1.0 Installation Overview

Installing and configuring Novell Audit is an eight-step process:

  1. Meet the Novell Audit prerequisites and requirements. For more information, see System Requirements and Prerequisites.

  2. Configure MySQL* or another supported application as the data store. For more information, see Configuring the Data Store

  3. Install or update the Secure Logging Server component of Novell Audit on a single server in your tree. Depending on whether this is a first-time install or an upgrade, see the following:

    If you want to configure multiple Secure Logging Server in the tree, see Section 7.2, Configuring Multiple Secure Logging Servers.

  4. Install or update the Novell Audit iManager plug-in on your iManager server. For more information, see Installing the Novell Audit iManager Plug-In.

  5. Use the Novell Audit iManager plug-in to configure your Secure Logging Server. This includes creating the Channel object required to connect to the data store you created in Step 2 as well as any other logging channels or notifications you want to activate on your logging system. For more information, see Configuring the Secure Logging Server.

  6. Install and configure the Platform Agent on every server that you want to report events. You must also install the Instrumentation for each logging application that you want to report events. For example, if you have NetWare® and eDirectory™ running on a server, you must install the Platform Agent, the NetWare Instrumentation, and the eDirectory Instrumentation for that server to report NetWare and eDirectory events. For more information, see Section 8.0, Configuring the Platform Agent and Logging Instrumentations.

  7. (Optional) If you are running NetWare or eDirectory, select which events you want to report. For more information, see Selecting Logged Events.

  8. Test your installation to ensure that your Novell Audit environment is set up and functioning correctly. For more information, see Verifying the Installation.