Management Console Structure Overview

The Management Console is divided into 5 functional areas.

Dashboard:

The Dashboard gives you a quick overview of the Management Console. The information is presented through portlets, which shows the health of your RoboServers, Schedules, and Robots.

Kapplets:

A Kapplet is a web-based user interface that allows you to run a robot without any programming.

Schedules:

A schedule is a plan for running one or more robots, typically at pre-planned points in time and in a repeating fashion. A schedule does not run robots itself; it merely provides the plan for when the robots should be run (which is done by passing them to the configured servers).

Repository:

Robots, type definitions and resources can be uploaded from Design Studio to the Management Console repository or can be uploaded manually through the web interface of the Management Console. Uploaded robots can be executed as part of a Schedule or through client code that executes robots using the Kapow Java or C# APIs. You can also use the APIs to programmatically query or update the repository.

Data:

The Data View allows you to see the data your robots have stored in databases. The data view also allows you to export this data to Excel or XML.

Logs:

Here you can view the execution history of your schedules. If database logging is enabled, you can also view the RoboServer logs which contains details of every robot execution.

Admin:

In the Admin section you can configure settings for the Management Console. It also enables you to manage the clusters of RoboServers and their settings, as well as manage projects and permissions. This is also where you configure the license and create/restore backups.

Note:Some features, such as High Availability may not be available, depending on your license key.