NetIQ iManager 2.7.7

Installing iManager

For information about installing iManager 2.7 SP7, see NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7 Installation Guide.

Upgrading to iManager 2.7 SP7 on Linux

If the iManager 2.7.7 installation detects previously installed version of iManager 2.7.x, it prompts you the Upgrade window. If you choose to upgrade it, the installer replaces the existing JRE and Tomcat versions with the latest versions. This will also upgrade the iManager to the latest version. To prepare for the installation, review the checklist of prerequisites provided in NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7 Installation Guide. iManager installs the following products during installation:

Do not install the standalone iManager release on a server running any OES version. Instead, you must use the OES version's patch channel to upgrade to the latest iManager version.

Procedure

  1. At the Novell Downloads Web site search for iManager products, select iManager 2.7.7, then download iMan_277_linux.tgz to a directory on your server.
  2. Use the following command to extract to the iManager folder:
    tar -zxvf iMan_277_linux.tgz
  3. Open a shell and change to the tar -zxvf iMan_277_linux.tgz /extracted_directory/iManager/installs/linux directory. This path is relative to the directory where you copied or extracted the iManager files.
  4. As a root or root-equivalent user, enter one of the following commands. To do a command-line (text) install, enter the following command:

    ./iManagerInstallLinux.bin

    To do a GUI install, enter the following command:

    ./iManagerInstallLinux.bin -i gui

    After a successful install, the installer generates a configuration file (/var/log/installer.properties) with values based upon the questions asked during the install. This file can then be modified and used for a silent install. For more information about silent installation, see iManager 2.7 SP7 Installation Guide .

  5. On the iManager splash screen, select a language, then click OK.
  6. At the Upgrade prompt, select Upgrade.
  7. Read through the Introduction,then click Next.
  8. Accept the license agreement, then click Next.
    Note: By default, the HTTP port and SSL port values that were configured in the previous version of iManager will be used to configure the latest version of iManager.
  9. Read the Pre-Upgrade Summary page and click Next.
    During upgrade, new iManager files are installed and they cause configuration changes. Upgrade can take several minutes. After completion, the Upgrade Complete page displays the success or failure status of the installation.
  10. Click Done to quit the installer. A browser window appears which displays the Getting Started page. Wait for iManager to initialize before attempting access. To access iManager, click the first link on the Getting Started page, then log in. For more information, see "Accessing iManager" section in the NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7 Administration Guide.

Note: After the upgrade, the server.xml and context.xml configuration files are saved as server.xml.usave and context.xml.usave files. If you have modified the configuration files, the changes are lost during the upgrade. Therefore, to save the configuration changes after upgrade, copy the modified configuration files into your new configuration files.

Upgrading to iManager 2.7 SP7 on Windows

For information about running iManager Server on the same machine as NetIQ eDirectory, see "Running eDirectory and iManager on the Same Machine (Windows only)" in the NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7 Administration Guide .

Procedure

  1. Extract the iMan_277_win.zip file into the iManager folder.
  2. Run iManagerInstall.exe (extracted_directory\iManager\installs\win folder).
  3. On the iManager splash screen, select a language, then click OK.
  4. On the introduction page, click Next.
  5. Accept the license agreement, then click Next.
  6. At the Upgrade prompt, select Upgrade.
    Note: By default, the HTTP port and SSL port values that were configured in the previous version will be used to configure the latest version of iManager.
  7. Read the Detection Summary page, then click Next. The Detection Summary displays the latest version of Servlet container and JVM software that iManager will use once it is installed.
  8. Read the Pre-installation summary page, then click Install. During upgrade, new iManager files are installed and they cause configuration changes. Upgrade can take several minutes. After completion, the Upgrade Complete page displays the success or failure status of the installation.
    Note: On Windows, the Install Complete page displays the following error message in spite of a successful installation.

    The installation of iManager Install 2.7.7 is complete, but some errors occurred during the install. Please see the installation log for details. Press "Done" to quit the installer.

    If the specified error message is displayed, do the following:

    Make note of the log file path that is specified within the error message in the Install Complete page.

    In the Install Complete page, click Done.

    Open the log file.

    If you find the following error in the log file, you can ignore the error message. The installation was successful, and iManager properly functions.

    Custom Action: com.novell.application.iManager.install.InstallDLLs
    Status: ERROR
    >Additional Notes: ERROR - class com.novell.application.iManager.install.InstallDLLs NonfatalInstallException C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcr71.dll (The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process).

  9. Click Done to quit the installer. A browser window appears which displays the Getting Started page. Wait for iManager to initialize before attempting access. To access iManager, click the first link on the Getting Started page, then log in. For more information, see "Accessing iManager" in the NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7 Administration Guide .

Note: After the upgrade, the server.xml and context.xml configuration files are saved as server.xml.usave and context.xml.usave files. If you have modified the configuration files,the changes are lost during the upgrade. Therefore, to save the configuration changes after upgrade, copy the modified configuration files into your new configuration files.

Uninstalling: Currently, there is no way of uninstalling an iManager Support Pack. To revert to a previous state, you must back up all of the changed files and then manually restore the changes.

Known Problems and Limitations: Please see the detailed NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7 Readme.

additional information

For iManager documentation, see the NetIQ iManager Documentation Web site.

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