3.5 Novell Messenger Worksheet

The Novell Messenger Installation program helps you create your Messenger system and install the Messenger software. The Installation program prompts you for the information in the worksheet. Print the worksheet and fill in the information for your Messenger system before you start the Messenger Installation program.

Depending on the operating system you are installing to, some of these options might not apply.



1) Server Information

  • NetWare

  • Linux

  • Microsoft Windows Server

Select the platform where you plan to install and run the Messenger agents.

See Agent Platform.

2) Windows Server Options

  • Install agents as Windows services

  • Install and configure SNMP for Novell Messenger Agents

For a Windows server, specify the server options you plan to use.

See Windows Server Options for the Windows Messenger Agents.

3) Installation Path

Specify a new directory path or browse to and select an existing directory where you plan to install the NetWare or Windows agent software. If the directory does not exist, it will be created. If you are installing to Linux, the agents are always installed to /opt/novell/messenger/bin.

See Agent Software Location.

4) Tree Name

Select the eDirectory tree where you want to create your Messenger system. Because Messenger introduces new objects into the tree, the schema must be extended.

See eDirectory.

5) Messenger System Context

Browse to and select the context where you want to create the Messenger system container and objects. Make sure the context exists.

See eDirectory.

6) Messenger System Objects

  • MessengerService

  • server_nameSERVER

If you do not want to use the default Messenger object names, specify different object names as needed.

See eDirectory.

7) Install Components

  • Messaging Agent

  • Archive Agent

  • Administrative Files

For your initial installation, leave all components selected.

8) Windows Service Options

  • Use local system account

  • Use this Windows user account: User Name: Password:

  • Startup: Automatic Manual

If you are installing the Windows Messenger agents as Windows services, provide the required service configuration information.

See Windows Server Options for the Windows Messenger Agents.

9) Directory Access

  • Use direct access Replica IP address: (Windows only)

  • Use LDAP to access the directory Host: Port: Root certificate:

Select how you want the Messenger agents to access eDirectory and provide the information required for the selected access method.

See eDirectory Access and Authentication.

10) Directory Authentication

  • User Name:

  • Password:

Provide the username and password that will enable the Messenger agents to access eDirectory.

See eDirectory Access and Authentication.

11) User Configuration

  • Contexts:

  • Include Subcontexts?

List the eDirectory contexts where User objects are located that you want to include in your Messenger system.

See Messenger User Locations.

12) Server Address

  • IP Address or DNS hostname:

  • Messaging Agent Port: (default=8300)

  • Archive Agent Port: (default=8310)

Specify the IP address or DNS hostname of the server where the Messenger agents will run. If you are using an IPV6 IP address, you must use the DNS hostname for the server instead of the IP address. If the default port numbers are already in use on the server, specify unique port numbers for the Messenger agents.

See Agent Network Address and Ports.

13) Configure Agents for Clustering?

  • Yes

  • No

Mark whether or not you want to configure the Messenger agents for use with Novell Cluster Services.

See Clustering Option for the Messenger Agents.

14) Admin Configuration

  • Update ConsoleOne?

  • Path to ConsoleOne Directory:

Specify the path to a ConsoleOne location (version 1.3.4 or later), either on the local workstation or on a network server. The Messenger Installation program installs the Messenger snap-in files in the specified location.

See ConsoleOne.

15) Security Configuration

  • Enable SSL Certificate file: Key file: Key password:

If you are already using SSL in your system and you want to configure the Messenger agents to use SSL as well, provide the required SSL information.

See Messenger System Security.