Installation and Licensing Guide for Vector NTI Suite 5.3 MAC OS

Installation and Licensing Guide
Vector NTI Suite 5.3
For Macintosh
Revised January 24, 2002
Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 1
Overview ................................................................................................................................ 1
Vector NTI Suite System Requirements ................................................................................. 1
Installing Vector NTI Suite 5.3 Mac OS ...................................................................................... 2
How to Install from InforMax Website ..................................................................................... 2
How to Install from a Vector NTI CD-ROM ............................................................................. 2
Licensing Vector NTI.................................................................................................................. 3
License Manager.................................................................................................................... 3
Static License......................................................................................................................... 3
Trial License........................................................................................................................... 4
Dynamic License (DLS).......................................................................................................... 4
Changing to a Dynamic License............................................................................................. 5
Transferring Vector NTI to a New Computer (Mac to Mac)......................................................... 6
Vector NTI and the Hardware ID ............................................................................................ 6
Performing Backups............................................................................................................... 6
Saving Database Molecules ................................................................................................... 6
Saving Custom Settings ......................................................................................................... 7
Restoring the Database and Recovering User Profiles........................................................... 8
Opening Vector NTI Suite Applications ...................................................................................... 8
How to open Vector NTI Suite applications ............................................................................ 8
Contacting Technical Support .................................................................................................... 9
E-mail..................................................................................................................................... 9
Phone .................................................................................................................................... 9
Eligibility................................................................................................................................. 9
Copyright Information................................................................................................................. 9
Installation and Licensing Guide VNTI 5.3 Mac OS
Introduction
Overview
Vector NTITM Suite, a desktop application, is a comprehensive set of
sequence analysis tools specifically designed for molecular biologists. The
Vector NTI Suite 5.3 software is capable of running under a number of
Macintosh operating systems.
This document summarizes supported configurations for the Vector NTI Suite
version 5.3 for Macintosh software. Directions for installing and licensing
Vector NTI 5.3 for Macintosh are also included here.
Vector NTI
Suite System
Requirements
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Mac OS 8.x, 9.0.x or 9.1
Power Mac
50 Mb HD space
64 Mb RAM
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Installing Vector NTI Suite 5.3 Mac OS
WARNING:
How to Install
from InforMax
Website
Before updating from an older version, we strongly recommend a Database Backup
be performed as described in the Section Performing Database Backups (see page
6).
To install the Vector NTI Suite from the Informax Website, follow these steps:
Step
Action
1.
Download the most current version of Vector NTIä Suite for Mac OS from the
InforMax website at: http://www.informaxinc.com/support/updates.html.
2.
Click on the Mac User's: Upgrade to Vector NTI Suite 5.3.0 link, which brings you
to the Mac update page where you can download the software installer file.
3.
Click the download link at the bottom of the page. In the Save As dialog box, select
the destination for the downloaded file. Click OK.
4.
To install Vector NTI, find the downloaded installer program file and double-click it.
Follow the same steps for installation that are enumerated in the following section.
How to Install
from a Vector
NTI CD-ROM
®
To install the Vector NTI Suite from a Vector NTI CD-ROM, follow these
steps:
Step
Action
1.
Insert the CD-Rom into the CD drive. The Vector NTI Suite CD Browser opens
automatically. If this does not occur, double-click on the Vector NTI Suite CD icon
on the desktop.
2.
In the window that opens, double-click on Vector NTI Installer to begin the
software setup.
3.
Step through the Installation screens, following the direction given in each. Note
particularly the following:
The Vector NTI Program is stored in a folder called Vector NTI Suite on the
Macintosh hard drive. In the Save dialog box that opens, however, you can specify
the destination for the folder, if you wish.
WARNING! IF YOU SPECIFY A FOLDER THAT ALREADY CONTAINS AN
OLDER VERSION OF VECTOR NTI SUITE, THE OLDER VERSION AND DATA
ARE OVERWRITTEN.
4.
During installation, the software copies the Vector NTI files. When the Installation is
concluded, click the Quit button.
5.
At the completion of the installation process, Vector NTI Suite License Manager
automatically opens. See the next section.
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Licensing Vector NTI
License
Manager
License Manager is the tool used for licensing the software with a trial, static
or dynamic license. License Manager opens initially in Demo Mode.
NOTE:
License Manager should open automatically once Vector NTI has been installed on
your system. If it does not open automatically, find the Vector NTI Suite folder and
open it by double-clicking on the License Manager program file.
