After the initial deployment and configuration of the Rhino VM nodes, you may need to change the VM or application configuration. For example, the use of the Rhino application or the requirements of your organization may change. With Rhino VM automation, you can reconfigure the VMs or Rhino applications by updating and uploading the configuration and license files at any time.

Reconfiguration process

The reconfiguration process is the same as the initial configuration, which means you need to perform the following tasks:

  1. Update the SDF and the service configuration files, or get a new license file.

  2. Upload the files to the SIMPL server.

  3. Run the rvtconfig command on the SIMPL server to push the files to the CDS.

Once the files are available from the CDS, the VMs automatically download them and perform the reconfiguration.

Note Make sure all the configuration files are complete, because during the reconfiguration, the VMs remove all the existing configuration information, and then perform configuration with the new configuration files.

Reconfiguration with CI/CD

To improve the reconfiguration consistency and efficiency, you can take a further step to incorporate CI/CD processes into VM reconfiguration.

For example, you may consider the following approaches:

  • Use a version management system to control different versions of your configuration files. This can make it easy for you to switch to a specific version of the configuration.

  • Write scripts to automate the configuration file uploading and the rvtconfig command running processes. This can make the reconfiguration process more efficient.

With such CI/CD processes, you can better manage different versions of your configuration files and further automate the reconfiguration process.

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