Installation planning checklist
Installation planning checklist
|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:
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:
|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.
|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
|Determine which ports Ricoh ProcessDirector will use. Common ports are:
|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
|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:
||Ricoh ProcessDirector supports these languages and locales: