Entering site configuration and scheduled scan data - Metasys - LIT-12012406 - Software application - Performance Verification Tool - 4.2

Metasys Performance Verification Tool (PVT) User Guide

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Performance Verification Tool
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User Guide
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When you start PVT for the first time, you must enter site configuration and schedule scan data. If you want to change these settings later, select Site Configuration from the menu.

Note: To run scheduled scans, you must complete all three steps of the site configuration.


  1. In the Site Configuration screen, enter the following data:
    1. Enter the name of the site in the Site Name field, and specify the full address of the site in the Address, City, State/Province, and Zip/Postal Code fields.
    2. Select the country where the site is located from the Filter Branch by Country drop-down list.
    3. Select the branch from the Branch drop-down list.
    4. Enter the Metasys server information in the IP (or Hostname) of Server, Metasys Server Username, and the Metasys Server Password fields.
      Note: You must create a separate user in MUI to assign the API access type.
    5. From PVT 4.2 you can set up the retreival of scheduled backups of an SCT archive and sync the dbexport to the cloud dashboard. Under Do you want to set up Autoscan or SCT Archive (DBexport) backup? you can choose Autoscan Only, SCT Archive (DBexport) back up Only, Both, or None.
      Note: When you choose SCT Archive (DBexport) back up Only, only .dbexport files upload to the cloud, .backup files do not.
      Note: You require SCT Pro 14.1 or later in order to use the SCT Archive (DBexport) back up Only option. PVT retrieves those files from the machine that PVT is installed on. Refer to How do I schedule a backup to run automatically? in SCT Pro Help (LIT-12013035) for details.
    6. Click Next.
    Figure 1. Site Configuration screen
  2. The Supervisory Devices screen contains all the online and offline devices that are connected to the server. Click Next. You can select what engines to include or exclude from the scan.
    Note: The next time a scan is set up, the list of engines are updated to reflect any new engines you add as a site expands.
    Figure 2. Supervisory Devices Screen
  3. On the Scheduler Settings screen, select a daily, weekly, or monthly recurrence pattern for the automated scans, and specify the timing of the scan. PVT 4.2 supports one schedule at a time.
    Note: To configure the scan to run always on the last day of the month for monthly recurrence, enter 31 in the Recur on day field. If a month has less than 31 days, PVT triggers the schedule on the last of the month.
    Figure 3. Scheduler Settings
    Note: From PVT 4.2, you can use Site Sync Schedule option, as shown in Figure 4, to change the schedule without going through the configuration process again.
    Figure 4. Site Sync Schedule in main PVT menu
    Figure 5. Site Sync Schedule
  4. Click Save.

    The configuration saves and a green tick appears next to the Site Configuration item in the main menu.

    Note: The automated PVT scans run only when the PVT application is closed. If PVT is open at the scheduled time of a scan, the scheduled scan does not start. You can check or track your scans from the PVT cloud dashboard.
  5. When you close PVT, ensure PVT Sync Service is running in task manager.