Step 5. Verifying the Installation

How to:

To verify that you have successfully installed, use the configuration that is created by the installation. You can verify the product installation by bringing up, checking, connecting to, testing, disconnecting from, and shutting down. (If you started the server as the last step of the installation procedure, skip ahead to Step 5.)

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Procedure: How to Verify Server Installation
  1. Log on to your OpenVMS operating system with the iadmin user ID.
  2. Activate the account privileges (if they are not yet activated) by issuing the following command.

    This is typically done by using AUTHORIZE to set privileges to be active by default, or by putting the SET PROCESS command in the ID login profile (LOGIN.COM).

  3. Start the server with the appropriate path to edastart and the -start option
  4. Check to see whether the processes are active using -show
  5. Start the Web Console by starting a browser pointed at the server HTTP Listener port specified during installation. The URL format is http://host:port. (The URL is also displayed at the end of the installation procedure.)

    For example, if default ports were used during installation, use http://host:8101 for a Full-Function Server and http://host:8121 for a WebFOCUS Server.

  6. If the server is running in a secure mode, you will first see a logon screen. Log on using the iadmin ID used during server configuration. For information about configuring the server security, see Step 6. Security Providers

    The Web Console home page opens. The Home Page is arranged in a menu-like context for the various features it supports. Detailed use of the Web Console for configuration or general operation of the server is available by clicking Help in the left navigation menu and in the Server Administration manual.

  7. If the Web Console opens and displays application tree folders in the left pane, the server is working because it uses its own underlying data access and reporting technologies to visualize the application tree. The server may be further data tested (if desired).
  8. When you are done using the server, you can stop it using the Web Console by clicking the Stop option on the Web Console toolbar.
  9. If you experience any problems, examine the IWAY:[IADMIN.IBI.SRV77.FFS]EDAPRINT.LOG file.

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