🧙 Configure using the Wizard

The most straight forward way of creating a new server configuration is using the command vnode new which allows you to configure the most basic settings.

Configure a new node using the wizard.

By default the node configuration file is stored at user level, which isolates this configuration from other users. In case you want this configuration to be available for all users, simply add the --system flag (make sure you have sufficient rights to do this).

To update a configuration you need to modify the created YAML file. To see where this file is located you can use the command vnode files . Do not forget to specify the --system flag in the case of a system-wide configuration.

👩🔬 Configure using a custom YAML file

The configuration wizard outputs a YAML file which can be loaded into VANTAGE6. It is also possible to create this file yourself, to see Configuration File Structure or an example on our github page. This file can be stored (and referred to) at any location at the machine, although it recommended to use either the VANTAGE6 system or user folder. These folders are different per operating system.

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To start a node using a configuration file at an arbitrary location you should use the config option:vnode start --config /path/to/config.yaml note that this will overwrite all other options.

🗃 Configuration File Structure

Each node instance (configuration) can have multiple environments. If you do not want to specify any environment you should only specify the application key. In the case you do want to use environments you can specify this in environments which allows up to four environments: dev, test,acc, and prod . It should have the following structure:

api_key: api-key-from-server
port: 5000
api_path: '/api'
task_dir: tasks
disabled: false
private_key: /path/to/private_key.pem
default: /path/to/database.csv
alternative: /path/to/other/database.csv
level: DEBUG # Can be on of 'DEBUG', 'INFO', 'WARNING', 'ERROR', 'CRITICAL'
file: node.log # Filename of logfile
use_console: True # Log output to the console?
backup_count: 5 # Number of logs to keep
max_size: 1024 # Specified in kB (i.e. 1024 means a maximum file size of 1MB)
format: "%(asctime)s - %(name)-14s - %(levelname)-8s - %(message)s"
datefmt: "%H:%M:%S"