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Implementing eGuide on NetWare 6

Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 5 May 2003

Support engineer Joe Harmon went though the rigors of installing eGuide on a NetWare 6 system and he thoughtfully left a trail of bread crumbs for us all to follow. If you're poised and ready to install, this guide could be a godsend.

eGuide Installation

(1) To install eGuide on NetWare 6 we must use the class path (-cp) java command. At the server console prompt type the following:


This will launch the GUI installation.

** NOTE ** eGuide 2.0 MUST be installed from the server. It cannot be installed via remote console.

(2) Once the GUI has launched you will receive the Welcome screen. Just click [NEXT] to continue.

(3) Here we are explaining that NetWare 6 shipped with Apache and Tomcat pre-installed. Just click [NEXT] to continue.

(4) The next screen is the license agreement. Choose the Accept radio button and then click [NEXT] to continue.

(5) The next screen should pull up the SYS:\WEBAPPS directory structure by default. This directory is where Novell Web Apps (running on Tomcat) reside. Click [NEXT] to continue.

(6) This is your last chance to go back and change anything. (Although nothing should need to be changed.) Click [INSTALL] to continue.

(7) The last screen is just an installation complete screen. Click [DONE].

(8) eGuide can be a memory-intensive application. We would normally adjust the amount of RAM that is associated to Tomcat, but that was already done with Novell Portal Services.

(9) To have the installation take effect, type the following at the server console:


Configuring eGuide after the installation

(1) Go to this URL: http://IPaddress/eGuide/Admin
and then click on the QUICK SETUP link to continue.

(2) This next screen is just the welcome screen. Click NEXT to continue.

(3) Here you want to give the LDAP directory a name. The name does not matter and can be any name. It is simply used for managing the resource. We will also need to specify the IP address of the LDAP server. If you are going to user port 389 then you will need to have ALLOW CLEAR TEXT PASSWORDS checked in the LDAP group object.

(4) Here you want to specify where we want LDAP to start its search. In this case we are simply going to point it to the top O. If you have multiple O's in your tree, you can specify the tree name instead. Example: t=treename

** NOTE ** The next section is up to you on whether you will use an authenticated user or anonymous. If you use anonymous then you may need to give the [PUBLIC] object rights to see specific attributes.

(5) You do not need to specify anything here. Just click search.

(6) Select who you want to administer eGuide and click NEXT.

(7) Click on the finished button.

(8) You will now be automatically taken into the eGuide administrator.

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