How to - Resource management

This document explains the usage of the Resource Manager Plugin, with a queue association option.

Resource manager allows to define critical sections in one or more workflows, linked to real or virtual resources.

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Version 1: initial check in

Version 2: added flipfactory use case

Version 2.1: updated flipfactory use case with MediaInfo

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    Christophe Thiebot

    Latest version of the document with FlipFactory use case.

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    Christophe Thiebot

    Reformulated the queue stager role.

    Added a comment about Queued item supported variable type.

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    Christophe Thiebot

    Updated document with some additions like:

    • When a queue is paused, new requests can come in and be queued. But no elements can be picked up by the associated resource manager.

    • If a resource name is colored in red, the associated workorder is no longer present. Click on “Force free” to release this resource otherwise it won’t be available again.

    • Only string variables can be passed in the queue "Queued item" field.

     

     

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    Christophe Thiebot

    Updated document with:

    • The resource list in the resource manager cannot be declared as an input. It has to be defined in the plugin configuration screen.
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    Christophe Thiebot

    Added the load manager plugin utilization in the document.

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    Christophe Thiebot

    Added an article about the new design consisting of separating the queue add from the resource acquisition in 2 independent workflows.

    The benefits are that you have running workorders executing the main business logic only when a resource is available (no more workorder blocking when no resources can be found) and you don’t have zombie items in the queue (potentially blocking the queue if they are not removed when something goes wrong with the resource acquisition).

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    Christophe Thiebot

    Added a paragraph about the token use in the resource manager.

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    Christophe Thiebot

    New additions regarding the load manager plugin.

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    Christophe Thiebot

    New additions about the resource manager and load manager portlets.

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