PMDF Installation Guide
Tru64 UNIX Edition
12.2 Step-By-Step Installation and Configuration Instructions on NT
The following discussion outlines the steps in the PMDF-XGS transport
bridge component installation and configuration on NT (Intel). Refer to
Chapter 13 for a sample installation and configuration dialogue.
- Insert the PMDF distribution CD-ROM into a drive accessible from
the NT (Intel) transport bridge system.
- Create a directory where you want the code installed, and move to
it as the current directory; for instance:
- Copy the program files from the PMDF distribution CD-ROM to this
directory; for instance:
CD-ROM-drive is the drive for the CD-ROM
- Execute the
config.bat program by issuing the command:
- The configuration procedure will then ask how many processes to use
to communicate with the PMDF-MTA/PMDF-XGS system. One process is
generally sufficient, though some sites might choose to enable
additional processes for performance reasons.
Enter the number of processes you want to use.
One or more SNADS receive processes might be configured
How many receive processes should be run ?
- The configuration procedure will next ask:
Enter the TCP/IP name of the PMDF-MTA/PMDF-XGS system.
The receive processes need to connect to the PMDF MTA
What is the TCP/IP hostname of the machine running PMDF?
- The configuration procedure will then ask:
Enter the TCP/IP port number on which the PMDF Service Dispatcher on
the PMDF-MTA/PMDF-XGS system will be configured to listen for
connections from the PMDF-XGS transport bridge.
What port is the SNADS receive process on the PMDF machine listening on
Port number ?
- The configuration procedure will next ask:
Enter the SNADS name which the SNADS nodes will be configured to use
for the PMDF-XGS transport bridge. Note that any SNADS distributions
sent to the PMDF-XGS transport bridge will be passed through to the
PMDF-MTA/PMDF-XGS system itself. Thus although the transport bridge is
often given its own SNADS name, it is actually possible to use the same
SNADS name for the PMDF-XGS transport bridge as for the
PMDF-MTA/PMDF-XGS system itself. (Using the same name means one less
name that the SNADS nodes must be configured to know.)
What is the SNADS name of the Gateway?
- The configuration procedure will next ask what is the maximum size
of document that you want the PMDF-XGS transport bridge to accept for
Enter the maximum document size you want to allow. Unless you have
particular reasons for limiting document size, there is usually no
reason not to allow a very large size here.
What is the maximum document size to be accepted by the Gateway ?
- The PMDF-XGS transport bridge programs can write logging
information to the syslog daemon on the system of your choice. The
configuration procedure will ask which system that should be:
Enter the system to whose syslog daemon you want the PMDF-XGS transport
bridge programs to write any logging output.
What is the TCP/IP host name of the syslog host ?
- The PMDF-XGS transport bridge uses a separate SNADS send process
for each SNADS node to which it connects directly, or in other
words, to which it is directly adjacent. Note that any number of SNADS
nodes might be connected by routing through a single SNADS node
directly adjacent to the PMDF-XGS transport bridge. A decision to
configure multiple SNADS nodes to be directly adjacent to the PMDF-XGS
transport bridge is usually a matter of administrative convenience or
performance. If you are configuring for the first time, you might want
to begin by configuring only one directly adjacent SNADS node. The
configuration procedure will now ask how many SNADS send processes,
each corresponding to a different directly adjacent SNADS node, you
want to configure:
Enter the port number that the first SNADS send process should use. The
configuration procedure will then ask about any additional SNADS send
processes you might want to configure:
There might be several SNADS send processes. Each listens on a separate port
and is typically used to send to a different SNADS node.
What port number should the first SNADS send process use ?
Enter another port number for each additional SNADS send process you
want to configure. Entering [RETURN] with no port number
will terminate this dialogue.
What port number should the next SNADS send process use?
(press enter to end)
- The PMDF-XGS transport bridge installation and configuration
procedure will now complete with no further questions. Using your
configuration answers, it creates a file
xgs.bat that you
must execute to start up the PMDF-XGS transport bridge programs. This
file should also be shadowed to the transport bridge system's
Startup folder so that it will be autostarted.
- If you have not yet configured the SNADS nodes to know about the
PMDF-XGS transport bridge and the PMDF-MTA/PMDF-XGS system, you must do
so; see the PMDF System Manager's Guide for details. If you have not yet installed
and configured PMDF-XGS on the PMDF-MTA system, you must do that also;
see Chapter 1 for installation instructions and see Chapter 14
and Chapter 15 for configuration instructions and a sample