Customer would like to know what options are available to move many robots currently attached to a specific hub to a new hub.
Component: UIM Robot
Any UIM Version
Moving robots to a new hub
How to move hundreds of robots to a new hub
Customers would like to know what options are available to move many robots currently attached to a specific hub to a new hub.
In the IM, you can select and via drag and drop, manually drop up to 100 robots at a time to the new hub, or…
Create a superpackage
For example, a robot_update package in the archive to update the robot.cfg file with only the new hubip, hub, and hubrobotname or some additional information if desired, as described below.
Drag and drop the controller to the local archive to create a Configuration-only package
Carefully edit the controller.cfx so it only contains the necessary data.
Then deploy it via drag and drop that to the other 99 robots.
If you select the robot controller probe and drag it to your local archive, you will see this window.
You could then rename the package if desired, e.g., robot_update_move_to_HubB.
Rt-click to edit the robot.cfx in the cfg package and replace the hub info with the new hub data.
Here is an example of the information you will need in the package. The essential info is highlighted in blue.
domain = (domain_name)
first_probe_port = 48000
hub = (hub_name)
hubrobotname = (robotname)
hubip = (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)
hubport = 48002
Then Click Ok, then Click Ok again to Save it.
Essentially, you are creating an archive package that you can drop on the robots that need to be moved.
Note that in IM if you have the Groups node enabled via IM ->Tools->Options, you could create Infrastructure Groups with sets of robots so you can simply drop the cfg package onto them in one shot to point them to a new hub.
You could then use IM->Tools->Find utility and Multi-select the robots you want to move into your new group, e.g.,
Then once you have the new group created which contains all of the robots you want to move to the new hub, you can drag and drop the new configuration package robot_update_move_to_HubB and it will update all of the robots in the Infrastructure Group.