Follow these instructions for all AIX® production environments.
- Checking the network setup
- Disabling firewall products
- Installing the Mozilla browser
- Setting the locale
Checking the network setup
This topic describes the network setup requirements. Proper network configuration is essential when installing Lotus® Expeditor Server.
Lotus 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. Use the following instructions to determine if the system's network is configured correctly:
- To open the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT), run the following command: smitty tcpip
- Select Minimum Configuration & Startup and then select your Available Network Interface.
- Confirm that the Internet ADDRESS field is completed.
Lotus 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.
Lotus 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).
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. 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 browser
Download and install the Mozilla 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 installed Mozilla 1.7.8 or higher. If you do not have the Mozilla browser, download and install the browser from http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/browsers/
You might need to start the Mozilla browser from directories other than the one where you have installed Mozilla, so make sure Mozilla is in the path.
After you install the Mozilla browser, export the location of the Mozilla browser using a command that identifies the actual location of the browser. For example, if the Mozilla package is in the /opt/bin/mozilla
directory, use the following command:
Setting the locale
To change the default system locale, run the commands
Parent topic: Preparing an AIX operating system: XPD622