Installing a secondary node on AIXAdded by IBM on June 11, 2010 | Version 1 (Original)
|Install IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ for WebSphere Portal on each additional node that you want to add to your cluster. The installation process also federates the node to the deployment manager and adds the node as a member to the existing cluster.
Install IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ for WebSphere Portal on each additional node that you want to add to your cluster. The installation process also federates the node to the deployment manager and adds the node as a member to the existing cluster.
- Make sure that the system on which you are installing meets the supported hardware and software requirements for the product
- The user ID used during installation must have administrator authority
- If you are using a firewall on the system where you are installing, disable the firewall while you perform the installation. If you do not disable the firewall and the installation program detects it, a warning message displays during the installation
- Ensure that the ulimit for your operating system is set to 40000
- Between the installation of the primary and secondary nodes, there is the option of performing a database transfer to a remote database server. Detailed instructions begin with the topic Transferring to DB2. A database transfer can also be performed after secondary nodes have already been added to the cluster.
When installing a secondary node, the node is federated without including any of its applications. This is because the cell can contain only one set of these applications, and the applications have already been included when the primary node was federated.
- Start the installation program.
Select the language for the installation and click OK. The welcome page is displayed.
- Use the Setup disc
If you have the Setup disc, insert it into the CD drive, and then use the ./install.sh command from the root directory of the CD.
When installing with CD-ROM discs, ensure that you do not have an open shell in the CD directory. This can interfere with the installation when the installation program requires you to change discs.
- Access the downloaded product code
If you downloaded the product code, extract all of the downloaded files and run the ./install.sh command from the root directory of the product download.
Remember: Be sure to conform to the conventions of your operating system when specifying directory locations, file names, and so on.
If you want to view the information center for Lotus Quickr, click Launch Information Center to open it in a browser. Otherwise, click Next to continue.
Select I accept both the IBM and the non-IBM terms. Click Next.
Select Advanced Enterprise Cluster, and click Next.
Select the database management system system. If DB2 is selected, a new instance of DB2 will be installed on the machine where the installation is run. After the initial installation, you can transfer to a remote DB2 instance, see Transferring to a remote DB2 database. If Oracle is selected, ensure that there's an existing instance of Oracle already configured. Enter the following information is required to connect to your existing Oracle instance and initialize it for use with Lotus Quickr:
Specify the directory where you want to install Lotus Quickr, and click Next. If the directory that you specify does not exist, it is created.
- Host Name: indicates the name of the host where Oracle is installed.
- Port Number: the port on the Oracle machine (default: 1521).
- DBA User: indicates the Oracle DBA account user id (default: system).
- DBA Password: indicates the Oracle DBA account password.
- DB Name: indicates the database name (SID) of the Oracle instance.
- JDBC Driver Path: indicates the location of the Oracle JDBC library (ojdbc14.jar).
Select Secondary Node, and click Next.
Specify the following server information and click Next:
- Do not include periods (.) in the installation path.
- To avoid problems related to excessively long paths names, use a short installation path name.
- If DB2 is the selected database, the DB2 installation path is based on the Lotus Quickr installation path.
Specify the server information for the deployment manager system, and enter the name of the cluster to which you are adding the new cluster member.
- Specify the name that you want to use to identify this node in the cell. Typically, this value is the same as the host name for the computer. Note that the node name must be unique among other node names in the same cell.
- The fully qualified host name of the computer that is running the server.
Enter the user ID and password to access Lotus Quickr and its supporting infrastructure services with administrator authority. Do not use blanks in either the user ID or the password, and ensure that the password is at least five characters in length. Click Next.
- Ensure that the deployment manager is and running while you are performing the Lotus Quickr installation, or the installation fails.
- The default value for the deployment manager port number is 8879. If you used a different port number when you installed the deployment manager, use that port number here instead.
- When specifying the cluster to be created, do not use spaces or special characters.
- Before continuing please verify that the system clock of the primary node is synchronized with the system clock of the deployment manager. The system clocks must be within five minutes of each other or the node federation fails.CC
Important: The user ID and password you enter here must exactly match the user ID and password you used when installing the primary node.
Select whether you want to run Lotus Quickr as services, and click Next.
Verify the components to be installed, and click Next.
After the installation is underway, use the progress indicators and the process monitoring facilities of your operating system to monitor the overall progress of the installation.
When the installation is complete, a confirmation page is displayed.
Verify that the cluster has been created and that the Lotus Quickr server is running as a cluster member.
Before you click Finish
, note the following information.
- The fully qualified URL to access Lotus Quickr is displayed, with the port number on which Lotus Quickr receives requests. Make a note of the URL, particularly the port number specified in the URL.
- The First Steps utility provides an easy way to log in to Lotus Quickr or access the product documentation. If you want to start First Steps automatically after you close the installation program, ensure that Launch First Steps is selected.
- If you already know that you want to configure Lotus Quickr to use a different database or an LDAP directory, select Launch Advanced Configuration Wizard to continue with that configuration after you close the installation program.
Verify that Lotus Quickr can still launch from the primary node, and that it can launch from the new secondary node. Open a browser window and first enter the primary node URL. After that page renders, enter the secondary node URL mentioned at the end of the Lotus Quickr install.
- Log in to the administrative console for the deployment manager.
- Click Servers -> Clusters, and verify that the cluster you created is displayed.
- Click the cluster name, click Cluster members, and verify that the Lotus Quickr application server is displayed. CC
Note: Remember that WebSphere_Portal is not a cluster member, only the Lotus Quickr server is a cluster member.
Parent topic: Installing a cluster on AIX systems: qp85