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Netfinity Manager
Quick Beginnings
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Netfinity Manager
Quick Beginnings
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Contents
Welcome to Netfinity
Road Map . . . . . . .
Conventions
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System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Netfinity Manager for OS/2 System Requirements . . . .
Netfinity Manager for Windows 95 System Requirements
Netfinity Manager for Windows NT System Requirements
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Netfinity Database Support . . . . . . . . . . . .
DB2 Database Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and Configuring the Database . . .
Activating the Database . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Granting and Revoking Database Privileges .
Deleting the Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lotus Notes Database Support . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Database
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Browsing the Netfinity Lotus Notes Database
ODBC Database Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ODBC Database Configuration . . . . . . . . .
Creating the Netfinity Tables . . . . . . . . . .
Supported and Certified Databases . . . . . .
Starting Netfinity . . . . . . . .
Netfinity Service Manager . . .
Netfinity Service Descriptions .
Alert Manager
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Alert On LAN Configuration
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Starting the Netfinity Manager for OS/2 Installation Program
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Capacity Management . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cluster Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Critical File Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DMI Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ECC Memory Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Power-On Error Detect . . . . . . . . . . .
Predictive Failure Analysis . . . . . . . . .
Process Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RAID Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote System Manager . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Workstation Control . . . . . . . .
Screen View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Connection Control . . . . . . . . . .
Service Configuration Manager . . . . . .
Service Processor Manager . . . . . . . . .
Software Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Diagnostics Manager . . . . . . . .
System Information Tool . . . . . . . . . .
System Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Partition Access . . . . . . . . . . .
System Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Update Connector Manager . . . . . . . .
Web Manager Configuration . . . . . . . .
Delaying Netfinity Startup on OS/2 Systems
Appendix A. Installation Options
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Appendix B. Notices
Trademarks . . . . . .
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About This Book
This book provides the installation and startup instructions for
Netfinity Manager. This book also provides instructions for the use
of Netfinity’s individual services.
Who Should Read This Book
This book is for anyone who will be installing and using the
Netfinity Manager for local or remote hardware systems management.
The user should have general knowledge of the operating system,
network operations, and database functions.
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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 the
user to perform, locally, a variety of powerful hardware
systems-management and monitoring functions.
Netfinity Manager provides powerful hardware
systems-management capabilities, including access to all systems on
the network that are running Netfinity Manager or Client Services
for Netfinity Manager. In addition to all standard Client Services
for Netfinity Manager functions, Netfinity Manager 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
Manager also enables the user 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 Manager enables
some services to be started at scheduled times and dates for
simplified, automated systems management.
Netfinity Manager also provides two powerful features that enable
the user to access the Netfinity Manager system and all Netfinity
systems in the managing system’s network from a system that is not
attached to the managing system’s network:
Ÿ Serial Connection Control
Use the Serial Connection Control service to use a Netfinity
Manager system’s modem to establish a connection with any
Netfinity system that has a modem. Once this connection is
established, the Netfinity Manager has full access to Netfinity
services, just as though the remote system were part of the
managing system’s network.
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Ÿ Netfinity Manager for Web
The Netfinity Manager for Web enables access and remote
control of the Netfinity Manager system over the Internet, using
any system that has an Internet connection and a World Wide
Web (WWW) browser. With the Netfinity Manager for Web,
the Netfinity systems can be accessed and managed from
anywhere in the world.
Road Map
Use Table 1 to find the information you need to get started with
Netfinity.
Table 1. Getting Started Road Map
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If you want to ...
Refer to ...
Install Netfinity
“Installing Netfinity Manager”
on page 12
Know the general audience
“About This Book” on page v
Learn about installation options
Appendix A, “Installation
Options” on page 48
Learn about Netfinity database
support
“Netfinity Database Support” on
page 20
Learn about system requirements
“System Requirements” on
page 4
Read about Netfinity
“Welcome to Netfinity” on
page 1
Start the installation program
“Starting the Installation
Program” on page 9
Start Netfinity
“Starting Netfinity” on page 37
Conventions
Knowing the conventions used in this book will help you use it
more efficiently.
Boldface
Indicates the name of an item you need to select or
the name of a command.
Italics
Indicates new terms, book titles, or variable
information that must be replaced by an actual
value.
Monospace
Indicates an example (such as a fictitious path or
file name) or text that is displayed on the screen.
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System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity Manager depend
on the operating system.
Ÿ If Netfinity Manager for OS/2 is being installed, see “Netfinity
Manager for OS/2 System Requirements.”
Ÿ If Netfinity Manager for Windows 95 is being installed, see
“Netfinity Manager for Windows 95 System Requirements” on
page 5.
Ÿ If Netfinity Manager for Windows NT is being installed, see
“Netfinity Manager for Windows NT System Requirements” on
page 7.
Netfinity Manager for OS/2 System
Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity Manager 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 Manager for the Web)
– NetBIOS
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Note: Netfinity’s NetBIOS requirements are three names,
two sessions, and nine network control blocks
(NCBs).
– IPX
– SNA
Netfinity supports the following SNA protocol stacks:
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When referring to hard-disk-drive capacity, MB means 1 000 000 bytes; total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on
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Operating System
Supported SNA Stack
OS/2
IBM Communications Manager/2
version 1.11
Windows 95
PCOMM 4.1
Windows NT
- IBM Communications Server for
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
Manager 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 Server can
communicate with Netfinity
systems using any of the other
supported SNA stacks.
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 Manager for Windows 95 System
Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity Manager for
Windows 95 are:
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Ÿ Microsoft Windows 95
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 Manager with Web Enhancement)
– NetBIOS
Note: Netfinity’s NetBIOS requirements are two names, one
session, and five network control blocks (NCBs).
– IPX
– SNA
Netfinity supports the following SNA protocol stacks:
Operating System
Supported SNA Stack
OS/2
IBM Communications Manager/2
version 1.11
Windows 95
PCOMM 4.1
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
Manager 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 Server can
communicate with Netfinity
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systems using any of the other
supported SNA stacks.
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 Manager for Windows NT System
Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Netfinity Manager 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 Manager with Web Enhancement)
– NetBIOS
Note: Netfinity’s NetBIOS requirements are two names, one
session, and five network control blocks (NCBs).
– IPX
– SNA
Netfinity supports the following SNA protocol stacks:
Operating System
Supported SNA Stack
OS/2
IBM Communications Manager/2
version 1.11
Windows 95
PCOMM 4.1
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.
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Note: Systems using Netfinity
Manager 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 Server can
communicate with Netfinity
systems using any of the other
supported SNA stacks.
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.
Note: To most effectively manage Windows NT systems, any user
that will be using Netfinity on a Windows NT system (locally
or remotely) should have administrator-level access to the
system.
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Starting the Installation Program
The Netfinity installation program is identical for Netfinity Manager
for OS/2, Netfinity Manager for Windows 95, and Netfinity
Manager for Windows NT. However, the process used to start the
installation program differs depending on which operating system is
running.
Ÿ If OS/2 is running, see “Starting the Netfinity Manager for
OS/2 Installation Program.”
Ÿ If Windows 95 is running, see “Starting the Netfinity Manager
for Windows 95 Installation Program” on page 10.
Ÿ If Windows NT 3.51 or NT 4.0 is running, see “Starting the
Netfinity Manager for Windows NT Installation Program” on
page 10.
Starting the Netfinity Manager for OS/2
Installation Program
To start the Netfinity Manager installation program on a system that
is running OS/2:
1. Start the computer with the OS/2 operating system.
2. Start an OS/2 full-screen or OS/2 window session.
3. Place the Netfinity CD into the CD-ROM drive.
4. Make the CD-ROM drive the active drive.
For example, if the CD-ROM drive is drive letter D, type
D:
at the command prompt and then press Enter.
5. Make the Netfinity Manager for OS/2 directory the active
directory.
Type
CD OS2\MANAGER
and then press Enter.
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6. Start the installation program.
Type
INSTALL
and then press Enter.
To complete the installation, see “Installing Netfinity Manager” on
page 12.
Starting the Netfinity Manager for Windows 95
Installation Program
To start the Netfinity Manager installation program on a system that
is running Windows 95:
1. Start the computer.
2. Place the Netfinity CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3. Select the Start button.
4. Select Run... from the Start button menu.
5. Type
x:\WIN95\MANAGER\NETFINST
where x is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive in the
Command Line field and then select OK.
To complete the installation, see “Installing Netfinity Manager” on
page 12.
Starting the Netfinity Manager for Windows NT
Installation Program
To start the Netfinity Manager installation program on a system that
is running Windows NT 3.51:
1. Start the computer with Windows NT 3.51.
2. Place the Netfinity CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3. Select the File pull-down menu from the Program Manager.
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4. Select Run... from the File pull-down menu.
5. Type
x:\WINNT\MANAGER\NETFINST
where x is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive in the
Command Line field and then select OK.
To start the Netfinity Manager installation program on a system that
is running Windows NT 4.0:
1. Start the computer with Windows NT 4.0.
2. Place the Netfinity CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3. Select the Start button.
4. Select Run... from the Start button menu.
5. Type
x:\WINNT\MANAGER\NETFINST
where x is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive in the
Command Line field and then select OK.
To complete the installation, see “Installing Netfinity Manager” on
page 12.
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Installing Netfinity Manager
Instructions on how to install Netfinity Manager 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. Choose a 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).
Figure 1. The Netfinity Installation Program
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3. Select installation options.
There is only one installation configuration for Netfinity
Manager. 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.
Ÿ Capacity Manager
Select Capacity Management to install the Capacity
Management service on this system.
Ÿ Remote Workstation Control
Select Remote Workstation Control to enable the Remote
Workstation Control service on this system.
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 the Netfinity Manager 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 Manager 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.
4. Install Netfinity Manager.
When an installation configuration has been chosen, select
Install. The installation program copies all program files
required by the installation configuration. A window appears,
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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
Ÿ File Transfer
Ÿ Power On Error Detect
Ÿ Predictive Failure Analysis (requires PFA-enabled hard disk
drive)
Ÿ Process Manager
Ÿ RAID Manager (requires RAID adapter)
Ÿ Remote Session
Ÿ Remote System Manager
Ÿ Remote Workstation Control
Ÿ Screen View
Ÿ Security Manager
Ÿ Serial Connection Control
Ÿ Service Configuration Manager
Ÿ Service Processor Manager
Ÿ Service Manager
Ÿ Software Inventory
Ÿ System Diagnostics Manager
Ÿ System Information Tool
Ÿ System Monitor
Ÿ System Partition Access (requires System Partition)
Ÿ Update Connector Manager (available only on systems
running Windows NT 4.0 or later)
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Ÿ System Profile
Ÿ Web Manager Configuration (installed only if the Netfinity
Manager Installation with Web Enhancement installation
configuration is selected)
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.
5. 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.
Figure 2. Netfinity Installation — Network Driver Configuration Window
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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 Manager 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, identify the
system with a Unique Machine Dialup Name. 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 Managers from using the Serial
Connection Control service to access the system.
c. Enable the Network Driver.
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When all required information has been entered, select the
Driver Enabled check box to activate the driver on startup.
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)
The Netfinity Options window contains special options that
affect Netfinity network operations. Available options
include:
Ÿ Force Remote Logons
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 being 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 shutdown the
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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.
3) Select Save.
f. 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.
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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.
6. 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 Manager 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.
7. The installation is now complete. Shutdown and restart the
system for the system configuration changes to take effect.
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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 via ODBC,
and is available on systems running Netfinity Manager for OS/2,
Windows 95, or Windows NT. If the system supports ODBC, the
user can access and export DB2 data via ODBC as well. Once
support for one or more of these databases has been installed along
with Netfinity Manager, data can be exported from these Netfinity
services:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
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 27.
Ÿ If support for ODBC database export is being installed, see
“ODBC Database Support” on page 30.
DB2 Database Support
Support for DB2 database export is automatically configured during
installation of the Netfinity Manager. 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.
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System Requirements
The minimum requirements for Netfinity database export are:
Ÿ Netfinity Manager for OS/2:
– DB2 Client Version (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
– DB2 Version (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
Ÿ Netfinity Manager for Windows 95:
– DB2 Client for Windows 95 (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
– DB2 Version (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
Ÿ Netfinity Manager for Windows NT:
– DB2 Client for Windows NT (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
– DB2 Version (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
Attention:
Using Netfinity database support with systems running
unsupported versions of DB2 or the DB2 Client may cause
unpredictable results and may halt the system.
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” on page 22.
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
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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 31. For information on creating the
tables, refer to, “Creating the Netfinity Tables” on page 32.
5. Finally, you must bind the database. For information on
binding the database, refer to, “Activating the Database”
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.
5. Press Enter.
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
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where databasename is the name of the database as specified
in the database installation step.
c. Press Enter.
2. 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 Manager for OS/2, Netfinity
Manager for Windows 95, or Netfinity Manager 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 24.
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 32.
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.
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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.
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 Manager update programs use the
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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 via ODBC for
use on DB2, refer to “ODBC Database Support” on page 30.
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 Tool’s 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 Database
on OS/2.”
1. Start a DB2 command window.
Note: If 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.
Deleting Database on OS/2
1. Insert the Netfinity Manager 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.
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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 via ODBC for use
on DB2, refer to “ODBC Database Support” on page 30.
