Configuring the GeoMedia WebMap on the Server in the Cluster

GeoMedia WebMap Administrator Guide

GeoMedia WebMap

If you configure the GeoMedia WebMap on the server in a cluster, remember to follow the rules listed below:

  1. Always set the Root URL in the WebMap configuration to your public server name.

  2. Add appropriate mappings in the hosts file that will result in resolving your public name locally. The host file is located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\

    The hosts file is a computer file used by an operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is a plain text file, and is conventionally named hosts. The hosts file is one of several system facilities that assists in addressing network nodes in a computer network. It is a common part of an operating system's Internet Protocol (IP) implementation, and it serves the function of translating human-friendly hostnames into numeric protocol addresses, called IP addresses, that identify and locate a host in an IP network.

  3. Ensure that services running on the machine are advertising public host names in the Capabilities documents.

    If the default server name is not correct, you can configure it for each service in the web.config file.

    For example, the WMS instance will be the following entry: <add key="Intergraph.GeoMedia.Web.SDI.HostName" value="" />

    In the case of WMPS, define the hostname override: <add key="Hostname.Override" value="newName"/>

    and Hostname.Override.UseWebMapSetting: <add key="Hostname.Override.UseWebMapSetting" value="true"/>

    The Hostname.Override entry allows you to change the service hostname using the given value. Hostname.Override.UseWebMapSetting entry allows you to decide if the service hostname should be overridden by the one configured in GeoMedia WebMap. If both hostname override entries are configured, the Hostname.Override.UseWebMapSetting has higher priority.
    For more information, see the "Overriding the Hostname Used" section in the Configuring Common Sections topic.

  4. Remember to always use a public server name when opening portal and connecting services.