Platform Spaces Tab

The Platform Spaces Administration screen allows operators to set up options that control how Platform Spaces are used in the system.

User Access for Platform Spaces Configuration Options

When logged with User Feature Permission access, these options will be available to the user.

user access for platform spaces config options

Platform Space Information Refresh Rate (seconds) – This slider will select the number of seconds between a refresh request on the Platform Spaces screen. After the number of seconds specified here has expired, the system will query the Platform Server for updated information.

New Platform Spaces will be Searchable? – If checked, when creating a new Platform Space, the system will automatically make that Platform Space part of the global indexed catalog.

Auto Mount Available Platform Spaces – If checked, when this user logs into the system, the Platform Client Software will automatically mount any Platform Space that has been designated as auto mount.

Mount Type (Mac only) – Mac workstations have the option of default mounting Platform Spaces as SMB or AFP. If the user chooses AFP, the Platform Server must have special software installed to allow mounting AFP. Please contact ProMAX Technical Support for details.

Admin Access for Platform Spaces Configuration Options

When logged with Admin Feature Permission access, these options will be available to the operator.

admin access for platform spaces config options

Platform Space Information Refresh Rate (seconds) – This slider will select the number of seconds between a refresh request on the Platform Spaces screen. After the number of seconds specified here has expired, the system will query the Platform Server for updated information.

Performance Information Refresh Rate (seconds) – This is the rate in seconds at which the Platform System takes performance samples and displays to users. All performance information is available on the Performance Tab.

% At Which To Issue Platform Space Capacity Warning – When a Platform Space reaches the percentage full listed in this field, the system will automatically alert the system administrator thru an email. The email settings are listed on the Notification screen in the configuration section.

Interval for Repeat Full Platform Space Notification (minutes) – This is the number of minutes the system should wait after a full notification to send another full notification to the administrator.

Default Platform Space Permission

The Platform System uses this option to determine default permissions (Allow (modify), Read Only, Denied) when adding a new Platform Space or adding a new user/group to the system.

New Platform Space – When a new Platform Space is added to the system, the Platform will apply the permission listed here (Allow, Read Only, Denied) for all users to that Platform Space.

New User Group – When a new User or new Group is added to the system, the Platform will apply the permission listed here (Allow, Read Only, Denied) to that user/group to all Platform Spaces.

It is important for the system administrator to choose the right option for their organization. If they primarily want an open system where all users have access to all information, they would set their default permission to ‘Allow’. However, if they want a more closed environment where users do not have access to all information, they should choose ‘Denied’.

Thread Count

This indicates the number of simultaneous processes that should be used to manage Platform Spaces which includes re-caching information for the Platform Interface. A good rule is to set this to 4-6 but no more than ½ of the number of cores in the system. Smaller systems like a Platform Pro-Cache or Portable can be set to 1-2 threads.

New Platform Spaces will be Searchable?

If checked, when any user creates a new Platform Space, the system will automatically make that Platform Space part of the global indexed catalog.

Auto Mount Available Platform Spaces

If checked, when this user logs into the system, the Platform Client Software will automatically mount any Platform Space that has been designated as auto mount.