Understanding interoperating environments

When you install an InfoPrint Manager server on a system, the install process creates a namespace for that server. The namespace is a directory structure where InfoPrint Manager stores the location information of all of your InfoPrint objects, including the server itself, queues and destinations, and the Access Control Lists (ACLs) used by InfoPrint Manager Security.

If you install a second InfoPrint Manager server on another system on your network, that server will create its own namespace and the two servers will operate entirely independent of each other. In some cases, however, you might want your servers to be able to work together. To make InfoPrint Manager servers work together, you set up an interoperating environment in which two or more InfoPrint Manager servers share the same namespace. The namespace is located in a directory on one of the servers and the other servers are granted permissions that allow them to use that directory.

When configuring InfoPrint Manager servers to support interoperability, make sure that these two rules are followed:

  1. Each InfoPrint Manager server must be accessible by all of the other InfoPrint Manager servers using the same host name.

    For example, if Server1 is an InfoPrint Manager server with a host name of server.local, then all other InfoPrint Manager servers must use server.local to access Server1.

  2. The host name for each InfoPrint Manager server must be the host name that is identified for the first (or primary) network card that is defined to that server.