Configuration Tips

Skills in handling the entries of the standard.conf is the main point in the correct configuration of the xBus. Below you find the answers for some of most frequently asked configuration questions to perform specific tasks.

 How to configure a new system?
Follow these instructions to configure new systems in standard.conf. Open these instructions in a pop-up window to keep them visible. You may position this window in a way it won't be completely covered by the main window.
  1. If the configuration file is not opened yet, go to the directory XBUS_HOME/etc, where XBUS_HOME is the full path to the directory where you are installed the xBus, and open the standard.conf file to edit.
  2. Go to the standard.conf page from the Config Files and open the Base section.
    Make sure that all these base parameters are existing in your configuration file. If not, define the missing ones as it is described in this section.
  3. After that open the System section. For each of your interfaces define the standard + system-specific parameters as they are described there.
  4. Open the Router section and configure the router parameter for your systems.
  5. Open the Transformation section and make sure that one Transformer for your source and destination messages has been defined in your configuration file as well.
    If not, your Router definition is not correct and xBus could not transform your Messages. Please follow step 4 again.
  6. Open the Journal section and define the system-specific parameters for each of your systems, if you want the system activities to be written.

    Note: If you have defined these parameters, make sure that global definitions for the Journal are existing in your configuration as well.

  7. See this example with all required entries that are needed to start the xBus and make sure that all these entries are existing in your configuration file as well.
  8. Save and close the standard.conf file.