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CDRv5 Server Overview


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Implementation (From installed files)

The CDRv5 Server is implemented using two modules:
  • "TrillysSystemsCDRService.exe" which implements the "TrillysCdrService" as shown in the Windows Service applet below.
  • "SiteAdminVCL.exe" which implements the graphical user interface (GUI) to configure and monitor the CDRv5 server.

GUI Organization (See picture)

The GUI is organized in the following sections: Any parameter can also be reconfigured at any time.
  • Caption and Menu
  • Dashboard
  • Page Control
  • Work Area
  • Status Bar

Caption and Menu

In addition to the application name, the form caption will also provide your software license information. While the page organization takes the functional approach, the menu system provides a task-oriented access to various functions. 



Dashboard



Navigation using Tab Sheets



The page control allows you to access tab sheets quickly. The page organization is as follows:

System | Service Status Controls the CDRv5 service (install, uninstall, start stop).
Requires Administrative privilege.
Monitors connectivity and communications for data feeds and CDRv5 clients.
System | Errors Monitors error logs: in-memory, CDRv5 log file and Windows Event log pertaining to CDRv5. (Each error logs provides specific information that can be used for troubleshooting)
System | Software Update Provides software update features from a Web site (requires Internet access) or from a file folder.
License | Management Imports license files and enable licenses. Assigns licenses to specific CDRv5 Client computers. Monitors CDRv5 Client requests to obtain licenses.
Configuration | Connectivity Configures IP address and port numbers for the CDRv5 Server Modules:
  • Real-time
  • Data Management
  • License Management
  • Software Management
  • Auto-Discovery Configure software update Web site
Configuration | Error Reporting Configures error recording parameters for each type of error logs.
Feeds | Configuration Configures feed connectivity parameters to CDRv5Collector, telco feed or flat-file (billing)
Feeds | Billing Schema Manger Configures input rules for flat-file (billing) records input formats.
Feeds |Monitor Monitors the status of the real-time call record feeds.
Feeds | CDR Recovery Manages the recovery of CDRs from CDRv5Collector(s) or telco feeds
Storage | Configuration Configures the location of backup files . These backup files are used by the Data Management module to synchronize call record data when the CDRv5 Client(s) connect to the CDRv5 Server.
Storage | File Contents Provides the viewer a way to explore the contents of the backup files. This feature is useful for troubleshooting.
Storage | Version Info Provides the viewer a way to explore the control files used by the Data Management module for data synchronization. This feature is useful for troubleshooting.
Client SW Management Configure the CDRv5 Client(s) software update strategies and privileges. This is useful for sites with a large number of deployed CDRv5Client(s).

Other Useful Features

  • Options | UI Style will allow you to pick a color theme for the GUI.
  • The "Tasks" menu allows you to go directly to a tab sheet based on an activity.
  • If you pin the "SiteAdminVcl.exe” application to the taskbar, you can right-click on to access useful Windows system functions such as the "Service" applet or "Event Log Viewer".
  • The icon located on the task bar shows a transparent green bar indicating the current system load pertaining to the call record processing rate. This provides a glance of CDR record activity at all times.
  • Clicking on the icon below the "File” menu will restart the SiteAdminVcl.exe with Administrator privilege. This will permit the user to manage service configuration functions.
  • Hovering the mouse cursor over a control will cause a balloon hint to appear. This will provide additional useful information. This is particularly useful in the dashboard section.

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