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Preparing to Install CiscoWorks Blue SNA View

Preparing to Install CiscoWorks Blue SNA View

This chapter describes the prerequisites for installing the CiscoWorks Blue SNA View workstation program and contains the following major sections:

Hardware and Software Requirements

This section lists the UNIX workstation requirements for CiscoWorks Blue SNA View.

See the CiscoWorks Blue SNA View Mainframe Installation and User Guide for SNA View mainframe requirements. See the CiscoWorks Blue Maps Installation and User Guide for Maps application requirements.

CiscoWorks Blue SNA View requires a workstation with the following items:

CiscoWorks Blue SNA View can run on the following workstations:

All CiscoWorks Blue SNA View workstations must have either TCP/IP or LU 6.2 connectivity to the SNA View mainframe. The TCP/IP connectivity is provided through the workstation operating system. The LU 6.2 connectivity is provided by one of the following products.

Note LU 6.2 connections are not supported for workstations using Solaris.

Verifying Workstation Requirements

To verify your workstation's compliance with the prerequisite requirements, issue the workstation commands shown in Table 2-1.

Table  2-1: Commands for Verifying Hardware and Software Requirements
Verify AIX HP-UX Solaris
Hard Disk Space df -I bdf df -k
OS Version oslevel uname -a uname -a
RAM Size lscfg | grep mem /etc/dmesg | grep Kbytes dmesg | grep mem
Swap Space Size lsps -a swapinfo swap -s

Becoming the Root User

Before you install the SNA View workstation program, you must have root user authority. The user named root can perform functions restricted from normal users. You can log in to your system as the root user, or you can become the root user by using the su command. You will then be asked to enter the root user's password.

Caution If you are a relatively inexperienced UNIX user, limit your activities as the root user to the tasks described in this publication. As the root user, you can adversely affect your operating environment if you are unaware of the effects of the commands that you use.

If you are not logged in, you can log in as the root user by responding to the login prompt with the username "root." When you log in as the root user, the command prompt changes to a pound sign (#).

login: root Password: rootpassword #

If you are already logged in, but not as the root user, use the su command to become the root user:

% su Password:
rootpassword #

The command prompt changes to a pound sign (#), indicating that you are now the root user.

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