Carte is a simple web server that allows you to execute transformations and jobs remotely. It does so by accepting XML (using a small servlet) that contains the transformation to execute and the execution configuration. It also allows you to remotely monitor, start and stop the transformations and jobs that run on the Carte server.
A server that is running Carte is called a Slave Server in the Pentaho Data Integration terminology.
The first step is the installation of Sun Microsystems Java Runtime Environment version 1.5 or higher. You can download a JRE for free at http://www.java.com/.
After this, you can simply unzip the binary distribution zip-file in a directory of your choice.
In the Kettle directory where you unzipped the file, you will find a number of files.
Under Unix-like environments (Solaris, Linux, OSX, ...) you will need to make the shell scripts executable. Execute these commands to make all shell scripts in the Kettle directory executable:
chmod +x *.sh
To launch Carte on the different platforms these are the scripts that are provided:
Carte.bat: run Carte on the Windows platform.
carte.sh: run Carte on Unix platforms and OSX
Carte can be run on any platform that has a version of the Java Runtime Environment version 1.5 or higher.
Command line options
Carte accepts 2 command line options:
server: The IP address or host name to run on. If you have a machine with multiple network cards you can choose here which interface to run on.
port: The port to listen to (defaults to port 80)
Another possibility is to add a XML configuration file as an option. The format of the configuration file is described in Dynamic clusters. Sample configuration files are located in the pwd directory.