If you have already purchased the Vector NTI Suite, follow the directions for
activating your license type in the Static License or Dynamic License
sections below and on page 4, respectively. To obtain a Trial License, follow
the directions in the Trial License section on page 4.
Static License
To register the Static License for Vector NTI Suite, follow these steps:
Step
Action
1.
In License Manager, press the Register button. This reveals a second portion of
License Manager.
2.
Enter your personal information in the appropriate text boxes.
3.
Enter the license number provided in the letter accompanying your CD ROM and/or
manual. The hardware ID is pre-loaded in its appropriate text-box.
4.
Click the Get Registration Key button, which prompts a link to the InforMax, Inc.
website in your browser where your new registration key will be displayed.
NOTE:
If your web browser does not automatically launch this page, open your browser
and enter the InforMax registration URL: http://register.informaxinc.com/cgibin/regadmin.cgi. Fill in the required fields and press ENTER. This should open the
web page that shows the key number.
If you are still unable to gain a registration key by using License Manager, e-mail
the user name, company/inst, hardware id# (listed in License Manager) and the
License # to register@informaxinc.com. A key will be manually configured and sent
to you via email. Once you receive the key, proceed to Step 5.
5.
Type (or copy and paste) the key number into the Registration Key text box in
License Manager.
6.
Click the Apply Registration Key button.
7.
Click OK to close License Manager.
Vector NTI Suite opens on the Desktop
NOTE:
Updating the software may put the statically licensed Vector NTI back into Demo
mode; in this case the static license must be re-applied.
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Licensing Vector NTI, Continued
Trial License
To register a Trial License for Vector NTI Suite, follow these steps:
Step
Dynamic
License (DLS)
Action
1.
Click on the Register button in the License Manager.
2.
Enter your name and the name of your organization in the appropriate
fields.
3.
License Manager opens, displaying a Trial Request Key. To activate a
Trial License, send this number and your contact information via email to
sales@informaxinc.com or contact your InforMax sales representative
directly. You should receive a reply by email within a few hours.
4.
After you receive the Trial Registration Key from InforMax, enter it in the
Registration Key text box In License Manager.
5.
Click the Apply Registration Key button. When you launch the Vector
NIT Suite applications, they should now run in Trial mode.
To register a Dynamic License for a new Vector NTI Suite installation, follow
these steps:
Note: To change to Dynamic License on Vector NTI currently licensed via a
different license type, see Changing to a Dynamic License, page 5.
Step
1.
Action
In License Manager, click OK, opting to remain in Demo Mode.
When you launch a Vector NTI Suite application, a dialog box opens,
giving you the option of running in Demo Mode or setting up a Dynamic
License.
2.
To set up the Dynamic License, click on the Dynamic License button to
open the License Server Connection dialog box.
3.
Type in the URL for your Dynamic License Server (ask your company’s
DLS Administrator for the URL).
4.
Press the Connect button. If your DLS Server requires authorization or
does not use the default HTTP proxy, click the Option >> button and
enter the necessary information, then click the Connect button.
When the application opens, a flashing green check mark in the lower
right hand corner of the application window indicates that the DLS
connection is successful. A flashing red X in the lower right hand corner
indicates that the dynamic license has not been obtained.
NOTE:
Each time you open a Vector NTI Suite Application, you will be asked to
click the Connect button to activate your DLS license.
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Licensing Vector NTI, Continued
Changing to a
Dynamic
License
If you have been using a trial or static license and wish to change to a
dynamic license you must perform the following steps:
Step
Action
1.
To connect to the Dynamic License, Vector NTI Suite must be in Demo
Mode. To revert to Demo Mode, open License Manager and click the
Register >> button.
2.
Type DEMO in the Key box (all caps, no bold, no italics).
3.
Click the Apply Registration Key button. Once you have set your VNTI
applications to Demo Mode, follow the steps in the Dynamic License
(DLS) section above, page 4, for obtaining a Dynamic License.
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Transferring Vector NTI to a New Computer (Mac to Mac)
Vector NTI and
the Hardware
ID
Hardware IDs and registered license numbers are closely linked in Vector
NTI. Note the following:
IMPORTANT! If Vector NTI is moved to a different computer or the OS on
the computer is updated, Vector NTI on the new/updated computer does not
recognize the old Registration Key.
In this case, if you have a static license for VNTI, you must get a new license
from your InforMax sales representative.
For the dynamically licensed VNTI, obtaining a new license is not necessary.
