterprise Message Service(EMS) is set as transport, you can only store domain data in a database repository.

     Here in this post, We are going to create a domain with transport 'EMS' and it needs to be configured with database to store the domain data.

Before moving on to the creation of domain, go through the earlier posts to get idea on :

1) File-based Domain VS Database-based Domain
2) TIBCO HOME - JDBC driver configuration to connect to database

Follow the below steps to create TIBCO Administration domain :

STEP-1 : Start TIBCO Domain Utility in one of the following ways :

On Windows : Choose Start --> All Programs --> TIBCO --> TIBCO Runtime Agent --> Domain Utility
         Navigate to <<TRA_HOME>>\bin\domainutility.exe

On Unix : Navigate to <<TRA_HOME>>/bin/domainutility

STEP-2 : Domain Utility opens in GUI mode with below list of options.

By using Domain Utility, We can do :

  • Create or delete an administration domain --> As name defines, we can create or delete an administration domain.
  • Add a machine to the administration domain --> We can add a machine which is part of a domain.
  • Modify Server settings --> We can modify server settings like changing transport, database configuration etc.
  • Add or Remove TIBCO administration Plugins --> We can add/remove plugins like TIBCO EMS server in a selected administration domain.

STEP-3 : As shown below, Click on Domain Configuration --> Create New Administration Domain and then click Next button.

STEP-4 : Provide the Administration Domain name and then click on "Show Advanced" checkbox and select EMS as transport and configure the required parameters and click on Test Connection to verify the EMS connection.

STEP-5 : Provide both HTTP and shutdown ports, These ports are used by TIBCO Administrator to communicate with the Tomcat web server. Default HTTP port is 8080 and we can change it from the available ports in the TIBCO Admin machine/server.

STEP-6 : Provide Administrator credentials which will be used to login to TIBCO Administrator.

STEP-7 : Next step provide the database configuration details and click on "Test Connection" to verify the database connectivity.

STEP-8 : Next step It displays a summary page where you can verify the parameters provided and then click on Next.

STEP-9 : Click Next to create the domain. After creating the domain, It lists two services "TIBCO Administrator" and "TIBCO Hawk Agent".

STEP-10 : Start both the listed services either as Windows NT services(Run --> services.msc --> start the services) to run in background.
we can start from windows explorer by directly running below two executable files. Please note these services will be stopped once you close the command prompt corresponds to service. If you wan to run in background then run them as Windows NT services.


STEP-11 : Finally Login to TIBCO Administrator by passing the administration credentials provided in STEP:6.

If you find any issue with database drivers while starting the services(STEP-10) then follow below posts :

1) TIBCO Administration Server start issue with JDBC driver
2) TIBCO Installation - JDBC driver configuration to connect to Database

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