Advanced Routing Web Service
|The Advanced Routing Web Service was designed for calculating a given number of routing alternatives for one or several couples of network nodes based on the information generated by the SC Modeler during simulation. The user of this service can specify one or several "source node - destination node" couples, the number of alternative routes to be calculated for each couple, and provide the list of inactive (failed) network nodes.|
|Currently the service is available to licensed users of the SC Modeler as a paid subscription. The service can also be used with other applications capable of submitting network graph information via HTTP requests in a compatible format. Please contact us for more details.|
|Using the Service.|
|After logging in, the user gets redirected to the Host Information page. In SC Modeler, click the Host > Host Name item in the Properties window and enter the Host Name, Port, User Name. Click OK.|
|On the Host Information page, click the Routing Input Parameters link. Specify 0-based source node and destination node. To specify multiple "source node - destination node" copules, enter dash-separated source and destination node numbers and use comma to separate couples. Specify the number of alternative routes to be calculated for each couple, and provide the list of comma-separated failed (inacive) network nodes.|
|Click the Start Shortest Path Search button. At this point, the routing table contains no chains.|
|In SC Modeler, turn on the Real Time Mode - click the Real Time Mode property field in the Properties window, then click down-pointing arrow and select True from the list.|
|Click the Show All Intersatellite Links toolbar button.|
|Select the Tools > Post Graph menu option. Status bar displays the "Post:On".|
|Click the Animate button or select the Animation > Animate menu.|
Now, the Routing Table in Web browser should start displaying calculated results. Depending on the Time Step and the speed of your Internet connection, the table gets updated at each time step or once in several time steps.
At any time during animation, the user can click the Back option under the routing table and modify the input, or change the routing criteria, using the Routing > Metrics option in the Properties window.
|Stop the animation first, then unselect the Tools > Post Graph option.|
|Examining the current Graph|
|When the animation is not running, the user can click the Back option in the Web browser, change the Source Node, Destination Node, Other Couples, Number of Paths, then click Start to see the results. Changes to the List of Failed Nodes do not affect the already calculated results.|
|Resetting the Graph|
|If during animation the Routing Table stops displaying new results, stop the animation first, then click the Tools > Reset Graph option. The Routing Table should be showing "Not Found" after reset.|
- If the SC Modeler is unable to connect to our server over the network, it will turn off the "Post Graph" mode. If the network connection fails in the middle of data transmission, you may need to use the Reset Graph option to resume the simulation.
- Make sure that the Real Time Mode is on before starting the animation, if the Tools > Post Graph option is selected.
- Always stop the animation and unselect the Tools > Post Graph option before disconnecting from this service or closing the browser.