Pull InfoPrint Manager to a remote system (unattended)

Use this procedure to pull the InfoPrint Manager software from the InfoPrint Manager software server to a remote unattended machine:

  1. Set up the InfoPrint Manager software server by following the instructions in Configuring the InfoPrint Manager software server.
  2. Create a response file containing all of the user input. A response file template named ipin_response is included in the /cdrom/templates directory of the InfoPrint Manager for AIX DVD-ROM and in the /ip_remote/templates directory on the InfoPrint Manager software server (the source server). There are notes in the response file to guide you with your answers. More information about user input can be found in Preparing to use the InfoPrint Manager Installer.
  3. From the remote system, log in as root and perform these steps:
    1. Create the /ip_remote directory on the target system: mkdir /ip_remote.
    2. Mount the InfoPrint Manager software server as an NFS file system:
      mount Infoprint_Manager_software_server_hostname:/ip_remote /ip_remote
  4. Copy the /ip_remote/templates/ipin_response file into a different directory (such as /tmp):
    cp /ip_remote/templates/ipin_response /tmp/ipin_response

    The /ip_remote/templates/ipin_response file contains all of the potential input variables (see Sample ipin_response file for an example of the ipin_response file).

  5. Use your AIX editor of choice to specify the install options you require in the /tmp/ipin_response file. You must specify the hostname of the InfoPrint Manager software server in the ipin_response file as a minimum requirement for the installation to be successful. Save the ipin_response file and exit. A sample ipin_response file is found in this publication. See Sample ipin_response file.
  6. Specify this command to start the remote pull installation:
    /ip_remote/remote_install -a /tmp/ipin_response
    Note: If you have elected to give the /ip_remote file system a different mount point, you must use the optional -s flag to identify it.

    The installation will begin by reading the values from the response file. You will not see the InfoPrint Installer graphic user interface appear.

    Important: Sensitive information, such as principal passwords, might be included in your response file. To avoid potential security breaches, you should restrict access to the response file before saving any sensitive information in it. To begin, you should save the response file in a directory with restricted access (that is, one that is not NFS-exported to other systems). Modify the permissions and ownership of the response file to limit the users who can examine its contents. Assuming that /tmp is not NFS-exported, these commands would secure our example response file:
    chmod 600 /tmp/ipin_response
    chown root:sys /tmp/ipin_response

    Note: For troubleshooting information about the installation process, refer to the specific /var/log/pd/install/*.wlog files.