Throughout this documentation the NonStop Explorer sample application is used to illustrate LightWave Server™ concepts and features. NonStop Explorer allows a user to connect to a remote NonStop server, browse the Guardian file system, and view CPU utilization on the server. The application is available in both browser based and Android app versions.
It's important to understand that NonStop Explorer is a sample application that uses LightWave Server, not a feature of the product. The sample consists of web and Android client applications and a NonStop Server Pathway application. The client applications exchange messages with the Pathway server, over an Internet TCP/IP connection, using LightWave Server as a bridge.
You may access the NonStop Explorer application at the following links.
Open the NonStop Explorer sample web application
Open the NonStop Explorer sample Android application on Google Play
The NonStop Explorer Lite sample is a stripped down implementation of the NonStop Explorer application that shows the request/response messages being used by the web and app version of NonStop Explorer.
Open the NonStop Explorer Lite application
Source code for all components of the NonStop Explorer application is available on Github.
When NonStop Explorer is launched, the System Summary panel displays information including the Node Name, Node Number, SYSnn subvol, and Software Release.
This information is retrieved from the NonStop Explorer Pathway server via LightWave Server. The request/response exchange travels from the browser or Android device, over an Internet TCP/IP connection, to a LightWave Server instance running on a NonStop Server, to the NonStop Explorer Pathway server, and back. The following sequence occurs when the client requests the information:
Please feel free to try the sample application, review the source code on GitHub, or even experiment with developing your own LightWave Server client using the NonStop Explorer Pathway Application.