In versions 4.0 and higher, the backend services for Alert Plus can be run from a SharePoint Application Server as an alternative to running on the SharePoint Web Front End (WFE) servers. This option also allows you to distribute the workload for different Web Applications across different Application Servers.
NOTE: A separate Application Server license is required each non-WFE server on which you decide to run the Alert Plus service. The related Web Parts will still be installed and licensed for all Web Front End servers. Please contact Bamboo Solutions directly for more details.
To run the Alert Plus services on an Application Server, you must perform the following steps:
|Install Application Server Add-in Components
From the product installer, select and install the Application Server Add-In. This will install the necessary components to run Alert Plus on a SharePoint Application Server.
|Install the Service Components
Go to Central Administration>Application Management>Bamboo Alert Plus Service Administration and click the Install button to install the required components for the Alert Plus Service and Alert Plus Service Proxy to your farm.
|Start the Service
Start the service on one or more servers:
Starting the service on one or more servers will start the Alert Plus service instance on those servers. If more than one server runs this instance, then the load will be shared by all these instances with the use of the load balancer
|Add the Alert Plus Service and Alert Service Proxy
Create instances of the Alert Plus Service and Alert Plus Service Proxy:
|Set Alert Plus to Run on Application Servers
|Map Web Applications to Application Servers
|Assign Alert Plus processing for different Web Applications to specific Application Servers. This allows you to split processing across different servers are desired to handle and prioritize system load.