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Contents
ServerGuide
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Chapter 1. Introducing ServerGuide . . . . . . . .
Features at a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network operating system (NOS) installation overview
Setting up multiple servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NOS partition matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration and NOS installation . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 2. Included applications
Installing applications
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Chapter 3. Error symptoms
Netfinity Manager Installation
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Chapter 10. Getting more information
Appendix A. Installation options
Automated installation . . . . . . .
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Chapter 8. Netfinity database support
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Chapter 7. Installing Netfinity
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Managing your IBM Netfinity server with Netfinity Manager
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Chapter 1. Introducing ServerGuide
The ServerGuide CDs include easy-to-use server software setup and installation
tools, specifically designed for IBM Netfinity servers. The ServerGuide Netfinity
Setup and Installation program detects the server model and hardware options
installed, notifies you if there is a later level of system BIOS or microcode
(firmware) available on the CD; then, runs the configuration program. Network
operating system (NOS) installation is simplified because in most cases,
ServerGuide installs device drivers automatically.
Note: If there is a newer version of ServerGuide available, you can request an
update package at no additional cost. For details, see the Software Coupon form
that comes with your Netfinity Server Library, or visit our Web site at:
http://www.ibm/com/pc/coupon
ServerGuide provides the following to make setup easier:
Ÿ Diskette-free setup process; hardware-detect function on the CD provides
configuration programs needed for your server model.
Ÿ Netfinity Performance Optimizer program to easily tune your server for your
environment.
Ÿ Correct device drivers provided based on the server model and hardware
detected. All device drivers provided on ServerGuide are tested for your IBM
Netfinity server.
Ÿ System BIOS and device drivers update program; updates directly from the CD.
Ÿ File system and NOS partition size are selectable during setup.
Ÿ Popular network operating system (NOS) updates provided on the ServerGuide
Operating System Updates CD. No need to download and install diskettes.
Ÿ Administrator tools, such as Diskette Factory, are included.
Ÿ Powerful application programs are provided at no additional charge.
Ÿ Simple to use GUI interface design, with online help provided during the NOS
setup.
Systems management: ServerGuide also includes the Netfinity Applications CD,
providing a collection of application programs including state-of-the-art
system-management software, IBM Netfinity Manager.
Easy updates: If you're interested in an easy way to check for, and download,
updates tailored specifically for your Netfinity server model and configuration, get to
know IBM Update Connector, another program included on the Netfinity
Applications CD. Windows NT Server 4.0 Netfinity servers can connect directly to
the IBM HelpCenter server, for updates to your server BIOS, microcode (firmware),
device drivers, and application programs. (Update Connector requires a TCP/IP
connection to the Internet.)
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Features at a glance
Features at a glance
Summary of ServerGuide features:
Note: Function can vary with each release; from the ServerGuide Main Menu,
click Learn about ServerGuide for an overview including updated features.
Netfinity Setup and Installation CD
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Note: Supports only IBM
Netfinity servers. Requires an
enabled startable (bootable)
CD-ROM drive.
Sets system date and time.
Detects optional hardware
installed and runs the ServeRAID
Configuration Program, with an
easy-to-use wizard.
Checks the system BIOS level to
see if a later level is available
from the CD.
Checks the ServeRAID BIOS
and adapter BIOS (firmware)
levels to see if later levels are
available from the CD.
Updates BIOS without creating
diskettes.
Updates BIOS for Advanced
System Management adapters
and controllers (some models).
Installs a System Partition.
Provides the Netfinity
Performance Optimizer program
to easily tune your server for
your environment.
Creates a 50 MB System
Partition on the default drive.
Used to store and run
server-specific utility programs
after setup.
Detects hardware options
installed, and provides device
drivers for most adapters and
devices.
Simplifies installation of popular
versions of network operating
systems (NOS).
Note: Check the Netfinity Setup
and Installation CD label for NOS
versions supported. Installation
requires your NOS CD.
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CD (Cont'd.)
Ÿ Provides a “Replicated”
installation path for multiple
Windows 2000, Windows NT
Server 4.0, and Windows
Enterprise Edition installations.
Ÿ Includes an online README file
with links to tips for your
particular hardware and NOS
installation.
Diskette Factory
Ÿ With a few mouse-clicks, you can
create diagnostic, device driver,
adapter, and other diskettes for
IBM Netfinity servers.
Ÿ Includes a vast library of
fully-tested device drivers on CD.
Ÿ Separate CD links you to the
Web to check for the latest
version of the diskette image you
are creating (requires Windows
and an Internet connection).
Ÿ Search function helps locate
diskettes by title or keywords.
TechConnect CD
Note: The IBM TechConnect
CD is included with the
ServerGuide package. (Requires
Windows)
Ÿ View or print server
documentation (Adobe reader
provided on the CD)
Ÿ Topics can include:
– Netfinity server manuals
– Technical publications
– Software integration guides
(IBM Redbooks)
– Industry topics
– Marketing brochures
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Note: No-cost subscription
service is available; visit
www.ibm.com/pc/techconnect
Operating System Updates CD
Ÿ Provides current updates
provided by the software
developer for supported network
operating systems.
Ÿ Installs directly from CD; no
diskettes are required.
Netfinity Applications CD
Ÿ Installs powerful applications
such as Update Connector and
Netfinity Manager.
Ÿ No activation keys are required.
Ÿ No diskettes are required, installs
applications directly from CD.
Configuration overview
Configuration overview
When you use the Netfinity Setup and Installation CD, no setup diskettes are
needed. You can configure any supported IBM Netfinity server model. The setup
program detects the server model, and displays only the ServeRAID or system
configuration programs you need, all in a wizard interface.
Typical hardware configuration using ServerGuide:
Ÿ When you start the Netfinity Setup and Installation CD, you are prompted for
your language, region, and keyboard layout. (This information is stored and
later passed on to the network operating system (NOS) installation program.)
Ÿ When the Configuration Method screen appears, you can select either of the
following two ways to run the configuration programs:
– The Express path runs the required programs for your server, based on the
hardware detected. An explanation of each program is presented online
before you start.
– The Custom path displays all programs available for your server, and you
decide which programs to run. An explanation of each program is
presented online before you start.
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Note: The following programs are optional if you select the Custom Path. You
can run any or all programs.
The Set Date and Time screen appears so you do not have to go into setup
(F1) to access these settings.
ServerGuide checks the server BIOS and microcode (firmware) levels for
supported options, then scans the CD to see if a newer level of BIOS exists on
the CD. (CD content can be newer than the hardware.) ServerGuide can flash
update the BIOS level. From the Express path, the BIOS update is run only if
downlevel BIOS is detected. From the Custom path, you can run or skip the
program.
The ServeRAID configuration program starts, leading you through the entire
configuration process.
Before the configuration completes, ServerGuide creates a System Partition on
the default drive. For more information, see “System Partition” on page 6.
The Netfinity Performance Optimizer program easily tunes your server for your
specific environment.
ServerGuide displays a confirmation record, so you know when you've
completed all the required programs. Next, you're ready to install your NOS.
Notes:
1. Plug and Play adapters configure automatically. Legacy or non-IBM adapters
might require switch settings, additional device drivers, and installation after
installing the NOS. See the documentation that comes with the adapter.
2. Diagnostics for your server are either in Read Only Memory (ROM), or on a
separate diagnostics CD that comes with your server.
Looking for a list of compatible adapters? Visit the IBM ServerProven Web site at:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/compat
For a complete list of Web site addresses, see the “Getting Help, Service, and
Information” section of this Server Library.
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Network operating system (NOS) installation overview
System Partition
ServerGuide creates a 50 MB System Partition on the default drive. The System
Partition provides server-specific utility programs, such as the Service Processor
DOS Utility Program.
To access programs on the System Partition, restart the server and press Alt+F1
when the Alt+F1 prompt appears on the screen. The System Partition menu
displays the programs available for your server model.
Note: Not all Netfinity servers support the System Partition. For a current list of
supported Netfinity servers, start the Netfinity Setup and Installation CD and click
on Learn About ServerGuide.
Network operating system (NOS) installation overview
When you use the Netfinity Setup and Installation CD, you can shorten the steps
needed to install your NOS, because in most cases, ServerGuide provides the
necessary device drivers based on the hardware and NOS you are installing.
The following is a brief explanation of the ServerGuide NOS installation process.
1. After you have completed the configuration process, you are prompted to load
the operating system installation program. You will then select the NOS you
are installing. (Your copy of the NOS CD is required to complete the
installation.)
2. When the Installed Adapters and Controllers screen appears, the ServerGuide
hardware-detection function displays your server model, hard disk adapters or
controllers, and network adapters. Based on this information, ServerGuide
scans Diskette Factory for required device drivers. (This information is stored
and passed on to the NOS installation program.)
3. When the NOS Partition screen appears, (if required) you can use the
ServerGuide default file system and NOS partition size, or select from the
options available for your NOS.
4. When the Installation Diskette screen appears (appears only if you are
installing from diskette), ServerGuide displays the required diskettes you must
create as well as the optional diskettes you might want to create.
Note: The diskettes you can create are the device driver diskettes that match
the installed adapters or controllers.
5. When the Starting the Installation screen appears, your server is ready to
accept the NOS. You are prompted to insert your NOS CD and restart the
server. At this point, the NOS program (for example, Microsoft Windows NT
Server) takes control to complete the installation.
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Setting up multiple servers
ServerGuide helps you set up multiple Windows 2000, Windows NT Server 4.0,
and Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition systems. During the ServerGuide
setup, just select the option to create a Replicated Installation Diskette. You'll be
prompted for the server name, Domain name, and all other information needed to
complete multiple installations. The ServerGuide program copies the information to
a diskette (referred to as the Replicated Installation Diskette).
Use the Replicated Installation Diskette, along with ServerGuide, to set up as many
servers as you like. You can modify the diskette if different options are to be
installed on one of the servers. Because ServerGuide also has the correct device
drivers for your Netfinity server, you'll save a lot of time in the process.
