The VSP Configuration Utility

A configuration utility for the VSP is included with VMP.

This utility appears when you install the VSP. It lets you install VSP as a Windows service, start and stop it, and configure it.

Figure 1. The VSP configuration utility

The VSP configuration utility consists of four sections:

The HTTP server settings section specifies the network interface that the VSP is listening to.

Table 1. HTTP server settings options
Option Description
Interface The IP address for the network interface. Specify 0.0.0.0 to use all available local network interfaces.
Port The local HTTP port number.
Https Port The local HTTPS port number.
Connection Limit The maximum number of simultaneous requests that will be redirected to the application server. This lets you control the impact of smartphone use on the application server load.
Connection Timeout The number of seconds that the VSP is to keep HTTP requests in the local queue.
Certificate Name, Certificate Location, Certificate Thumbprint The fields that define the SSL certificate. Click to browse for the location of a previously installed certificate.

The Logger settings section specifies the settings for file logs, Windows event logs, and log records sent by email.

The SMTP settings section specifies the communication settings for the SMTP server. These settings are identical to the settings specified in the VMP Enterprise Manager.

The Proxy settings section defines the Vocera Data Exchange server that the VSP is connected to. (For historical reasons, this Vocera Data Exchange server is referred to using the initials WDE.)

Table 2. Proxy settings options
Option Description
WDE HTTP Url The URL to access the Vocera Data Exchange server using HTTP.
WDE HTTPS Url The URL to access the Vocera Data Exchange server using HTTPS.
Check PIN Query String A query to authenticate the device.
Use only HTTP protocol for WDE Select this checkbox if the VSP is to always use the HTTP interface to communicate with the Vocera Data Exchange server. This lets you use fewer VSP and Vocera Data Exchange resources. If this checkbox is cleared, VSP will use HTTPS if the smartphone requests it.
Cache timeout The number of minutes that VSP stores information about previously authenticated devices. When the cache record is expired, the VSP re-authenticates the device on the Vocera Data Exchange server.
Authentication Timeout The number of milliseconds that the VSP will wait for a response from the Vocera Data Exchange server to an authentication request.
Request Timeout The number of milliseconds that the VSP will wait for a response to an authenticated request redirected to the Vocera Data Exchange server.