When you perform a Basic installation, the Novell Vibe installation program needs hostname and HTTP port information about the server where you are installing Vibe.
When you install Vibe, the Vibe installation program needs to know the name of the server where you are installing the Vibe software. The default is localhost. Do not use the default.
For internal use, you can use the DNS hostname of the Vibe server. However, if you want your Vibe site to be accessible from the Internet, you must specify the fully qualified domain name for the Vibe server in order to allow external access.
When you install Vibe, Tomcat is installed along with the Vibe software. Vibe uses Tomcat as a standalone Web server for delivering data to Vibe users in their Web browsers. For more information about Tomcat, see the Apache Tomcat Web site.
IMPORTANT:If the server where you want to install Vibe already has a Web server running on it, shut it down while you install and test Vibe. The instructions for a Basic Vibe installation assume that no other Web server is running on the Vibe server. If you want to maintain another Web server on the Vibe server, you are responsible for resolving any port conflicts that might arise.
On the command line, use the netstat command to see what ports are currently in use on the server where you plan to install Vibe:
Make sure that the port numbers that you specify during Vibe installation do not conflict with ports that are already in use on the server.
By default, standard Web servers such as Apache and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) use port 80 for non-secure HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) connections and port 443 for secure HTTPS connections. HTTPS connections use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for added security. As a result, Web browsers default to port 80 when no port is specified in a non-secure HTTP URL and to port 443 when no port is specified in a secure HTTPS URL.
Tomcat defaults to port 8080 for non-secure HTTP connections and to port 8443 for secure HTTPS connections, so that it does not conflict with the standard Web server port numbers. If you configure Vibe with the Tomcat default port numbers, users must include the appropriate port number when providing the Vibe site URL. Typically, users prefer not to do this.
Unfortunately, the situation is not as simple as just configuring Vibe to use the default port numbers of 80 and 443. On Linux, non-root processes are not allowed access to port numbers lower than 1024 and you are counseled against running Vibe as root in Section 3.9.2, Linux User ID for Vibe. Also on Linux and Windows, the default Tomcat installation expects ports 8080 and 8443.
For a Basic installation, you can use the default port numbers as presented by the Vibe Installation program:
IMPORTANT:If you are installing Vibe on Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, port 80 is already in use by iManager. To have Vibe listen on port 80 (which is the standard port), you need to change iManager to listen on a non-standard port, such as 81.
BASIC VIBE INSTALLATION SUMMARY SHEET
Under, the default port numbers have been provided for you. You need to specify different port numbers only if you anticipate port conflicts with other software on the Vibe server. Resolving port conflicts is beyond the scope of this Vibe documentation.
After you install Vibe on Linux, you need to complete the steps in Setting Up Port Forwarding so that users are not required to include the port number in the Vibe URL.
If you want to use secure HTTPS connections for your Vibe site, you must obtain signed certificate files as described in Novell Vibe OnPrem 3.1 Administration Guide either before or after you install Vibe.
If you are fronting Vibe with Novell Access Manager, ensure that you have configured the HTTP/HTTPS ports as described in the following sections, depending on the operating system where Vibe is running.
Configuring Vibe in this way configures Novell Access Manager to access Vibe over port 80, which is the standard port.
Use the following port configuration when Novell Access Manager is fronting your Vibe OnPrem system on Windows:
HTTP Port: 80
Secure HTTP Port: 443
Listen Port: 80
Secure Listen Port: 443
Use the following port configuration when Novell Access Manager is fronting your Vibe OnPrem system on Linux:
HTTP Port: 80
Secure HTTP Port: 443
Listen Port: 8080
Secure Listen Port: 8443
With this suggested configuration on Linux, you also need to set up port forwarding, as described in Section 4.1.5, Setting Up Port Forwarding.
By default, Vibe uses 8005 as its shutdown port. For an explanation of the shutdown port, see Tomcat - Shutdown Port.
By default, Vibe uses 8009 as its AJP port. For an explanation of the Apache JServ Protocol port, see The AJP Connector.
IMPORTANT:If you are installing Vibe on Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, port 8009 is already in use, so you need to select a different port, such as 8010.