When you install Management & Control Services (MCS) and management components in a UNIX environment, you may be prompted for the following information. Only some of the following options will be displayed, depending on your environment and the components you select to install.
Name of This Computer: To use the displayed value, press ENTER, or type the appropriate value and then press ENTER.
|The name typed here must resolve to the IP address of the computer. If it does not, MCS will fail to install or run properly.|
IP Address of This Computer: To use the displayed value, press ENTER, or type the IP address to use and then press ENTER.
Full path to the location where Attachmate products should be installed: [/opt/Attachmate]: To use the displayed value, press ENTER, or type a different path and then press ENTER.
If WebLogic is installed it can be used to run the EXTRA! HTTP-based Components:
Stand-alone (default): If you select this option, the Attachmate HTTP engine will be used as your application server for Attachmate components.
Use WebLogic: Select this option to use an existing WebLogic installation as your application server for Attachmate components.
Please enter the full path to the BEA WebLogic home directory: If a WebLogic application server is detected, a default path is provided, for example [/usr/local/bea/weblogic81]. Press ENTER to accept the default, or type a different path and then press ENTER.
Name of Existing WebLogic Domain: Type the name of the WebLogic domain to use for this installation.
Location of the WebLogic Domain: Press ENTER to accept the default, or type a different path and then press ENTER.
Port Number for HTTP Requests: Type the port number to use for communication between Attachmate products that use HTTP. You cannot change this port number after installation. You must include the port number when you specify a URL, for example, when accessing the MCS console. The default value is 8086.
This option is not available if you use WebLogic. In WebLogic environments, the HTTP port number is displayed during installation but it cannot be changed.
MCS Secure HTTP Port: Type the port number to use for secure (HTTPS) connections. This port number must be included when you specify a URL. You can modify this value later using MCS. The default value is 8447.
Password for Management & Control Services (MCS) system account: Type the password for the Management & Control Services system account. This is a superuser account that allows the MCS administrator to access the MCS console to configure valid MCS users or groups. The system account should be used only for these purposes; all other interactions with the MCS console should occur through an established user account.
Re-enter Password: Retype the MCS Administrator password.
|MCS passwords are encrypted, and there is no decryption algorithm. This means that there is no way to recover a lost password.|
Install Type: MCS can be installed either on a single server or on multiple servers across your network, creating a server cluster. Installing a cluster of MCS servers provides server scalability and fail-over protection.
|Before you add a server to an existing MCS cluster, make sure that you have selected to install all of the management components that are already installed on the other servers in that cluster. If you cannot install the same components as part of this installation process (for example, if the servers in the cluster have components from more than one Attachmate product), install this server as a standalone server, and then after you have installed all the necessary components, use the Package Installer through the MCS console to add the server to an existing cluster.|
For more information about MCS server clusters, refer to the Help for MCS or your product guide.
Install a Stand-alone MCS Server: If you are installing only one MCS server or if you cannot install all of the necessary Attachmate components as part of this installation, type 1 and press ENTER. This server can be added to a cluster later through the MCS console.
Start a New Cluster: If you are installing the first server in an MCS server cluster, type 2, and press ENTER.
Join an Existing MCS Cluster: If you have already created a cluster of one or more MCS servers and want to add this MCS server to that cluster, type 3, and press ENTER.
Name of New MCS Cluster: Type a name for your new cluster. Cluster names cannot contain the characters &, ", or <. This prompt is displayed only if you chose to start a new cluster.
IP Address of Primary MCS Server: Type the fully qualified domain name or IP address of an MCS server in an existing cluster. This prompt is displayed only if you chose to join an existing cluster.
HTTP Port of Primary MCS Server: Type the port number for the MCS server you specified. This prompt is displayed only if you chose to join an existing cluster.
The WebLogic domain administrator username and password are required to shut down the domain to continue the installation: Type 1 to provide the username and password, or type 2 if you have manually shut down the domain.
Do you want to assign file ownership for /opt/Attachmate at this time (y/n): If you assign file ownership to a different user, that user must have access to the installed location.
User name: [extra] Press ENTER to accept the default value, or type the name of the user to whom you want to assign file ownership, and then press ENTER.
Group Name: Type the name of a group to which the user belongs, and then press ENTER.
User Directory: [/home/extra] Press ENTER to accept the default value, or type the user directory to which you want to install, and then press ENTER.
|Installing MCS and Management Components on UNIX|