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In Example 2-7, Sample Installation Procedure---Part 7, the procedure verifies the installation, and then
2.1.3 What To Do After the Installation Completes
If you have installed the external authentication images only, you can proceed to enable external authentication, as explained in Section 5.7, Setting Up External Authentication. For other installations, do the following after the installation completes:
After the installation completes, you can display a list of the Advanced Server for OpenVMS files that were installed by entering the following command:
$ PRODUCT LIST ADVANCEDSERVER /SOURCE=directory-path
where directory-path specifies the disk and directory name for
the source drive that holds the Advanced Server for OpenVMS kit. For example,
/SOURCE=DAD$100:[ASOVMS073B]. If you do not specify the source
qualifier, the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility searches the
location defined by the logical name PCSI$SOURCE. If not defined, the
utility searches the current default directory.
2.2 Troubleshooting Installation Problems
The following sections describe some problems you can encounter if you
install Advanced Server for OpenVMS software in an environment that is not
2.2.1 Installing Advanced Server for OpenVMS Software on a VAX System
The Advanced Server does not run on OpenVMS VAX systems. If you attempt to install the Advanced Server on a VAX system, the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility procedure displays the following error message and terminates the installation:
Advanced Server V7.3B for OpenVMS does not run on OpenVMS VAX systems. You can install this product on OpenVMS Alpha systems only.
If you attempt to install the Advanced Server for OpenVMS on a system (or anywhere in a cluster) on which a PATHWORKS for OpenVMS or Advanced Server for OpenVMS image is running, the installation procedure displays a message such as the following:
Advanced Server V7.3B for OpenVMS cannot be installed while any Pathworks or Advanced Server processes are running. If this node is part of a cluster, no node of the cluster can be running any of those images. At least one of the preconditions for installation have not been met. See the Installation Guide for more information %PCSI-E-S_OPFAIL, operation failed %PCSIUI-E-ABORT, operation terminated due to an unrecoverable error condition
Stop these server images from running, and then restart the
2.2.3 System Disk Restrictions
If the installation procedure detects PATHWORKS (NetWare) files, the
procedure will notify you and request that you remove those files and
restart the installation procedure. The same is true if the
installation procedure detects
PATHWORKS for OpenVMS files or any Advanced Server files in a
SYS$SPECIFIC: directory. If certain images are detected in system
memory (such as the PWRK$STREAMSOS_V*.EXE file, as in Example 2-3, Sample Installation Procedure---Part 3),
the procedure will continue, notifying you that a reboot is necessary
before starting the Advanced Server for OpenVMS.
2.2.4 Installing Advanced Server for OpenVMS on a System with PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server), Version 6.0A or Earlier
The migration path from PATHWORKS V6.0 to the Advanced Server is valid, but not recommended. Do you want to continue with the installation? [YES]:
HP recommends that you upgrade to Advanced Server V7.3B for OpenVMS from
PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server), Version 6.0D or later. To
upgrade from previous versions of the server, follow the migration path
described in Section 1.1.2, Upgrading to Advanced Server for OpenVMS, before you install Advanced Server V7.3B for OpenVMS.
2.3 Next Steps
To continue, depending on which server you are installing, do one of the following:
|Software Installed||Where to Go Next in the Documentation|
|Installing the complete Advanced Server||Chapter 3, Configuring the Advanced Server|
|Installing the standalone License Server||Chapter 4, Configuring and Starting the Standalone License Server|
|Installing the standalone external authentication software||Section 5.7, Setting Up External Authentication, and refer to the OpenVMS Guide to System Security.|
This chapter describes how to configure the Advanced Server, and consists of the following sections:
The Advanced Server initial configuration procedure, PWRK$CONFIG.COM, is installed by the Advanced Server for OpenVMS installation procedure.
Like the installation procedure, the configuration procedure asks you a series of questions (by displaying prompts). The procedure uses your answers to configure the Advanced Server.
You can use the PWRK$CONFIG procedure to reconfigure the server at any
time later. Note that the script contents change after the first
3.1.1 What the Configuration Procedure Does
PWRK$CONFIG is a command procedure that:
After you install the server, you must run the PWRK$CONFIG
configuration procedure before you can start the server. In an OpenVMS
Cluster, before you start the server on any node,
you must run PWRK$CONFIG on each node where you plan to run the server.
