How to create a Local Core

This section explains how to create and configure a Local Core object which is located in the same network as the Master Core. For the installation of Local Cores in different networks please refer to Create a Local Core under a Relay.

In this document we assume you already have one core service installed, which will be treated as the Master Core. The symbolic name 'MASTERCOREHOST' will be used to address this machine. 'LOCALCOREHOST' will be used for the machine where the local core service will be installed.

Core services can be installed using the Window Installer or from the Command Line.

  1. For an installation with the Windows Installer, go to the LOCALCOREHOST machine and run the Window Installer.

    1. On the first page of the installer dialog, you can leave all the feature checkboxes ticked and then check that you agree to the license terms and conditions, and click Install.

    2. Click through the default options until you reach the Core Options: Role page. Here, make sure you click on the Local Coreoption and then in the Master Core or Relay Host field, enter the RELAYCORE hostname, and enter "6511" in the Port field (the default Relay service listener port).

    3. Click through the rest of the Window Installer options until the end, then click on Install to install the Local Core service.

  2. If using command line installation, go to the "bin" folder in the root directory and enter the following command for the default security mode.

    inmation.exe --execute Core --corerole local --corehost MASTERCOREHOST --coreport 6512

When the Local Core service is running and properly configured, it will automatically show up underneath the Master Core in the I/O Model when connected to the MASTERCOREHOST.

Setting X.509-certificate-based authentication

By default Secure Remote Password (SRP) is used for the authentication for Intercomponent Communication.

If you prefer to use X.509-certificate-based authentication for the communication between Master Core and Local Core, on the MASTERCOREHOST select the Local Core in the I/O Model and navigate to the Security Settings section in the Object Properties panel.

  1. For the moment leave Security Mode on TLS-SRP but open the Self Certificate Selection and enter the certificate’s Subject Name provided by your system administrator.

  2. Click Apply.

  3. Once the Subject Name has been apllied, go to the Security Mode property and set it to 'TLS_X509'.

  4. Click Apply apply once more.

The connection between Master Core and Local Core will now be reestablished.