The installation process creates these high-level directories:
Is optional when installing and maintaining a single copy of the software. It is required if installing and maintaining multiple copies (for example, multiple server maintenance releases) to ensure that each installed instance has a uniquely-named home directory. For example:
Designates the type of product. The default values are:
for a Full-Function Server
for a DataMigrator Server
for a WebFOCUS Reporting Server
for a Shared Application Server for WebFOCUS Maintain
Optional for an initial default installation and configuration. Required when configuring additional instances. You must add a suffix to the directory name to ensure that each instance has a uniquely-named configuration directory. In the following example, for an additional instance of an Full-Function Server, the suffix 002 has been added:
Security for application directories is handled at the operating system level. To avoid any possibility of these directories being accessed inappropriately by means of APP commands (such as APP DELETE AppDirName), use directory security to set the appropriate permissions on these directories.
Multiple WebFOCUS Reporting Servers. If you plan to install multiple copies of WebFOCUS on the same computer, and you want to provide each copy with its own WebFOCUS Reporting Server, you may wish to maintain a separate ibi root directory for each copy, so that you can keep copies of each components, including the server, together in the same path.
For example, if you want to install two copies of WebFOCUS, one for testing and one for production, you could create a wftest directory and a wfprod directory. They would include the following subdirectories (this is a partial list):
home/iadmin/wftest/ibi/srv77/home (server home directory)
home/iadmin/wftest/ibi/WebFOCUS77 (WebFOCUS product components directory)
home/iadmin/wfprod/ibi/srv77/home (server home directory)
home/iadmin/wfprod/ibi/srv77/wfs (server configuration directory)
home/iadmin/wfprod/ibi/WebFOCUS77 (WebFOCUS product components directory)
You could provide a separate apps directory for each copy of WebFOCUS, or specify a single apps directory to be shared by all copies of WebFOCUS.