Helix Swarm Administrator Guide (2018.3)

Helix Swarm Administrator Guide

This guide tells you how to install, upgrade, configure, and administer Swarm. It is intended for Swarm administrators.

New for Swarm 2018.3

Following is a summary of new information with links to the most prominent topics. For a complete list, see What's new.

Multiple-Helix Core Server instances on a single instance of Swarm

Typically an organization only requires a single Helix Core Server but there are situations when you might have multiple-Helix Servers in your organization. You can now connect a single Swarm server instance to multiple-Helix Server instances. For instructions about configuring Swarm to connect to multiple Helix Server instances, see Multiple-Helix Server instances.

Global Dashboard

If Swarm is connected to more than one Helix Core Server instance, your Global Dashboard displays a list of reviews that you may need to act on for each of the Helix Server instances connected to Swarm. For an overview of the Global Dashboard, see Global Dashboard.

Helix SAML authentication

Helix SAML supports authentication using SAML 2.0 for Helix Core Servers. If your Helix Server is configured for Helix SAML, Swarm now supports authentication using SAML 2.0. For instructions about configuring Swarm for Helix SAML, see Helix SAML authentication PHP config.

Queue info tab on the System information page - Admin and Super users only

The new Queue info tab page enables you to check the number of tasks and future tasks that are in the queue. You can also manually start workers and temporary workers from the tab. For more information about the Queue info tab, see Queue Info.

Additional help for Helix Core

Command line client usage

See the Helix Core Server User Guide for information on how to use the Helix Server Command Line Client.

Command reference

See p4 client (graph) in the P4 Command Reference for help configuring Helix Server for building from mixed clients.

Helix Server administration

See Helix Core Server Administrator Guide: Fundamentals for information on installation, configuration, and management of Helix Server.