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Lab Exercise 3.2: Advanced Administration with iMonitor and iManage

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

  • Monitor with iMonitor

  • Create Users with iManager

  • Create Roles with iManager

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

  • WHITE-SRV1 server created in Lab Exercise 2-2

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

  • A NetWare 6 Operating System CD

Monitor with iMonitor

Perform the following tasks at your administrative workstation.

  1. Verify that NDSIMON.NLM is loaded on your server.

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

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

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

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

    7. TIP

      If an error occurs indicating that the page cannot be displayed, click the >> button near the top left of the screen until the console prompt appears.

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

    9. When the Select Screen to View prompt appears, view the system console by entering 1 and pressing the Enter key.

    10. From your console screen applet, enter EDIT AUTOEXEC.NCF.

    11. Scroll down and verify that NDSIMON.NLM is present in the file and that it has not been commented out.

    12. Close the Console Screen applet.

  2. To launch iMonitor, in the navigation frame on the left side of the screen, scroll to Manage eDirectory and then select NDS iMonitor.

  3. Use the iMonitor TRACE feature.

    1. When the Agent Summary window appears, select Trace Configuration from the Assistant (left frame).

    2. When the Trace Configuration page appears, in the DSTrace Options field and in addition to those tasks already selected, select the following:

      • NCP Client

      • Streams

    3. From the top of the Trace Configuration page, select Submit.

    4. In the Trace History field, select the View icon (magnifying glass).

    5. Scroll down to the bottom of the DSTRACE output.


    Because your home network has no production activity, DSTRACE output is limited in its usefulness. However, in a true production environment, DSTRACE is a valuable tool.

  4. Use iMonitor to determine whether replicas are synchronized:

    1. From the Assistant frame on the left side of the screen, select Agent Health.

    2. In the Health Check: Partition field, select Replica Synchronization.

    3. Note the Partition Synchronization Status and the Replica Status.

  5. Use iMonitor to view eDirectory background process schedules and run DSREPAIR.

    1. From the navigation frame (top of the page), select the Repair icon (the wrench icon).

    2. In the NDS Repair Switches section, select Run in Unattended Mode.

    3. Select Start Repair and wait a few seconds while DSREPAIR runs.

    4. Select the browser's Refresh option.

    5. Under Downloads at the top of the assistant frame on the left side of the screen, select DSREPAIR.HTM.

    6. View the DSREPAIR log file, and then close your browser.

Create Users with iManager

Perform the following tasks at your administrative workstation:

  1. Open NetWare 6 Web 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. When the NetWare Web Manager window appears, in the eDirectory iManage field, select WHITE-SRV1.

    4. When the Login screen appears, authenticate as Admin.

  2. In the Navigation frame along the top of the screen, verify that the Roles and Tasks icon is selected.

  3. In the left frame, expand eDirectory Administration, and then select Create Object.

  4. In the Available Classes field, select User, and then select Next.

  5. In the Create User section, provide the following:

    1. In the UserName field, enter User2.

    2. In the Last Name field, enter User2.

    3. In the context field, browse to the WHITE container.

    4. Select OK to select the WHITE container.

    5. When a message appears indicating that the new user has been created, select OK.

Create Roles with iManage

Perform the following tasks at your administrative workstation:

  1. Create an administration role.

    1. In the header frame along the top of the screen, select the Configure icon (person sitting at desk).

    2. In the left frame, expand Role Management.

    3. Select Create Role.

    4. In the Role Name field, enter iManager Object Creation.

    5. To the right of the Search field, select the Search icon (magnifying glass).

    6. In the Start Search In field, enter ACME, and then select Search.

    7. In the Results field, select the Role Based Service.ACME object.

    8. The Create a Role section will reappear in the main content frame. In the Description field, enter Object Administrator and then select Next (lower-right corner).

    9. When the Tasks section appears in the main content frame

      • In the All Tasks field, select Create Objects.

      • Select the arrow pointing toward the Assigned Tasks field.

      • Select Next.

    10. When the Associate Object section appears in the main content frame, in the Object Name field, browse to User2 (which is located in White.Crime.Tokyo.ACME), and then select OK (upper-right corner).

    11. When the Associate Objects section reappears in the main content frame, select Add, and then select Next.

    12. When the Set Scope section appears in the main content field:

      • Mark the check box next to User2.WHITE.CRIME.TOKYO.acme.

      • In the Scope Name field, browse to the WHITE container, select Add, and then select Next.

    13. When the Summary section appears in the main content frame, note the summary information and then select Done.

    14. In the header frame on the top of the screen, select the Exit icon (open door).

    15. If an Autocomplete dialog box appears, select No.

    16. When the Login window appears, in the Login field, enter User2, and then select Login.

    17. In the left frame, expand iManager Object Creation and note that you can only create objects.

    18. In the header frame along the top of the screen, select Exit and then log in as Admin.

  2. Modify an existing iManager administrative role.

    1. In the header frame along the top of the screen, select Configure.

    2. In the left frame, expand Role Management.

    3. Select Modify Role. In the right frame, a list of installed roles and tasks will appear.

    4. Scroll to the iManager Object Creation.Role-Based Service.ACME field, and select the first Tasks icon (magnifying glass).

    5. When the Modify Tasks section appears, in the All Tasks field, select Delete Objects; next, select the arrow pointing toward the Assigned Tasks field; then select OK. This gives all members of the Object Administrator role the ability to add and remove objects.

    6. In the header frame at the top of the screen, select Exit.

    7. When the Login screen appears, authenticate as User2 (no password).

    8. In the left frame, expand iManager Object Creation and note that this user can create and delete objects.

    9. In the header frame at top of the screen, select Exit.

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