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TT Server Admin (Deprecated in TT Gateways Version 7.15 and higher)

Overview

Formally, you would use TT Server Admin to:

  • Identify active connections to TT Gateways in your TT Trading System
  • Gather log files from any TT Gateway or client workstation in your TT Trading System
  • Broadcast custom messages to client applications on your TT Trading System
  • Reset the exchange tree for all Guardians version 7.5.3 and higher in your TT Trading System

TT Gateways Version 7.15 and higher do not include TT Server Admin. However, TT offers TT User Setup as an advanced tool that provides similar functionality to TT Server Admin and includes superior user management.

For more information on TT User Setup, refer to the TT User Setup System Administration Manual.

Warning

Upgrading an existing Gateway to Version 7.15 automatically removes TT Server Admin from the server machine.

Usage

To access the TT Server Admin program, on the Desktop, double-click TT Server Admin. It takes several seconds before the Selection prompt appears:

The TT Server Admin prompt offers you four options:

  • (S)how current users: Identifies all active connections on the TT network.
  • (G)et workstation logs: Collects, zips, and retrieves remote log files.
  • (B)roadcast Message: Sends a message to all X_TRADER®'s logged into the specified TT Gateway. This message displays in a pop-up prompt box.
  • (R)eset Exchange Tree: Resets the exchange tree for all Guardians version 7.5.3 and higher within the same multicast.

    This feature available in TT Server Admin versions 7.5.1 and higher.

  • (Q)uit: Closes the TT Server Admin command window.

Identifying Active TT Users

To identify active connections on the TT network:

  1. On the Desktop, double-click TT Server Admin.
  2. Type: s

    For each active connection, the s command displays connection information in the following columns, listed in the order they appear in the command window:

    • TT Gateway hosting the listed connection
    • Client application being used to connect to the TT Gateway (App:)
    • Trader information (membership ID, group ID, trader ID) associated with the connection (Trader:)
    • Client workstation IP address (Workstation:)
    • TT Gateway server IP address (Server:)

Collecting Log Files Remotely

To collect log files remotely:

  1. On the Desktop, double-click TT Server Admin.
  2. Type: g

    You are prompted for a Workstation IP-Address.

  3. Type: IPAddress

    Where IPAddress is the IP address of the workstation or TT Gateway that stores the log files you want to collect. This IP address can be that of any machine that runs TT’s Guardian software. Though the machine must be online, it does not have to be logged into the TT Trading System (i.e., the machine does not have to appear in the active connections list generated via the (s) command).

    Note

    Note: Do not enter the IP Address of the local machine. Doing so can corrupt the resulting zip file. If you need to collect the local machine's log files, use Guardian's Collect Local Logfiles option on the Tools menu.

    After you press ENTER, the program collects, zips, and then transfers the remote log files to <root drive>:ttlogfiles. The naming convention used for the zipped collection of log files is IPADDRESS_DD.MM.YYYY_clt.zip, where IPADDRESS is the IP address of the gateway, DD is the two-digit day, MM is the two-digit month, and YYYY is the four-digit year.

Broadcasting a Message to TT Clients

To broadcast a message:

  1. Access the TT Server Admin program, then type: b

    You are prompted for an Exchange name.

  2. Type: Exchangename

    Exchangename is the name of the TT Gateway that hosts the connections to which you want to broadcast your message.

    You are prompted for a Severity level.

  3. Type the appropriate severity level.
    • 1 for a Warning (e.g., an imminent TT Gateway shut down).
    • 2 for an informational message (e.g., a reminder).

    You are prompted for the Message you want to send.

  4. Type the message you want to send.

    In the above example, the user sends to all traders logged into the TT Gateway named CBOT a warning with the following message: CBOT Gateway will be rebooted in 5 minutes.When a client application receives the broadcast, it generates a pop-up prompt box that displays the message.

Resetting the Exchange Tree

To reset the Exchange Tree:

  1. On the desktop, double-click TT Server Admin.
  2. Type: r

    The exchange tree resets on all Guardians version 7.5.3 and higher in your trading environment.

Closing TT Server Admin

To close TT Server Admin:

  1. Open the command window
  2. Type: q