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Activate the command:
- Application Menu Options Analysis tab Configure Remote Execution button Remote Exec Programs tab, or
- Tools Options Application Options Analysis tab Configure Remote Execution button Remote Exec Programs tab.
The first item to remotely submit an analysis to a different computer is to identify is the remote execution program. This is done in the Remote Exec Programs tab of the Remote Execution Options dialog. All version of Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 include Rexec. If this executable is present on the local system, it will be loaded in this tab. If another remote execution program is present on your computer, you can set this program up by pressing the New button.
Rexec works in conjunction with the remote execution daemon, Rexecd. Rexecd is available for most Unix-like operating systems including Linux. Rexecd is not freely available for Windows.
On Windows computers, the use of PsExec from System Internals (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PsExec.html) is suggested. SysInternal's licensing scheme prohibits us from shipping PsExec but the application is available free of charge (http://www.sysinternals.com/Files/PsExec.zip). PsExec does not require the installation of a service on the remote system (it is installed by the client during execution).
The recommended Rexec Program settings for PsExec are:
- Description: SysInternals PsExec
- Path: C:\Program Files\pstools\psexec.exe (modified to match the actual installation path)
- Options Mask: \\%hostname% -u %username% -p %password% %remotecmdline%
- Show Window: True
There are four parameters that will be required to properly set up the remote execution utility.
- Description: A unique display name must be provided. This will be used to identify the program in the Remote Execution Options dialog. If you use different processors remotely, it is a good idea to use the description to describe both the processor and computer/cluster name. For example
MSC.NASTRAN 2005 on AMD64SERVER
MSC.NASTRAN 2004 on AMD64SERVER
ALGOR on AMD64SERVER
MSC.NASTRAN 2005 on MPI_1_CLUSTER
ALGOR on MPI_1_CLUSTER
Note how a single host can server both Autodesk Simulation as well as multiple versions of NASTRAN.
- Path: The full path of the filename of the remote execution program on the local system must be provided.
- Options Mask: This setting allows the parameterization of the remote execution program's command line using the information that will be provided in the Remote Hosts tab. The following four tokens are supported.
- %hostname%: The remote host entry's Host Name property.
- %username%: The remote host entry's User Name property.
- %password%: The remote host entry's Password property.
- %cmdline%: The Autodesk Simulation processor command line modified to be pathed to the remote system's Autodesk Simulation installation and model working paths.
- Show Window: Activating this check box will specify that the command window must be displayed during the remote execution. This check box must be activated for the Microsoft Rexec utility because it does not accept the password on the command line.