3.4 Configuring SMDR

3.4.1 Using iManager

  1. In iManager, click SMS Backup and Restore, then click SMDR Configuration.

    NOTE:iManager Workstation running on Windows cannot be used to manage SMS plugin.

  2. Select the server for which you need to modify the SMDR configuration settings, using the eDirectory object selector.

    The following options are displayed. Select the required options, then click OK.

    • Supported Protocols: SMDR supports Internet Protocol (IP).

      On modifying the value for this option, the daemon takes the values when you restart the daemon and the clients that use smdr library to take backup will take the values immediately except for the clients that already have established the connections.

    • IP Address: SMDR can be configured to listen on the specified IP address on a multi-homed server.

    • Discovery Mechanisms: SMDR supports the following discovery and name resolution mechanisms:

      The daemon takes the values when you restart the daemon and the clients that use smdr library to take backup will take the values immediately except for the clients that already have established the connections.

      • SLP Discovery: SMDR can be configured to use SLP for discovery and name resolution. This enables SMDRs to locate other SMDRs running on other servers in the network. Every SLP-enabled SMDR registers itself in the smdr.novell domain when loaded. The SLP-enabled SMDRs query this domain for locating registered SMDRs.

        If cluster-enabled resources are to be backed up or restored, SLP should be used as the discovery mechanism.

      • Name Resolution Through HOSTS File: SMDR can be configured to use a hosts file (/etc/hosts) for IP address name resolution. The HOSTS file is automatically configured when you install TCP/IP. If entries are added to this file, SMDR uses these entries to resolve the IP address.

        SMDR can be configured to alter the order of server name resolution by using the Discovery Order list box.

3.4.2 Using the Command Line

SMDRD is located at /opt/novell/sms/bin folder. SMDR can be configured using the command line options:

smdrd [--(no)slp] [--(no)hosts] [--ip <local ip address>]

For information, see the smdrd(8) man page in OES 11 server.

3.4.3 Using a Configuration File

SMDR configuration file is located at /etc/opt/novell/sms/smdrd.conf on OES 11 servers. Each instance of SMDR reads the configuration file for its default configuration.

For more information on how to edit the configuration file, see the smdrd.conf(5) man page in OES 11.