However, your DLS administrator may need to remove the seat for your old
computer and make a new client seat available to you.
Performing
Backups
Before converting to a new OS or a new computer, perform the backups
covered below.
Saving
Database
Molecules
To save VNTI database molecules, perform the following steps:
Step
IMPORTANT:
Action
1.
Create a new folder on a network drive or Zip drive, etc. that can be
accessed from the new computer or from the old computer after the
operating system upgrade is completed.
2.
On the old system, open the VNTI Database Explorer and choose
Database > Database Backup... from the DB Explorer menu.
3.
Select the destination for the backup in the folder that you created for the
backup. The backup will contain all molecules from the database,
including those that were created by the user. Custom settings are NOT
saved during database backup, however. To save custom settings, see
the next section.
Vector NTI Database Backups are NOT cross-platform compatible (i.e. the
Vector NTI Database on a PC cannot be restored using a VNTI Database
Backup made from Vector NTI on a Macintosh, and vice versa. If you want to
move the VNTI Database from PC to Macintosh (or vice versa), you must do so
using VNTI Archive files.
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Saving Custom
Settings
The following files contain user-customized settings and custom-created
tools in Vector NTI. To save them, these files should be copied from the
VNTI Suite folder on the old system to the VNTI Suite folder on the new
system.
Found on the hard drive in the Vector NTI Suite main folder:
File Name (Mac)
Purpose
Gel Profile
Customized settings in gel analysis feature of VNTI
Molecule Profile
Customized settings for DNA/RNA molecules
Protein Profile
Customized settings for protein molecules
Found on the hard drive in the VNTI Tools sub-folder:
File Name (Mac)
Purpose
Save entire Tools
sub-folder
Customized settings for any modified or created tools
These files should be saved to a location that can be accessed by the new
system, such as a floppy, zip or network drive.
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Restoring the
Database and
Recovering
User Profiles
To restore the database and recover user profiles, perform the following
steps:
IMPORTANT:
Database Restore OVERWRITES the existing database with the backup
database.
Step
Action
1.
After backing up the database and saving other appropriate files, install
Vector NTI on the new system or proceed with the OS update on the old
system and then re-install VNTI.
2.
Register the new VNTI installation in License Manager using the new
license number (requested and received from your InforMax sales
representative).
3.
Once VNTI is licensed and in full functional mode, restore the database
by choosing Database > Database Restore… in Vector NTI Database
Explorer.
4.
In the dialog box, open the backup folder you created and click OK. This
restores the molecules in the database. The files that hold custom
settings (listed above) can then be copied into the appropriate folders in
the new Vector NTI installation.
Opening Vector NTI Suite Applications
How to open
Vector NTI
Suite
applications
IMPORTANT:
Open any of the Vector NTI Suite applications by selecting them in the
program group or folder where you installed Vector NTI.
An active Static or Trial License is signaled by a green checkmark in the lower
right corner of the application window. An active Dynamic License is signaled by
a green, blinking checkmark. If you see a red (blinking) X in the lower right
corner of the application window, the application is not licensed and is running in
Demo mode (see the Licensing section of this document, page 3).
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Contacting Technical Support
E-mail
techsupport@informaxinc.com
Phone
720-746-3700
877-357-3114 (Toll-free, U.S.)
Eligibility
To be eligible for technical support, you must:
Step
Action
1.
Purchase Basic (Technical Support Only) or Advanced Support
(Technical Support with Free Upgrades) from InforMax, Inc. Contact
your InforMax Sales Representative for further details regarding pricing,
terms, and support status. If you do not know your InforMax Sales
Representative, call (800) 357-3114 (toll-free US), or 240-747-4000, and
you will be directed to the appropriate contact.
2.
Register as a Vector NTI user with Advanced or Basic Support. To avoid
service delays on your initial technical support request, register at the
InforMax web site (see below) before contacting Technical support. You
need only register once.
Register at this site: http://www.informaxinc.com/support/end.html
NOTE:
Although pre-registering at the InforMax web site will save you
time, if you have not previously done so, technical support
personnel will register you when you call.
Copyright Information
Copyright
Notice
© 2001 InforMax, Inc. All rights reserved. The unauthorized disclosure,
copying, or altering of this document, whether in hardcopy, personal
computer diskette format, through any electronic medium or otherwise, is
strictly prohibited. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy
of this publication, InforMax, Inc. assumes no liability for error or omission
from use of the information contained herein.
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