SRAdmin Installation Methods

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You can install SRAdmin through the following methods:
  • CA Spectrum
    GUI
    If you install
    CA Spectrum
    on a local computer from the
    CA Spectrum
    GUI, SRAdmin can be installed during the installation process. You cannot install SRAdmin from the
    CA Spectrum
    GUI when you install remotely. If you are using the
    CA Spectrum
    GUI locally to upgrade from a release earlier than
    CA Spectrum
    9.0, SRAdmin cannot be automatically upgraded on the local machine. Instead, you have the option to install it.
  • SRAdmin GUI
    Install SRAdmin from the SRAdmin GUI when you want to perform a remote installation or a distributed installation of
    CA Spectrum
    . You can also install SRAdmin from the SRAdmin GUI as an alternative to using the
    CA Spectrum
    GUI installation to perform a local
    CA Spectrum
    installation.
  • Manually install SRAdmin on Linux, Solaris, and Windows platforms
    As an alternative to the GUI install options, install SRAdmin manually.
  • Install SRAdmin in silent mode on Linux, Solaris, and Windows platforms
    As an alternative to the GUI and manual install options, install SRAdmin in silent mode.
Install SRAdmin Daemon
Install SRAdmin from the SRAdmin GUI when you want to perform a remote installation or a local distributed installation of
CA Spectrum
. You can also install SRAdmin from the SRAdmin GUI as an alternative to using the
CA Spectrum
GUI installation to perform a local
CA Spectrum
installation.
Note:
If you are upgrading
CA Spectrum
from a post 9.0 release, you do not need to install SRAdmin. SRAdmin is automatically upgraded.
Follow these steps:
  1. Ensure that you have met the installation prerequisites for Linux, Solaris, or Windows.
  2. Ensure that you are logged in as root when installing on Solaris or Linux (unless you are using a sudoers file for root permissions). Ensure that you are logged in as a user with Administrator rights if you are installing on Windows.
  3. Insert the installation media into the appropriate drive.
    The Install dialog appears.
  4. Click Install
    CA Spectrum
    Remote Administration.
    The License Agreement dialog appears.
  5. Scroll through and read the license agreement, accept the agreement, and click Next.
    The Destination Location dialog appears with the default directory.
  6. Click Next if you want to install in the default location or click Choose and select a different directory and then click Next.
    The default directory for Windows is C:/Program Files/SRAdmin. The default directory for Solaris and Linux is /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin.
    A dialog appears with a progress bar.
    On Linux platforms, the following warning could appear before the installer launches, if you launch the installer from a shell. This warning does not cause any problems with your installation and can be disregarded:
    awk: cmd. line:6: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.'
    The Installation Complete dialog appears once the installation is complete.
  7. Click Done to exit.
    SRAdmin Daemon is installed.
Manually Install SRAdmin Daemon on Windows
You can manually install SRAdmin as an alternative to installing SRAdmin from the
CA Spectrum
GUI or the SRAdmin GUI.
Run the visual studio runtime installation before you net start sradmin on Windows. From the command prompt, go to <
spectrum cd directory
>/nt/nttools/VS2008 and run vcredist_x86.exe.
Follow these steps:
  1. Ensure that you have met the installation prerequisites.
  2. Insert the
    CA Spectrum
    installation media into the appropriate drive.
  3. Log in as Administrator or a user with administrator privileges.
    If you are running the Cygwin32 bash shell, exit it.
  4. Open the command prompt and shift to the Program Files directory.
  5. Create the SRAdmin directory by entering:
    mkdir SRAdmin
  6. Run cd SRAdmin.
  7. Copy the
    CA Spectrum
    Remote Administration Daemon from the installation media to the SRAdmin directory by entering:
    copy <installation_media drive>\sdic\windows\sradmin.exe
  8. Install the
    CA Spectrum
    Remote Administration Daemon by entering:
    sradmin.exe --install
  9. Start the
    CA Spectrum
    Remote Administration Daemon by entering:
    sradmin.exe --start
    SRAdmin Daemon is installed.
Manually Install SRAdmin Daemon on Linux
You can manually install SRAdmin as an alternative to installing SRAdmin from the
CA Spectrum
GUI or the SRAdmin GUI.
Follow these steps:
  1. Ensure that you have met the installation prerequisites.
  2. Insert the installation media into the appropriate drive.
  3. Log in as root and create the SRAdmin directory path by entering:
    mkdir -p /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin
    This directory path is stored in the S99sradmin file in the /etc/rc2.d/ directory.
  4. Copy the SRAdmin Daemon to the SRAdmin directory by entering:
    cp <installation_media drive>/sdic/linux/sradmin.exe /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin
  5. Copy sradmin.rc2 to the init.d directory by entering:
    cp <installation_media drive>/sdic/linux/sradmin rc2 /etc/init.d/sradmin
  6. Change the file permissions by entering:
    chmod 500 /etc/init.d/sradmin
  7. Run the following command:
    /sbin/chkconfig --add sradmin
  8. Start the
    CA Spectrum
    Remote Administration Daemon by entering:
    /etc/init.d/sradmin start
    SRAdmin Daemon is installed.
Manually Install SRAdmin Daemon on Solaris
You can manually install SRAdmin as an alternative to installing SRAdmin from the
CA Spectrum
GUI or the SRAdmin GUI.
Follow these steps:
  1. Ensure that you have met the installation prerequisites.
  2. Insert the installation media into the appropriate drive.
  3. Log in as root and create the SRAdmin directory path as follows:
    mkdir -p /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin
    This path is stored in the S99sradmin file in the /etc/rc2.d/ directory.
