Configuring the SAP system server

To allow SAP HP-UX, Linux, or Sun Solaris to issue the InfoPrint Manager commands, you must install the InfoPrint Manager SAP Client on every SAP server where an SAP application server will issue the commands. This includes every application server with a spool work process (SWP) managing R/3 devices that have been configured to use access method L. If you have configured your SAP R/3 system to use alternate servers, you must repeat these installation tasks on the alternate servers as well.

Use this procedure to configure remote servers (HP-UX, Linux, or Sun) running the SAP R/3 application so you can print with InfoPrint Manager:

  1. Obtain access to each HP-UX, Linux, or Sun Solaris server running SAP R/3 and log on.
  2. Verify that you can ping the InfoPrint Manager server by host name:
    ping -c 3 hostname
    where hostname is the unqualified name for the InfoPrint Manager server, such as nwser.

    If the response shows that a good communication path exists, you will see this:

    ----tcpip_addr PING Statistics----
    packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max = 7/7/7 ms

  3. Create a directory named /usr/lpp/pd/bin:
    mkdir /usr/lpp/pd/bin
  4. Use the FTP client of your choice to copy these files from the InfoPrint Manager server to an SAP R/3 application server in your configuration. If you are using an InfoPrint Manager AIX or InfoPrint Manager Linux server, these files reside in the /usr/lpp/pd/bin directory. If you are using an InfoPrint Manager for Windows server, these files reside in the install_path\bin folder:
    • ipm_print.sys
    • ipm_query.sys

    For the secondary qualifier (sys), specify the name of the system where your SAP applications are running, hp for HP-UX, linux for Linux, or sun for Sun Solaris.

  5. Make sure that each file copied in Step 5 is executable.
  6. On the SAP application server in your installation, edit both files so they specify the name of the user (sapuser) and host name where InfoPrint Manager is running. If you want the SAP Client for Linux, HP-UX, or Sun Solaris to use the secure shell (SSH) and secure copy (SCP) commands, you must edit these files so that they specify the secure shell commands. The default behavior of the SAP Clients is to use the remote shell commands (RSH).
    To use the secure shell commands, you must change the value rsh to ssh:
    # change the line bellow from "rsh" to "ssh" for secure shell
    remote_shell="rsh"
  7. Copy the edited SAP command files to any other SAP application servers in your installation that use the InfoPrint Manager server.

Once you have completed this procedure, follow the directions for updating the SAP Profile to activate the SAP Print command and define SAP devices that use access method L in Configuring your SAP system to use the InfoPrint Manager Client command.