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Deploying SDS and RMC

Use the procedures on this page to deploy Supervisor Desktop Service (SDS) and the Resource Management console (RMC).

Deployment Roadmap

The arrow icon in the following roadmap indicates where you are in the Advisors deployment process.

  1. [+] Install the databases that correspond to the Advisors products you will deploy.
  2. Create the Advisors User account in Genesys Configuration Server.
  3. [+] Install the Platform service on servers where it is required for Advisors components.
  4. Install each adapter that you will use and configure the adapter Application objects with Stat Server connections.
  5. Install the Advisors components for your enterprise:
    • Contact Center Advisor server (CCAdv XML Generator)
    • Workforce Advisor server
    • Frontline Advisor server
    • Pma you-are-here-arrow.png SDS and the CCAdv/WA Resource Management console
  6. Make any required configuration changes.

Resource Management and Resource Management User Configuration

The Resource Management Console (RMC) is subject to Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). After you have deployed RMC, a system administrator must assign privileges and permissions to users who will use RMC in the Contact Center Advisor or Workforce Advisor dashboard. These privileges and permissions control a user's or group's access to RMC and, for users or groups who have access to RMC, access to specific functionality within it.

In addition to configuring permissions and privileges, you might need to change property file settings. See Related Information for links to related topics.

Related Information


See the following for more information:

Important Information about the SDS and RMC Operating Environment

Before you deploy Supervisor Desktop Service (SDS) and Resource Management Console (RMC), ensure you have the correct operating environment for both. Read the following information carefully:

  • Supervisor Desktop Service SDS is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • When connecting SDS to a Configuration Server proxy, SDS supports a connection only to non-secure ports of the proxy server.
  • Pulse Advisors support Oracle JDK version 1.8, but SDS does not. If you deploy SDS, you must also install a version of JDK 1.6.0 for SDS on the host machine. Use the following table as a guide. Follow this basic rule: if the SDS is 32-bit, use 32-bit Java. If SDS is 64-bit, use 64-bit Java. The SDS server for Linux is 32-bit only.
    Operating System SDS Version Java 32 or 64 Notes
    Linux 32- or 64-bit 7.6.300.11 32-bit, or

    7.6.300.12 32-bit

    Java 1.6.x 32-bit Advisors release 8.5.2 requires SDS release 7.6.300.11 or higher, and is not compatible with earlier SDS releases. See the SDS Release Note for information that can help you to select the SDS release that is right for your environment.
    Windows 32-bit 7.6.300.11 32-bit, or

    7.6.300.12 32-bit

    Java 1.6.x 32-bit
    Windows 64-bit 7.6.300.11 32-bit, or

    7.6.300.12 32-bit

    Java 1.6.x 32-bit
    Windows 64-bit 7.6.300.11 64-bit, or

    7.6.300.12 64-bit

    Java 1.6.x 64-bit
  • Install SDS and the RMC only after you have installed all other Advisors components that you use in your enterprise. Genesys recommends that you verify the dashboards are working for all installed components (CCAdv, WA, FA), and that the hierarchy in each dashboard rolls up correctly before you install SDS and RMC. After you have verified Advisors is working correctly, install JDK 1.6 (if it is not already installed as your primary JDK version), and then install SDS and RMC.
  • If you use the Resource Management Console in Contact Center Advisor and/or Workforce Advisor, avoid running Resource Management in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or earlier versions; older versions of Internet Explorer can cause serious problems with the Resource Management console.

SDS and RMC Deployment Procedures

Use the procedures on this page to deploy the Supervisor Desktop Service (required for RMC) and the Resource Management Console.

Task Summary

The following tasks are listed in the order in which Genesys recommends you install and configure the Supervisor Desktop Service and the Resource Management Console.

For information about supported operating systems, see the Advisors section in the Supported Operating Environment Reference Guide.

  1. Configure the Supervisor Desktop Service Application in the Genesys Configuration Layer.

    See Procedure: Configuring the SDS Application in the Genesys Configuration Layer.

  2. Deploy Supervisor Desktop Service on a supported Windows or Linux operating system. Use one of the following procedures:

  3. Complete the Supervisor Desktop Service configuration.

    See Procedure: Completing the Supervisor Desktop Service Configuration.

  4. Deploy the Resource Management Console on a supported Windows or Linux operating system.

    See Procedure: Deploying the Resource Management Console.

