Imanager and adding licences

Posted on 2004-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
hello i have been trying to get help with imanager. I wantto make sure if they do not have it installed, how can I make sure when I got to the client site, I will be able to access imanager? also how do you access imanager, and also what they are doing is removing a mla, and removing a vla they are netware 6.0 servers will I have to associate the licence with teh servers. any help would be great
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iManager should come up automatically when the server loads, but it is possible that they have removed the loading of it from the autoexec.ncf.

It is an apache/tomcat thing.  The management portal is loaded separately in its own mini web server.

Autoexec.ncf should have the following sequence in it:

(before the set of statements that start with; Network driver LOADs and BINDs are initiated via
and end with: MOUNT ALL)

(These do other things too...)
load nile.nlm
load httpstk.nlm /SSL /keyfile:"SSL CertificateIP"




#Apache is now the NetWare Web Manager server

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To get to iManager, you use a browser.  At this time, IE6 still works best.

In the address bar, type ""  where the stuff is the IP address of the server - and don't type the quotes.  You should be issued an SSL certificate, which you should accept.  You will then get a login screen.  In this login screen, the context is entered separately from the user ID, so don't put .ADMIN.ORG in the user ID field, just ADMIN.  

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Ewps, I put a leading dot in the IP address.  It should be ...
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Note:  The AUTOEXEC.NCF info is for a NetWare 6.0 box.  NetWare 6.5 uses Apache 2 and Tomcat 4.
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As far as managing the licenses with iManager, I recommend you look into the NetWare 6 and/or iManager documentation.  The license management option is pretty straightforward to me, but if you've never done it before, it would be good to read up on it

The documentation for most of Novell's products is at

The version of iManager you'll be using with NetWare 6 is most likely 1.5x or earlier, so check out the documentation for iManager 1.5.2.   There is also iManager documentation as part of the NetWare 6.0 documentation.

As far as the procedure, do as I said in your other question - install the new licensing first, then disassociate the old licenses, then associate the new server licenses.  If you have more than one server in the tree, you will need a server license for each server, which are downloadable for free from Novell.  MLA licensing lets you use the MLA license for all of the servers, but VLA licensing is one server instance per license.

After you install the new user licensing and remove the old user licensing, users may have to log out and back in in order to grab a new license instance.
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You'd probably be surprised that NWAdmin32.exe can still deal with NetWare licensing... so what if iManager is broken?  You still have NWAdmin32.exe
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'cause this is a remote branch site that normally would be managed across a 56K frame link, which NWAdmn32 doesn't work all that great across, hence they want to make sure it's working for future endeavors, from what I can tell.

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