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iManager Training Exercises Part 1

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By Kevin Fenn

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Posted: 18 Jun 2003

Here are some lab exercises Kevin put together for some training here at Novell. It basically walks through several things you can do with iManager 1.5, and although it's not comprehensive, it's useful for giving you a good sense of the capabilities of iManager 1.5. Kevin is a Novell support engineer, and a fine human being.

This is the first of a two-part series. In Part 2 you'll learn how to create a custom Role, a custom Task and a custom Property Book.

Custom Roles, Tasks, and Property Books

NOTE: The training originally utilized the NetWare 6 demo tree for Digital Airlines. In these exercises, the example Organization is called DigitalAirlines and the password is novell. Simply substitute the name of your own Organization and password, and do all the exercises on your own tree.

Exercise 1:

Become familiar with common administrative tasks within iManager.

Preparation: Install iManager and run the configuration wizard. Make sure Admin can login and view all roles and tasks.

Part 1: Create two Organizational Units under the top Organization.

  1. Login to iManager as .Admin.DigitalAirlines. Password is novell.
  2. Expand the "eDirectory Administration" role and choose the "Create Object" task.
  3. Choose "Organizational Unit" in the list and then select OK.
  4. Give the OU a name and select the context of DigitalAirlines. (This can either be typed in or it can be browsed to using the Object Browser) Select OK.
  5. Select "Repeat Task" to create a second OU.
  6. Follow the same steps listed above to create the second OU.

Part 2: Create two users under each of the new OU's.

  1. Login to iManager as .Admin.DigitalAirlines. Password is novell.
  2. Expand the "User Management" role and choose the "Create User" task.
  3. Fill in the appropriate information for the user making sure to select the OU that was created above for the Context and then select OK at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select "Repeat Task" to create a second user object.

Part 3: Modify one of the users to be a trustee of root.

  1. Login to iManager as .Admin.DigitalAirlines. Password is novell.
  2. Expand the "Rights Management" role and choose the "Modify Trustees" task.
  3. Browse to the Tree Root object and select OK.
  4. Select "Add Trustee", browse to one of the user objects created above and select OK.
  5. Select the "Assigned Rights" hyperlink to the right of the user just added to the list and modify the assigned rights as needed.
  6. Select "Done" and then select OK and then OK again.

Part 4: Create a partition out of one of the OU's and then change the type to Master or R/W.

  1. Login to iManager as .Admin.DigitalAirlines. Password is novell.
  2. Expand the "Partition and Replica Management" role and choose the "Create Partition" task.
  3. Browse to one of the new OU's created in Part 1 above and select OK.
  4. You can manually refresh the screen if desired by selecting "Refresh". Once the partition has been added, select OK.
  5. Select the "Replica View" task.
  6. Browse to the partition root object of the partition just created and select OK.
  7. Select the replica hyperlink under the "Type" column for the server in question.
  8. Change the replica type to be a Master if it is a R/W or vice versa and select OK.
  9. Keep selecting "Refresh" until the replica state shows ON.
  10. Select "Done".

Part 5: Perform a basic repair of eDirectory.

  1. Login to iManager as .Admin.DigitalAirlines. Password is novell.
  2. Expand the "eDirectory Maintenance Utilities" role and choose the "Basic Repair" task.
  3. Select the server object you wish to perform the repair on.
  4. NOTE: iManager may have a hard time resolving an object name the first time around. Use the IP address instead. On NetWare, the default eMBox port is 8009 and on NT/2000 and UNIX it is 443.
  5. Authenticate as admin and select "Next >>".
  6. Select "Local Database Repair" and then "Next >>".
  7. Choose the options desired and then select "Start".
  8. NOTE: These defaults are the same defaults you would see if running DSREPAIR.NLM on NetWare, DSREPAIR.DLM on Win32 or ndsrepair on UNIX.
  9. Review the log file if necessary.
  10. NOTE: You can review this log later by selecting the "Log File" task under the "eDirectory Maintenance Utilities" role.
  11. Select "Close".

Part 6: Create a new attribute definition in Schema.

  1. Login to iManager as .Admin.DigitalAirlines. Password is novell.
  2. Expand the "Schema Management" role and choose the "Create Attribute" task.
  3. Give the attribute the name of "Company Car" (without the quotes). Leave the ASN1 ID blank. Select "Next >>".
  4. Choose Syntax of Boolean. "Company Car" will be a "True" or "False" value.
  5. Check "Synchronize Immediately" and then select "Next >>".
  6. Review the Summary page and select "Finish" and then "OK".

  7. We now want to add "Company Car" as an optional attribute for the user class.

  8. Select the "Add Attribute" task, choose the "User" class and then select "OK".
  9. Look for the "Company Car" attribute in the list and move it to the pane on the right.
  10. Select "OK" and then "OK" again.
  11. To verify that "Company Car" is now an optional attribute for the "User" class, select the "Class Information" task.
  12. Select the "User" class and then look for the "Company Car" attribute in the Attribute list.
  13. Select "Close" when finished.

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