Follow these instructions for all Linux® production environments.
- Checking the network setup
- Disabling other Web servers
- Disabling firewall products
- Installing the Mozilla Firefox browser
- Setting the locale
Checking the network setup
This topic describes the network setup requirements. Proper network configuration is essential when installing Expeditor Server.
Checking for a static IP address
Expeditor Server requires your system to have a static IP address if the system will be used in production. A dynamic IP address is allowed for development environments.
Checking for a fully-qualified host name
Expeditor Server also requires the use of a fully-qualified host name, which is typically the host name of the server, along with its fully-qualified domain name (FQDN). To ensure that the fully-qualified host name is configured correctly, use the ping command before you start the installation. For example, type the following command at the command prompt:
represents the fully-qualified host name of your system. If a fully-qualified host name is not configured correctly, the request might time out. If necessary, contact your network administrator for assistance.
Expeditor Server does not support the use of an IP address instead of a fully-qualified host name registered with your Domain Name Server (DNS).
Checking port bindings
Expeditor Server requires specific ports to complete the installation. If two applications attempt to use the same port, a port conflict results.
You can use the Netstat utility to ensure that port bindings are available:
- Open a terminal.
- Type netstat -an at the command prompt.
- Look at the numbers listed in the Local Address column. The fifth number is the port number. For example, if the IP address is 188.8.131.52:80, 80 is the port number.
- Verify that the following port numbers, required by Expeditor Server, are not in use. If any of these port numbers are already in use you might experience port conflicts. Expeditor Server and related applications require the following ports by default for successful operation:
- 80 (HTTP port)
- 523 (DB2® Administration Server)
- 8008 (IBM® HTTP Server Administration port)
- 50000 (DB2 instance connection port)
- If 50000 is used by another process, DB2 will use the next available port for the DB2 instance connection.
- On SUSE Linux, the mrt (IPv6 multi-threaded routing toolkit) also uses 50000 as the default port number.
Disabling other Web servers
If other Web servers are running on your system, you will have a port conflict with IBM HTTP Server. Both Web servers listen on port 80, unless otherwise configured. To prevent this conflict, disable the other Web server.
To determine whether or not Apache Web Server is enabled, complete the following steps:
- Click Application -> Server Settings -> Services.
- In the Currently Running in Runlevel column, scroll down and verify that httpd is not checked.
- Click httpd to highlight it.
- Verify that the Status windows says httpd is stopped. Verify that httpd is still not checked.
Disabling firewall products
Before you start the Lotus® Expeditor Server installation program, it is recommended that you disable any firewall products that are running. The Lotus Expeditor Server installation and configuration program will attempt to access local TCP/IP resources, such as the local Web server. No external resources will be accessed. If the firewall denies the access attempts made by the installation and configuration program, the installation will fail. After configuration completes, you may re-enable the firewall.
Installing the Mozilla Firefox browser
Download and install the Mozilla Firefox Web browser so that you can use the launchpad application on the product disc and the First Steps application. For this release of Lotus Expeditor Server, it is recommended that you install Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher. If you do not have the Mozilla Firefox browser, download and install the browser from http://www.mozilla.com
You might need to start the browser from directories other than the one where you installed it, so make sure Mozilla Firefox is in the path.
After you install the Mozilla Firefox browser, export the location of the browser using a command that identifies the actual location of the browser. For example, if the Mozilla Firefox package is in the /usr/bin/firefox
directory, use the following command:
Setting the locale
To change the default system locale, run the commands
Parent topic: Preparing a Linux operating system: XPD621