Getting Started with My NonStop – Overview
My NonStop is an App store and management platform which runs on HPE NonStop Servers.
It is developed and maintained by Idelji Corporation for apps running on HPE NonStop Servers.
Apps developed by NonStop Servers use a variety of configuration parameters which requires certain knowledge of NonStop internals. System Engineers tasked with installation and management of such software must read lengthy installation manuals. This directs them to edit various files to suit them to their environment and use case. In addition, other user guide and management manuals must be reviewed to learn how to start, manage, and stop each Application. This whole process is demanding, slow, and error prone. It even gets more complicated when installing multiple applications developed by different companies, each of which have their own requirements and directives. Problem is further exasperated when needing to upgrade from one version to another or install certain updates and fixes.
Hence My NonStop was made available from Idelji, and it is free to all NonStop users.
My NonStop is a central platform where users can:
- Shop for available products, or product upgrades from different companies.
- Install the products.
- Check the status of each App at any time.
- Start and stop each App with a single click.
- Change available setting options with ease.
How It Works
To start, companies, or as we call them: Producers, use another Software tool named: RA Studio, developed and maintained by Idelji. This tool is available from Idelji, to all, at no additional charge.
A Producer uses RA Studio to enter definitions on how their software needs to be configured and managed. This too is a GUI based question and answer session, where Producers are not required to write code or script. Next, the Producer chooses to publish its Product. A Producer may publish to all users, or specific customers and Servers. As such, any NonStop user can add a product which can only be made available to users of their own company.
A NonStop Server Administrator can then logon to My NonStop and “go shopping” for available Products.
Idelji itself uses RA Studio and My NonStop to release its Web ViewPoint Enterprise software, and allow its users to download, install, and manage it.
Diagram below shows how this process works:
- Producer defines a Product on RA Studio and publishes it to all or selected Customers/Servers.
- NonStop Administrators on NonStop use My NonStop to look for published products or product upgrades available to them.
- My NonStop is then used to install and manage the available products.