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Specify a label that appears in the Management Portal header.


[Startup]    SystemMode=n

n is an alphanumeric string. The maximum length is 32 characters. The default is an empty string.


SystemMode defines a label that appears in the Management Portal header. This label can be used to easily identify an instance of InterSystems IRIS® data platform.

You may input any label, though some SystemMode values receive special treatment in the Management Portal. These values are:

  • LIVE — Translates to Live System with red text and a red border.

  • TEST — Translates to Test System.

  • DEVELOPMENT — Translates to Development System.

  • FAILOVER — Translates to Failover System.

Changing This Parameter

On the Startup page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Startup), in the SystemMode row, select Edit. Enter the desired label in the SystemMode text box, then click Save.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change SystemMode in the Config.StartupOpens in a new tab class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in Editing the Active CPF).

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