Installation Prompts for Management Components (UNIX)

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 component you're installing.

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

Select Java Environment: A Java Environment (JDK) 1.4.2_02 is installed on your computer. To use an existing JDK 1.4.2_02 installation instead, choose 1.

Select Application Server: When you install MCS 2.2.2, Attachmate's stand-alone HTTP Engine is installed. To use an existing application server, choose 1.

If WebLogic is installed, it can be used to run the Attachmate 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.

Select 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.

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

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 fail-over protection.

Note All servers in your cluster must run on the same Web application server and under the same operating system. In addition, you must specify the same configuration options (for example, port numbers) for each server installation and you must install the same MCS management components on all servers in the cluster.

Install a Stand-alone MCS Server: If you are installing only one MCS server, type 1 and press ENTER. This server can be added to a cluster later through the MCS console. This is the default option.

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.

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.

File Ownership Assignment: 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/synapta] Press ENTER to accept the default value, or type the user directory to which you want to install, and then press ENTER.

Related Topics
Bullet Installation, Overview
Bullet Installing MCS and Management Components on UNIX
Bullet Managing MCS Servers and Clusters, Overview