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:
- Set up the InfoPrint Manager software server by following the instructions in Configuring the InfoPrint Manager software server.
- Create a response file containing all of the user input. A response file template
ipin_responseis included in the
/cdrom/templatesdirectory of the InfoPrint Manager for AIX DVD-ROM and in the
/ip_remote/templatesdirectory 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.
- From the remote system, log in as root and perform these steps:
- Create the
/ip_remotedirectory on the target system:
- Mount the InfoPrint Manager software server as an NFS file system:
mount Infoprint_Manager_software_server_hostname:/ip_remote /ip_remote
- Create the
- Copy the
/ip_remote/templates/ipin_responsefile into a different directory (such as
cp /ip_remote/templates/ipin_response /tmp/ipin_response
/ip_remote/templates/ipin_responsefile contains all of the potential input variables (see Sample ipin_response file for an example of the
- Use your AIX editor of choice to specify the install options you require in the
/tmp/ipin_responsefile. You must specify the
hostnameof the InfoPrint Manager software server in the
ipin_responsefile as a minimum requirement for the installation to be successful. Save the
ipin_responsefile and exit. A sample
ipin_responsefile is found in this publication. See Sample ipin_response file.
- Specify this command to start the remote pull installation:
/ip_remote/remote_install -a /tmp/ipin_responseNote: If you have elected to give the
/ip_remotefile system a different mount point, you must use the optional
-sflag 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
/tmpis not NFS-exported, these commands would secure our example response file:
chmod 600 /tmp/ipin_response chown root:sys /tmp/ipin_responseNote: For troubleshooting information about the installation process, refer to the specific