A Forum reader recently asked:
"Is it impossible - or just inconvenient - to install iChain's ConsoleOne snap-ins on a Linux client? They appear to be Windows-only."
And here's the response from Rob Rawson ...
I did manage to get the iChain schema installed and the iChain snap-in into my Linux ConsoleOne. To do this, I ran the iChain snap-in install but pointed it at a blank directory. It barked, but it allowed me to continue.
Once this was done, I deleted the PKI.jar from the snapins/Security folder. This version of PKI.jar appears to be a wrapper for the Microsoft APIs. I instead kept the native PKI.jar that was already installed on my ConsoleOne. After copying the files on top of the ConsoleOne, I was able to see that the snap-in was installed.
I then had to install the iChain schema. This is really ICE under the hood, so I could have done this from Linux as well, but instead I just ran the install from my Windows VMWare session. Once the schema was installed, I could create an ISO object and manage it from the Linux ConsoleOne.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.