Installation planning checklist

This checklist contains tasks that can help you plan for your RICOH ProcessDirector installation.

Installation planning checklist

Check each item as you complete the task.
  Task Notes
  Estimate your current and future storage and backup needs. Consider production volumes, print resource management, and failure recovery.

  Make sure that you have adequate network capacity.

  Determine which printers you want to use with RICOH ProcessDirector. When you define printers to RICOH ProcessDirector, you need this information:
  • Printer name
  • TCP/IP port number
  • TCP/IP address or host name
  • SNMP community name, if you want to use SNMP to monitor the printer

You should also decide on the language for the printer driver component to use when it returns messages to RICOH ProcessDirector.

  Obtain the required hardware for your configuration that meets your storage and backup requirements See Hardware requirements.

  Establish a host name and IP address for the RICOH ProcessDirector computer. RICOH ProcessDirector supports IPv4 addresses.

  Determine the password to use when you log in to the RICOH ProcessDirector user interface with the aiw user name. The first time you log in to RICOH ProcessDirector with the default user name of aiw and the default password of aiw, you are prompted to change the password. The password must be 8 to 32 alphanumeric characters.  
  Determine how many RICOH ProcessDirector user IDs you want to create and which authority you want each ID to have, such as monitor, operator, supervisor, or administrator. Determine what other authority groups you want to create and what actions they can do.  
  If you want to use LDAP or Active Directory user IDs and passwords to authenticate RICOH ProcessDirector users, ask your LDAP administrator to create LDAP groups for each level of access you want to set up as a RICOH ProcessDirector security group.  
  Consider which job submission methods you are going to use to send jobs to RICOH ProcessDirector. You can copy or FTP files into hot folders, send files using the LPD protocol, or use the pdpr command. If you have the AFP Support feature, you can use Download for z/OS or AFP Download Plus. The job submission method you use depends on the system you are sending the jobs from. For more information, see Job submission.
  Determine which ports RICOH ProcessDirector will use. Common ports are:
LPD protocol
IPDS printers
6001 or alternative
AFP Download Plus or Download for z/OS
DownloadAFP input device
DownloadLineData input device
InfoPrint Transform Manager or RICOH Transform features
RICOH ProcessDirector base product
Ricoh Printer Connector services for Custom PDF printers
RICOH ProcessDirector base product when SSL or TLS is enabled
Ricoh Transform feature user interface (default)

In your firewall settings on the primary computer, set these ports to allow inbound communication within your network. This setting lets users on other computers access the RICOH ProcessDirector user interface with a Web browser.

  Determine which resources must be available for RICOH ProcessDirector to use (such as standard and non-standard AFP fonts). Then, consider how you want to share your resources so they are available to RICOH ProcessDirector (for example, NFS or Samba).

If you store your resources in the C:\aiw\aiw1\resources directory on your primary computer, all the RICOH ProcessDirector components, including any secondary servers, can find them with no additional configuration. RICOH ProcessDirector does not make any changes to that directory during updates, so you do not have to reload the resources when you install an update.

  Install the required software for your configuration (see Installing required software).

  Install any optional software, such as Download for z/OS, AFP Download Plus, or InfoPrint Transform Manager (see Planning for optional software).