MCS Tutorials

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MCS v11 Tutorials
Administration
Custom Testing & Publishing
Customise Test User Interface
Reporting (Results)
Result Presentation
Publishing
Satellites (NQC, Access Devices)
Export Results (SQL, SOAP etc.)
Add HTTP or Proxy Headers to MCS
HTTP Headers can be added to MCS
Apache Integration
Apache integration with support for HTTPS
Change the Admin Password
Update the password for the Admin user
Enable HTTPS for MCS
Adding an SSL certificate to MCS to enable HTTPS
Enter a License Key
Entering a license key after purchasing MCS
Get the Test Audit
View the techincal data behind a test, know as the audit
Installing the BCS on a Mac (App)
Step by step instructions for installing the BCS on a Mac
Installing the BCS on a Mac (Installer
Step by step instructions for installing the BCS on a Mac
Permit a Domain
Add a domain name to the list of permitted domains
Maintaining a live MCS backup server
Mimic the primary MCS install as a backup
Create a Custom Test
Create a custom test spec that can include multiple tests and custom parameters
Publish a Test
Publish a test so users can browse to and run a test
Restart Test
Restart a test without a page refresh
Create a Session ID from Form
Take a users form input and create a session ID from it
Remove Metrics from Speed Test
Removing some or all of the metrics displayed at the end of a Speed test
Remove Tabs from a Test
Removing some or all of the tabs from a test
Running a Quick Report
Configuring and running a report in MCS
View SWO Results
View all results for a specific Satellite Work Order
Viewing Test Results
A basic tutorial on where to go to view test data in MCS
Available JavaScript Variables
A list of variables that can be exported from MCS to JavaScript on test completion
Email Results Link
Display a link that allows the user to easily email the results after the test has finished.
Creating a basic report
Learn how to build a PPF and an HTML page to display a simple heading and graph of data.
Defining Capacity detail data
A unique graph view is available for capacity data that compares bandwidth cycles and packet loss.
Defining Route detail data
Setting up a table widget to display both directions of a trace route
Defining Speed/Quality detail data
A unique graph view is available for speed/quality data that compares throughput to delay over the duration of the test.
Defining VoIP detail data
A unique graph view is available for voip data that compares jitter and loss variance.
Install the PubSat on Linux
Steps to install the publication satellite on a Linux server.
PubSat Alias Configuration
Modifying or adding an alias to the pubsat.ini.
PubSat IP Configuration
Modifying the IP and port that the PubSat binds to.
Publication Satellite Overview
A overview of topics related to the Publication Satellite.
Adding an Access Routing File
Enable an access routing file for an Access Series Device (not software satellites).
Assign a SWO to a Satellite
Assign a satellite work order to a satellite (NQC, Access Device).
Assign a User to a Satellite group
Limit access to satellites group by user
Create a Satellite down event
Create an event that triggers when a Satellite has failed to connet.
Create a Satellite Work Order
Create a satellite work order, which can then be assigned to a satellite
Create a Sync Timer
Sync timers are used to adjust work order start times for Satellites.
Change File Directory
Change a satellites file directory
Enable Throttling for a Satellite
Enforce time delays between tests for Satellites
Enabled Satellite as a Server
Enable a Satellite to run as a server, which will allow it to serve browser tests.
Installing a Satellite on Android
Installing the Android APK on an Android device
Installing a Satellite App on Mac
Running the MacSat App on Mac OS
Installing a Satellite on Mac
Installing an NQC Satellite on a Mac system (tar).
Installing a Satellite on Linux
Installing an NQC Satellite on a Linux system.
Installing a Satellite on Windows (Installer)
Installing an NQC Satellite on a Windows system.
Installing a Satellite on Windows (App)
Running an NQC Satellite on a Windows system.
Installing a Satellite on Windows (Command Line)
Running an NQC Satellite on a Windows system.
Perform a test to another Satellite
Change a SWO to run tests to another Satellite (NQC or Access Device)
Permit a Satellite
Permit a satellite so it can connect to MCS and run work orders/browser tests
Publish a Browser Test to a Satellite
Publish a browser test so that it can be run on Satellites via the browser
Setup an Access Series Satellite (DHCP)
Setting up an Access Series Satellite (hardware) on a DHCP network
Setup an Access Series Satellite (Non DHCP)
Setting up an Access Series Satellite (hardware) on a non DHCP network
Sync Satellite tasks
Setup work order tasks so Satellites start the work at the same time.
Update Access Device Firmware (config utility)
Update an Access Device with the latest firmware using the Windows config utility
Upgrading a Satellite on Linux
Upgrading a NQC Satellite on a Linux system.
Available SQL Variables
A list of variables that can be exported from MCS to SQL
Enable MySQL
How to enable MySQL in MCS
Export MySpeed Results to MySQL
Create the table in MySQL and then set up MCS to export results to that table.
Export MyVoIP Results to MySQL
Create the table in MySQL and then set up MCS to export results to that table.
Export Quality Results to MySQL
Create the table in MySQL and then set up MCS to export results to that table.
Export Results via a SOAP Envelope
Securely pass results from a test using an XML SOAP envelope