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Installing Virtalis Reach Translator Plugins


Virtalis Reach supports numerous translator plugins which enable the end-user to import more file formats. This section describes how to install translator plugins into a live Virtalis Reach system.


Export the following:

export REACH_NAMESPACE=<name of kubernetes namespace Virtalis Reach is deployed in>

Extract the plugin on to a machine with access to the Kubernetes cluster Virtalis Reach is running on.

Example: Installing a OpenJT Reader plugin, the OpenJTReader folder will contain .dll files and libraries:

root@reach-azure-develop:~/TranslatorPlugins# ls -latr
total 12
drwx------ 18 root   root   4096 Aug 17 14:11 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Aug 17 14:11 OpenJTReader
drwxr-xr-x  3 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Aug 17 14:27 .

Get the full name of a running translator pod:

export TRANSLATOR_POD_NAME=$(kubectl get pod \
-l app=import-translator -n $REACH_NAMESPACE \
-o jsonpath="{.items[0]}")

Copy the folder containing the plugins onto the persistent plugins folder on the translator pod, this might take a while depending on your connection and the size of the plugin folder

kubectl cp format when pushing a file is <source> <namespace>/<pod-name>:<pod-destination-path>

kubectl cp PLMXMLReader/ \

After the transfer is complete, restart the translator pod:

kubectl delete pods -n reach -l app=import-translator

Check the logs to verify that the plugin has been loaded:

kubectl logs -l app=import-translator -n reach

You should see a log message containing the name of the plugin:

[14:41:56 develop@5739eea INF] Adding translator OpenJTReader for extension .jt.

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