5.4 Installing and Configuring NSMAdmin

NSMAdmin is the administrative interface for Novell Storage Manager. It can be installed on a Windows server or workstation that meets the following minimum requirements:

  1. At the root of the NSM_3_1_1.iso image, click the install.html file.

  2. Select Microsoft Active Directory.

  3. Click NSMAdmin-3.1.1-xxxx.msi.

  4. When asked if you want to save or run the file, save the file to the hard drive of a computer where you will administer Novell Storage Manager.

  5. From the saved location, launch the NSMAdmin installation file.

  6. When you are asked if you want to run this file, click Run.

    An Introduction page appears in the NSMAdmin Installation Wizard.

  7. Read the text and click Next.

  8. Accept the license terms and click Next.

  9. Accept the installation path or indicate a new path by using the Browse button.

    To review possible locations, you can click Disk Usage to see all available volumes with disk size and disk availability data.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Leave the Create shortcut on Desktop check box selected and click Install.

    NSMAdmin is installed on the desktop.

  12. Leave the Launch NSMAdmin 3 check box selected and click Finish.

    NSMAdmin is launched.

  13. In the Engine field, specify the DNS name or IP address.

  14. In the Port field, specify the secure port number.

    The default setting for Microsoft Active Directory managed networks is 3009.

  15. Specify the username and password.

    The user must be a member of the NSMAdmins group to be able to log in.

  16. Click Login.

    If you are unable to log in, your proxy settings might be preventing you from doing so. Until you enter a proxy exception in your proxy settings, you can click Proxy and Logging Options, select Do not use a Proxy, then click Login.

    The Setup Wizard welcome screen appears.

  17. Read the text on the screen and click Next.

  18. Do one of the following:

    • Click Browse to locate and select the path to the license file

    • Click Get a License to obtain an evaluation license

  19. Click Next.

  20. In the Proxy Service Account and Proxy Service Group fields, accept the account names that will be created and click Next.

  21. Accept or modify the NSM Administrators’ Group name, leave the Add current user to NSM Administrators Group check box selected, then click Next.

  22. When you are notified that a Proxy Home share will be created on the engine’s local Proxy Home source path, click Next.

    The following page appears:

  23. Because this is a new installation and not a migration from Novell Storage Manager 2.5.x, click Next.

    You are notified that Novell Storage Manager needs to initialize its engine and susbsystems.

  24. Click Next.

  25. When prompted, enter your password and click Login.

  26. Proceed with Section 5.5, Setting Rights and Privileges on Managed Storage.