Creating a Telemetry platform

A PCSCloud telemtry platform allows you to host your own telemetry server.

For more details about Telemetry in your applications, pleaser refer to the online help


The steps for creating a PCSCloud operating platform are as follows.


Remark:

Administration of telemetry platform is fully done from WINDEV or WINDEV Mobile environments.


Preparation


You must have:

- the identifier 

- and the password of the PCSCloud account.


The identifier and password have been supplied in the confirmation email when creating the PCSCloud account. 



Steps


- Connect yourself to the CLOUD dashboard, at the following address: https://pcscloud.net/.



- Click the "Create a platform" link.





- Click "Telemetry platform".





- Name the platform. 

This name will be used to access the platform, it has following format: name.pcscloud.net. 

This name lets you identify this platform in the dashboard and in the PC SOFT's tools.


- Secure the access to the platform.


For an optimal security when accessing your platform, define an IP address or a set of IP addresses authorized to connect to this the platform.


You also have the ability to add or modify the authorized IP addresses at any time. This choice is not definite.





- Windows updates of the platform


Installing the Windows updates can restart the platform and therefore trigger a service interruption. 

Therefore, schedule the updates at at time when the platform is seldom used. 


You also have the ability to specify that you don't want to install the Windows updates. However, we strongly advise against it. Indeed, installing the Windows updates allows you to benefit from the security updates, and it helps prevent attacks exploiting Windows deficiencies.





After validation, the platform is created within just a few minutes only, and it is instantly operational.


In your application, you just need to connect to this telemetry server.

You can connect either using the platform's IP Address or using the domain name :

<platform name>.pcscloud.net


Default connection informations (default user and password) are specified in the platform's dashboard.