Configuring the SAP system server

To allow SAP on HP-UX 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 the InfoPrint Manager OMS. 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, Sun) running the SAP R/3 application so you can print with InfoPrint Manager:

  1. Obtain access to each HP-UX 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. If you cannot ping the InfoPrint Manager server by host name, edit the /etc/hosts file and add the host name and IP address of the InfoPrint Manager server:
    For IPv4:
    /etc/hosts:          9.99.11.109 nwser
    For IPv6:
    [2001:0ce8:58a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0370:3734]
  4. Create a directory named /usr/lpp/pd/bin:
    mkdir /usr/lpp/pd/bin
  5. Use the file transfer protocol (FTP) client of your choice to copy either the /usr/lpp/pd/bin/ipm.omsdesc file from the InfoPrint Manager AIX server and InfoPrint Manager Linux server, or the install_path\bin\ipm.omsdesc from the InfoPrint Manager Windows server to at least one of the SAP R/3 servers running the SAP R/3 application.

    This file contains the InfoPrint Manager OMS definition that is loaded into the SAP R/3 System. Make sure that the file is readable by the sysadmin (where sys is the three-character SAP system name) on the SAP R/3 application system.

  6. 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 server 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_submit.sys
    • ipm_job_cancel.sys
    • ipm_job_query.sys
    • ipm_dev_query.sys

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

  7. Make sure that each file copied in Step 6 is executable.
  8. 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 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"
  9. Copy the four edited SAP command files to any other SAP application servers in your installation that use the InfoPrint Manager server.
  10. To complete the configuration, complete the procedures in Configuring and using the OMS.