Create Remote Sessions Application Definitions

Create your own Remote Sessions application definitions using the Sessions-Linux or Sessions-Windows starter template.

  1. Click .
  2. Select App Composer (Beta).
    The App Composer is displayed.

    The App Composer UI is made up of three main areas. On the left panel, all your custom applications are listed. In the centre panel build your own application definition and save it. The right panel provides a preview of our application definition in the Job Submission form.

    Figure 1. App Composer
  3. Select Input Template from the drop down list.
    To create remote session based application definitions, select either Sessions-Linux or Sessions-Windows starter template.
  4. Click to browse and select an icon for the application definition.
  5. Enter a name for the application definition.
  6. Enter all the input file type extensions that will be supported by the application definition.
    Access Web links a job input file to a specific application or solver via the file's extension. This set up will determine which solvers are available for a file extension.
  7. Enter the output file types that has to be associated with the application definition.
  8. Click Edit Pre to provide a python script to run before the job is executed.
    Tip: The editor supports syntax highlighting and code completion.

  9. Click Edit Post to provide a python script to run after the job is executed.
    Tip: The editor supports syntax highlighting and code completion.
  10. Enter the executable command to run the job.
    The executable command can be a basic shell scripts and multi-line shell scripts.
    Tip: The command box provides the list of parameters when you click or when you enter the syntax $ which helps to write the executable command.

  11. Choose the parameters required for the application definition that are provided by the selected starter template.
    You can specify if the parameters are optional or required field in the job submission form. You can also set the default values for the parameters.

  12. Click Manage Parameters to add or remove parameters.

    You can move the parameters from Available Parameters to Selected Parameters using and buttons. Rearrange the order of the parameters in the Selected Parameters column using and buttons. The Job Submission form will display the parameters in the same order.
  13. Verify if you have provided all the details required for the application definition.

  14. Click Save.
    The Preview & Test panel on the right displays the job submission form, Job Submission command and Solver Launch Command information for the application definition we have composed.

  15. Fill in the required application or profile arguments in the Job Submission form.
  16. Click Submit & Test.
    Tip: Click on the Job ID link provided in the notification to view the job status.
    The job is submitted and a Test Job Monitor window is displayed.

    Tip: From the files list on the left panel, you can select other files to view the session details.
  17. Click Connect.
    The session will be launched in a new tab.

    The application definition is added to the existing application definitions list.

    Note: The application definitions that you have created are in JSON format and is stored at /home/$USER/userapps. The System Administrator can configure the path so that you can edit it in the Text Viewer.