3.1 Installation Procedures

Installation time: about 15 minutes.

You might want to have a pen handy to record the static IP address and login credentials in the spaces provided below.

  1. If you have Red Carpet* or auto update running, stop these programs before you install Access Manager Administration Console.

  2. Verify that the machine meets the minimum requirements. See Section 2.4, Administration Console Requirements.

  3. Open a terminal window.

  4. Log in as the root user.

  5. Insert CD 1 into the drive, then navigate to the device. Enter the following:

    cd /media

    Change to your CD-ROM drive, which is usually cdrom but can be something else such as cdrecorder or dvdrecorder, depending on your hardware.

  6. If you downloaded the tar.gz file, unpack the file using the following command:

    tar -xzvf <filename>

  7. At the command prompt, enter the following:

  8. When prompted to install a product, type 1 for Install Novell Access Manager Administration, then press the Enter key.

  9. (Conditional) If the install does not detect a static IP address that Access Manager requires on your machine, you receive an advisory message asking whether or not you want to continue the installation. At this point, stop the installation and configure your machine for a static IP address.

    Record Static IP Address here: __________________________________

  10. (Conditional) If the install detects a version of LDAP on your machine, enter Y to continue the installation.

    If requested during installation, make certain the uninstall option for Open LDAP is selected. Later in the installation, you are prompted to uninstall LDAP and replace it with the required Access Manager configuration store components.

  11. Review and accept the License Agreement.

  12. Specify whether this is the primary Access Manager Administration Console in a failover group. The first Administration Console installed becomes the primary console.

    You can install up to three Administration Consoles for replication and failover purposes. If this is not the primary console, you must provide the IP address for the primary Administration Console.

  13. Specify the administration username.

    Press Enter to use admin as the default admin username, or change this to a username of your choice.

    Record the admin username here: __________________________________

  14. Specify the administration password.

    Use alphanumeric characters only. You must remember this password because it gives rights to the administrator, the configuration store, and subsequent logins to the Administration Console.

    Record admin Password here: __________________________________

  15. Confirm the password, then wait as the system installs the components.

    This can take several minutes, depending upon the speed of your hardware. The following components are installed:

    • Novell Audit Platform Agent: Responsible for packaging and forwarding the audit log entries to the configured Novell® Audit Server. For more information, see Enabling Auditing in the Novell Access Manager 3.0 SP4 Administration Guide.

    • Tomcat for Novell: The Novell packaging of the Java-based Tomcat Web server used to run servlets and JavaServer Pages* (JSP*) associated with Novell Access Manager Web applications.

    • Novell Access Manager Configuration Store: An embedded version of eDirectoryâ„¢ used to store user-defined server configurations (user stores), LDAP attributes, Certificate Authority keys, certificates, and other Access Manager attributes that must be securely stored. For more information, see Configuration Store in the Novell Access Manager 3.0 SP4 Administration Guide.

    • Novell iManager: The Web-based administration console that provides customized, secure access to server administration utilities. It is a modified version and cannot be used to manage other eDirectory trees.

    • Novell Audit Server: The server bundled as part of the Administration Console to monitor and log all enabled Access Manager components. For more information, see Enabling Auditing in the Novell Access Manager 3.0 SP4 Administration Guide.

    • Novell Administration Console: A modification of Novell iManager that enables management of all aspects of Access Manager. This component is not a standard iManager plug-in. It significantly modifies the tasks that iManager can perform.

    • Novell Identity Server Administration Plug-In: Works in conjunction with the Novell Administration Console to specifically manage the Novell Identity Server.

  16. Record the login URL.

    When the installation completes, the login URL is displayed. It looks similar to the following:

    Record your login URL here: __________________________________

    This is the URL you enter into a browser to configure the Access Manager components. If you log in now with the username and password you entered during the installation, you have an empty system with no components installed.

  17. To verify that the console is running, log in to the console from a workstation (a machine other than where Administration Console is located).

    SLES 10 comes with a firewall enabled by default. You need to either disable this firewall or open the ports that allow you to log in to the Administration Console. You also need to open the ports that allow Access Manager devices installed on other machines to auto-import into the Administration Console. See Setting Up Firewalls in the Novell Access Manager 3.0 SP4 Setup Guide.

    Continue with Section 3.2, Logging In to the Administration Console.

If the configuration store (eDirectory) does not install correctly and you are instructed to view the edir install log, you need to uninstall the Administration Console and start over. See Section 9.3, Uninstalling the Administration Console and use option 3.