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
  Determine your system configuration (see System configurations for an example of a configuration). Keep in mind your requirements for file sharing (such as Shark, FAST, RAID, or NFS) and failure recovery.

  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.

 
  Decide whether to set up your file system as partitions or as mounted file systems from other storage units. See Planning for file systems.

 
  Decide whether to use the version of DB2 supplied with Ricoh ProcessDirector or your own copy. If you use your own copy:
  • Decide whether to install DB2 on the primary computer or on a different computer.
  • If you install DB2 on a different computer, determine the directory for Ricoh ProcessDirector information.
 
  Determine what values to use for the Ricoh ProcessDirector group on this computer. The default name for the group is aiwgrp1 and the default GID is 32458. You can change either value. Keep in mind that the GID must be the same across all primary and secondary computers; therefore, if you choose your own, make sure the value is large enough to avoid conflicts. All user and group names must have 1-8 characters because of a restriction in DB2.

See Creating system groups and users for additional information about creating this group and other required groups.

  Determine what values to use for the Ricoh ProcessDirector system user. The default name for the system user is aiw1 and the default UID is 32457. You can change either value. Keep in mind that the UID must be the same across the primary and all secondary computers that connect to it; therefore, if you choose your own, make sure the value is large enough to avoid conflicts. All user and group names must have 1-8 characters because of a restriction in DB2.

If you create directories for Ricoh ProcessDirector input devices to use, this UID must be a member of the group that owns these directories.

See Creating system groups and users for additional information about creating this user and other required users.

 
  Determine the user IDs and groups for DB2 to use. Default names are provided, but you can change them to meet your requirements. All user and group names must have 1-8 characters because of a restriction in DB2.
  • In any DB2 configuration, you need an Instance group and a Database fenced group. The default names for those groups are aiwdbgrp and aiwdbfgp.
  • In any DB2 configuration, you need an Instance user and a Fenced user. The default names for the users are aiwinst and aiwdbfid.
  • If you install a DB2 client on the same computer as the base product and a DB2 server on a different computer, you need a Database client user. The default name for this user is aiwclnt.
You should never log in as any of these users, but you might need to recognize them for recordkeeping and security.
 
  Establish a host name and IP address for each server, including the DB2 server on a different computer if you use one. 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:
515
LPD protocol
5001–65535
IPDS printers
6001 or alternative
AFP Download Plus or Download for z/OS
6100
DownloadAFP input device
6102
DownloadLineData input device
6986–6992
InfoPrint Transform Manager or Ricoh Transform features
15080
Ricoh ProcessDirector base product
15081
Ricoh Printer Connector services for Custom PDF printers
15443
Ricoh ProcessDirector base product when SSL or TLS is enabled
16080
Ricoh Transform feature user interface (default)
50000
DB2
55555
Primary servers listening for secondary servers
 
  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 /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).

 
  Change the language for the computer, if required:
AIX
In SMIT, click System EnvironmentsManage Language Environment.
SLES
In YaST:
  • Click SystemChoose Language.
  • Click SystemSelect Keyboard Layout.

In the KDE Control Center, click Regional & AccessibilityCountry/Region & Language.

Red Hat
On a command line, type: system-config-language Choose a different language in the Language Selection tool.
Windows
Click Control PanelRegional and Language Options.
Ricoh ProcessDirector supports these languages and locales:
  • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
  • English (en_US)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • German (de_DE)
  • Italian (it_IT)
  • Japanese (ja_JP)
  • Spanish (es_ES)