Lotus Notes Database Support
To enable the Netfinity Manager 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 Managers to export to the Lotus Notes server.
Instructions on installing the Lotus Notes database template and
enabling the Netfinity Manager 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 2 on page 35)
Ÿ Lotus Notes client (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
Please consult 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 Manager installation, a Lotus Notes database
template file (named NETFINDB.NTF) was copied to the Netfinity
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program directory. To install the database template on the Lotus
Notes server:
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.
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 Managers 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
Managers to export to the Lotus Notes server.
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Ÿ If the Netfinity Manager system is running Netfinity Manager
for OS/2, ensure that the Lotus Notes directories are included in
the CONFIG.SYS file’s 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 Manager 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 Manager for Windows 95,
ensure that the Lotus Notes directories are included in the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file’s 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.
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
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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 Manager.
System Requirements
The minimum requirements for Netfinity ODBC database export
are:
Ÿ Windows NT (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
– ODBC (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
– ODBC support for one or more of the following database
management systems (DBMS - refer to Table 2 on page 35):
- IBM DB2
- Microsoft SQL Server
Ÿ Windows 95, with:
– ODBC (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
– ODBC support for one or more of the following database
management systems (DBMS - refer to Table 2 on page 35):
- IBM DB2
- Microsoft SQL Server
Ÿ OS/2 (refer to Table 2 on page 35)
– Microsoft SQL Server (using the Visigenic driver provided
with Microsoft SQL Server)
or
– IBM DB2
Note: The ODBC database name must not be longer than 8
characters.
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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.
Warning: 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 NT's User Manager for
Domains or NT's 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 through 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 username of the account that
made this database an ODBC source.
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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.
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 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.
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Figure 4. The Netfinity Database Administrator window
3. To create the Netfinity table groups within the database, select
Create and then select OK to open the Database Server window.
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:
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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.
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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.
Supported and Certified Databases
The following table shows databases and operating systems that are
certified for use with this release of Netfinity Manager.
Table 2 (Page 1 of 2). 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
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Table 2 (Page 2 of 2). 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
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.
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Starting Netfinity
To start Netfinity:
1. Open the Netfinity folder or program group.
During installation of Netfinity Manager, a Netfinity folder
(OS/2, Windows 95or 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 allows you 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’s database support see
and “Netfinity Database Support” on page 20.
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 Manager Quick Beginnings
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2. Start the Netfinity Service Manager.
To start the Netfinity Service Manager, use mouse button 1 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.
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.
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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 the Netfinity
Manager, 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 Manager User’s Guide.
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
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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 enables the user to be warned 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 the user 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, the user 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.
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Power-On Error Detect
The Power-On Error Detect service immediately warns the user
when a remote Netfinity system has start-up problems, enabling the
user 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 the user 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.
RAID Manager
The RAID Manager service enables the user to 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
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groups that can be updated automatically using the auto-discovery
feature.
Remote Workstation Control
Remote Workstation Control enables you to monitor or control the
screen display of a remote Netfinity system. Once you initiate a
Remote Workstation Control session with another Netfinity 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 Netfinity
Managers to access the system through a phone line and modem.
With the Serial Connection Control service, the user does not have
to be attached to a network to benefit from Netfinity’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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Service Configuration Manager
Service Configuration Manager enables you to 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.
Service Processor Manager
Service Processor Manager 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 Service Processor Manager 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.
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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.
Use System Monitor’s Threshold Manager to set threshold levels for
any of the 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.
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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 Manager.
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 Manager for Web to user-specified TCP/IP host or ranges
of TCP/IP host addresses. Enable or disable the Netfinity Manager
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)
that enables you 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 mouse button 2, click on the Netfinity Network Interface
object. This will open the Netfinity Network Interface context
menu.
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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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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
Manager installation:
1. Create a source directory for the program files.
2. Copy the files from the appropriate Client Services for Netfinity
Manager 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 Manager for OS/2 directory into the created
directory.
To create a source directory for a Netfinity Manager 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 Manager directory contains
some files that will overwrite files from the Client Services for
Netfinity Manager directory. Only Netfinity Manager
installations can be done from this directory.
2. Copy the files from the appropriate Client Services for Netfinity
Manager directories.
For example, when creating a source directory to distribute
Netfinity Manager for OS/2, copy all of the files from the Client
Services for Netfinity Manager for OS/2 into the directory.
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3. Copy the files from the appropriate Netfinity Manager directory.
For example, when creating a source directory to distribute
Netfinity Manager for OS/2, copy all of the files from the
Netfinity Manager for OS/2 into the directory.
