3.1 Installation

Pattern deployment is a new concept introduced for installing services. Generally, when you install a certain service, you need a group of components or products. For a service to function properly, all the dependent products must be installed. Pattern deployment provides patterns for different services. Selecting a pattern automatically selects and installs its dependencies.

You can install the DNS/DHCP services by using either the Customized NetWare pattern or the CNS/DHCP Server pattern.

To install DNS/DHCP by using the Customized NetWare pattern:

  1. On the Choose a Pattern page, select Customized NetWare and click Next.

  2. Select DNS/DHCP from the Components page.

  3. (Conditional) If you want to use the iManager utility for managing DNS/DHCP services on the NetWare server, select iManager 2.5, Apache2 Web Server, and Tomcat4.

To install DNS/DHCP by using the DNS/DHCP Server pattern:

  1. On the Choose a Pattern page, select the DNS/DHCP Server pattern.

    The patterns are listed along with the customized NetWare Server/Basic NetWare File Server.

    The DNS/DHCP services pattern installs Novell® iManager 2.5, Apache2 Web Server, and the Tomcat 4 Servlet container along with the DNS/DHCP services.

When you install DNS/DHCP services for the first time in a tree, you are prompted to enter the contexts for the Group, Locator, and RootSrvrInfo zone objects. These objects will be created in the user-specified contexts. We recommend that these objects be placed high up in the Novell eDirectory™ tree to simplify the management of Novell DNS/DHCP Services. For more information, see Section 2.0, Planning Your DNS/DHCP Implementation.

You are not prompted for this information for subsequent installations of DNS/DHCP services on other servers in the same tree. You should select the DNS/DHCP services while installing on all servers where you want to run DNS or DHCP.

DNS/DHCP installation adds commented load statements for DNS (load named.nlm) and DHCP (load dhcpsrvr.nlm) services to the autoexec.ncf file. The load statements are commented because the DNS and DHCP Server objects should be created before DNS and DHCP services can be loaded. Load statements can be uncommented after creating the DNS and DHCP Server objects. The required command line options can be added to the load statements. For a list of available command line options, refer to Section 4.7, NAMED Command Line Options and Section 5.7, DHCPSRVR Command Line Options.

IMPORTANT: Each eDirectory tree must have only one Group, Locator, and RootSrvrInfo Zone object.