On this page, we describe the settings available for an edge server’s configuration profile.
- For more information about Broadsign's edge servers, see Broadsign Control Edge Server.
- For more information about edge servers as resources, see Edge Servers (Resource).
- To see similar settings for players, see Configuration Profiles - Players.
Note: Configuration profile properties for edge servers are quite different than those for players.
Configuration profiles are collections of settings pertaining to a particular range of Broadsign Control Products versions. For example, you may have three separate edge servers in your network, each of different versions. If you want to assign configuration profiles to them, you need to create a separate profile for each edge server version. In this case, you would have three configuration profiles.
To add a profile to a configuration, see Create a Configuration.
To access a configuration profile's properties, see Network Operations Tutorial - Create a Configuration.
The properties of an edge server configuration profile contain the following sections:
You can control whether or not the edge server should report back to Broadsign Server the bandwidth used in transferring files to players.
Normally, if you manage your own edge server, that bandwidth is at your own expense and you do not want to report that bandwidth usage back to the server. However, in closed networks or when Broadsign manages the edge server, the bandwidth should be reported and tallied for billing purposes.
- Poll Frequency – The frequency with which Broadsign Control Edge Server will poll Broadsign Server. You can configure the Poll Frequency in minutes.
- Downloads – Broadsign Control Edge Server can throttle the speed at which it downloads ad copies. You can configure the throttle rate in KB/s.
Enabling this option will allow the system to automatically correct its local clock when it falls out of sync with the server's time.
Broadsign Control Player can automatically manage its disk space by either using a specific cache size, or by keeping its disk usage under 85% capacity.
Broadsign stores Broadsign Control Edge Server logging information as a .txt file and archives this file regularly into a logs folder.
In the Logging tab, you can configure the following:
- Number of archives to keep – Set the maximum number of .txt files to store.
- Archive files larger than – Set the size (in MB) over which Broadsign will instantly archive the file.
- Archive log files older than – Set the frequency (in days) with which Broadsign will archive the files.
"Clone" allows the user to add multiple copies of the same edge server configuration profile, removing the need to set the same configuration profile multiple times. A cloned configuration profile will be an exact copy of the original, with all the same settings.
Use the Clone button to easily duplicate any configuration profile.