This article describes how to manually publish the Web Enabler Java applet using a Windows network file sharing resource. This may be done when there is no web server available to supply the information remotely.
GSX Web Enabler can also be called Moniweb or Monitor OnTheFly. These names all refer to the same web application. In this article, we will use GSX Web Enabler.
Web Enabler is a Java applet that retrieves data from some text files created by GSX Monitor. These files contain the information to display the main view as a web page.
Web pages are usually published over http protocol (see this article for more details) but it's also supported to use network share as an alternative if a Web server is not available on the server running GSX Monitor application.
Publishing Web Enabler using Windows File Services
The first step will be to identify the folder currently hosting Web Enabler files to be published.
- In GSX Monitor go to the Preferences menu.
- Select Web Access and note the path configured in Directory field.
Now we will create a shared file resource with the same path.
- From Windows Server Manager, expand Roles, File Services and select Share and Storage Management.
- Use the Provision Share wizard to create a new file share targeting the same folder in Web Access Preferences.
- The wizard allows you to customize share permissions and name according to your needs.
- You can validate the access to the newly created share from any computer using the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path in Windows Explorer:
- Type \\server_name.domain.name\Shared_folder_name in the navigation bar to open Web Enabler shared folder.
- Locate the application web page (by default GSX Monitor.html) and open it using your default web browser.
- Depending on your Java plugin configuration, you may have to accept the new applet location beginning with file:// then Web Enabler should open.