AppBridge Documentation : Installation - Transformation Node (Windows)

The AppBridge Transformation Node is an optional component that can be installed on a server to allow it to be used by AppBridge Surveyor or Transformer. Transformation Nodes can be used in two ways:

  1. Action Node: As an additional transformation server
  2. Connection Node: As a Connection gateway

Download and install

  1. Sign into the AppBridge Account Portal at www.appbridge.it.

  2. Click the “Download” button in the top toolbar.

  3. Download the latest AppBridge Transformation Node installer.

  4. Run the installer as an administrator.



  5. Accept the AppBridge Service Agreement and click the Next button.

  6. Proceed through the standard installer steps, until reaching the component selection screen:



  7. In the component selection, choose the elements of the AppBridge framework to be installed:

    ComponentDescription
    AppBridge Transformation PlatformThe core services for the AppBridge platform. This component must be installed to run scans and migrations from the machine.
    AppBridge Management UIA windows system tray application that monitors the state of the AppBridge services, and allows control over them if run as administrator. This component is optional but highly recommended.
  8. After selecting the components to install, continue until you reach the port selection screen. The AppBridge Transformation Suite will host the user interface on the port selected in this screen, and the installer will automatically open the firewall:

  9. After the port selection screen, you will be asked to provide an access key for the Node. This access key will be required to associate this Node with a platform later.



  10. Continue to the end of the installation. Once the installation is complete, click the check boxes to specify which programs to launch upon completion of the setup.

  11. Click Finish to exit Setup.

Node management

When launched, the Node runs in the background as a Windows service, and awaits instructions from the service hub. The Node cannot be interacted with through a user interface, so it must be started and stopped through the Management App or the Local Services Manager.

  1. To interact with the Node through the management app, right-click the AppBridge icon in the system tray:

     

  2. The Node can also be controlled directly from the Windows services manager. To open the services manager, navigate to the "Run" command in Windows and run "services.msc":


 

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