Although the nodes in an OpenVMS Cluster function as a single unit in a
domain, treat them as individual units for purposes of configuration.
3.2 Migrating LANMAN.INI Parameters to the OpenVMS Registry
The PATHWORKS for OpenVMS and Advanced Server for OpenVMS servers store server parameters in different locations. PATHWORKS for OpenVMS servers use the LANMAN.INI file to store server configuration parameters. The Advanced Server for OpenVMS uses the OpenVMS Registry, which is similar to the Windows NT registry. For information about managing the server configuration parameters in the OpenVMS Registry, refer to the HP Advanced Server for OpenVMS Server Administrator's Guide.
If you are upgrading a system from PATHWORKS for OpenVMS to Advanced Server for OpenVMS, the parameters and settings in the existing LANMAN.INI file are migrated to the OpenVMS Registry when you run the PWRK$CONFIG.COM configuration procedure for the first time after installation. (The Advanced Server for OpenVMS does not read parameter settings from the LANMAN.INI file.) After they have been migrated to the OpenVMS Registry, you manage the parameters in the registry. The LANMAN.INI file is retained in case the system will run PATHWORKS for OpenVMS again later.
The PWRK$CONFIG.COM configuration procedure performs a one-time migration of the parameters. At the time the parameters are migrated into the registry, the PWRK$CONFIG procedure sets the data associated with the LanmanIniMigrated value in the OpenVMS Registry. If this value exists and has data associated with it, the PWRK$CONFIG procedure will omit the parameter migration process.
You can display the value and its associated data in the OpenVMS Registry using the following commands:
$ REGUTL :== $SYS$SYSTEM:PWRK$REGUTL.EXE $ REGUTL SHOW VALUE * LANMANINIMIGRATED
In the following example, the data displayed for the LanmanIniMigrated value indicates that the parameters were migrated on October 29, 2000:
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AdvancedServer\Parameters Value: LanmanIniMigrated Type: String Current Data: LANMAN.INI migrated on 29-OCT-2000 15:31:48.90
The following example shows what data might be displayed for the LanmanIniMigrated value if you are configuring your Advanced Server for OpenVMS on a system that has not had PATHWORKS for OpenVMS configured on it (that is, you are not upgrading from PATHWORKS for OpenVMS):
REGUTL> SHOW VALUE * LANMANINIMIGRATED Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AdvancedServer\Parameters Value: LanmanIniMigrated Type: String Current Data: No LANMAN.INI to migrate on 29-OCT-2000 15:31:48.90
Refer to the HP Advanced Server for OpenVMS Server Administrator's Guide for more information about using the
PWRK$REGUTL utility to manage server configuration parameters in the
3.3 Before You Start the Advanced Server Configuration Procedure
Before you start the PWRK$CONFIG.COM command procedure, ensure that the system parameters discussed in Section 1.8.7, Step 7: Check System Parameters, are set properly.
Before you start the PWRK$CONFIG command procedure, answer the
questions discussed in the following sections.
3.3.1 On What OpenVMS Disk Device Do You Want to Store the Advanced Server Data Files?
The data files include:
By default, the configuration procedure copies the data files to the system device (SYS$SYSDEVICE). However, you can specify any existing OpenVMS disk device that has at least 85,000 free blocks of disk space. The amount needed depends on the components installed.
When you select a disk for the Advanced Server data files, keep the following in mind:
Prior to Advanced Server V7.3B, a share named PWUTIL was always created by PWRK$CONFIG and populated with Windows utilities, such as User Manager for Domains and Server Manager, which can be used to manage Advanced Server from a Windows client. Advanced Server V7.3B makes the PWUTIL share optional through the addition of the following prompts:
Do you want to install Windows client utilities, such as User Manager for Domains and Server Manager, which can be used to manage Advanced Server from a Windows client [N]?
Enter Yes if you want to make the Windows utilities available from this server (in the PWUTIL share). If you accept the default option or enter No, the PWUTIL share will not be created. If a PWUTIL share already exists, PWRK$CONFIG allows you to remove the share and associated files by prompting:
The Windows client utilities files currently exist on this server and are accessible from the share named PWUTIL
Do you want to remove this share [Y]?
