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On IBM i

Instance Configuration File

Profound.js instance configuration files are created by the installer on the IFS at /profoundjs-base/INSTANCE_NAME/conf. Instance configuration files have 3 directives:

  • path - Specifies the path to the 'start.js' file in the Profound.js installation directory. This directive is set by the installer and does not normally need to be modified. However, it can be adjusted if the Profound.js installation directory is moved after installation.

  • autostart - Specifies whether or not the instance automatically starts when TCP/IP is started. The installer prompts the user for this setting and sets the directive, but it can be adjusted to change the setting after installation. Set to '1' to auto start. Set to '0' or remove the directive to disable auto start.

  • nodePath - Specifies the path to the Node.js binary/executable.This is used to select the desired version of Node.js. On IBM i, Profound.js supports both Node.js 6 (provided by licensed program 5733-OPS) and Node.js 8  (provided by 'yum' package manager in PASE). By default, Profound.js instances run on Node.js 6 and the installer does not set this directive. The directive can be added to select Node.js 8 by setting to /QOpenSys/pkgs/bin/node.

    Note: Profound.js 4.5.0 or higher is required to use Node.js 8.

Directives are specified one per line with an equal sign separating the directive name and value. Directive names are case-sensitive.

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Starting Instances

Profound.js instances can be set up at installation time to start automatically when TCP/IP is started.