Tuning step templates

Tuning a step template lets you specify how much system resource the step requires for processing. You can also specify which computers can run the steps created from the step template.

Step templates that let Ricoh ProcessDirector access applications on other computers must be tuned to run on the server that those applications are installed on.

The RunExternalProgram and RunHotFolderApplication step templates (and any copies of them) can be tuned to run on the primary server, an application server, or a secondary server.

If the Ricoh ProcessDirector primary computer is a Linux or AIX system, step templates installed by some features must be tuned to run on application servers. These step templates (and any copies of them) must be tuned to run on application servers:

  • RunPitStopOnJob
  • RunInkSavvyOnJob

Some step templates installed by document processing features can only run on the primary server. If your environment includes Ricoh ProcessDirector application or secondary servers, you must tune these step templates to run only on the primary server:

  • CreateInserterReprints
  • InsertJobs
  • ReadDocumentsFromDatabase
  • ReadDocumentsFromParent
  • Reconcile
  • SendInserterControlFile
  • SetInsertProperties
  • SetJobPropsFromOriginal
  • UpdateDocumentsInDatabase
  • WaitForDocumentCompletion
  • WriteDocumentsToDatabase
  • WriteInserterControlFile

To tune a step template:

  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the left pane, click Step Templates.
  3. Click the name of the step template that you want to tune.
  4. Click the Tuning tab.
  5. In the Concurrent step limit section, specify where the limits are set for the number of steps created from the step template that can run at the same time.
  6. Click OK.