Installation Prompts for UNIX

When you install Management & Control Services (MCS) and management components in a UNIX environment, you may be prompted for the following information.

Note Some of the options described below may not be displayed, based upon your environment and the component you are installing.

Change Installation Directory [/opt/Attachmate]: To use the displayed value, press ENTER. To use a different directory, type 1, and press ENTER. Then type a different path and press ENTER.

Select Java Environment: The Java 2 SDK v. 1.4.2_02 is installed on your computer as part of this installation by default. To use a different version 1.4.2_02 SDK, choose 1.

Select Application Server: When you install MCS, by default the Attachmate stand-alone HTTP Engine is installed and used as your application server for Attachmate components. To use an existing application server, choose 1.

If WebLogic is installed, it can be used to run the Attachmate HTTP-based components:

Set 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.

Set the BEA WebLogic Domain Directory: Press ENTER to accept the default, or type a different path and then press ENTER.

Set the BEA WebLogic Domain Admin User: Type the admin user name.

Set the BEA WebLogic Domain Admin Password: Type the admin password.

Select HTTP Port: Type the port number to use for communication between Attachmate products that use HTTP. You must include the port number when you specify a URL; for example, when accessing the MCS console. (Default value: 8086.)

Note
  • You cannot change the value for this port number after installation.

  • This option is not available if you use WebLogic. (Although the HTTP port number is displayed in WebLogic environments during installation, it cannot be changed.)

Select MCS Installation 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 failover protection.

Note All servers in your cluster must run on the same Web application server, under the same operating system. You must also specify the same configuration options, such as the port numbers, for each server installation, and install the same MCS management components on all servers in the cluster.

Install a Standalone MCS Server: If you are installing only one MCS server, press ENTER. This server can be added to a cluster later through the MCS console. (This is the default value.)

Install as a New MCS Cluster: If you are installing the first server in an MCS server cluster, type 1, 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 2, 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.

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.

Modify MCS Settings

Select MCS Host Name: 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.

Select MCS IP Address: Change the value for this option if this server has two or more IP addresses configured on either a single network interface card (NIC) or on multiple NICs, and if the displayed address is not the one used for HTTP communication.

Select MCS HTTPS 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. (Default value: 8447.)

Choose MCS System User Password: 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 this purpose; all other interactions with the MCS console should occur through an established user account.

Caution MCS passwords are encrypted, and there is no decryption algorithm. This means that there is no way to recover a lost password.

Assign File Ownership: If you assign file ownership to a different user, that user must have access to the installed location.

User name: 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/product] Press ENTER to accept the default value, or type the user directory to which you want to install, and then press ENTER.

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