About this task
The Metasys and FX systems rely on a private internal Java Runtime Engine (JRE) that is installed when you download the Launcher application. This private JRE is not exposed to the same security risks as the public version of the JRE. The Launcher manages a list of all supervisory engines, Metasys Servers , and SCT computers at your facility. You can also add the Metasys UI, Metasys Advanced Reporting System, and any web address to its managed list of websites. You can access any release of the Metasys system with the Launcher, but opening the SMP or SCT UI at Release 5.2 or earlier requires the public JRE on the client computer. To install the Launcher application:
Open your web browser and enter the URL for the Site Management Portal. Examples:
https://10.10.15.100/metasysNote: If your site has self-signed certificate and you attempt to install the Launcher application through the HTTPS site, a security certificate error appears. Continue to the website in order to continue installing the Launcher application.
The Windows Launcher Download screen appears.
- Click Full Launcher Installer to access SMP or SCT, which allows you to run or download the Launcher installation file.
- Click Run to start the installer. For more details, refer to the Launcher Installation Instructions (LIT-12011783).
- After installation, close the web browser. By default, the Launcher screen appears after installation.
- Refer to the Adding a New SMP or SCT Device Profile and Adding a New Other Profile sections of Launcher Help (LIT-12011742) for instructions on how to manage a list of all engines, Metasys Servers , SCT, Metasys Advanced Reporting System, or any generic website links that require a login.