If you choose to remove the share, the following message is displayed:
If necessary, the Windows client utilities and PWUTIL share may be installed at any time by executing the command procedure:
If you choose not to remove the PWUTIL share, the following message is displayed:
If necessary, the Windows client utilities and PWUTIL share may be removed at any time by executing the command procedure:
Prior to Advanced Server V7.3B, the PWLIC and PWLICENSE shares were always created by PWRK$CONFIG. The PWLIC and PWLICENSE shares point to the same directory which contains a copy of the Windows client software necessary to implement client-based licensing. This software is not required if customers opt for server-based licensing only. The client-based licensing software is also available on the PATHWORKS32 for Windows kit.
Since the client-based licensing software is not required in all environments, Advanced Server V7.3B makes them optional. During PWRK$CONFIG, the administrator will be asked:
Do you want this server to share the client-based license software [N]
Enter Yes if you want to make the client-based licensing software available from this server. If you accept the default option or enter No, the PWLIC and PWLICENSE shares will not be created. If the PWLIC and PWLICENSE shares already exist, PWRK$CONFIG allows you to remove the shares and associated files by prompting:
The client-based license software is currently available for download from the server in the shares named PWLIC and PWLICENSE.
Do you want to remove these shares [Y]?
If you choose to remove the share, the following message is displayed:
If necessary, the client-based license software can be shared from this server at any time by executing the command procedure:
If you choose not to remove the existing shares, the following message is displayed
If necessary, the client-based license software can be removed from this server at any time by executing the command procedure:
In regards to sections 3.3.2 and 3.3.3, if Advanced Server is running when either PWRK$PWUTIL.COM or PWRK$;PWLIC.COM is executed, the procedure will prompt for a username and password. If Advanced Server is not running, a username and password are not required.
When prompted for a username and password, if Advanced Server is configured as a PDC or BDC, supply the credentials of a privileged domain user in order to successfully add or delete the files and shares.
If Advanced Server is configured as a member server, supply the credentials of the local member server administrator account or any privileged member server local account. Note that if you supply the credentials of a domain user when Advanced Server is configured as a member server, addition or deletion of the shares will fail.
By default, when a client establishes a session to the Advanced Server for the purpose of mapping a drive or printer, the server establishes a separate session to the client to determine if the client has any client-based licenses installed. This license check can cause a significant delay if the client or network employs a firewall which blocks incoming traffic on TCP port 139. The delay can cause the attempt to map a drive to timeout and fail. If your clients do not use client-based licenses (instead relying only on server-based licenses present on this system), you can prevent the server from querying clients for licenses by responding Yes to the following prompt:
Do you have PATHWORKS client license components installed on any
client in your network? If not, do you wish to disable client-based
license checks (enter ? for more information)? [Y]
3.3.5 Do You Want to Change the System Configuration Parameters Now?
If you respond "YES" to the prompt to change the system configuration parameters, the Configuration Manager starts. The Configuration Manager is a utility that allows you to modify and verify the system environment configuration parameter settings, such as the maximum number of clients that can connect to the server, the percentage of physical memory the server can use, and which network transports the server uses.
You can change the system configuration parameter settings after
starting the Advanced Server by using the Configuration Manager (invoking
the Configuration Manager at the DCL prompt with the
ADMINISTER/CONFIGURATION command. (invoking the Configuration Manager
at the DCL prompt with the ADMINISTER/CONFIGURATION command.) For more
information, refer to the HP Advanced Server for OpenVMS Server Administrator's Guide. Section B.2, Sample Advanced Server Configuration Procedure, shows the basic
Configuration Manager screen displayed when you opt to change the
system configuration parameter settings during PWRK$CONFIG.
22.214.171.124 Configuring Transports for a Backup Domain Controller or Member Server
If you are configuring a server as a backup domain controller (BDC) or a member server, you must select at least one transport that will also be run by the primary domain controller (PDC). Otherwise, the configuration will fail.
10.20.30.40 DOMPDC #PRE #DOM:LANGROUP 10.20.30.40 "LANGROUP \0x1B" #PRE