  5. Configure the Resource Management Console. See Procedure: Configuring the Resource Management Console.


Procedure: Configuring the SDS Application in the Genesys Configuration Layer


Steps

  1. On the Genesys server, launch the Genesys configuration interface (for example, Genesys Administrator).
  2. Create a host object, under the Environment tenant, for the machine on which you will deploy the SDS, if one does not already exist.
    Genesys recommends that the IP address configured in this host object be the actual IP address of the server, not a loopback address.
  3. Import the application template called Genesys_Supervisor_Desktop_Service_763.adp. This template is located with the SDS installation files.
  4. Create a new Application using the Genesys_Supervisor_Desktop_Service_763.adp application template. Configure the Application using the following guidelines:
    1. Specify the name of the application as Genesys Supervisor Desktop.
    2. Add connections to the T-Servers, Interaction Servers, and the Stat Server to which the SDS will connect.
      SDS can be connected to one primary/backup Stat Server pair.
    3. (Multi-tenant environments only) Add the non-Environment tenant that SDS will monitor.
    4. Select the host object configured in Step 2 above (that is, the server on which you will install SDS). If necessary, change the port number to 8080.
    5. Enter a single period (.) for the working directory, command line, and command line arguments.
    6. Ensure you select a login account that has full control privileges. For example, you can select the option to log in as System as long as your System user has full control access privileges.
    7. Configure options as follows:
      • Under the [license] section, change the value for license-file to the port and host name of the server hosting the license server. This value should be in the format Port@Hostname (for example, 7260@inf-devlab).
      • Specify the following options under the [supervisor] section:
        • set calculated-statistics-enable to true
        • set stat-on-request to true
        • set stat-threads to -1
        • set stat-peeking to false
        • set show-env-tenant to false for multi-tenant configurations, or to true for single-tenant configurations
        Tip
        The stat-threads= -1 setting can be used to indicate “use all available processors”.

        For smaller customers the following settings can be used to create periodic SDS statistics polling at 30-second intervals:

        • stat-peeking=false
        • stat-refresh-rate=30

        The refresh rate can be increased for more frequent updates, at the cost of increased SDS and Stat Server load.

        For larger customers the stat-peeking=true setting can be used to define on-demand statistics retrieval.
      • Add the properties for your e-mail messaging system under the [supervisor] section in the list of options; see the following Table for additional information.
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  5. In the Applications's permissions, grant to the Advisors user the following permissions on the Application: Read, Change, Read Permissions. See Create the Advisors User Account.
  6. Save the Application.
  7. Verify that the T-Server(s), Interaction Server(s), and Stat Server(s) are configured with a correct host (that is, they do not use localhost).
    The SDS uses the hosts that are configured in the Configuration Server for the T-Servers, Interaction Servers, and the Stat Servers to determine where they are installed and how to reach them. If these servers are configured with the localhost host, the SDS tries to connect to the server on which it is installed. This will not work if the SDS and the other servers are installed on different machines.

Next Steps

Deploy the SDS on a supported Windows or Linux host machine. See one of the following:

For information about supported operating systems for Advisors deployments, see the Advisors section in the Supported Operating Environment Reference Guide


Procedure: Deploying Supervisor Desktop Service on Windows


Steps

  1. If an older version of SDS is already installed, you must uninstall it.
    [+] Show Steps for Using Command Line
    [+] Show Steps for Using SDS Installer
  2. Ensure that you have either a JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME environment variable set, pointing to the JDK or JRE root directory respectively.
  3. Copy the installation package to a directory of your choice.
  4. Run setup.exe.
    You can find the setup.exe file in the folder containing the Supervisor Desktop Service installation package.
    The Genesys Installation Wizard for SDS displays and guides you through the rest of the installation.
    [+] See information about installer screens

Next Steps

There are additional steps to complete the SDS configuration. See Procedure: Completing the Supervisor Desktop Service Configuration.


Procedure: Deploying Supervisor Desktop Service on Linux


Steps

  1. If an older version of SDS is already installed, you must uninstall it.
    If you must uninstall SDS from a Linux platform for any reason, manually remove the installation directory and delete the web application from the server.
  2. Ensure that you have either a JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME environment variable set, pointing to the JDK or JRE root directory respectively.
  3. Copy the installation package to a directory of your choice.
  4. Run ./install.sh.
    You can find the ./install.sh file in the folder containing the Supervisor Desktop Service installation package.
    [+] See information about installer screens

Next Steps

There are additional steps to complete the SDS configuration. See Procedure: Completing the Supervisor Desktop Service Configuration.


Procedure: Completing the Supervisor Desktop Service Configuration


Steps

  1. On the Genesys server, launch the Genesys configuration interface (for example, Genesys Administrator).
  2. Edit the options for your Stat Server application as described below:
    1. Import the StatServerEntries.cfg file (found in the Advisors Genesys Adapter installation directory) into the Stat Server application options. If prompted to overwrite the existing options, choose NO.
    2. If prompted to overwrite/update any statistics options, do so. The file does not alter any default Stat Server metrics, only ones specific to Advisors. Changing any logging options is optional.
    3. Restart the Stat Server.
  3. For performance reasons, Genesys recommends that you update xms and xmx values for servers that host your SDS. Edit these values based on information in the Genesys Pulse Advisors Hardware Sizing Guide.
  4. Use Solution Control Server, Genesys Administrator, or the SDS host to start SDS.
    To start SDS from the host machine:
    • On a Windows host machine: Use the Windows service
    • On a Linux host machine: Execute ./startup.sh in the /bin folder

Next Steps

Deploy the Resource Management Console. See Procedure: Deploying the Resource Management Console.


