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- 1 Introduction
- 2 Prerequisites
- 3 Download
- 4 Installation
- 5 Usage
- 6 Troubleshooting
The SEP sesam SLES11 Appliance allows the user to install and setup a SEP sesam Server environment without the need to manually install the SEP sesam Server and its dependencies (e.g. for testing). It consists a live bootable SLES11 instance which will self-install to the bootable target-system. During the first boot of the installed system, the SEP sesam Server will be automatically installed and is ready to use.
Currently the SEP sesam appliance includes:
- 32 Bit or 64 Bit SLES11 with all dependencies, i.e. Java (PostgreSQL on 64 Bit) and Tape tools
- Latest version of SEP sesam Server
- CD-ROM drive
- Min. 12 GB hard disk space for the installation
- Min. 768 MB main memory
The appliance ISO image can be downloaded from SEP download center.
First step of the installation is to select the correct boot entry from the SLES11 boot process.
The Appliance will boot from the CD-ROM media and start the installation process. Currently the pre-installation process can be started in either English or German:
Installation to Disk
This Step will destroy all data on your system!
The next step will be the installation of the SLES Appliance to the hard disk of the booted system:
Removing the CD-ROM disc
After installation, the CD-ROM disc must be removed from the drive:
Once pre-installation step has finished successfully, the target system is now ready for configuration. The following configuration steps are necessary in order to allow the customization of the system for your requirements. Since a SEP sesam Server assumes a working and properly configured network environment (name resolution via DNS), particular attention should be paid to the proper configuration of the network.
The configuration process has been reduced for simplicity to the following settings:
- Keyboard layout
- Network settings
- Root password
In the first step choose your language ..:
Next, set the desired keyboard layout:
It is absolutely necessary to configure the proper network settings. SEP sesam depends on a working DNS and network infrastructure. The example in this manual configures the network by using DHCP. If your network has a proper DHCP setup, this is fine.
In the last step is to set a proper root password to be used for login.
SEP sesam Server Setup
During the first boot of the system, the SEP sesam server will be setup automatically, you can verify this by the following output during the systems boot process:
|NOTE: Be patient|
Be patient! The SEP sesam Server installation process may take a while!
As the system has finished its boot process it is now time to login and make use of the SEP sesam Server. The username to the system is root and the password is the one configured during installation:
Starting the SEP sesam Graphical User Interface
After login the SEP sesam GUI can be started from the IceWM main menu. The SEP sesam Server processes have been started during the system boot automatically and they are ready to use:
IceWM main menue:
Started SEP sesam GUI:
Accessing the booted installation with SSH
The appliance image includes a ssh daemon, therefore, it is also possible to access the booted appliance remotely by using SSH. If an SSH login is not possible, please check whether the SSHD Daemon started correctly:
# chkconfig sshd
(should report on, if not enabled, activate with chkconfig sshd on)
# rcsshd status
(should report started if not, start with rcsshd start)
Appliance in Netware or OES Environments
As with the Appliance Version 188.8.131.52.2 the Installation also includes the sesam-novell-client. This allows the installed Appliance also to act as data-mover!
For More Documentation please have a look at the following Documents:
Sesam README for Novell OES Linux and OES Netware
Before starting to use the SEP sesam Server or if problems occur, please review our online manuals at SEP sesam wiki.
If the SEP sesam installation errors out
If the automatic installation of the SEP sesam Server during the boot process reports an error, please check the log file /tmp/sm_setup.lgc for further information.
SEP sesam GUI does not start
Please check whether all SEP sesam services are started correctly by entering:
# source /var/opt/sesam/var/ini/sesam2000.profile # sm_main status
Especially check if the service rmi is active.
If the rmi server is not active, please check the log files in the directory /var/opt/sesam/var/log/lgc/ with the name sm_rmi_main.lgc.The most common problem is a misconfiguration of the network or your /etc/hosts file.
Starting the GUI can also be done from the xterm by entering:
Here you will get detailed error messages on their status.