After an installation source directory has been created, use a
response file and the Netfinity installation program’s 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, using the
directory files. from the directory
Y:\NETFIN, to drive C: (the directory to
which the files are installed is taken from
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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 Manager
for Windows 95 or NT installation, edit the INSTALL.INI file that is
found on Netfinity Manager 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 fflManager 169ðð“
Advanced System Management Support fflServProc 45ð“
Capacity Manager Enhancement fflCapMgt 56ðð“
Remote Workstation Control fflRWC 2ððð“
World Wide Web Enhancement (TCPIP Required) fflWebManager 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 Manager 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:
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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 only used 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.”
The easiest way to customize an installation is to simply put a
semi-colon 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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Appendix B. Notices
References in this publication to IBM products, programs, or
services do not imply that IBM intends to make these available in all
countries in which IBM operates. Any reference to an IBM product,
program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that
IBM product, program, or service may be used. Subject to IBM’s
valid intellectual property or other legally protectable rights, any
functionally equivalent product, program, or service may be used
instead of the IBM product, program, or service. The evaluation
and verification of operation in conjunction with other products,
except those expressly designated by IBM, are the responsibility of
the user.
IBM may have patents or pending patent applications covering
subject matter in this document. The furnishing of this document
does not give you any license to these patents. You can send license
inquiries, in writing, to:
IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
500 Columbus Avenue
Thornwood, NY 10594
U.S.A.
Licensees of this program who wish to have information about it for
the purpose of enabling: (i) the exchange of information between
independently created programs and other programs (including this
one) and (ii) the mutual use of the information which has been
exchanged, should contact IBM Corporation, Department 80D, P.O.
Box 12195, 3039 Cornwallis, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709,
U.S.A. Such information may be available, subject to appropriate
terms and conditions, including in some cases, payment of a fee.
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Alert on LAN
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The following terms are trademarks of other companies:
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cc:Mail
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Netscape
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Novell
SMC
Sportster
U. S. Robotics
3Com Corporation
cc:Mail, Inc. division of Lotus
Development Corporation
Corel Corporation
3Com Corporation
Desktop Management Task
Force
Novell, Incorporated
Lotus Development Corporation
Netscape Communications
Corporation
Novell, Incorporated
Novell, Incorporated
Standard Microsystems
Corporation
U. S. Robotics Corporation
U. S. Robotics Corporation
Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and
other countries.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Tivoli is a trademark of Tivoli Systems.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
service marks of others.
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Index
A
Alert Manager 39
Alert On LAN Configuration 40
analysis, predictive failure 42
automated installation 48
C
Capacity Management 40
CID installation
command line parameters 49
Cluster Manager 40
Configuration Manager 44
configuration, Web Manager 46
connection control, serial 43
conventions 3
Critical File Monitor 41
customized installation 50
D
database support
DB2 20
Lotus Notes Database
support 27
ODBC 30
DB2 database support 20
delaying Netfinity startup on OS/2
systems 46
detect power-on error 42
directories 29
DMI Browser 41
drivers, network 15
E
ECC Memory Setup 41
editing the INSTALL.INI 50
error, power-on detect 42
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Event Scheduler
41
F
failure analysis, predictive
File Transfer 41
force remote logons 17
42
I
information tool, system 44
INSTALL.INI, editing 50
installation options 13
automated 48
customized 50
installation program 9
inventory, software 44
K
keywords
assigning during installation
for systems 17
17
L
Lotus Notes database support
27
N
Netfinity
automated installation 48
CID installation 48
customized installation 50
delaying starting on OS/2
systems 46
description 1
installation 9
Service Manager 38
starting 37
system requirements 4
55
Netfinity options
Force Remote Logons 17
Service Execution Alerts 17
notices ii
O
ODBC database support
30
P
partition access, system 45
Power-On Error Detect 42
Predictive Failure Analysis 42
Process Manager 42
profile, system 45
R
RAID Manager 42
remote
session 42
System Manager 42
Workstation Control 43
removing services 50
road map 2
S
scheduler, event 41
Screen View 43
Security Manager 43
Serial Connection Control 43
service descriptions, Netfinity 39
service execution alerts 17
Software Inventory 44
starting Netfinity 37
starting the installation program 9
System Information Tool 44
System Monitor 45
56
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System Partition Access
System Profile 45
system requirements
OS/2 4
Windows 95 5
Windows NT 7
45
U
Update Connector Manager
46
W
Web Manager Configuration
Windows 95
system requirements 5
Windows NT 7
46
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