2.2 Configuring the Messaging Agent in ConsoleOne

The advantage to configuring the Messaging Agent in ConsoleOne, as opposed to using startup switches in the Messaging Agent startup file, is that the Messaging Agent configuration settings are stored in eDirectory.

  1. In ConsoleOne, browse to and expand the Messenger Service object.

  2. Select the Messenger Server object where the Messaging Agent runs.

    Server objects and contents
  3. Right-click the Messaging Agent object, then click Properties.

Table 2-2 summarizes the Messaging Agent configuration settings in the Messaging Agent object property pages and how they correspond to Messaging Agent startup switches (as described in Section 2.8, Using Messaging Agent Startup Switches):

Table 2-2 Messaging Agent Configuration Settings in the Messaging Agent Object Property Pages

ConsoleOne Properties Pages and Settings

Corresponding Tasks and Startup Switches

Identification Page


IP Address DNS Host Name Bind to This Address Client/Server Port Description

Displays the Messaging Agent server information established during installation.

General Page


Enable Messenger Services

Turns on and turns off the availability of instant messaging for all Messenger users.

Enable SNMP

See Using SNMP Monitoring Programs. See also /nosnmp.

Work Path

See Moving the Messaging Agent Working Directory.

Security Page


Certificate Path SSL Certificate SSL Key File Set Password Enable SSL for Client/Server Enable SSL for Message Transfer Protocol

See Section 2.3, Configuring Messaging Security with SSL Encryption. See also /certpath, /certfile, /keyfile, and /keypassword.

Log Settings Page


Log Level Enable Disk Logging Log Files Path Log Maximum Age Log Maximum Size

See Using Messaging Agent Log Files. See also /loglevel, /log, /logdays, /logmax, and /logdiskoff.

Web Console Page


HTTP Port HTTP Username HTTP Password Enable SSL for Web Console

See Setting Up the Messaging Agent Web Console. See also /httpport, /httpuser, /httppassword, and /httpssl.

Performance Page


Maximum Number of Users Client/Server Threads Default Number of Connections Idle TImeout Maximum Number of Connections Maximum Query Results

See Section 2.6, Optimizing Messaging Agent Performance.

Messaging page


Messaging Queue Path

See Moving the Messaging Agent Conversation Holding Queue.

Enable Client Download through a       Browser

See Using the Novell Messenger Download Page.

After you install the Messaging Agent software, you can further configure the Messaging Agent by using a startup file. See Section 2.8, Using Messaging Agent Startup Switches to survey additional ways the Messaging Agent can be configured.