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This chapter is from the book

Lab Exercise 3.1: Advanced Administration with Remote Manager

In this lab exercise, you'll perform these tasks:

  • Install Remote Manager

  • Advanced Administration with Remote Manager

In this lab exercise, you'll need these components:

  • LABS-SRV1 server created in Lab Exercise 2.1

  • WHITE-SRV1 server created in Lab Exercise 2.2

  • Workstation running Windows 95/98 or Windows NT/2000

  • A NetWare 6 Operating System CD

Part I: Install Remote Manager

Perform the following tasks at the WHITE-SRV1 server console:

  1. Mount the CD drive as a volume:

    1. Place the NetWare 6 Operating System CD in the server's CD drive.

    2. At the server console prompt, enter CDROM.

  2. On the NetWare 6 GUI screen, select Novell, Install.

  3. When the Installed Products window appears, select Add.

  4. When the Source Path window appears:

    • Browse to the root of the CD.

    • Select PRODUCT.INI.

    • Select OK.

  5. When the Source Path window reappears, select OK.

  6. Wait while files are copied and the Installation Wizard is installed.

  7. When the Components window appears:

    1. Select Clear All.

    2. Mark the following check boxes:

      • NDS iMonitor Services

      • NetWare Remote Manager

      • NetWare Web Manager

      • Novell Modular Authentication Services

      • eDirectory iManage Service, and then select Next

  8. If prompted, authenticate to eDirectory as admin.

  9. When the LDAP Configuration window appears, select Allow Clear Text Passwords, and then select Next.

  10. When the eDirectory iManage Install Options window appears, select Next, Finish. Wait while files are copied.

  11. When the Installation Complete window appears, select Close.

  12. Restart your server.

Part II: Advanced Administration with Remote Manager

Perform the following tasks at your administrative workstation:

  1. Access Remote Manager:

    1. Open Internet Explorer.

    2. In the address field, enter your server's IP address. If you're using the IP addresses in this book, enter
    3. TIP

      At times, various Security Alert windows might appear, indicating that you are about to view (or leave) a secure Internet connection. Select OK or Yes as appropriate.

    4. When the NetWare Web Manager window appears, in the NetWare Remote Manager field, select WHITE-SRV1.

    5. When the Connect To window appears, authenticate as admin (using the full distinguished name).

    6. You'll notice that you are redirected to Remote Manager's secure port of 8009.

  2. Use the server console screen to view SWAP file information and load MONITOR.NLM.

    1. In the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, under Manage Server, select Console Screens.

    2. In the main content frame, under Current Screens, select Console Screens.

    3. When the WHITE_SRV1 - NWScreen_Applet – Microsoft Internet Explorer Window appears, select Screen List.

    4. When the Select Screen to View prompt appears, view the system console by entering 1.

    5. At the console prompt, enter SWAP and review the swap file information that's displayed.

    6. At the console prompt, enter MONITOR. Try various menu options to get the feel of running MONITOR via Remote Manager. When you're done, exit the MONITOR utility.

    7. At the console prompt, feel free to try other NLMs to demonstrate the functionality of running console screens via Remote Manager.

    8. Close the Console Screens window.

  3. View NLMs loaded on the server.

    1. In the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, under Manage Applications, select List Modules.

    2. When the NetWare Loadable Modules Information window appears:

        • You'll notice that modules can be sorted based on a particular parameter by selecting the appropriate heading.

      • To view the loaded modules that are using the most server memory, select Alloc Memory.

      • To resort loaded modules by name, select Name.

  4. Use remote server access.

    1. In the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, scroll down to Access Other Servers and then select Managed Server List.

    2. In the main content frame, under NetWare Remote Manager Servers, select the LABS-SRV1 server.

    3. If necessary, authenticate as admin.

    4. Explore links on the remote server.

    5. When you're finished, in the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, under Access Other Servers, select Managed Server List.

    6. In the main content frame, under NetWare Remote Manager Servers, select WHITE-SRV1.

  5. View interrupts and network board information.

    1. In the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, under Manage Hardware, select Other Resources, Interrupts.

    2. When the Hardware Resources/Interrupts window appears in the main content frame, view the interrupt information.

    3. In the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, under Manage Hardware, select Disks/LAN Adapters.

    4. When the Hardware Adapters window appears in the main content frame, in the NetWare Adapters section, select the first network board in your server, and view the network board information.

  6. Build a server monitoring group.

    1. In the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, scroll to Use Server Groups and select Build Group.

    2. When the Server Group Selection window appears in the main content frame, choose Select All.

    3. In the main content frame, select Build Server Group.

    4. When the Server Group Operations window appears in the main content frame, save the group to a file for later use by selecting Save Group File.

    5. In the field presented, enter \SYS\SYSTEM\MYGROUP.CFG, and then select Save.

  7. Copy MYGROUP.CFG to a local drive.

  8. TIP

    You should copy your group files to your local hard drive or to a floppy disk for portability reasons. With the group config file saved on a local drive or on a floppy disk, you can access that server group (without building it again) regardless of what server you're authenticated to.

    1. When the Server Group File window appears in the main content frame, in the navigation frame on the left, under Manage Server, select Volumes.

    2. When the Volume Management window appears in the main content frame, browse to SYS:SYSTEM.

    3. Right-click MYGROUP.CFG and select Save Target As.

    4. When the Save As dialog box appears, in the Save As Type field, select All Files, and then save MGROUP.CFG at the root of your local hard drive (for example, C:\).

    5. When the Download Complete dialog box appears, indicating that the download is complete, select Close.

  9. Load the server group file.

    1. In the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, under Use Server Groups, select Load Group File

    2. When the Server Group File window appears in the main content frame, select Browse.

    3. When the Choose File dialog box appears, browse to C:\, select MYGROUP.CFG, and then select Open.

    4. When the Server Group File window reappears in the main content frame, select Build Server Group.

    5. When the Server Group Operations window appears in the main content frame, select Multiple Server Health Monitor.

    6. When the Server Health Monitor window appears, view the server group monitoring page.

    7. Close your browser window.

  10. Explore Remote Manager from the user's perspective.

    1. Open Windows Explorer.

    2. Create a USERS directory:

      • Browse to volume SYS.

      • Create a folder named Users.

    3. Execute ConsoleOne.

    4. Create a new user called User1.

      • Right-click the WHITE container

      • Select New, User.

    5. When the New User dialog box appears, enter the following information:

      • Name: User1

      • Surname: User1

      • Select Create Home Directory.

      • In the Path field, navigate to SYS:\Users, and then select OK.

    6. Select OK to create the User1 user.

    7. When the Set Password dialog box appears

      • In the New Password field, enter acme.

      • In the Confirm Password field, enter acme.

      • Select Set Password.

    8. From your workstation, open Internet Explorer and access Remote Manager.

    9. When the Connect To window appears, authenticate as User1 (using the full distinguished name).

      • Username: User1.white.crime.tokyo.acme

      • Password: acme

    10. Notice the change in the view presented and compare the functionality of the new user to that of admin.

    11. Close your browser windows.

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