2.4 Installing and Configuring the Vibe Connector

After you have set up your core Synchronizer system and configured your Vibe system to communicate with the Vibe Connector, you are ready to install and configure the Vibe Connector.

2.4.1 Installing the Vibe Connector Software

  1. In a terminal window on the Synchronizer server, log in as root.

  2. Change to the directory where you downloaded the Vibe Connector RPM on the Synchronizer server.

  3. Install the Vibe Connector RPM:

    rpm -i datasync-syncengine-connector-vibe-version.noarch.rpm

    This installs the Vibe Connector to the following directory:

  4. Continue with Creating the Vibe Connector Database.

2.4.2 Creating the Vibe Connector Database

IMPORTANT:If the password for the datasync_user (the user who has rights to access the datasync database) is not novell, you must manually modify the postgres_setup_1.sh script to reflect the correct password before creating the Vibe Connector Database.

If you do not remember the password, you can find it near the bottom of the configengine.xml file, in the following directory:


For more information on setting the password for the datasync_user, see Planning the Data Synchronizer Database in the Novell Data Synchronizer Installation Guide.

  1. In the terminal window, change to the following directory:

  2. Run the following command to create the Vibe Connector database:


    This creates a PostgreSQL database named vibe, with a user named datasync_user.

  3. Continue with Adding the Vibe Connector to Your Synchronizer System.

2.4.3 Adding the Vibe Connector to Your Synchronizer System

After the Vibe Connector software has been installed, you must add the Vibe Connector to your Synchronizer system to complete the installation process. All configuration of the Vibe Connector is performed using the Synchronizer Web Admin.

  1. Log in to the Synchronizer Web Admin, as described in Section 3.1, Using Synchronizer Web Admin.

    Synchronizer Web Admin with the GroupWise Connector running
  2. Click Add Connector.

    Synchronizer Web Admin Add Connector page
  3. Fill in the fields with the connector identification information that you gathered under Connector Identification on the Vibe Connector Installation and Configuration Summary Sheet, then click Add Connector.

    The Vibe Connector appears on the connector list.

    Synchronizer Web Admin main page with Vibe OnPrem Connector added
  4. Continue with Configuring the Vibe Connector.

2.4.4 Configuring the Vibe Connector

  1. In Synchronizer Web Admin, click the Vibe Connector.

    Vibe OnPrem Connector Configuration page
  2. Add the same test user to the Vibe Connector that you added to the GroupWise Connector in Step 4 in Section 2.1, Installing and Setting Up Your Core Data Synchronizer System.

  3. Click Connector Settings, then fill in the following fields with the information you gathered under the Vibe Connector Configuration section of the Vibe Connector Installation and Configuration Summary Sheet.

    • Vibe SOAP Server

      For example, http://server_name:8080/ssf/ws/TeamingServiceV1?wsdl

    • Vibe Application ID

      For example, vibe

    • Synchronization Agent Password

    Other aspects of Vibe Connector configuration can be customized later, as described in Section 3.0, Vibe Connector Configuration.

  4. Click Save Custom Settings.

  5. For testing purposes during initial setup, configure the Vibe Connector for extensive logging:

    1. Scroll down to the Logging section of the Connector Configuration page.

      Logging section of the Vibe OnPrem Connector Configuration page
    2. In the Set Logging Level drop down list, select Debug, then select Verbose.

    3. Click Save Log Settings.

      IMPORTANT:This logging level produces very large and detailed log files. After the Vibe Connector is running smoothly, select a lower logging level. For more information, see Controlling Connector Logging in Connector and User Management in the Novell Data Synchronizer System Administration Guide.

  6. Click Home to return to the main Synchronizer Web Admin page.

    Main Synchronizer Web Admin page with the Vibe OnPrem Connector configured
  7. Continue with Starting the Vibe Connector.

2.4.5 Starting the Vibe Connector

  1. In Synchronizer Web Admin, on the Vibe Connector line under Manage Connectors, click Main Synchronizer Web Admin page with the Vibe OnPrem Connector configured to start the Vibe Connector.

    Main Synchronizer Web Admin page with both connectors running
  2. (Conditional) If you encounter problems starting the Vibe Connector, see Section A.0, Vibe Connector Troubleshooting.

  3. Continue with Monitoring the Vibe Connector and the GroupWise Connector.