Creating a New Component-type Using the Integration Console

To achieve this, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Component option from the Integration Console tile of Figure 1.
  2. Figure 1 will then appear.

    Figure 1 : Viewing the user-defined and pre-defined component types

  3. Figure 1 displays two panels: one is the Pre-defined components panel, which lists all component-types that are supported out-of-the-box by the eG Enterprise system, and the other is the User-defined components panel, which lists all custom defined component-types (if any), added using the Integration Console.
  4. To add a new component type, click the Add New Component Type button in Figure 2. Figure 2 will then appear.

    Figure 2 : Adding a new component type using Integration Console

  5. Provide the details of the new component-type in Figure 2. This includes:

    • Component type: The name of the new component-type, suffixed by _ex. In the case of our example, this will be Tuxedo_Domain_Server_ex.
    • Image name: Specify the Image name that will be displayed below the component type image in the eG user interface.
    • Choose display image: Select the image that you want to use to represent the new component-type in the eG user interface.
    • Port: If the component-type is port-based, then specify the port number at which the component listens by default. In the case of our example, leave the port as NULL.
    • Site support: Indicate whether/not the component-type supports web sites. If so, set this flag to Yes. If not, set this flag to No. In the case of our example, set this flag as No.
    • Duplicate: This flag will appear only if one/more user-defined components pre-exist. You can set this flag to Yes if you want the new component-type to inherit the properties of an existing user-defined component-type. In this case, you will be additionally required to pick the Component Type to be duplicated (see Figure 3).

    Figure 3 : Duplicating a component type

    Once a component type to be duplicated is chosen, the Display image, Port, and Site support settings of that component-type will automatically apply to the component-type being added.

    On the other hand, if the new component-type is not a duplicate of an existing user-defined component-type, set this flag to No. In this case, you will have to explicitly define a display image, port, and site support settings for the new component-type.

  6. Finally, click the Add button in Figure 3 to add the new component-type.
  7. The newly added component-type will then appear as a User-defined component (see Figure 4).

    Figure 4 : The User-defined components panel displaying the newly added component-type

  8. You can modify the details of the new component-type, if you so need, by clicking the button corresponding to it in Figure 4. Figure 5 will then appear. In the Modify mode, you can change the Image name and choose a different display image for the component. However, you cannot change the name of the Component type; nor can you change the Port and Site support settings. After making the required changes, click the Update button in Figure 5 to save the changes.

    Figure 5 : Modifying the details of a user-defined component-type

  9. You can even delete a user-defined component-type by clicking the button corresponding to that component-type in the User defined components list of Figure 4.

Note:

Pre-defined components can neither be modified nor deleted.