NOS partition matrix
The following matrix displays the default partition size the ServerGuide program
creates for each supported NOS. You can easily change the default NOS partition
size from the ServerGuide NOS Partition Screen.
Note: See the Netfinity Setup and Installation CD label for NOS versions.
Table 1. Partition sizes
NOS
Default Partition
Minimum Partition
Maximum Partition
2 GB for DOS
NetWare 4.2
40 MB for DOS
40 MB for DOS
Note: Also requires 175 MB of
free space.
2 GB for DOS
NetWare 5
50 MB for DOS
50 MB for DOS
Note: Also requires 500 MB of
free space.
2 GB
Any OS/2 Warp
Server
500 MB
500 MB
Note: Partition can be larger if
you select the OS/2
Advanced Installation path.
Windows 2000
1 GB
1 GB
4 GB FAT or 2 TB FAT32/NTFS
4 GB
Windows NT Server
4.0
See note below
300 MB
Note: For larger partitions, refer
to the Microsoft
documentation.
Note: With Windows NT Server 4.0, if a 300 MB (or larger) partition exists on the hard disk, it is the default. If no
partition exists, or if the partition is less than 300 MB, the default partition is the maximum size that can be
created on the hard disk.
When installing Microsoft Windows NT Server Enterprise Edition and Small Business Server, the NOS partition is
created only by the Microsoft installation program.
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Configuration and NOS installation
Use the instructions below to configure hardware, install your network operating
system (NOS), and install application programs.
Before you begin:
Ÿ If the ServerGuide program does not start, see Chapter 3, “Error
symptoms” on page 13.
Ÿ Information about the ServeRAID configuration program is included in this
Netfinity Server Library or with the ServeRAID option.
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Insert the Netfinity Setup and Installation CD (CD1), restart the server; then,
select your language and keyboard layout when the menu appears.
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When the Main Menu appears, click View installation tips to review the
README information provided for your NOS and adapter.
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From the Main Menu, click Run Netfinity setup programs and configure
hardware. When you complete the configuration process, you will be
prompted to start the NOS installation program.
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Click the NOS you want to install and follow the online instructions. Click the
? from any screen for help.
Note: See the Netfinity Setup and Installation CD label for NOS versions
supported. Your copy of the NOS CD is required.
Important
If you decide not to use ServerGuide to install the NOS, see “Installing
your NOS without ServerGuide” on page 9.
After the NOS is installed, be sure to see “Additional programs included with
ServerGuide” on page 9.
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Installing your NOS without ServerGuide
If you have already configured the server hardware, and you decide not to use
ServerGuide to install your NOS, you must download system-specific NOS
installation instructions and device drivers.
You can download the latest NOS installation instructions and device drivers from
the World Wide Web at:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/support
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Select Servers.
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From the Select your family field, select your server model; then, select your
machine type.
Ÿ To download device drivers, click Downloadable files.
Ÿ To download NOS installation instructions, click Software information.
Additional programs included with ServerGuide
As a convenience, ServerGuide comes with additional software to assist you with
the server installation.
NOS updates
ServerGuide includes selected NOS updates provided by NOS software
developers. refer to the README file on the root directory of the ServerGuide
Operating System Updates CD.
Applications
The ServerGuide CDs include a variety of powerful applications for which no
activation keys are required. Some of these applications are:
Ÿ IBM Update Connector
Connects you to the IBM HelpCenter server to check for updates to your server
BIOS, microcode (firmware), device drivers, and applications.
Ÿ IBM Netfinity Manager
State-of-the-art system-management software
Ÿ IBM ServeRAID programs
Administration and monitoring capabilities
For more information, see Chapter 2, “Included applications” on page 11.
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Chapter 2. Included applications
The following are applications included with ServerGuide. Web site addresses are
provided in the “Getting Help, Service, and Information” section of this Server
Library.
Note: Some software provided might differ from the retail version (if available),
and might not include user manuals or all program functionality. Plus
Table 2. Applications
Application name
NOS Support
Description
IBM Update Connector
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Connect to the IBM HelpCenter server to download
available BIOS, device driver, and application updates
IBM Netfinity Manager
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ Windows 95 and 98
Ÿ OS/2 Warp Server
Ÿ NetWare client
Complete system-management software
Norton AntiVirus
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ OS/2 Warp Server
Virus protection (This is an OEM Version)
IBM ServeRAID
Programs
Ÿ NT Server 3.51
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ Windows 95/98 (95
client-side only)
Ÿ OS/2, NetWare Clent
Monitor and manage your RAID controller after your
operating system is installed. See “IBM ServeRAID
programs” on page 12.
IBM Cluster
Systems-Management
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Configure, manage, and monitor the server cluster
environment
IBM Network Station
Manager
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Easily manage network computers
APC PowerChute Plus
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ OS/2, NetWare client
Software for APC battery backup (requires Netfinity
Manager)
Adaptec EZ SCSI Utility
Program
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ Windows 95 and 98
Easy connection and management of SCSI devices:
CD player, Photo CD Viewer, QuickScan, and more
Advanced System
Management Processor
Device Drivers
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ OS/2
Device drivers required to provide comprehensive
system-management and monitoring capabilities
Advanced System
Management PCI
Adapter Device Drivers
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ OS/2
Device drivers required to provide comprehensive
system-management and monitoring capabilities
Diskette Factory CD
Ÿ Windows 2000, 95
and 98
Ÿ Any Windows NT 4.0
NOS
Ÿ OS/2
Create support diskettes from the CD or the Web.
You can install launch icon on your desktop. (OS/2
version is not Web-enabled.)
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Installing applications
Use the instructions below to install applications from ServerGuide. Instructions
also are printed on each CD label.
Note: The TechConnect CD included with your server requires Windows, and it
“autostarts” when inserted.
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Insert the ServerGuide CD that has the application you want to install.
Follow the instructions below for your operating system: (x is the CD-ROM
drive).
Ÿ OS/2 Warp Server:
From a command prompt, type x: and press Enter. Then type SCOS2
and press Enter.
Ÿ Windows NT Server 3.51:
From File > Run, type x:\SCW95 and press Enter).
Ÿ Windows 95, Windows 98, any Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000
operating system:
Program “autostarts.” (If it does not, from Start > Run, type x:\SCW95
and press Enter).
Ÿ NetWare and UnixWare clients:
Follow the instructions above for the operating system you are using.
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When the menu appears, select the program you want to install; then, click
Install.
IBM ServeRAID programs
There are specific IBM ServeRAID programs provided for support of Windows NT
Server 3.51, Windows 95, Windows 98, any Windows NT 4.0 NOS, OS/2 and
NetWare.
Ÿ If you are installing Windows NT Server, Windows 95, or Windows 98, install
the ServeRAID Manager Program directly from the ServerGuide Netfinity
Applications CD.
Ÿ If you are installing OS/2 or NetWare, use Diskette Factory to create the IBM
ServeRAID Administration and Monitoring Program diskette; then, install the
program from the diskette.
Ÿ To install the IPSSEND and IPSMON advanced command line programs for
supported operating systems, use Diskete Factory to create the IBM
ServeRAID Command Line Program diskette from Diskette Factory; then, install
the program from the diskette.
About the programs:
Detailed information about installing and using ServeRAID programs is provided
either in “ServeRAID Information” section of this Server Library or the
ServeRAID Installation and User's Guide.
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Chapter 3. Error symptoms
This section provides ServerGuide error symptoms and troubleshooting tips.
1962 POST error (no operating system found)
During initial setup this error is expected. If other POST errors appear, there is
a hardware error. See the Solving Problems chapter in the “Hardware
Information” section of this Netfinity Server Library.
Look for the symptom in the left column of the chart. Probable solutions to the
problem are in the right column.
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Netfinity Setup and
Installation CD won't
start.
Ÿ Be sure the server is supported; all Netfinity servers with a startable
(bootable) CD-ROM drive are supported.
Ÿ If the startup (boot) sequence settings have been altered, be sure the
CD-ROM is first in the boot sequence.
Ÿ If more than one CD-ROM drive is installed, be sure that only one
drive is set as the primary drive. Start the CD from the primary drive.
ServeRAID program
cannot view all installed
drives - or - cannot install
NOS.
Ÿ Be sure there are no duplicate SCSI IDs or IRQ assignments.
Ÿ Be sure that the hard disk drive is connected properly.
The Operating System
Installation program
continuously loops.
Free up more space on the hard disk.
ServerGuide won't start
your NOS CD.
Be sure the NOS CD you have is supported by ServerGuide. See the
Netfinity Setup and Installation CD label for a list of NOS versions
supported.
Can't install NOS - option
is grayed out.
Either there is no logical drive defined (ServeRAID systems) or the
ServerGuide System Partition is not present. Run the setup and
configuration program.
TechConnect CD
Action
Can't start TechConnect
CD.
Be sure you're starting the CD on a system with Microsoft Windows
installed.
Can't view publications
from TechConnect CD, or
text is unreadable.
Be sure you have the Adobe reader installed (available from the
TechConnect CD).
Diskette Factory CD
Action
Get “time out” or
“Unknown host” errors
Be sure you have access to the Internet through FTP directly.
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Chapter 4. Welcome to Netfinity
Netfinity is a group of distributed applications designed to enhance the hardware
systems-management capabilities of a network. Netfinity has a flexible, modular
design that allows for a variety of system-specific installations. Each of these
installation configurations provides a set of Netfinity services that enables you to
perform, locally, a variety of powerful hardware systems-management and
monitoring functions.
Netfinity provides powerful hardware systems-management capabilities, including
access to all systems on the network that are running Netfinity or Client Services
for Netfinity. In addition to all standard Client Services for Netfinity functions,
Netfinity also features bidirectional file and directory transfers (not available on
systems running Client Services for Netfinity Manager for NetWare), remote screen
captures, and remote command-line sessions. Netfinity also enables you to export
data collected by System Information Tool, System Profile, Software Inventory, and
System Monitor to a DB2, Lotus Notes, or SQL or DB2 via an open database
connectivity (ODBC) database (ODBC export is available on Windows NT systems
only). Finally, Netfinity enables some services to be started at scheduled times and
dates for simplified, automated systems management.
Netfinity also provides two powerful features that enable you to access the Netfinity
system and all Netfinity systems in the managing system network from a system
that is not attached to the managing system network:
Ÿ Serial Connection Control
Use the Serial Connection Control service to use a Netfinity system modem to
establish a connection with any Netfinity system that has a modem. Once this
connection is established, the Netfinity has full access to Netfinity services, just
as though the remote system were part of the managing system network.
Ÿ Netfinity for Web
The Netfinity for Web enables access and remote control of the Netfinity
system over the Internet, using any system that has an Internet connection and
a World Wide Web (WWW) browser. With the Netfinity for Web, the Netfinity
systems can be accessed and managed from anywhere in the world.
Managing your IBM Netfinity server with Netfinity Manager
The copy of Netfinity Manager that is included with ServerGuide entitles you to one
Netfinity Manager installation. You are also entitled to additional installations of
Client Services for Netfinity Manager. To use Netfinity Manager to monitor and
manage this IBM server, install Netfinity Manager on a system in your network that
you will use as a system-management console, and then install Client Services for
Netfinity Manager on your IBM server. You can also install additional copies of
Client Services for Netfinity Manager on other systems in your network.
Furthermore, additional Netfinity Manager and Client Services for Netfinity Manager
licenses are available for purchase from your IBM representative. License
information is provided when you use CoPilot ApplicationGuide to install Netfinity
Manager.
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Netfinity Manager documentation
Online versions of all Netfinity Manager documentation are included in the Netfinity
directory on the CoPilot ApplicationGuide CD. These documents are provided in
Adobe Acrobat format (*.PDF). Fo r more information on included documentation,
see Chapter 10, “Getting more information” on page 51.
Road map
Use Table 3 to find the information you need to get started with Netfinity.
Table 3. Getting Started Road Map
If you want to ...
Refer to ...
Install Netfinity
Chapter 7, “Installing Netfinity” on page 25
Learn about installation options
Appendix A, “Installation options” on page 53
Learn about Netfinity database support
Chapter 8, “Netfinity database support” on page 31
Learn about system requirements
Chapter 5, “System requirements” on page 19
Read about Netfinity
Chapter 4, “Welcome to Netfinity” on page 17
Start the installation program
Chapter 6, “Starting the installation program” on page 23
Start Netfinity
Chapter 9, “Starting Netfinity” on page 43
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Chapter 5. System requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity depend on the operating system.
Ÿ If Netfinity for OS/2 is being installed, see “Netfinity for OS/2 System
Requirements.”
Ÿ If Netfinity for Windows 95 is being installed, see “Netfinity for Windows 95
system requirements.”
Ÿ If Netfinity for Windows NT is being installed, see “Netfinity for Windows NT
system requirements” on page 20.
Netfinity for OS/2 System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity for OS/2 are:
Ÿ OS/2 Version 3.0 or later
Ÿ Approximately 19 MB*—22 MB of hard disk space (space required depends on
system configuration)
Ÿ A LAN adapter card and one or more of the following communications
protocols:
– IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 Version 1.2 or later (required for Netfinity with Web
Enhancement)
– NetBIOS
Note: The Netfinity Manager NetBIOS requirements are three names, two
sessions, and nine network control blocks (NCBs).
– IPX
– SNA
Netfinity Manager supports the following SNA protocol stacks:
Operating System Supported SNA Stack
OS/2
IBM Communications Manager/2 version 1.11
Ÿ A 9600 baud or greater modem (optional).
Note: Serial Connection Control will not function on systems that do not have
a properly installed and configured modem.
Netfinity for Windows 95 system requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity for Windows 95 are:
Ÿ Microsoft Windows 95
Ÿ Approximately 17 MB—20 MB of hard disk space (space required depends on
system configuration)
*
When referring to hard-disk-drive capacity, MB means 1 000 000 bytes; total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on
operating environment.
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Ÿ A LAN adapter card and one or more of the following communications
protocols:
– TCP/IP (must be WinSock Version 1.1-compatible; required for Netfinity
with Web Enhancement)
– NetBIOS
Note: The Netfinity Manager NetBIOS requirements are three names, two
sessions, and nine network control blocks (NCBs).
– IPX
– SNA
Netfinity supports the following SNA protocol stacks:
Operating System Supported SNA Stack
Windows 95
PCOMM 4.1
Ÿ A 9600 baud or greater modem (optional).
Note: Serial Connection Control will not function on systems that do not have
a properly installed and configured modem.
Netfinity for Windows NT system requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity for Windows NT are:
Ÿ Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 or later
Ÿ Approximately 17 MB—20 MB of hard disk space (space required depends on
system configuration)
Ÿ A LAN adapter card and one or more of the following communications
protocols:
– TCP/IP (must be WinSock Version 1.1-compatible; required for Netfinity
with Web Enhancement)
– NetBIOS
Note: The Netfinity Manager NetBIOS requirements are three names, two
sessions, and nine network control blocks (NCBs).
– IPX
– SNA
Netfinity supports the following SNA protocol stacks:
Operating System Supported SNA Stack
Windows NT
Microsoft SNA Server version 2.11 with Service Pack
1 and WCPIC32.DLL dated 01/22/97 or later. This
DLL is available from Microsoft.
Note: Systems using Netfinity with Microsoft SNA
Server cannot communicate with systems
running the Microsoft SNA Server client.
Netfinity supports only server-to-server
communications between systems running
Microsoft SNA Server software. However,
Netfinity systems running Microsoft SNA
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Server can communicate with Netfinity
systems using any of the other supported SNA
stacks.
Ÿ A 9600 baud or greater modem (optional).
Notes:
1. Serial Connection Control will not function on systems that do not have a
properly installed and configured modem.
2. To most effectively manage Windows NT systems, any user that will be using
Netfinity on a Windows NT system (locally or remotely) have have
administrator-level access to the system.
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Chapter 6. Starting the installation program
The Netfinity installation program is identical for Netfinity for OS/2, Netfinity for
Windows 95, and Netfinity for Windows NT. However, the process used to start
the installation program differs depending on which operating system is running.
To start the Netfinity Manager installation program on your server:
1
Place the CoPilot ApplicationGuide CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Follow the instructions below for your operating system:
Ÿ OS/2 Warp Server
To start the Netfinity installation program:
a
From a command prompt, type
x:
where x is the CD-ROM drive letter, and then press Enter.
b
Type
SCOS2
and press Enter. The CoPilot ApplicationGuide window opens.
c
Select IBM Netfinity from the Available Applications selection list.
Note: To install Client Services for Netfinity Manager, select Client
Services for Netfinity from the Available Applications
selection list. Once the Client Services for Netfinity
installation program is started refer to the Client Services for
Netfinity User's Guide for additional installation instructions.
d
Click on Install Product to start the installation program.
Ÿ Windows NT Server 3.51
a
Select Run... from the File pull-down menu.
b
Type in the command line field
x:\SCW95
and then press Enter The CoPilot ApplicationGuide window opens.
c
Select IBM Netfinity from the Available Applications selection list.
Note: To install Client Services for Netfinity Manager, select Client
Services for Netfinity from the Available Applications
selection list. Once the Client Services for Netfinity
installation program is started refer to the Client Services for
Netfinity User's Guide for additional installation instructions.
d
Click on Install Product to start the installation program.
Ÿ Windows 95 and Windows NT Server 4.0
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The CoPilot ApplicationGuide window should start automatically after you
place the CD in the CD-ROM drive. If the program does not start:
a
Select Start > Run....
b
Type in the Open field
x:\SCW95
and them press Enter. The CoPilot ApplicationGuide window
opens.
c
Select IBM Netfinity from the Available Applications selection list.
Note: To install Client Services for Netfinity Manager, select Client
Services for Netfinity from the Available Applications
selection list. Once the Client Services for Netfinity
installation program is started refer to the Client Services for
Netfinity User's Guide for additional installation instructions.
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Chapter 7. Installing Netfinity
Instructions on how to install Netfinity follow.
1
Choose a drive and directory from which the Netfinity program files will be
copied.
Type in the Directory to Install from field the drive and directory name
where the Netfinity program files are located. The default is the drive and
directory from which the Netfinity installation program was started.
2
Type in the Directory to Install to field the drive and directory in which to
install the Netfinity files.
Enter the drive and directory name to which the Netfinity program files will be
copied. The default is C:\NETFIN (on systems running OS/2) or C:\WNETFIN
(on systems running Windows 95 or Windows NT).
3
Select OK to save these settings and open the Netfinity Installation Program
window (see Figure 1).
Figure 1. The Netfinity Installation Program
4
Select installation options.
There is only one installation configuration for Netfinity. However, the
Netfinity installation program offers several installation options. Each option
enables additional specialized feature of this product.
The available installation options are:
Ÿ Advanced System Management Support
Select Advanced System Management Support to install the Advanced
System Management service on this system. Use this service to monitor
and manage IBM Advanced System Management processors and
adapters.
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Important
If you install Advanced System Management support an enhanced
version of the Serial Connection Control service, named Dynamic
Connection Manager, will be installed instead of Serial Connection
Control. For more information on Advanced System Management and
the Dynamic Connection Manager service see the Advanced System
Management Information section of this server library.
Ÿ Capacity Manager
Select Capacity Management to install the Capacity Management
service on this system. Capacity Management is an easy to use resource
management and planning tool for network managers and administrators,
allowing remote performance monitoring of every server on the network.
Ÿ Remote Workstation Control
Select Remote Workstation Control to enable the Remote Workstation
Control service on this system. Use Remote Workstation Control to
monitor or control the screen display of remote systems that are running
Netfinity Manager or Client Services for Netfinity Manager.
Ÿ Update Connector Manager (NT 4.0, TCPIP, and Web Browser Required)
Select Update Connector Manager (NT 4.0, TCPIP, and Web Browser
Required) if Netfinity is being installed on a system that will be used to
manage system updates on client systems using updates that are
available from the IBM selection server.
Ÿ World Wide Web Enhancement (TCPIP Required)
Select World Wide Web Enhancement (TCPIP Required) if the Netfinity
is being installed on a system that will be used to manage other Netfinity
systems, and can be accessed and controlled remotely over the Internet
using a World Wide Web browser.
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Install Netfinity.
When an installation configuration has been chosen, select Install. The
installation program copies all program files required by the installation
configuration. A window appears, displaying the name of the file currently
being copied, as well as the percentage of the installation that is complete.
Note: Select Cancel to halt the installation process.
Network communication drivers and the following Netfinity services are
installed:
Ÿ Alert Manager
Ÿ Alert On LAN Configuration (available only on systems running Windows
95 or later or Windows NT 4.0 or later)
Ÿ Capacity Management (available only on systems running Windows NT
4.0 or later)
Ÿ Cluster Manager (available only on systems running Windows NT 4.0 or
later)
Ÿ Critical File Monitor
Ÿ DMI Browser (requires DMI Service Layer)
Ÿ ECC Memory Setup (requires ECC memory)
Ÿ Event Scheduler
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File Transfer
Power On Error Detect
Predictive Failure Analysis (requires PFA-enabled hard disk drive)
Process Manager
RAID Manager (requires RAID adapter)
Remote Session
Remote System Manager
Remote Workstation Control
Screen View
Security Manager
Serial Connection Control
Service Configuration Manager
Service Processor Manager
Service Manager
Software Inventory
System Diagnostics Manager
System Information Tool
System Monitor
System Partition Access (requires System Partition)
Update Connector Manager (available only on systems running Windows
NT 4.0 or later)
Ÿ System Profile
Ÿ Web Manager Configuration (installed only if the Netfinity Installation with
Web Enhancement installation configuration is selected)
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Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
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Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Note: The graphical user interface (GUI) program files for DMI Browser,
ECC Memory Setup, System Partition Access, RAID Manager, and
Predictive Failure Analysis will be installed regardless of whether the
system has a DMI Service Layer, ECC Memory, a System Partition, a
RAID adapter, or a PFA-enabled disk drive. This enables a network
administrator to remotely access these services on other systems
within a network. However, the base program that enables local use
of the service will be installed only if the required hardware or system
configuration is present.
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Configure the Network Drivers.
If the installation configuration allows for network access, enter information
regarding the communication protocols that are supported by the system.
The Network Driver Configuration window will appear.
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Figure 2. Netfinity Installation — Network Driver Configuration Window
Follow these steps to continue configuring the system:
a
Enter a System Name.
Enter a name for the system in the System Name field. This name will
help other Netfinity users identify the system on the network.
b
Select a Network Driver.
Select one of the available Network Drivers that are displayed in the
Network Drivers field. Once selected, the Network Driver will assign a
network address to the system.
Notes:
1) The fields that appear beneath the Driver Enabled check box will
change depending on which Network Driver has been selected.
2) When enabling the IPX or TCP/IP Network Driver, the network
address cannot be altered and it will not appear on the screen. No
field will appear beneath the Driver Enabled check box if the IPX or
TCP/IP Network Driver is selected.
3) When enabling the NetBIOS Network Driver, a network address will
be selected and displayed in the Network Address field. To
change this default name, enter any 1–8 character address.
However, this address must be unique to the system. If this
NetBIOS address is identical to the NetBIOS address of another
system on the network, it will prevent Netfinity from starting properly.
4) When enabling the Serial Netfinity driver, type a name that will be
used to identify the system in the Unique Machine Dialup Name
field. This name can be up to 32 characters long, and must be
unique to the system. If this name is not unique, it can prevent
remote Netfinity users from using the Serial Connection Control
service to access the system.
c
Enable the Network Driver.
When all required information has been entered, select the Driver
Enabled check box to activate the driver on startup.
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If the system supports multiple network interfaces, add additional network
drivers by repeating steps b and c.
d
Identify the system with System Keywords (optional).
To make full use of the Remote System Manager’s discovery process,
identify the system (and each of the Netfinity systems that are on the
network) with descriptive system keywords. Enter these keywords in
the appropriate System Keywords fields.
e
Select Netfinity Options (optional)
Click on the Options button to open the Netfinity Options window. The
Netfinity Options window contains special options that affect Netfinity
network operations. Available options include:
If the Force Remote Logons option is enabled, the system will not
be able to save the User ID/Password combinations that were used
when accessing remote systems. This will force a manual log on
each time a remote system is accessed.
Ÿ Service Execution Alerts
If the Service Execution Alerts option is enabled, the Netfinity
Service Manager will generate a Netfinity alert whenever one of the
user's Netfinity services is started by a remote user. The alert
includes the name of the service that was run and information about
the user that started the service.
Ÿ Show Network Support
If the Show Network Support option is enabled, the Netfinity
Support Program (or Network Interface) will be visible as a
minimized icon at the bottom of the display (Windows 3.1, Windows
for Workgroups, or Windows NT 3.51 only), as a minimized process
in the Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 95 taskbar, or in the OS/2 task
list. This enables the user to shut down the Netfinity Support
Program. If the Netfinity Support Program is to remain invisible to
the user, do not enable this option.
Ÿ Require User Authorization for Screen Access
If the Remote User Authorization for Screen Access option is
enabled, a remote user cannot use either Remote Workstation
Control or Screen View on your system without your permission.
When this option is enabled and a remote user attempts to use one
of these services on your system, a window will pop up on your
desktop alerting you that a remote user is attempting to use the
Remote Workstation Control or Screen View service and asking
whether you want to permit this user to use this service on your
system. You can select Yes or No. If you do not make a selection
within 15 seconds (for example, if you are not sitting at your system
when the access attempt is made), Netfinity will automatically
prevent the remote user from using the service on your system.
To implement one or more of the available Netfinity Options:
1
Select Options....
2
Select the Netfinity options to be enabled.
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3
f
Select Save.
Set the Network Timeout Value (optional).
The Network Timeout field shows the number of seconds that Netfinity
will attempt to communicate with a remote system that is not
responding. If Netfinity does not establish contact with the remote
system within this time, it cancels the communication attempt. The
Network Timeout default setting is 15 seconds. This default setting may
not need to be altered.
g
Save the configuration and continue.
Select Save to save the configuration. Then, select Exit to continue.
Note: The configuration can be changed later by selecting the Network
Driver Configuration object from the Netfinity folder.
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After finishing configuring the system for network access, the installation
program displays a list of changes that must be made to the system
configuration files, and asks whether the installation program should make the
changes. For example, if Netfinity for Windows 95 is being installed, the
installation program will display a list of changes that must be made to the
CONFIG.SYS file.
Select either Yes or No.
Note: These changes must be made to the system configuration for Netfinity
to run correctly.
Ÿ If Yes is selected, the changes are automatically made to the system
configuration.
Ÿ If No is selected, the commands are saved to a file named CONFIG.NEW
in the destination directory (and to AUTOEXEC.NEW, if appropriate) so
that they can be added later.
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The installation is now complete. Shut down and restart the system for the
system configuration changes to take effect.
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Chapter 8. Netfinity database support
Netfinity supports the collection and export of a vast amount of system-specific data
to a Netfinity database. Netfinity databases can be created on database
management systems using DB2, Lotus Notes, or Microsoft SQL. Microsoft SQL is
supported through ODBC, and is available on systems running Netfinity for OS/2,
Windows 95, or Windows NT. If the system supports ODBC, the user can access
and export DB2 data through ODBC as well. Once support for one or more of
these databases has been installed along with Netfinity, data can be exported from
these Netfinity services:
Ÿ
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Alert Manager
Software Inventory
System Information Tool
System Profile
System Monitor
Information on how to install and configure support for database export follows.
Ÿ If support for DB2 database export is being installed, see “DB2 database
support.”
Ÿ If support for Lotus Notes database export is being installed, see “Lotus Notes
database support” on page 36.
Ÿ If support for ODBC database export is being installed, see “ODBC database
support” on page 38.
DB2 database support
Support for DB2 database export is automatically configured during installation of
the Netfinity. However, the database system itself must be configured. Instructions
for configuring the database follow.
A raw data dump to a file is also available and will run without a database.
System requirements
The minimum requirements for Netfinity database export are:
Ÿ Netfinity for OS/2:
– DB2 Client Version (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
– DB2 Version (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
Ÿ Netfinity for Windows 95:
– DB2 Client for Windows 95 (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
– DB2 Version (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
Ÿ Netfinity for Windows NT:
– DB2 Client for Windows NT (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
– DB2 Version (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
Attention:
Using Netfinity database support with systems running unsupported versions of
DB2 or the DB2 Client might cause unpredictable results and might halt the system.
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See the DB2 Installation Guide for general requirements and supported protocols.
Installing and configuring the database
The following information describes the steps to install and configure the DB2
database.
Note: If your primary system is OS/2, refer to “Installing the database on OS/2.”
1
Start a DB2 command window.
Note: If it's not already running, start the DB2 database manager.
2
Type the following command:
DB2 CREATE databasename ON d
where
Ÿ databasename is the name of the database
Ÿ d is the drive where the database is created
3
Press Enter.
4
Next, you must configure the tables for ODBC database support so the tables
can be configured. For information on configuring the database for ODBC,
refer to, “ODBC database configuration” on page 39. For information on
creating the tables, refer to, “Creating the Netfinity tables” on page 40.
5
Finally, you must bind the database. For information on binding the
database, refer to, “Activating the database” on page 33
Installing the database on OS/2
1
Insert the Netfinity CD into the CD-ROM drive (in this example, drive D;
individual drive letters might be different).
2
Start an OS/2 window or full-screen session.
3
Make the CD-ROM drive the active drive.
Type D: and then press Enter.
4
Type the following command at the OS/2 prompt:
NETFINDB CREATE /DBNAME=databasename /DRIVE=d
where databasename is the name of the database and d is the drive where
the database will be located.
Note: If any part of the database already exists, the utility program will
create only the portions of the database that are missing.
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Activating the database
The following information describes how to connect, bind, and grant privileges to
the database.
1
Connecting to the Database
a
Start a DB2 command window.
b
Type the following command:
DB2 CONNECT TO databasename
where databasename is the name of the database as specified in the
database installation step.
c
2
Press Enter.
Bind the package and the database
To prepare SQL statements stored in the bind file and store the package in
the database, perform the following steps from a system on which Netfinity for
OS/2, Netfinity for Windows 95, or Netfinity for Windows NT has been
installed:
a
Open a DB2 command window.
b
In the DB2 command window, type the following command:
DB2 BIND x:\directory\DB2SQLC0.bnd
where x:\directory is the name of the drive and directory where Netfinity
is installed.
c
Press Enter.
Granting and revoking database privileges
The following information describes how to grant and revoke database privileges.
Note: If your primary system is OS/2, refer to “Database privileges on OS/2
systems” on page 34.
1
Start a DB2 command window.
Notes:
a. If it is not already running, start the DB2 database manager.
b. If you are not connected to the DB2 Netfinity database now connect to
the database.
2
Type the following command:
DB2 GRANT privilegecode ON TABLE tablename TO userid
where
Ÿ privilegecode is one of the following privilege codes:
– ALL
– ALL PRIVILEGES
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Note: Grants all the appropriate privileges, except CONTROL, on
the database.
– ALTER
– CONTROL
– DELETE
– INDEX
– INSERT
– REFERENCES
– SELECT
– UPDATE
Ÿ tablename is the name of the table as specified during database
installation. A listing of the Netfinity database table names can be found
in the Netfinity User's Guide (Appendix H: Netfinity Rational Database
Tables).
Note: The Netfinity Database Administration Tool can also be used to
GRANT or REVOKE privileges. For information on using the
Database Administration Tool, refer to “Creating the Netfinity
tables” on page 40.
Ÿ userid is the user ID to be granted access
3
Press Enter to execute the command.
To revoke privileges, substitute REVOKE for GRANT in the command line.
Database privileges on OS/2 systems
1
Use the GRANT EXECUTE command to enable Netfinity to access the
database.
Type the following command at the OS/2 prompt:
DB2 GRANT EXECUTE ON PACKAGE NETFIN.DB2SQLC0 TO PUBLIC
and then press Enter.
Note: Specify PUBLIC or authorize only specific manager systems. To limit
access to the database, substitute the authorization name of the
managing system for PUBLIC.
2
Use the CONNECT RESET command to disconnect current users from the
database.
Type the following command at the OS/2 prompt:
DB2 CONNECT RESET
and then press Enter.
3
Use the NETFINDB GRANT command to grant (or revoke) database
privileges.
To grant or revoke table privileges on OS/2:
a
Insert the Netfinity CD into the CD-ROM drive (in this example, drive D;
individual drive letters might be different).
b
Make the CD-ROM drive the active drive.
Type D: and then press Enter.
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c
Type the following command:
NETFINDB GRANT /ID=id PUBLIC /DBNAME=databasename
/PRIV=privilegecode
where
Ÿ id is the user ID to be granted access
Ÿ databasename is the name of the database as specified during
NETFINDB execution
Ÿ privilegecode is one of the following privilege codes:
– ALL
– ALTER
– CONTROL
– DELETE
– INDEX
– INSERT
– REFERENCES
– SELECT
– UPDATE
d
Press Enter to execute the command.
Note: Use PUBLIC or authorize only a specific ID or group name.
Netfinity update programs use the DB2SQLC0 package and do
not require specific table privileges.
To revoke privileges, substitute REVOKE for GRANT in the command line.
To configure Netfinity to discontinue export data through ODBC for use on
DB2, refer to “ODBC database support” on page 38.
Cataloging the database in the managing system
If the manager is using a remote database, catalog the node the database resides
on and then catalog the database to that node.
Once this step has been completed, the name of the Netfinity database will appear
in the System Information Tools Database Selection window.
Deleting the database
The following information describes how to delete the database for all the systems.
Note: If your primary system is OS/2, refer to “Deleting the database on OS/2” on
page 36.
1
Start a DB2 command window.
Note: If it is not already running, start the DB2 database manager.
2
Type
DB2 DROP DATABASE databasename
where
databasename is the name of the database as specified during the
database installation.
3
Press Enter.
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Deleting the database on OS/2
1
Insert the Netfinity CD into the database server CD-ROM drive (in this
example, the CD-ROM drive is E).
2
Start an OS/2 window or full-screen session.
3
Make the CD-ROM drive the active drive.
Type E: and press Enter.
4
Type the following command at the OS/2 prompt:
NETFINDB DELETE /DBNAME=databasename
where databasename is the name of the database as specified during
NETFINDB execution.
5
Press Enter.
To configure Netfinity to discontinue export data through ODBC for use on DB2,
refer to “ODBC database support” on page 38.
Lotus Notes database support
To enable the Netfinity to export system data to a Lotus Notes database, the
following must be done:
1
Install the Netfinity database template on the Lotus Notes server.
2
Enable Netfinity to export to the Lotus Notes server.
Instructions on installing the Lotus Notes database template and enabling the
Netfinity to export to the Lotus Notes database follow.
System requirements
The minimum requirements for Netfinity Lotus Notes database export are:
Ÿ Lotus Notes (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
Ÿ Lotus Notes client (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
See the Notes Administrator’s Guide for general system requirements and
supported communications protocols.
Installing the database
To enable Netfinity to export system data to a Lotus Notes database, install the
Netfinity database template on the Lotus Notes server. During Netfinity installation,
a Lotus Notes database template file (named NETFINDB.NTF) was copied to the
Netfinity program directory. To install the database template on the Lotus Notes
server:
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1
Copy NETFINDB.NTF from the Netfinity Directory Program to the Notes data
directory on the Lotus Notes server.
2
Start Lotus Notes on the server.
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3
Select New Database... from the Notes File pull-down menu.
This opens the New Database window.
4
Select Netfinity Database from the Template selection list.
5
Select the Inherit Future Design Changes check box.
This enables future releases of Netfinity to automatically apply changes to this
Netfinity database.
6
Select Local from the Servers selection list.
Note: When installing the database on a remote server, select the name of
the remote server from the Servers list.
7
Type in the Filename field:
NETFINDB.NSF
8
Type in the Title field:
Netfinity Database
9
Select New to create the database and close the New Database window.
10
Select the Netfinity Database icon from the Lotus Notes workspace.
11
Select Database from the File pull-down menu.
12
Select Access Control... from the Database pull-down menu.
13
Set the Access Level for all Netfinity systems that will be exporting data to
this database to Editor.
14
Select the Can Delete Documents check box.
15
Select OK.
Once the Lotus Notes database is installed, enable Netfinity systems to export to
the Lotus Notes server.
Ÿ If the Netfinity system is running Netfinity for OS/2, ensure that the Lotus Notes
directories are included in the CONFIG.SYS file LIBPATH, PATH, and DPATH
statements. If the directories are not included in these statements, it is not
possible to export to the Lotus Notes database.
Ÿ If the system is running Netfinity for Windows NT, ensure that the Lotus Notes
directory path is included in the Global Windows NT environment settings.
Ÿ If the system is running Netfinity for Windows 95, ensure that the Lotus Notes
directories are included in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file PATH statement. If the
directories are not included in this statement, it is not possible to export to the
Lotus Notes database.
Once these steps have been completed, export system information from Netfinity to
an easy-to-browse Lotus Notes database.
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Browsing the Netfinity Lotus Notes database
To browse the data contained in the Netfinity Lotus Notes database:
1
Open the Netfinity Database object in the Lotus Notes Workspace.
2
Select from the View pull-down menu the section of the Netfinity database to
be browsed.
The Netfinity database is divided into sections that contain data gathered by
specific Netfinity services. Select the name of the service that gathers the
data to be viewed (for example, Alert Logs).
Note: Some menu selections will contain submenus.
3
Information contained in the part of the Netfinity database that has been
selected is now listed in the window. For more detailed information about any
displayed data item, double-click on the data item.
4
Some data items can be expanded to reveal additional information. These
items are identified by a plus sign (+) in the left side border of the Notes
window, beside the name of the data item. To expand the data item, select
the item and then select Expand from the View pull-down menu.
ODBC database support
Netfinity supports exporting data via ODBC for use on SQL or DB2 database
systems.
Note: ODBC database export is available only on systems that are running
Netfinity.
System requirements
The minimum requirements for Netfinity ODBC database export are:
Ÿ Windows NT (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
– ODBC (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
– ODBC support for one or more of the following database management
systems (DBMS - refer to Table 4 on page 42):
- IBM DB2
- Microsoft SQL Server
Ÿ Windows 95, with:
– ODBC (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
– ODBC support for one or more of the following database management
systems (DBMS - refer to Table 4 on page 42):
- IBM DB2
- Microsoft SQL Server
Ÿ OS/2 (refer to Table 4 on page 42)
– Microsoft SQL Server (using the Visigenic driver provided with Microsoft
SQL Server)
or
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– IBM DB2
Note: The ODBC database name must not be longer than 8 characters.
ODBC database configuration
This section describes the procedures you must complete before Netfinity can
create the Netfinity Database Tables using ODBC.
1
Define the NETFIN ID so the Netfinity Database Administration can create the
Netfinity Database tables with a table qualifier of NETFIN.
Attention
NETFIN is a restricted user ID. The password is not retained by Netfinity
Database Administration after use. Do not use this ID for exports.
Notes:
a. On OS/2 and Windows 95, NETFIN must either be the owner of the
database or must be given administrator authority.
b. On Windows NT, when exporting to DB2, NETFIN must either be the
owner of the database or be defined as a system administrator through
the NT User Manager for Domains or the NT User Manager.
On Windows NT, when exporting to MS SQL, NETFIN must be the owner
of the database or be given table create rights.
2
Create the database with the appropriate relationship with the NETFIN ID.
3
Make a database ODBC source either using the ODBC tools shipped with the
operating system or the database.
4
On Windows NT, configure the Netfinity Support Program to export data using
the ODBC database.
a
Open Services from the Control Panel.
b
Select Netfinity Support Program from the Services field, then select
Startup...
c
Select Automatic from the Startup Type button group.
d
Select This Account from the Log On As field group. Enter in the
This Account field the user name of the account that made this
database an ODBC source.
e
Select OK.
Note: If the Event Scheduler or Alert Manager will be used to export data using
ODBC, continue to have the ID which made the database an ODBC source
logged on during the time Event Scheduler will be exporting data.
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Creating the Netfinity tables
To create the tables needed to enable Netfinity to export data:
1
Open the Netfinity Database Administration service.
The Netfinity Database Administration service is found in the Netfinity folder
or Netfinity program group (see Figure 3). Open this icon to open the
Netfinity Database Administration window.
Figure 3. The Netfinity program group on an OS/2 Warp Version 4.0 system
2
Select a DBMS.
Select from the Select DBMS listing, the name of the DBMS which Netfinity
will be using to export data.
Figure 4. The Netfinity Database Administrator window
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To create the Netfinity table groups within the database, select Create and
then select OK to open the Database Server window.
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The following table actions are also available:
Ÿ Delete
To remove the Netfinity table groups from the database, select Delete
and then select OK to open the Database Server window.
Ÿ Grant
Permits access to a database for a specified user ID. To grant access:
a
Select Grant.
b
Type in the User ID field the user ID that will be permitted to access
the database.
c
Select privileges for this ID.
All privileges (Insert, Delete, Select, and Update) are selected by
default. A user ID must have all of these privileges to export data to
the database.
d
Select OK to open the Database Server window.
Ÿ Revoke
Disables access to a database for a specified user ID. To revoke access:
a
Select Revoke.
b
Type in the User ID field the user ID that will have access to the
database revoked.
c
Deselect privileges to be revoked for this ID.
All privileges (Insert, Delete, Select, and Update) are selected by
default. A user ID must have all of these privileges to export data to
the database. Some or all of these privileges can be revoked.
d
Select OK to open the Database Server window.
4
Select the database within which the table groups will be created.
5
Select OK.
This opens the Netfinity Database Access window.
6
Type in the User ID field
netfin
netfin is the qualifier name of the Netfinity database.
7
Type in the Password field the password that enables access to the Netfinity
database.
8
Select OK.
As the information is processed, a CREATING TABLES status message should be
displayed. When the operation completes, a Requested Action Completed
message should be displayed.
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Supported and certified databases
The following table shows databases and operating systems that are certified for
use with this release of Netfinity.
Table 4. Supported Netfinity Databases. Reference by operating system and database client version
Product
Windows 95
Windows NT
3.51
Windows NT
4.0
OS/2 Warp
Connect
OS/2 Warp
4.0
IBM DB2 Version 2.1.2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IBM DB2 Universal Database 5.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ODBC - IBM DB2 Version 2.1.2
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
ODBC - IBM DB2 Universal
Database 5.0
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
Yes, DB2
Driver
ODBC - Microsoft SQL Version
6.0
Yes, Microsoft
SQL Driver
Yes, Microsoft
SQL Driver
Yes, Microsoft
SQL Driver
Yes, Visigenic
Driver Version
1.10
No
ODBC - Microsoft SQL Version
6.5
Yes, Microsoft
SQL Driver
Yes, Microsoft
SQL Driver
Yes, Microsoft
SQL Driver
No
No
Lotus Notes Version 4.5.2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lotus Notes Version 4.5.3a
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lotus Notes Version 4.6
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Lotus Notes Version 4.6a
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle Version 7.3
Yes, Oracle
Driver Version
2.0.3.1.1
Yes, Oracle
Driver Version
2.0.3.1.1
Yes, Oracle
Driver Version
2.0.3.1.1
No
No
Oracle Version 8.0
Yes, Oracle
Driver Version
8.0.3.0.0
No
Yes, Oracle
Driver Version
8.0.3.0.0
No
No
Sybase SQL Version 11.0
Yes, Sybase
Driver Version
10.0.3T4
Yes, Sybase
Driver Version
10.0.3T4
Yes, Sybase
Driver Version
10.0.3T4
No
No
Note: The above applies to Netfinity Release 5.2.0 and later.
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Chapter 9. Starting Netfinity
To start Netfinity:
1
Open the Netfinity folder or program group.
During installation of Netfinity, a Netfinity folder (OS/2, Windows 95, or
Windows NT 4.0 only) or a Netfinity program group (Windows NT 3.51 only)
was added to the Desktop. The Netfinity folder or program group contains
the Netfinity Service Manager object.
Figure 5. The Netfinity Folder
Notes:
a. In your Netfinity folder or program group is a document titled Read Me
First, which contains information about Netfinity that might not be covered
in your documentation.
b. The Netfinity folder also contains the Network Driver Configuration object,
which you can use to reconfigure your network protocols and system
keywords, and the Netfinity Database Tables object, which contains a
handy online reference for all of the data tables in the Netfinity database.
For more information on Netfinity database support see Chapter 8,
“Netfinity database support” on page 31.
c. The Netfinity folder also contains a Netfinity Database Administration
object. You can use Netfinity Database Administration to configure
Netfinity database support. For more information on Database
Administration, see “ODBC Database Support” in Netfinity Quick
Beginnings.
2
Start the Netfinity Service Manager.
To start the Netfinity Service Manager, use the left mouse button to
double-click on the Netfinity Service Manager object.
Netfinity Service Manager
All Netfinity services that are supported by the system can be started from the
Netfinity Service Manager window. The services that are available for use depend
on the installation configuration that was selected during installation.
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Figure 6. Netfinity Service Manager
To start any Netfinity service that appears in the Service Manager window,
double-click on the icon for that service. To start a Netfinity service on a remote
system, use the Remote System Manager service.
Netfinity service descriptions
Each Netfinity service consists of a base program and a graphical user interface
(GUI). The service base programs enable the individual services to be accessed
remotely by Netfinity, but do not allow for local access. The service GUIs, when
functioning along with their respective base program, enable access to the service.
Some services are available only on systems with certain system configurations.
These services are:
Ÿ Alert On LAN Configuration (available only on systems running Windows 95 or
later or Windows NT 4.0 or later)
Ÿ Capacity Management (available only on systems running Windows NT 4.0 or
later)
Ÿ Cluster Manager (available only on systems running Windows NT 4.0 or later)
Ÿ DMI Browser (requires DMI Service Layer)
Ÿ ECC Memory Setup (requires ECC memory)
Ÿ Predictive Failure Analysis (requires a PFA-enabled hard disk drive)
Ÿ RAID Manager (requires a RAID hard disk drive subsystem)
Ÿ System Partition Access (requires a built-in System Partition)
Ÿ Update Connector Manager (available only on systems running Windows NT
4.0 or later)
Brief descriptions of each of the Netfinity services follow. Complete instructions on
how to use each of these services can be found in the service-specific chapters of
the Netfinity User’s Guide.
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Advanced System Management
The Advanced System Management service provides the most extensive
functionality available with your IBM PC Server Advanced System Management
Adapter, Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, or Netfinity
Advanced System Management Processor. With the Advanced System
Management service, you can configure system management events (such as
POST, loader, and operating system timeouts or critical temperature, voltage, and
tamper alerts). If any of these events occurs, the Advanced System Management
service can be configured to use a modem or your Netfinity Manager system to
automatically forward a Netfinity alert to other Netfinity Manager systems or to a
numeric or alphanumeric pager.
Alert Manager
The Alert Manager is an extendable facility that allows receiving and processing of
application-generated alerts. A variety of actions can be taken in response to
alerts, including logging alerts, notifying the user, forwarding the alert to another
system, executing a program, playing a WAV file (available only on multimedia
systems), generating an SNMP alert message, dialing out to a digital pager service
(available only on systems that have a modem), or taking an application-defined
action. Actions are user-definable, using a highly flexible action management
interface.
Also, an extensive, detailed log is kept of all alerts received by the Alert Manager.
Logged information available from the log includes date and time the alert was
received, type and severity of the alert, the ID of the application that generated the
alert, as well as any text that was generated and any action taken by the Alert
Manager. Individual or multiple alerts can be selected from the log and printed for
later reference, or deleted once problems are corrected. This service is available
for both stand-alone and network use.
Alert On LAN Configuration
Use the Alert on LAN configuration service to configure monitoring options of Alert
on LAN-capable systems locally and remotely. Systems with Alert on LAN
capability provide critical status information about system states. The data is
reported by hardware or software (depending upon whether the systems in
currently powered on or not) using TCP/IP.
Capacity Management
Capacity Management is an easy-to-use resource management and planning tool
for network managers and administrators, allowing remote performance monitoring
of every server on the network.
Cluster Manager
Cluster Manager is a powerful application designed to enhance the cluster
management capabilities of the Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) administration
console, included with Microsoft Windows NT Version 4.0 Enterprise Edition.
Cluster Manager builds on the power of MSCS, providing an integrated graphical
interface that enables you to quickly and easily monitor and manage the clustered
systems on your network. This service is available only on systems running
Windows NT Workstation 4.0.
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Critical File Monitor
Critical File Monitor can warn you whenever critical system files on the system are
deleted or altered. Critical File Monitor makes it simple to generate Netfinity alerts
when an important System File (such as the CONFIG.SYS file) changes date, time,
size, or when it is deleted or created. Critical File Monitor can also be used to
monitor any other files that reside on a Netfinity system.
DMI Browser
DMI Browser enables you to examine information about the DMI-compliant
hardware and software products installed in or attached to the system.
ECC Memory Setup
The ECC Memory Setup allows for monitoring of ECC memory single-bit errors,
and can automatically “scrub,” or correct, the ECC memory when errors are
detected. Also, a running count of single-bit errors can be kept, and can set a
single-bit error threshold that will cause a nonmaskable interrupt (NMI) if the ECC
single-bit error threshold is exceeded. This service is available for both stand-alone
and network use by any system that has ECC memory.
Event Scheduler
Use Event Scheduler to automate many Netfinity services. With Event Scheduler,
you can automatically gather and export System Information Tool, System Profile,
and Software Inventory data, distribute or delete files, restart systems, execute
commands, and access and manage System Partitions on all of the Netfinity
systems on the network. Scheduled events can be performed one time only, or
can be performed according to a user-defined schedule.
File Transfer
Use the File Transfer service to easily send, receive, or delete files or entire
directories to and from remote Netfinity systems on the network.
Power-On Error Detect
The Power-On Error Detect service can warn you immediately when a remote
Netfinity system has start-up problems, enabling you to react quickly to problems
and minimize downtime.
Predictive Failure Analysis
The Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) service enables continual monitoring and
managing of PFA-enabled hard disk drives. A PFA-enabled hard disk drive
features hardware designed to help detect drive problems and predict drive failures
before they occur, thus enabling you to avoid data loss and system downtime.
Process Manager
Use Process Manager to view detailed information about all processes that are
currently active on any system. It is also possible to stop or start processes and
generate Netfinity alerts if a process starts, stops, or fails to start within a specified
amount of time after system startup.
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RAID Manager
The RAID Manager service can monitor, manage, and configure an assortment of
Redundant Arrays of Independent Disk (RAID) adapters and arrays without
requiring the RAID system to be taken offline to perform maintenance. Use the
RAID Manager to gather data about the system’s RAID array and RAID adapter,
rebuild failing drives, add (or remove) logical drives, perform data integrity tests,
and many other RAID system tasks. This service is available for both stand alone
and network use by any system that has a supported RAID adapter.
Remote Session
Use Remote Session to establish a fully active command session with any remote
Netfinity system.
Remote System Manager
Use Remote System Manager to access and manage any Netfinity service on any
Netfinity system in the network. The Netfinity system on the network is organized
into easy-to-manage logical groups that can be updated automatically using the
auto-discovery feature.
Remote Workstation Control
Remote Workstation Control can monitor or control the screen display of a remote
system that is running Netfinity Manager (or Client Services for Netfinity Manager).
Once you initiate a Remote Workstation Control session with another Netfinity
Manager system, you can passively monitor events that are occurring on the
display of the remote system or actively control the remote system's desktop.
When you initiate an active Remote Workstation Control session, all mouse clicks
and keystrokes entered on your system are automatically passed through to the
remote system. With Remote Workstation Control, you can remotely start
programs, open and close windows, enter commands, and much more.
Screen View
The Screen View service takes a “snapshot” of any remote Netfinity system’s
graphic display and displays it on the screen. These snapshots can then be saved
as bitmaps and viewed later.
Security Manager
The Security Manager can prevent unauthorized access to some or all of the
Netfinity services. It uses incoming user ID and password combinations, and is
available for network use only.
Serial Connection Control
The Serial Connection Control service enables remote systems running Netfinity to
access the system through a phone line and modem. With the Serial Connection
Control service, you do not have to be attached to a network to benefit from
Netfinity Manager’s outstanding remote system access, monitoring, and
management capabilities.
Note: The system must have a properly installed and configured modem that
supports at least 9600 baud for the Serial Connection Control service to
function.
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Important
If you install Advanced System Management support an enhanced version of
the Serial Connection Control service, named Dynamic Connection Manager,
will be installed instead of Serial Connection Control. For more information on
Advanced System Management and the Dynamic Connection Manager service
see the Advanced System Management Information section of this server
library.
Service Configuration Manager
Service Configuration Manager can save the configuration of a Netfinity service
from a selected system to a service configuration file (SCF). Once created, SCF
files can be used by Event Scheduler to restore the configuration back to the same
system, or it can be used (in conjunction with Event Scheduler) to propagate that
configuration on whatever other similar systems you choose.
Advanced System Management
Advanced System Management enables you to configure and monitor many
features of your system’s Advanced Systems Management Adapter. This service
enables you to dialout and directly access and control a remote system’s Advanced
Systems Management Adapter. With Advanced System Management you can
configure Advanced Systems Management Adapter events (such as POST, loader,
and O/S timeouts; critical temperature, voltage, and tamper alerts; redundant power
supply failures).
Software Inventory
Software inventory enables the user to create and manage software product
dictionaries that can be used to easily maintain an inventory of all application
programs installed on the system.
System Diagnostics Manager
System Diagnostics Manager enables you to initiate a variety of diagnostic tasks on
systems that support ROM based diagnostics. The results of all previously run
diagnostic sessions are stored on the system and can be examined using System
Diagnostics Manager to help diagnose and resolve system problems.
System Information Tool
The System Information Tool enables quick and convenient access to detailed
information on the hardware and software configurations of the system. System
Information Tool gathers information about almost any computer; however, the most
detail is provided when this service is used with IBM computers. This service is
available for both stand-alone and network use.
System Monitor
The System Monitor provides a convenient method of charting and monitoring the
activity of a number of components in a system, including processor usage, disk
space used, and ECC memory errors. These convenient monitors are detachable
and scalable, enabling only the monitors needed to remain available at all times.
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monitored components. When exceeded, these thresholds will generate
user-configured alerts.
Data is continually collected from the time the system starts. A sophisticated
data-handling technique is used to weigh the individual values, average concurrent
samples, and post single values that accurately reflect long-term system activity.
This technique allows system activity records to be maintained without creating
enormous data files. This service is available for both stand-alone and network
use.
System Partition Access
The System Partition Access allows for greatly simplified System Partition file
handling, both locally and remotely. Individual files and entire directories can be
renamed or deleted from the System Partition. Individual files can be renamed,
deleted, or copied into the System Partition. Also, the entire partition can be
backed-up, restored, or deleted. This service is available for both stand-alone and
network use by any system that has a System Partition.
System Profile
The System Profile provides a convenient notebook of pertinent data about a
particular user or system. It features many predefined fields for extensive
user-specific data, including name, address, office number and location, and phone
number. System Profile also includes many predefined fields for system-specific
data that might not be available to System Information Tool, including model and
serial numbers and date of purchase. Finally, there are many user-definable
“miscellaneous” fields that can be used to hold any data the user or administrator
requires.
Update Connector Manager
Use Update Connector Manager to quickly and easily gather information about
various updates that are available for your client systems. Once available updates
are discovered, use Update Connector Manager to apply updates to your systems
remotely. Updates can be applied to individual systems, or you can apply multiple
updates to multiple systems, all from Netfinity. You can also use Update Connector
Manager to remove previously applied updates. Update Connector Manager also
includes a scheduler that you can use to discover, apply, or remove updates
automatically and periodically.
Web Manager Configuration
Use the Web Manager Configuration service to limit access to the Netfinity for Web
to user-specified TCP/IP host or ranges of TCP/IP host addresses. Enable or
disable the Netfinity for Web and specify the TCP/IP port number to which the
Netfinity Web server functions.
Delaying Netfinity startup on OS/2 systems
In some cases, it might be necessary for you to delay the automatic startup of the
Netfinity Network Interface (NETFBASE.EXE) in order to allow other time-sensitive
applications to start up correctly or to allow your system to fully configure itself prior
to beginning network operations. NETFBASE.EXE includes a parameter (WAIT)
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that you can use to specify the number of seconds that NETFBASE.EXE will wait
before starting.
During Netfinity installation, the Netfinity Network Interface object is placed in the
Startup folder. To configure Netfinity to wait a specified number of seconds before
starting:
1
Shut down the Netfinity Network Interface if it is running.
2
Open the Startup folder.
3
Using the right mouse button, click on the Netfinity Network Interface object.
This will open the Netfinity Network Interface context menu.
4
Select Settings to open the Netfinity Network Interface Settings notebook.
5
Type in the Parameters field
WAIT:x
where x is the number of seconds that you want the Netfinity Network
Interface to wait before starting.
6
Close the Netfinity Network Interface Settings notebook.
With the WAIT parameter set to x, whenever you start your system, the Netfinity
Network Interface will wait x seconds before starting.
Note: This feature is available only on systems that are running OS/2.
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Chapter 10. Getting more information
Complete information on how to use Netfinity Manager (as well as Client Services
for Netfinity Manager) is included in Adobe Acrobat format in the
NETFIN\EN\DOCS subdirectory of the CoPilot ApplicationGuide CD.
The DOCS subdirectory contains the following files:
Filename
Document Title
Description
DOCSREAD.ME
DOCSREAD.ME
Text file that contains brief descriptions of each
of the Adobe Acrobat-readable PDF file
contained in this directory.
NFMGRQB.PDF
Netfinity Manager Quick Beginnings
Installation and setup information for Netfinity
Manager.
NFMGRUG.PDF
Netfinity Manager User's Guide
Detailed information on how to use Netfinity
Manager.
NFMGRCR.PDF
Netfinity Manager Command Reference
Detailed information on Netfinity Manager
command line functions.
NFCSVCQB.PDF
Client Services for Netfinity Manager Quick
Beginnings
Installation and setup information for Client
Services for Netfinity Manager.
NFSVCUG.PDF
Client Services for Netfinity Manager User's
Guide
Detailed information on how to use Client
Services for Netfinity Manager.
NFSVCNW.PDF
Client Services for Netfinity Manager for
NetWare User's Guide
ASMUPDT.PDF
Advanced System Management Information
Installation, setup, and usage information for
Client Services for Netfinity Manager for
NetWare.
Updated information on the Advanced System
Management and Dynamic Connection Manager
services. These services are included with this
version Netfinity Manager 5.2.
NFSCOBAS.PDF
Client Services for Netfinity Manager for SCO
UnixWare User's Guide
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Installation, setup, and usage information for
Client Services for Netfinity Manager for SCO
UnixWare.
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Appendix A. Installation options
This appendix describes methods for performing automated installations of Netfinity
and creating customized Netfinity installations.
Automated installation
If the system has a CID-enabled (CID stands for customization, installation, and
distribution) software distribution manager utility (such as LAN CID, included with
IBM Network Transport Services/2), Netfinity can be installed on systems within the
network by using the Netfinity installation program command line parameters and
response file. First, a source directory must be created for the installation.
To create a source directory for a Client Services for Netfinity installation:
1
Create a source directory for the program files.
2
Copy the files from the appropriate Client Services for Netfinity directory
location on the CD-ROM.
For example, when creating a source directory to distribute Netfinity Services
for OS/2, copy all of the files from the Client Services for Netfinity for OS/2
directory into the created directory.
To create a source directory for a Netfinity installation:
1
Create a source directory for the program files.
Important:
Be sure to copy the Services source files before the Manager source files
because the Netfinity directory contains some files that will overwrite files from
the Client Services for Netfinity directory. Only Netfinity installations can be
done from this directory.
2
Copy the files from the appropriate Client Services for Netfinity directories.
For example, when creating a source directory to distribute Netfinity for OS/2,
copy all of the files from the Client Services for Netfinity for OS/2 into the
directory.
3
Copy the files from the appropriate Netfinity directory.
For example, when creating a source directory to distribute Netfinity for OS/2,
copy all of the files from the Netfinity for OS/2 into the directory.
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After an installation source directory has been created, use a response file and the
Netfinity installation program command-line parameters. The Netfinity installation
program supports the following command-line parameters:
/R: drive+path+filename
Specifies the drive, path, and file name of the response file.
See the NETFBASE.RSP file (located in the directory in
which Netfinity was installed) for an example of a response
file with comments on the included parameters.
/S: drive+path
Specifies the drive and path to install from. This is the
directory to which the files were copied.
/T: drive
Specifies the drive to install to. Default is the current
startup drive.
/TU: drive+path
Specifies the drive and path of the CONFIG.SYS file to
update. The default is to change the CONFIG.SYS in the
root directory of the drive specified in the /T parameter (or
the startup drive). This parameter is ignored if the
ChangeConfig parameter in the response file is FALSE.
For example, the line:
NETFINST /R:NETFBASE.RSP /S:Y:\NETFIN
/T:C /TU:D:\
will install Netfinity, using the options in the response file
NETFBASE.RSP, from the directory Y:\NETFIN, to drive C:
(the directory to which the files are installed is taken from
the response file), and will modify the CONFIG.SYS file in
the D:\ directory.
Note: For information on how to use a CID-enabled software distribution manager,
refer to the publications provided with the individual CID-enabled product.
Customized installation
For security reasons, all users may not need to have access to all services. User
access can be restricted by creating a customized installation that will prevent
some services from being installed.
To create a customized installation, the INSTALL.INI file must be edited. For
example, when creating a customized Netfinity for Windows 95 or NT installation,
edit the INSTALL.INI file that is found on Netfinity directory.
The INSTALL.INI file has three sections, separated by the line
[==]
The first section contains the installation configuration that can be selected during
installation. There can be no more than eight choices. Each choice takes up two
lines. The first line is the text that is displayed next to the installation configuration
radio button. The second line is a list of the options in the third section that will be
installed when this choice is selected for installation.
For example:
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;IBM SysMgt Install Script, Version 2 (Do not remove this comment line)
Netfinity Manager Installation [Manager 169ðð]
Advanced System Management Support [ServProc 45ð]
Capacity Manager Enhancement [CapMgt 56ðð]
Remote Workstation Control [RWC 2ððð]
World Wide Web Enhancement (TCPIP Required) [WebManager 3ððð] IsTcpip
[==]
Netfinity Manager CD for Windows 95/NT
[==]
NetFinity Admin
NULL Manager
CL ð 1 NETFBASE.EXE
CCL ð 1 NETDOM.INI
CCL ð 1 NETNODES.INI
CCL ð 1 INSTALL.BAT
CCL ð 1 NETFINST.EXE
CCL ð 1 INSTALL.INI
CCL ð 1 WININST.HLP
CL ð 1 APCKINST.DLL
;Screen Capture GUI
;NULL Manager
;
CL ð 1 SAVEG.EXE
;
CL ð 1 SAVEG.HLP
This INSTALL.INI will create a Netfinity installation configuration that also installs
Advanced System Management, Capacity Manager, Remote Workstation Control,
and Netfinity World Wide Web enhancement.
The second section contains the names of the CD that this installation script will
use.
The third section contains the list of options that can be installed. These are the
options that are selected by the choices in the first section. The options are
consecutively numbered starting at 1, so any inserted options will change the
number of all following options. Each option uses the following format:
Option Name
Dll-entrypoint
option file
option file
...
install command
install command
...
Option Name
An identifying comment by the installation program. All
options must have a different Option Name. This is used only
for identification.
Dll-entrypoint
Used to determine whether an option is valid for a given
target machine. In most cases, it should be the reserved
string “NULL.”
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The easiest way to customize an installation is to simply put a semicolon in front of
any service that you want to remove from the installation.
To add a line item in a specific section, add all the necessary item information in
the format shown in the following example.
Before:
Screen Capture GUI
NULL Manager
CL ð 1 SAVEG.EXE
CL ð 1 SAVEG.HLP
After:
Screen Capture GUI
NULL Manager
CL ð 1 SAVEG.EXE
CL ð 1 SAVEG.HLP
CL ð 1 CUSTOM.INI
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Index
A
Adobe Reader 13
Alert Manager 45
Alert On LAN Configuration 45
analysis, predictive failure 46
applications
Adaptec EZ SCSI Utility Program 11
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter Device
Drivers 11
Advanced System Management Processor Device
Drivers 11
APC PowerChute 11
Diskette Factory CD 11
IBM Cluster Systems-Management 11
IBM Netfinity Manager 11
IBM Network Station Manager 11
IBM ServeRAID 11
IBM Update Connector 11
Norton AntiVirus 11
automated installation 53
B
BIOS
adapter (firmware) 4
Advanced System Management adapters and
controllers 4
ServeRAID 4
C
Capacity Management 45
CD
Adobe reader 4
Diagnostics 5
Fully-tested device drivers 4
IBM TechConnect 4
Netfinity Applications 3, 4
Netfinity Setup and Installation 4, 5, 6, 8
Operating System Updates 3, 4, 8
TechConnect 12
CID installation
command line parameters 54
Cluster Manager 45
configuration
overview 5
program 3, 5
Configuration Manager 48
configuration, Web Manager 49
connection control, serial 47
Critical File Monitor 46
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customized installation
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D
database support
DB2 31
Lotus Notes Database support 36
ODBC 38
DB2 database support 31
delaying Netfinity startup on OS/2 systems 49
description
detect power-on error 46
device drivers
Device drivers update program 3
directories 37
diskette
Factory 3, 4, 12
IBM ServeRAID Administration and Monitoring 12
IBM ServeRAID Command Line Programs 12
Replicated Installation 7
DMI Browser 46
drivers, network 27
E
ECC Memory Setup 46
editing the INSTALL.INI 54
Error Symptoms 13
error, power-on detect 46
Event Scheduler 46
F
failure analysis, predictive
features 4
File system 3
File Transfer 46
force remote logons 29
46
H
hardware
configuration
options 4
8
I
information tool, system 48
INSTALL.INI, editing 54
installation
application program 8
application programs 12
network operating system (NOS)
8
57
installation options 25
inventory, software 48
L
Lotus Notes database support
36
N
Netfinity
database support 31
delaying starting on OS/2 systems 49
description 17
documentation 51
getting more information 51
installation 23
installation options 53
online documentation 51
Service Manager 43
starting 43
supported database formats 31
system requirements 19
Netfinity Manager configuration
Advanced System Management support
installation 25
Capacity Management installation (Windows NT
only) 26
installation options 25
Remote Workstation Control installation 26
Update Connector Manager 26
World Wide Web Enhancement 26
Netfinity Manager database support
database configuration, ODBC 39
deleting the DB2 database 35
granting access to the DB2 database 34
installation, DB2 31
installation, Lotus Notes 36
installation, ODBC 38
installing the DB2 database 32
Lotus Notes database, browsing 38
revoking access to the DB2 database 34, 35
supported database formats 31
system requirements, 31
system requirements, Lotus Notes 36
system requirements, ODBC 38
Netfinity Manager installation options
automated 53
automated installation 53
CID installation 53
customized installation 54
Netfinity Manager installation program 23
Netfinity Manager keywords
assigning during installation 29
assigning keywords 29
for systems 29
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OS/2 19
Windows 95 19
Windows NT 20
Netfinity options
Force Remote Logons 29
Service Execution Alerts 29
NetWare 12
Network Operating System (NOS)
installation 3
partition matrix 7
NOS installation 6
O
ODBC database support
operating system
NetWare 11
NT 11
OS/2 11, 12
UnixWare 12
updates CD 3, 4
Windows 11
Windows 2000 11
Windows 98 11
OS/2 11, 12
38
P
partition
size 7
partition access, system 49
Power-On Error Detect 46
Predictive Failure Analysis 46
Process Manager 46
profile, system 49
program
configuration 3, 5
Custom path 5
Express path 5
Netfinity Performance Optimizer 5
network operating system (NOS) installation
ServeRAID configuration 5
setup 5, 8
system configuration program 5
R
RAID Manager 47
remote
session 47
System Manager 47
Workstation Control 47
removing services 54
road map 18
5
UnixWare 12
Update Connector Manager
S
scheduler, event 46
screen
ServerGuide NOS Partition Screen 7
Screen View 47
Security Manager 47
Serial Connection Control 47
ServeRAID
information 12
ServerGuide 3
learn about 4
program 4
ServerGuide Main Menu 4
servers
multiple 7
setting up 7
service descriptions, Netfinity 44
service execution alerts 29
setup
program 3, 5
software 3
software
ServerGuide Coupon 3
setup 3
Software Inventory 48
starting Netfinity 43
starting the Netfinity Manager installation program
subscription service
system
BIOS 3
management 3
Partition 4
System Information Tool 48
System Monitor 48
System Partition 4, 5, 6
System Partition Access 49
System Profile 49
system requirements, OS/2 19
system requirements, Windows 95 19
system requirements, Windows NT 20
49
W
Web Manager Configuration
Web site 3, 5
Windows
2000 11
95 11
98 11
NT 11
49
23
T
TCP/IP connection 3
TechConnect
CD 4
using 12
troubleshooting tips
Diskette Factory 13
setup 13
TechConnect 13
U
Index
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Part Number: 37L6650
Printed in U.S.A.
July 1999
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