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Add transaction locations

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Updated: September 18, 2018

Use the Manage Transaction Locations page to display existing transaction locations, as well as add, edit and delete locations. Adding a transaction location registers that location with the Orion server.

To add a location on your network:

  1. Click Settings >All Settings > WPM Settings > Manage Player Locations.
  2. On the Manage Transaction Locations page, switch to the Transaction Locations tab.

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You can select multiple locations if required.

  1. Click Add Location.
  2. Select Install location on my network and click Next.
  3. Perform one of the following actions:
    • Enter the IP Address or Hostname of the location, and then click Add to List; or
    • Select a location from the list of existing nodes.
  4. Click Next.
  5. To configure settings, you can either:
    • Select Use default settings, and enter a Player Name if you do not want it to be the same as the Location Name; or,
    • Select Use advanced settings, and enter a Player Name, Player Port number, and Player Password, as required.
  6. Click Next.
  7. When the default credential for the location appears, you can either:
    • Click Assign Credentials, to open the Assign Credential window where you can choose an alternative credential, or click <New Credential> to set up a new credential; or
    • Click Test Credentials, to test the selected credential is valid.
  8. Click Deploy Player, to use the selected credential.
  9. The location is added to the list of locations. Select the location and click Next. The After you select a recording and assign it to a location, define the properties for the transaction. tab of the Add Transaction page is displayed.

To add a location to a cloud instance:

  1. Click Add Location on the Manage Transaction Locations page.
  2. Select Add a location in the cloud, and click Next.
  3. Select the appropriate vendor from the list displayed, and then click Next.
  4. Enter credentials for the cloud account.
  5. Supply the information requested, which varies by cloud provider, to add the location is added.
  6. After the location appears in the list of locations, select it, click Next, and enter values on the After you select a recording and assign it to a location, define the properties for the transaction. tab of the Add Transaction page.

To learn about using Orion Platform products with cloud instances or VMs hosted by cloud providers, see Deploy Orion Platform products to Amazon Web Services and Deploy Orion Platform products to Microsoft Azure

To use an existing location:

  1. Click Add Location on the Manage Transaction Locations page.
  2. Select Add an existing location, and click Next.
  3. Enter a name for the player in the Name for player at this location field.
  4. To use server initiated communication, where the server-initiated player is passive and waits for requests from the Orion server on a specified port:
    1. Select Server initiated communication, and enter the IP Address or hostname where the player is located.
    2. Click Advanced if you need to add a Player Password, want to change the Player port from the default of 17781, and/or Use proxy.
  5. To use player initiated communication, which allows the player to actively initiate communication with the Orion server on port 17782:
    1. Select Player initiated communication, and select the Player from the dropdown.
    2. Click Advanced, if you want to assign this player to a polling engine.

      Firewall/NAT configuration is simplified because the player actively connects to the polling server using a HTTP(S) protocol. MSPs and larger distributed deployments may prefer this option.

  6. Click Submit.
  7. After the location is added to the list of locations, you can select it and click Next to display the After you select a recording and assign it to a location, define the properties for the transaction. tab on the Add Transaction page.
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