- 1 Task Manager Interface
- 2 Configuring the Tasks
- 3 Task List and Data Channels
- 4 Port Options
- 5 Reference Information
Task Manager Interface
The task manager is your first stop for telling the IoTServer what you want it to do. There are 32 slots that may be occupied by some function, typically a protocol engine or other application. This means you could hypothetically have up to 30 different protocols all talking to each other via the IoTServer, if we actually had that many protocols to pick from.
Select the task you want to configure from the drop-down list, or select an empty slot to assign to a new function. An empty slot is simply denoted "Data Channel N". When assigned to a function, that slot will take on the name of the function.
Different protocols, applications, or task types will have different requirements for configuring the task. The specific configuration parameters for each available task function are given at the links below. Regardless of task type, each task will have certain attributes in common as described here.
Click the Refresh button to have the web UI query the actual task and obtain its present configuration parameters.
If you change any of the settings, click Save Settings to retain and register them. In some cases it may be necessary to stop the task first. In almost all cases, it is necessary to restart the task to cause the new settings to take effect.
The file selected from the drop-down list below will appear in the Configuration File box. If you want to configure the task from an XML file, select that file, and click the Load button. In the case of protocol engines, this will most often include loading all of its read/write maps, rules, etc.
To save configuration for the given task, select or enter a file name, and click the Save Config button. In the case of a protocol engine, this means saving its read/write maps, rules, etc.
IMPORTANT: The task manager configuration, i.e. settings registered by clicking Save Settings, are retained in the XML file for the task manager itself. To save these settings in an XML file, select Task Manager from the list at the top, and click Save Config there.
The file management provided here is most often mirrored on the Config File page of the given task. The drop-down list will show a list of all configuration files currently found in the device's configuration folder. When you select an XML file from this list, the name will be copied to the Configuration File window for pending load or save.
You may view the selected file by simply clicking View. You can delete the file by clicking Delete.
You may upload files to the IoTServer from your PC. Start by clicking Browse, and then use the browser's file dialog to locate the file on your PC. Once a file is selected on your PC, click the "Start upload" button to initiate the transfer.
You may also download files from the IoTServer to your PC. Click the Download button to transfer the selected file to your PC.