Installing MPX Services

The StarTeam Message Broker, or MPX, allows you to publish information about MPX events, such as creating or deleting a requirement.

Benefits of MPX include:

  • Requirement additions appear in the requirement tree even if the parent node has already been expanded.
  • Requirement deletions are removed from the requirement tree even if the parent node has already been expanded.
  • Clients cache requirement data as it is retrieved from the server. The next time those requirements are selected, they are retrieved from local cache. If someone changes the requirement, the client retrieves the latest data from the server.
Note: If the Message Broker is not used, the application will function without any issues. However, if there are any additions, deletions or changes to the requirements, you must refresh the project to see the amended requirements.

To install the StarTeam MPX server:

  1. Close all Windows programs before proceeding with the installation.
  2. Run Setup.exe from the directory where you downloaded Caliber.
  3. Select Install Caliber Data Server and Server Utilities.
  4. Select StarTeam MPX™ Services. Install Wizard starts and the Introduction screen displays.
  5. Click Next. The License Agreement screen displays.
  6. Read the license agreement carefully, and if you agree to the terms, click I accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next. The Choose Install Set screen displays.
  7. Select the type of install:
    • Typical
    • Minimal
    • Custom
  8. The Multicast Service Address screen displays. Type the address or click Next to use the default value. The Service Start Options screen displays.
  9. Specify how to start the service: Auto or Manual.
  10. Click Next. The Choose Install Folder screen displays.
  11. Click Browse to change the location for install or click Next. The Choose Shortcut Folder screen displays.
  12. Indicate where you want to locate the product icons.
  13. Click Next. The Pre-Installation Summary screen displays.
  14. Review the information.
  15. Click Previous if you want to change any installation settings.
  16. Click Install. The Install Complete screen displays.
  17. Click Done to exit the Install Wizard.
    Note: You must restart your machine for the changes to take effect. Logging off and on again is insufficient. After you restart your machine, the Caliber Data Server attempts to start.