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Old 09-27-2004, 10:24 AM   #1
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Web-based System Manager


Is there anyway to setup WSM without having a graphics display directly attached to the box? I have a machine here that currently does not have a video card in it.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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If you have no graphic card, you should use "smit", which has most of the useful features found in wsm. smit works on non-graphic as well as on graphic displays.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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Yea, that's what I have been using. The reason I ask was for remote management. I didn't (and still don't really) see the need for there to be a graphic console when I would be using the WSM remotely.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 02:22 AM   #4
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It's a general philosophy problem. If you use your AIX system as a server, you never need a graphic console. If you use it as a workstation, you need a graphic console.
Personnally, I use wsm remotely, so I have no graphic display on most of my systems.
Some people hate sending infos like passwords through the network, so for database administration and system administration purposes, they prefer having the graphical console directly attached to the system, nothing goes to the network.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 11:49 AM   #5
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I very rarely use AIX servers with directly attached graphics displays. I use SSH with X11 tunnelling turned on. As long as I have an X11 server running on the client side (e.g. I run Linux or have Windows with something like Exceed), just typing "wsm" will bring it up on my screen.

There are also a Windows and a Linux client for wsm which should make it run a lot faster (since it runs like a dog otherwise). If you've got wsm installed on your server, you should find the files on there already; just copy them over to your PC and install them.

Finally, you can set the whole thing up to work over a web browser, though I haven't done it for a while and I can't remember exactly how.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 05:52 AM   #6
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+1, that's what I usually do : I find where the Windows client zip file is on the server, I ftp it from the AIX server, install it, and have my wsm client working on my PC, administrating my AIX box.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
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I think the PC client is under /usr/websm/client
 
Old 09-29-2004, 01:31 PM   #8
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Yes, that is exactly what I would like to do. I have installed the windows client on my pc. However, I cannot connect to the box. I started the wsm server from the cmd line, but no go. I have changed the port to a port that I know is open and it still does not connect. Apparently the server is not starting when i run the command.

It seems that because I changed the port to the non-default, the pc-client doesn't see the server. However, if the server is listening for the client shouldn't it pick it up regardless of what port it is on?

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Old 09-29-2004, 02:31 PM   #9
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And problem solved. As soon as I went back to the default port everything was fine. Thanks for the help guys.
 
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Wink

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Althought we did almost nothing, we accept all congratitulations !
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:46 PM   #11
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Quick question - are you running the WebSphere Application Server and are using its admin consoile on the same box? Both try to make use of port 9090 by default, which is why you have to do a "wsmserver -disable" to install WAS with the defaults.

Just be aware! IBM document this sort of behaviour in the WAS RedBooks rather than the WSM RedBooks....
 
  


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