Procedure: Deploying the Resource Management Console


Steps

  1. Launch the Contact Center Advisor/Workforce Advisor (CCAdv/WA) installation file.
    [+] Show Steps for Linux
    [+] Show Steps for Windows
  2. On the Modules to Install screen, select the Resource Management Console checkbox. Genesys recommends that you install RMC after all other Advisors components are installed and working.
  3. Enter the following information on subsequent screens:
    • On the Destination Directory screen, select the base location of the Advisors installation (that is, the base directory where the Platform components and Tomcat are installed). In most cases, this is C:\Program Files\GCTI\Advisors, which is the default location.
    • On the RDBMS Type And JDBC Connectivity screen, select either the SQL Server or the Oracle option – whichever you use for database(s). You must also select the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) type that matches your environment. Select Basic for standalone databases or Advanced for clustered database configurations. The screens that follow are dependent on your selections on this screen.
    • On the Genesys Advisor Platform Database screen, specify the parameters for the Advisors platform database – the fields might vary depending on your selection of Basic or Advanced database type:
      • Database server—If requested, enter the host name or IP address of the database server. When using numerical IPv6 addresses, enclose the literal in brackets.
      • Database name/Service name—If requested, enter the unique name of the database instance.
      • Database port number—If requested, enter the database server’s port number.
      • Database user—The username to be used by CCAdv/WA to access the database.
      • Database user password—The password associated with the database user.
      • Locate file—Enter the location of the file that contains the advanced database connection string. If you do not know how to correctly build the advanced database connection string, contact your database administrator. The installation wizard applies the specified advanced connection string when configuring the data sources.
    • On the Resource Management Console screen, enter the IP address of the SDS server, as well as the port number for the SDS path (the default port number is 8080).
  4. After you have entered information on all installer screens, click Install.
  5. Click Show Details. Use the Errors tab to verify that no errors were reported during installation.

Next Steps

See Procedure: Configuring the Resource Management Console.


Procedure: Configuring the Resource Management Console


Steps

  1. Configure the RMC properties file

    After RMC has installed successfully, you can edit the Advisors\conf\RMC.properties configuration file. For example, you might want to change the maximum skill level, the refresh interval, and/or the number of concurrent users properties. See Configure Resource Management Console Properties for more information.

  2. Enable transmission of login events to RMC

    When an Advisors user logs in to or out of Advisors, a message describing this event is sent on a topic to the RMC Web application. The RMC receives the message and logs the user in to or out of the SDS server. By default, messages remain alive in the topic for 1 second, but the default value of 1 second is not long enough for the RMC to receive the messages. Using the default value, the RMC will not log users in to the SDS and, when the users try to open the RMC, they will see messages stating that they are not logged in to the SDS server.

    To change how long the Advisors application keeps alive login messages in the topic, update the advisors.user.auth.event.queue.ttl.secs parameter in the conf/ActiveMQ.properties file. You must update the file for every Platform server that will receive requests from users to log in to Advisors.

    Genesys recommends setting the advisors.user.auth.event.queue.ttl.secs property to 300 seconds:
    advisors.user.auth.event.queue.ttl.secs=300
    Warning
    To ensure that the login messages do not expire prematurely, the system time must be identical on the nodes in the Advisors cluster. The logic that decides if a message should expire uses the system time on both the sending and receiving system, so the system time must be synchronized within the cluster.
  3. Add an entry to Apache httpd.conf

    To access the Resource Management Notification administration pages through the Advisors interface (Advisors Administration module), you must add the following entry to the Apache httpd.conf file on the web server:
    ProxyPass /rmc/ ajp://<rmc host>:<rmc port>/rmc/
    where <rmc host> is the host name or IP address for the machine on which the RMC module is installed, and where <rmc port> is the corresponding port number (default: 8009).
  4. Restart Platform servers

    Restart every Platform server for which you changed either the RMC.properties properties or the ActiveMQ.properties file.
    If the Platform server is running an Advisors application that is integrated with Solution Control Server, then restart the Advisors server from the Solution Control Interface.
    If not integrated with Solution Control Server, then:
    • On a Windows host machine: Open the Windows Services window and restart the Platform server.
    • On a Linux host machine:
      • If you have not configured Advisors Platform to start as a service, then from the /bin folder, execute ./shutdown.sh and then ./startup.sh to stop and restart the Platform server.
      • If you have configured Advisors Platform to start as a service, then stop and start the Linux service that controls Advisors Platform.

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