Registry Run Time Component

The registry is the root node of the Run Time Components tree, and represents the IceGrid registry process administered by IceGrid GUI.

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A registry provides the following actions, from its contextual menu and from the Tools > Registry menu:

  • Add Well-Known Object
    Create a new dynamic well-known object in the IceGrid registry.

  • Retrieve Ice log
    Retrieve the log messages sent to the IceGrid registry's logger into an Ice Log Dialog. The Ice Log Dialog attaches a remote logger to the registry's logger.

  • Retrieve stdout
    Retrieve the IceGrid registry's stdout into a Log File Dialog. This retrieval succeeds only when the registry's stdout output has been redirected to a file using the Ice.StdOut property.

  • Retrieve stderr
    Retrieve the IceGrid registry's stderr into a Log File Dialog. This retrieval succeeds only when the registry's stderr output has been redirected to a file using the Ice.StdErr property.

  • Shutdown
    Shutdown the registry process.

 You cannot restart an IceGrid registry from IceGrid GUI.


The Registry Properties panel shows:

  • Hostname
    The name of the host on which the IceGrid registry process is running.

  • Build Id
    The build Id of this registry: this corresponds to the Ice property BuildId.

  • Properties
    A table showing all the Ice properties currently set in this registry.

  • Deployed Applications

This table shows all the applications deployed on this IceGrid registry, along with the date and time of the last update of each application. A contextual menu allows you to:

    • open the corresponding application descriptor

    • patch the application, that is, instruct the IceGrid nodes to download the latest version of this application's files

    • show additional details on this application in this registry

    • remove (undeploy) the application from the registry
  • Dynamic Well-Known Objects

This table shows the well-known objects registry dynamically with the IceGrid registry: well-known objects defined using adapter and replica-group definitions are not included. A contextual menu allows you to add or remove entries from this table, and to show a given entry in its own dialog.

  • Dynamic Object Adapters

This table shows the object adapters registered dynamically with the registry. It is typically empty. A registry allows dynamically registered adapters only when its IceGrid.Registry.DynamicRegistration property is set to a value greater than 0. A contextual menu allows you to remove entries from this table.

Note that application filtering does not affect this panel: all applications, well-known objects and dynamic object adapters are always displayed.


A registry node can have the following types of children: