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T ab le o f C o n ten ts ..................................................................................... iv
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In tr od uction ........................................................................................ 1
1.1 ABOUT THIS GUIDE
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1.2 PURPOSE OF THE GUIDE
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1.3 TYPOGRAPHICAL CONVENTIONS
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1.4 HOMEBASE SUPPORTED INSTALLATION PLATFORMS
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1.5 HOMEBASE AGENT SUPPORT INSTALLATION PLATFORMS
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1.6 SUPPORTED INTERNET BROWSERS
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De plo yment Plan ning ........................................................................... 3
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De plo yment G uidanc e .......................................................................... 4
3.1 INTRODUCTION
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3.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HOMEBASE PROFILE REPOSITORY
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3.3 PHYSICAL LOCATION OF HOMEBASE SERVERS
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3.4 HOMEBASE AGENT TO HOMEBASE SERVER COMMUNICATION
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3.5 PLANNING FOR HOMEBASE PROXY SERVER DEPLOYMENT
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3.6 NETWORK REQUIREMENT PLANNING
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3.7 CONFIGURING THE HOMEBASE SERVER
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3.8 CONFIGURING THE HOMEBASE SERVER COMMUNICATION INTERFACE
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Va lida tin g a H omebase Ins ta lla tio n ........................................................ 9
4.1 INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
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4.2 CONFIGURE THE INTERFACES
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4.3 TESTING THE CONFIGURATION
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4.4 BEFORE RECOVERY
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4.4 EXAMINING LOG FILES
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O b ta in ing He lp .................................................................................. 12
5.1 CONTACTING THE HELPDESK
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About this Guide
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T he docu me n t is des ig ned to pro vid e a fr amework o f g uidanc e an d re qu ired
p rocess es for the d eplo ymen t o f a H omebase s er ver s olu tion . Th e fra mew ork
inc lud es ad vice and b es t pr actice c ollec ted fr om many so urce ’s e xper ie nce in
d ep lo yin g a H omebase Ser ver ne tw ork . T he fr amework a lso inc lu des a dd i tio na l
s te ps an d ch ecks that a dep lo ymen t te am ca n un der tak e to e nsu re th at the ir
Ho me base se r ver is co rrec tly con fig ure d
1.1.1
Homebase Toolset Introduction
Ho me base is a so ph istica te d pr od uc t too lset th a t uses a s er ver -bas ed a gen t to
p r o f il e the c o n fi gur a tio n da t a ( s om e t imes r e f e r r e d t o a s th e S e r ve r S ys te m
S t a te ) to r ec o ver an o per a ti ng s y s te m i n the e ven t o f a dis as ter o r t o m igr ate
o ne se r ver ’s co n figur ation to an oth er ser ver.
T he se r ver- base d ag en ts , H ome bas e Pro filer a nd H ome base D isco ver y, ca n b e
c o n fi gur ed t o au to ma t ic a l l y tra ns m i t g en er a te d Pro f il es t o a H om eb as e
ins ta l la tion.
H o me base i s the pre fe r r ed s ec ur e r ep os i t or y fo r the r ec ei p t o f s e r ver p r o f iles .
H o me base p r o v ides a w e b i n ter f ace t ha t a l low s in te r r oga t io n o f s tor ed pr o fi les ,
e i th er o n an ad- hoc bas is o r for th e pr oduc tion o f re gular man agemen t r epo rts .
Pro files can be co mpa red aga ins t pr e vious pr o files , pr o viding e ffec tive
co n figur a tio n an d chan ge man age me n t an alys is for a ny ser ver .
Pro files can be se lec te d fro m the H omebase r ep ository for use by th e
Ho me base Rec o ver y ag en t to r eco ver or migr ate a se r ve r to ne w ha rdwar e .
1.2
Purpose of the Guide
T h is gu id e is in ten ded for the r ead er wh o wish es to g ain an a ppr ec ia tion o f
issues to co nsider w he n de plo yin g a Ho meb ase se r ver so lu tion .
F or a ll co mp one n ts in th e Ho mebas e pr oduct su ite the ass ocia ted us ers g uide
s h ou ld b e r e f er r e d to fo r de t ai le d i n fo r ma t ion on c o n fi gu r a t ion op ti ons .
T h is doc um en ts is no t a r ep l ace me n t f or th e fu ll er func t io na l des c r ip t io n
p r o v ide d i n t h e U s er G ui de d oc um en ts .
1.3
Typographical Conventions
T h is s ec ti on e xp la ins t h e t ypo grap hic al c on ve n ti ons use d i n th is gu id e .
M o n os p ace d fo n t
T h is type face is us ed for liter al te xt, s uch as URLs ,
f i l ena mes , a nd c o mm an d l in e i ns tr uc t i ons .
I t a l i c fon t
T h is type face is us ed for emphasis , for n ew ter ms , a nd for
text that you mus t subs titu te for ac tual va lues , s uch as
p lac eho lders in pa th n ames .
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T he grea ter- than s ymb ol (>) is use d as a se par a tor wh en n aming an ite m in a
m en u or s ub - me nu . F or e x am pl e , O bj ec t > N ew > U s er m ea ns t ha t y o u s ho uld
selec t the User item in the New su b-menu o f the O bjec t menu .
1.4
1.5
Homebase Supported Installation Platforms
O pe rat i ng S ys t e m L eve l
A d d it i ona l n ot e s
W ind ows 20 00
x8 6 p la tfo rms
W ind ows 20 03
x8 6 p la tfo rms
R e dha t Li nu x 3
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R e dha t Li nu x 4
x 8 6 p la t fo r ms
Homebase Agent Support Installation Platforms
O pe rat i ng S ys t e m L eve l
A d d it i ona l n ot e s
W ind ows XP
X 8 6 p la t for ms
W ind ows 20 00
x8 6 p la tfo rms
W ind ows 20 03
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A I X 5 .1
A I X 5 .2
A I X 5 .3
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Solaris 8
SPARC
Solaris 9
SPARC
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SPARC
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P A -R I SC
H P-U X1 1i
P A -R I SC
V MW ar e
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Supported Internet Browsers
B row ser Ve rs i on
A d d it i ona l n ot e s
I n t er n et E xp lo r er 6 . 0+
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Deployment Planning
E ac h c or p or ate or gan isa t io n p lann in g a H o me base dep lo y me n t w i l l b e un iq ue .
T he orga nis a t io na l s tr uc t ure w i ll b e un iq ue a nd a n y IT s e r vers d ep lo y ed to
s u p p o r t t h e o r g a n is a tio n w i l l b y n e c e s s i t y , a ls o , b e u n i q u e .
T he H ome bas e s o f tw ar e s u i te is s tr a i gh t for w a r d a nd s i m pl e to c om m is s i on , as
i t e ms o f s of t w ar e , bu t t o ensur e t h a t the bus iness r equ ir eme n t is b ei ng s a t is f ied
a le vel o f plan ning ac tivity for the d ep lo ymen t e xerc ise is re qu ired .
T he H ome bas e s o f tw ar e s u i te is a dis t r i bu ted s ol u ti on , a nd as s uc h w i ll r eq uir e
va rious IT s tak eho ld ers to be in vo lve d in any d ep lo ymen t plann in g. Exa mp le IT
s tak eho ld ers migh t b e: Ne tw ork Ad minis tra to rs; Ser ver Sys te m Op era tors ,
Ne tw ork Sec ur i ty Plan ners e tc.
De pen ding o n the use th a t Homeb ase is be in g pu t to with th e or ga nis a tion
d i ffe ren t bus in ess s take ho lde rs sh ou ld b e co nsu l ted as the ir o bjec tives and
n eeds ou t o f a de plo ye d Ho meb ase s olu tion.
Ins talling an d con fig uring H omebas e is , in mos t cases, a s tr aigh tfor ward and
s im pl e a f fai r . An y er r or s in c o n f igu r a t ion c an e i th er b e c o r r ec te d vi a a s i mp le
r es t ar t or , in s om e c as es , c an b e c o r r ec te d by a l te r i ng th e c on f ig ura t io n d ir ec tl y
i n H o me base ( nor ma l ly n o t r eq u ir in g a r es ta r t ) .
W h a t th is gu id e a t te mp t t o h igh l ig h t ar e t he s o me o f t he c ho ic es a nd s o me o f
t h e p i t fa lls i n th e de plo y me n t t opo lo g y tha t a n y or gan isa t io n s hou ld s eek to
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Deployment Guidance
3.1 Introduction
C r i t ica l to th e s uc c es s o f dep lo y in g a H o meb as e s o lu t io n w i t hi n a b us i ness is
u nde rs tan ding and plan ning fo r th e de plo ymen t p rocess .
T he dep lo ymen t p l an sh ou ld co ns ide r an d make allowa nces fo r:
1 . Un ders tand in g the Ho me base pr ofile r epos itor y.
2 . T he ph ys ica l loc a t io n o f t he s er ve r s t o be c o v er e d b y H o me base
3 . T he H ome bas e ser ver a gen t to Ho me base se r ver co mmun ica tio n pr o toc ol
to be us ed
4 . T he loc a ti on o f an y H o me base Pr o x y s er ve r s
5 . T he ne twork co nnec tivity re qu ired to sup port th e Homeb ase d ep loymen t
topology
6 . T he c o n f igu r a t ion o f th e H o meb as e s er vers
7 . T he c o n f igu r a t ion o f H o me base s e r ver c o mm un ica t io n i n te r f aces
8 . T he c o n f igu r a t ion o f s u ppo r ti ng I T s er v ices.
9 . Bus in ess access to the H omebase s er vers
E ac h o f thes e e le men ts w i ll ha ve v ar y ing im pac t o f t he f in al s ol ut i on in t he
d ep lo y ment p la n , de pe nd ing on th e c ho ic es t h e bus in ess m ak es . T he y a r e
p r ese n ted in no p ar t icu la r ord er , b u t r e prese n t a “ lo gica l f low” t hr o ugh t he
d ep lo yment pr ocess .
A br ie f o ver view o f the H omebase dep lo yme n t cho ices th a t is a va i lab le in a
T ech nic al Blue Bo ok , titled H o me base D ep loy me n t Arc h i tec t ur es .
3.2
Understanding the Homebase profile repository
A l l pro f il es r ec e i ved , v a l ida t ed an d ac c e p ted b y a H o me base s er ve r are s t ore d
in a hierarch ica l r epos itor y. The d e ter mina tion o f whe re a rec eived pro file is
s i tua t ed in t h e r e pos i to r y is b as ed on in fo r ma t io n he ld w i th th e l ic e nse k e y of
a n y Ho mebas e Ser ve r a gen t.
T he hierarch y is s truc tur ed as fo llows :
[ c o un tr y ] – [ c o mpa n y ] – [ loc a ti on] – [s i te ]
F or e x am ple , f or a p r ofi l e tha t is t ak en fro m a s er ver loc a t ed a t t he I nd igo
Sto ne h ead o ffice a t W i tne y in th e Un ited King dom the follow in g wo uld be a
t y p ic a l h ie r a r c h y e n tr y:
[ uk ] – [i nd ig os ton e ] – [ w i tne y ] – [h ead o f fic e ]
All s er vers tra nsmitting pro files fr om th is s i te w ou ld b e s i tua ted un der the he ad
o f f ic e en tr y o f t he h iera r c h y .
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W h en lic ens ing a s er ve r t o e xec ute a H om eb as e a gen t i ns ta l la t ion i t is c r i t ica l
t h a t the c or r ec t l oc a t io n an d s i t e i n fo r ma t ion is p r o v ide d to th e ag en t
i ns ta l la tion w izar d . As th is in for ma tio n is tied to the gen era ted lice nse ke y an y
e rror or cha nge w i ll re qu ire new lic enses to be issued .
A s pr o fi les ar e r ec ei ve d a t th e H o me base Se r ver th e y a r e s u bj ec t t o al er t r u le
c h ec k s , w hi c h , i f ac t i va t ed , c a use no t i fic a tio ns to b e tr ansm i t te d t o t he r e l ev a n t
s tak eho ld ers .
I t i s i mpo r ta n t to d e fin e an d i mpl e men t a ho useke ep ing po lic y f or d e fi ni ng an d
r emo v in g unw an te d pro f i les . I t is a ls o i mpor ta n t to d e fin e ho useke ep ing f or
r e mo v in g s a v e d a le r ts w h e n th e y a r e n o l o n g e r u s e fu l t o k e e p . A le r ts w i l l e xp ir e
a f t er two mo n ths n a tura l l y w i t hi n H o me base , b u t a m or e ‘ac t i ve ’ m an age men t
a ppr oach ma y b e prefer red .
W h en a le r ts g ene r a te n o ti f ica t io ns to s t akeho ld ers th e y m a y i nd ic a t e s om e
c o r r ec t i ve ac t io n be ing r eq uir ed . D e f in in g a c o mp an y p r oce dure f or ac ti on ing
e ac h d i f fe r e n t t ype o f e ma i led ale r t ( i t is a g ood id ea to pre v en t al er t fa t ig ue
t h a t ma y lea d to im port a n t a ler ts b ei ng ign or e d)
3.3
Physical Location of Homebase Servers
Ho me base se r vers a re d esigne d to be loca ted w i th the L oca l Area Ne tw ork of a
c o r por a te d a ta c e n tr e. E ac h H om eb as e s er v er l oc a ted in s uc h a s i te c a n be
e xpec te d to han dle a ll the pro files r ece ived fr om pro tec ted se r ve rs.
T hes e pro files ca n se lec tive l y b e re p lic a ted to ano ther Ho me base se r ver ,
l oc a t ed a t a no th er s i te . T yp ic a l ly t h e r ep l ica w ou ld b e l oc a t ed a t a geo gra phi c
r emo t e l oc a t io n , for th e m as t er s e r ver , to p r o v ide a le v el o f i n for ma t ion
r edu nda ncy.
All pro files rec e ived at a H ome bas e ser ver a re s tor ed in th eir or ig in al form, as
g ene r a te d f or t he H om eb as e a ge n t . D es p i te t he h ig h le v el o f encr y pti on
p ro vide d on this c orpo ra te da ta , p h ysic al access to the H omebase s er ver
s h ou ld b e r es tr ic te d an d m on i tor e d .
3.4
Homebase Agent to Homebase Server Communication
T he H ome bas e ag en t p r o v ides a n um ber o f p r o toc ols fo r t he a u tom a t ic
t r a ns m iss io n o f Pro f i les t o a H om eb as e Ser v er .
T he primary pr o toc ol is a s ecur i ty- hard ene d var i an t o f F T P. T he FT P varian t
p ro vides a p oin t- to- poin t r ea l time c onn ec tio n be tw een a Ho mebas e ag en t a nd a
Ho me base se r ver u tilis ing the F TP pr o toco l s ta nda rd as d escr ibed in R FC 95 9 .
A seco nd ary pr o toc ol, SMT P, is pr o vided for e xtr eme cas es whe re th e use o f
th e F TP var ia n t pro toco l is no t poss ib le . The SMT P pro toco l is co nsider ed to be
less sec ure than the F T P pr o toco l as , dep en ding o n the topo lo g y o f dep lo yed
m a il s er vers w i th in the c or p ora te ne two r k a nd o u ts i de on th e Int er ne t /W AN , th e
Ho me base a gen t ne ver ta lks d ir ec tly to Ho me base s er ve r.
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T he pro f il e i s trans m i tte d to th e n ear es t S MT P Ma i l Tra ns po r t A ge n t ( M T A)
w h ich is r es p ons ib le fo r r e la y ing t h a t S MT P E m ai l to th e e ve n tual des t in a ti on
Ho me base .
W h i le th e pr ofi le is b ein g r e la y ed b y s uc c es s i v e MT A’s th e SMT P em a il ma y be
s tor ed , c o pi ed , r ep l icate d ma n y tim es a nd w il l be s u bj ec t to t he var ia t io n o f
s e r vic e qua l i t y pr o vi de d b y e ma il s er v ers .
F or a dhoc p ro file up loa ds the H omeb ase ser ver pr o vides , via its we b in ter face ,
th e ab ility fo r pro files to be u pload ed o n deman d b y an au th or ised user .
3.5
Planning for Homebase Proxy Server Deployment
I n s ome data c en tr es n e tw or k s ub ne t t ing is us ed to provi de a l e vel o f s ec ur ity
a ga ins t d a ta le akag e ac r os s s er v e r s an d i t m a y b e poss ib le th a t a di r ec t
co nnec tio n ca nno t be for me d from the Ho me base agen t to the Ho me base
ser ver .
I n s uc h c as es , t he H o me base Pr o x y S er ver c a n b e dep lo y ed w i thi n th e s ub ne t
t o ac t as the ‘co l lec to r ’ f or H o meb as e a gen ts d ep lo ye d. T he H o me base Pr o xy
Ser ver w ill for m a po int- to -po in t re al time con nec tion be tw een a Ho me base
a gen t and a H omebase s er ver and no t s tor e th e trans mitted pro file in an y wa y.
If a H ome bas e Pro xy Ser ver is de plo yed on a s ubn e t it ca n be use d to for m a
p oin t- to- poin t co nnec tion be twe en the Ho me base agen t and the Ho me base
S er v er w h en t he SM TP pr o toco l i s s e lec te d, o v erc o min g s o me o f t h e c onc erns
a nd is s ues ass oc i a ted w i th usi ng S MT P a nd i ts r e l ia nc e on th ir d p ar t y m ai l
ser vers .
3.6
Network Requirement Planning
T he avera ge H omebase age n t pro file s ize is a ppr o xima tely 3-5 M in s ize . T h is
s iz e is pr ovi de d as an a ver age g ui de a nd w il l va r y ac c o r d ing t o t h e s iz e o f t h e
se r ver th a t th e ag en t is de plo yed to :
T he H ome bas e ag en t fe a tur es that ca n imp ac t pr o file s ize are :
[ 1 ] E xc es s ive use o f th e C a ta lo gu in g fea t ure
[ 2 ] E xc es s ive use o f th e C us to me r C o ll ec tio ns fea t ure
[ 3 ] Larg e am ou n ts o f s tor ag e a t tac hed ( Te r a b y tes )
[4 ] Larg e Ac tive D irector y de plo ymen ts (W ind ows On ly)
In almos t all c ases the s er ver tra nsmitting p ro files on ly re qu ire 10 0MB
co nnec tivity w i th th e Ho me base se r ver .
I f t h e H ome base s er ve r i t to provi de b y F TP a nd SM TP pr o fi le tra ns m iss ion
ca pab ility se par a te ne tw ork cards w i ll allow a le vel of loa d ba lanc in g to occu r
ac r os s e ac h in t er fac e. S o me n e tw o r k c ar ds a ls o o f fer t h e poss ib il i t y o f tea mi ng
( vir tu al IP a ddr esses) th a t pro vid e a le ve l o f r ed und anc y s hou ld a ne two rk ca rd
f a i l for a n y r e aso n .
A s the H om eb as e s er v er i n ter f aces w i ll alw a ys pro v id e a p er form anc e p inch p oin t a h igh er sp ecifica tio n ne two rk ad ap te r is r eco mmen ded . Giga bit Ether ne t
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o r FDD I typ e in ter faces w i ll provide improve d ne tw ork b andw id th and red uce
t h e i mp ac t o f t he p er fo r ma nce p inc h po in t .
If th e Home base s er ve r is to s tor e UN IX pro files fo r rec o ver y pur poses the
p e r fo r ma n c e o f the n e t w o r k a d a p t e r s w i l l b e c r i tic a l t o t h e p e r f o r m a n c e o f th e
r eco ver y proc ess . Dur in g UN IX reco ver ies the H omebase s er ver ’s so ftw are
r epos itor y is in te rrog ate d for so ftwa re p ackag es tha t are r eq uir ed to be ing the
UN IX ser ver u p to th e r equ ire d ma in tena nce le ve l.
T he app l ic a t io n o f iden t i f ied pac k a ges is c ons tr a ine d by t h e s pe ed a t w h ich t h e
p ackag es ca n be s tr eamed be twee n the H omeb ase ser ver an d the H omebase
r e c o ver y t o o l .
I t i s ther e fo r e r ec omm en ded t ha t t he n e tw o r k ad ap ter s o n e ac h e nd o f t he
n e twork c on nec tion be o ff h igh es t sp ecifica tio n pr ac tica l a nd th at th e y are
e nab le d to o per a te in F u ll D up le x m od e.
3.7
Configuring the Homebase Server
T he co n figu ra tion o f a H omebase s er ver is d escr ibe d in de ta il in th e Ho meb ase
User Guid e, and it is not the responsibility of this documen t to r e p e a t th e
i n fo r ma t io n pr o v ide d .
T her e ar e c e r t a in l y c r i t ic al s t eps t h a t the r ea der ’s a t t en t io n is drawn t o :
[1 ] Alwa ys u un ins ta ll o ld H omebas e 1s t b e fo re ins ta l lin g new one and ensur e
th e up gra de proc edures pro vid ed in the Homeb ase Use r Gu id e is fo llowe d .
[2] Don't forget to s top and s t ar t t h e H om eb as e s e r vice in ord er f or
co n figur a tio n cha nges to take e ffec t.
[ 3 ] I n s om e e ar li er ver s ion o f H om eb as e (p re vers ion 5.4) it is necess ar y to
co n figur e th e F TP and SMT P in te rfaces – eve n if those in ter fac es ar e se tu p as
inac tive .
3.8
Configuring the Homebase Server communication interface
As ind ica ted ear lier the H omebase s er ver pro vid es se ve ra l pro toco ls fo r
e nab lin g the up loa ding o f the pro files p roduc ed b y the H omebase age n ts .
T he primary pr o toc ol is a FT P var ia n t.
W h en c o n fig ur ing t he F T P s er v ice w i th in H om eb as e a r a nge o f por ts is r e qu ir ed
to be sp ecified . Thes e p or ts ar e us ed b y the FT P p ro toc ol w hen it sw itches in to
p assive mod e work in g. Pass ive mod e work in g means th a t the H omeb ase ser ver
n e ver in i t iat es a c on nec t io n w i t h t h e H om eb as e a gen t; r a t her i t is th e ag en t t h a t
a lw a ys in i t ia t es a ll c om mu nic a ti ons .
A p or t, from the r ange o f por ts sp ecifie d , is us ed b y th e Ho meb ase s er ver to
r ep l y to a re ques t fr om the Ho me base agen t. The requ es t res pons e ins tructs
th e Ho mebas e ag en t as to wh ich p or t the pro file sh ou ld be s tre amed to for th e
Ho me base se r ver to rec eive it succ ess fu lly.
T he por t r an ge s p eci f ie d s ho ul d n o t c on f l ic t w i th a n y oth er s er v ices e xecu t in g
o n the ph ys ica l H o meb as e s e r ver .
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As the nu mb er o f se r ve rs trans mitting pro files grows , so mus t the por t r ange
sp ecifie d . F a ilure to inc reas e the por t r ange w i ll c ause H omebase age n ts to
b ac k - o f f tra ns m iss ion a nd , i f c onfi gu r ed t o d o s o , r e t r y a t a l a ter d a te .
It is a lso se nsible for th e Ho mebas e ag en ts to be sch ed uled to tra nsmit pr o files
a t s l igh t l y d i f fe r en t t im es – as th is w il l c a use s pik es in tr ans mis s ion lo ads
ac r os s th e n e tw or k s an d the H om eb as e s er v er to b e s m oo t hed o u t .
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Validating a Homebase Installation
I n t his s ec ti on w e pr ovi de s om e a dd i ti ona l in f or m a ti on t h a t c an be us ed to
v a l ida t e the c on f igu r ati on o f you H o me base s e r ver d ep lo y me n t. Thi s i n for ma t io n
is b y n o me ans e xhaus tive ; r a the r it is pr ovide d to a id the d ep loymen t e ng in eer
i n va l ida t ing t he c o n fig ura t io n pro duce d .
4.1
Installing the Software
F u ll and v er bose in f or m a t ion on th e pr oces s t h a t s ho uld be fo l lowe d for a n
i ns ta l la t ion ar e pr o vi de d i n the va r i ous us er g ui des th at ar e a va i lab le f or e ac h
p rod uc t.
We w ou ld s tro ng ly urg e the r ead er to e xamine e ach o f these guides in turn to
f u l l y un ders ta nd th e c o n fi gur a ti on op t ions ava i lab le .
B e f or e th e i ns ta l la t ion t ak es p lace i t is r ec om me nde d th a t an y dom a in n ame
(DN S) to be used to id en tify the Ho me base se r ver b e pr e-a lloca ted and
a v ai la bl e th r ou gh n am e r es ol u tio n s er v ices .
Wh ile Ho me base c an b e de plo yed and c on fig ure d us ing IP a ddr esses on ly,
su bseq uent co n vers ion to use o f a doma in n ame iden tity is no t an eas y o r
s tr a i gh t for w a r d pr ocess .
4.2
Configure the Interfaces
Ens ure th at th e pro toco l in te r faces ( FT P, SMT P) ar e fu lly con figu red , as
p r ese n ted in t he us er g ui des . Fa il ur e to d o th is s te p pre v er s ion 5.4 w i ll c ause
Ho me base to fail d ur in g s tar t- up.
T o va l ida t e t h a t eac h p r o toc ol s er v ice has s t ar t ed c o r r ec t l y th e fol l ow i ng
p rocess c an be us ed :
O n the H om eb as e s er v er , op en a w in dow c o n ta in ing a c o mm and l i ne p r om p t. T o
tes t the FTP interface type:
t e l ne t <s e r ve r _ip _ o r_ n ame > 21
T he r es po ns e s een s ho ul d l ook s o me t hi ng like t his :
2 2 0 -H o meb a s e F TP S e rv e r
2 2 0 -( c ) I n d ig o St o n e I nte r n at i ona l Li m ite d , 2 0 05
2 2 0 C o nne c t ed to s e rv e r o n : 2 5 Ap r i l 2 006 1 4: 0 1:4 8 BS T
T y pe qu i t t o r e tur n to t he c o mm an d pro mp t ( no te t ha t t he q ui t c o mm and m a y
n o t be echo ed to the scr een) .
T o tes t th e SM T P i n ter fac e type :
t e l ne t < s e rv e r_i p _ or _ nam e > 2 5
T he r es po ns e s een s ho ul d l ook s o me t hi ng like t his :
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2 2 0 -H o meb a s e S MTP S er v er
2 2 0 -( c ) I n d ig o St o n e I nte r n at i ona l Li m ite d , 2 0 05
2 2 0 C o nne c t ed to s e rv e r o n : 2 5 Ap r i l 2 006 1 4: 0 1:4 8 BS T
T y pe qu i t t o r e tur n to t he c o mm an d pro mp t ( no te t ha t t he q ui t c o mm and m a y
n o t be echo ed to the scr een) .
I t i s r ec o mm en ded t ha t t he c o mm iss io ni ng e ng ine er r e pea t t he two v al id a tio n
t es ts on a no t her s er ver , o ne th a t i s e i the r e xp ec ted t o c o mm un ica te w i th t he
H o me base s e r ver o r s h ou ld h a ve n e tw or k v is ib il i t y o f th e H o meb as e s er ver .
F a il ure o f a n y o f th ese tw o c omm an ds on a r em o te s e v er m a y in dic a te th at
t h ere are ne tw ork c o nfi gu r a t ion s e t t in g c ha ng es r e qu ired t o en ab le a ne two r k
p a th to be f or me d be twe en th e two s er vers .
4.3
Testing the Configuration
U l ti ma t el y t o t es t the c o n fi gur a tio n s e lec ted , a H om eb as e a gen t s h ou ld b e
c o n fi gur ed t o tr ans mi t a pro f i le to t he n ew ly c o mm iss io ned H om eb as e s e r ver .
T h is c an on ly occ ur onc e the H omeb ase ser ver in ter faces ha ve be en co n figu red
( as descr ibe d in pr e vio us sec tions ) an d the Ho me base a gen t has b een license d
(U nlice nsed H omebase age n ts are fully fu nction al e xpec t for the au tomatic
t r a ns m iss io n to th e H o me base s e r ver) .
4.4
Before Recovery
B e f or e r ec o v er y c a n tak e p lace o f U N I X s er v er the H om eb as e s of t w ar e
r epos itor y mus t be loa ded w i th th e pack ages necess ar y to allow a s er ver to
r e b u i l t , n o m a t te r t h e h ardw are platform type.
T h is l oad ing mus t oc c u r f or e ac h o per a ti ng s ys te m ver s ion t ha t is r e qu ire d to be
su ppo r ted .
F u ll gu ida nc e on h ow t h is loa di ng proc ess tak es p laces is pro v i de d i n the
Ho me base us er g uide .
4.4
Examining Log Files
T he H ome bas e s er v er p r od uces fo ur log f i les th a t c an b e e xa m ine d to pr o v id e
d e ta il ed in fo r ma t io n on t he fu nc tio na li t y ac c es s ed b y use r s an d t he s er ver ’s
p er for ma nce .
A l l t he log f i l es c an be loc a ted in < Ho m eb as e Pr o xy i n st a lla t i on
d i r ec t ory > / l o gs:
- s e r ve r .lo g
T he se r ver . l og f i le p r o v ides a v e r y v er b ose ou tp u t of t h e func t io na l e xec uti on
o f H omebase . The a ve rag e ad min is tr a tor ma y fin d th is in fo rma tion dau n ting ,
a nd w il l p r o bab l y f ind t h e i n for ma t io n i n the c o n so l e.l o g file much more
us e fu l .
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c o n so l e.l o g
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T he co n sol e . lo g f ile pro v id es h ig h- le ve l o u tpu t on th e func t io na l e x ecu t ion o f
H o me base . T he a v erag e s ys tem a dm in is tr a to r ma y f in d t h is in for ma t io n use f ul i f
t r y in g t o de t er m in e w h e the r H om eb as e is p er for m ing c or r ec t l y .
- e r r or . log
T he er r or. l o g fi le pr o vi des a ve r y v er b ose ou tp u t o f a n y err or s t h a t oc c ur
d ur ing the e xecu tion o f H omebase . Th is log file sh ou ld be mon i to red and , if
i n fo r ma t io n i s s how n th a t is gi v ing c once r n , I n di go S ton e s ho ul d b e c on t ac te d ,
t o g e th e r w i t h a c o p y o f t h e fi l e .
F rom vers io n 5 .4 onwa rds 3 add ition al lo gs files ar e pro vid ed wh ich pro vid es
i n fo r ma t io n a bou t t he c o mm un icati on t o an d f r o m H o me base b y th e H o meb as e
se r ver a gen ts .
- f t p -c h ann e l .l o g
T he f tp - ch a n ne l .lo g file p rovides in forma tion on th e con nec tions ma de fro m
Ho me base a gen ts (and H omebase Pr o xy ser vers) us ing the Ho me base s ecur i tyh ar d ene d ve r s i on o f th e F TP protoc ol .
- s m t p- c han n e l. l og
T he s mt p -c h a nn e l.l o g file pro vid es in for ma tion on th e con nections ma de
f r o m H o meb as e a gen ts ( a nd H om eb as e Pro x y s er vers or t hi r d pa r t y E ma i l
se r vers) using the SMT P pro toc ol.
- s m t p- r epl y - ch a nne l . lo g
T he s mt p -r e p ly - cha n n el . log file pro vid es in for ma tio n on the c onn ec tio ns
m ad e f r o m H o me base t o e x ter n a l e ma i l s er ve r s , use d fo r t he tr ansm is s io n o f
a le r ts an d n o ti f ica t io ns .
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Obtaining Help
I n ord er to r es o l ve pr ob le ms th a t m a y ar ise w i th th e use o f the U R M t oo l s et , a
h elpdesk has bee n set u p to track a nd mana ge p rob lem reso lu tion .
5.1
Contacting the Helpdesk
Via the Internet
T he he lpd es k c a n be acc es s ed fr om th e Ind ig o S ton e w e b s i t e at
www .ind ig os to ne .co m .
T o e nter the he lpd esk, fo llow th e He lp desk T ick et link in th e Con tac t Us
Sec tion. Fi l l in th e var io u s fi e l d s o n the w eb form provided with as much detail
as poss ib le. S ub m i t th e en qu ir y a nd a n Ind ig o Ston e r e pres en ta t iv e w i ll c on tac t
y o u to ass is t in th e r es o lu t io n o f t h e pr ob lem .
A l t e r n a ti v e l y , y o u may w is h to u s e t h e li v e support facility. This is availa ble at
www .ind ig os to ne .co m. S i mp l y c lick o n the l iv e s upp or t l i nk an d you c an c h a t t o
a he ldesk o per a tor in re a l time .
Via email
T o c on t ac t t h e he lp desk v ia e ma il , p leas e s e nd a n e ma i l to
h el pdes k @ i nd ig os tone .c om . The em ai l s ho ul d c on t ain t he fo l low ing de ta i ls :
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Cus tomer Na me
Company Name
T e lep hon e n um ber
Pro blem/Issu e (as much de ta il as p ossible)
P r ior i t y o f th e iss ue ( hi gh , me di um or low )
B us in es s Im pac t o f t he is s u e
Hardwar e
O p e r a t i n g S y s te m l e ve l
H o me base s o f tw ar e ve r s i on ( a v ai l ab le fr om t h e H e lp pa ne l)
Via telephone
A h elpdesk ticke t ca n b e ra ise d by te le pho ne dur in g nor ma l work in g ho urs in
t h e U K . Th e he lp desk n um ber is + 4 4 ( 0) 19 93 8 490 00 . The in fo r ma t io n
c a t ego r i es l is t ed a bo ve w i ll be r eq ues te d to h el p to fu l ly d oc u ment t h e iss ue .
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