  4. Copy SRAdmin Daemon to the SRAdmin directory as follows:
    cp <installation_media drive>/sdic/sunos5/sradmin.exe /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin
  5. Copy the sradmin.rc2 file to the init.d directory as follows:
    cp <installation_media drive>/sdic/sunos5/sradmin.rc2 /etc/init.d/sradmin
  6. Change the file permissions as follows:
    chmod 500 /etc/init.d/sradmin
  7. Change the directory to rc2.d as follows:
    cd /etc/rc2.d
  8. Run the following command:
    ln -s ../init.d/sradmin S99sradmin
  9. Start the
    CA Spectrum
    Remote Administration Daemon as follows:
    /etc/init.d/sradmin start
    SRAdmin Daemon is installed.
Install SRAdmin Daemon in Silent Mode on Windows
As an alternative, you can install SRAdmin Daemon on Windows using silent mode.
By default, a silent installation of SRAdmin Daemon is installed into the /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin/directory. To install SRAdmin Daemon into another directory, run the following command before completing the silent installation procedure:
srainstall.bin -f <properties file>
The properties file now contains the following text:
INSTALLER_UI=silent USER_INSTALL_DIR=/sradmin
Follow these steps:
  1. Ensure that you have met the installation prerequisites.
  2. Insert the installation media into the appropriate drive.
  3. Log in as Administrator or as a user with administrator privileges.
  4. Open the command prompt and go to the appropriate drive.
  5. Run the following command:
    sdic\nt\ srainstall.exe -i silent
    SRAdmin Daemon is silently installed.
Install SRAdmin Daemon in Silent Mode on Linux
As an alternative, you can install SRAdmin Daemon on Linux using silent mode.
By default, a silent installation of SRAdmin Daemon is installed into the /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin/directory. To install SRAdmin Daemon into another directory, run the following command before performing the following procedure:
srainstall.bin -f <properties file>
The properties file now contains the following text:
INSTALLER_UI=silent USER_INSTALL_DIR=/sradmin
Follow these steps:
  1. Ensure that you have met the installation prerequisites.
  2. Insert the installation media into the appropriate drive.
  3. Log in as root and navigate to the following directory path:
    <installation_media drive>/sdic/linux
  4. Run the following command:
    srainstall.bin -i silent
    On Linux platforms, the following warning can appear before the installer launches. This warning does not cause problems with your installation and can be disregarded:
    awk: cmd. line:6: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.'
    SRAdmin Daemon is silently installed.
Install SRAdmin Daemon in Silent Mode on Solaris
As an alternative, you can install SRAdmin Daemon on Solaris using silent mode.
By default, a silent installation of SRAdmin Daemon is installed into the /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin/directory. To install SRAdmin Daemon into another directory, run the following command before completing the silent installation procedure:
srainstall.bin -f <properties file>
The properties file now contains the following text:
INSTALLER_UI=silent USER_INSTALL_DIR=/sradmin
Follow these steps:
  1. Ensure that you have met the installation prerequisites.
  2. Insert the installation media into the appropriate drive.
  3. Log in as root.
  4. Navigate to the following directory path:
    <installation_media_drive>/sdic/sunos5
  5. Run the following command:
    srainstall.bin -i silent
    SRAdmin Daemon is silently installed.
Create the Host Installation Information File
The Distributed Installer (distinst.exe) uses the information in the Host Installation Information (HII) file to complete the distributed installation.
Follow these steps:
  1. Create a text file using a text editor, for host installation information. Alternatively, you can use the hostargs.<
    time
    > file located in the <
    $SPECROOT
    >Install-Tools/LOGS/<
    version_date
    > directory as a starting point.
    The hostargs.<
    time
    > file does not exist for a new installation.
  2. Enter the HII file parameters for each computer on which you plan to install
    CA Spectrum
    .
  3. Save the file with a valid filename in a directory, for example, tmp. As long as it is valid, the HII filename is not important.
    You need this file name when you run the distributed installation client.
  4. Exit the text editor.
    The HII file is created.
HII File Parameters
The following table describes the parameters in the Host Installation Information File:
Parameter
Description
remote_host=<
remote host to install on
>
The target system for the installation.
l_handle=<
landscape handle
>
The landscape handle of the remote system. Required only for
SpectroSERVER
installations.
install_dir=<
path
>
The directory where
CA Spectrum
is installed. For example, /usr/Spectrum or C:/win32app/Spectrum.
install_owner=<
username
>
The owner of the installation.
main_loc_serv=<
location server
>
The name of the Main Location Server (required for all-non patch installations). You can only specify a remote host if you are installing a
SpectroSERVER
.
vcd_path=<
vcd path
>
The path of the installation information. For example, if the installation files are in the local directory, /tmp/SpectrumInstallMedia, enter vcd_path=/tmp/SpectrumInstallMedia
ss_install=yes|no
(Optional)
Default
= Yes for a new installation. Select No if you do not want to install the
SpectroSERVER
on the remote computer. For first-time installations only.
oc_install=yes|no
(Optional)
Default
= No. Select No if you do not want to install OneClick on the remote computer. For first-time installations only.
xtn_install=yes|no
(Optional)
Default
= Yes for a new installation. Select No if you do not want to install components marked as XTN. For first-time installations only.
Note:
If you set the ss_install parameter to Yes, set the xtn_install parameter to Yes. Do not set xtn_install to Yes when the components marked as XTN are not installed with either OneClick or the
SpectroSERVER
.
install_type=full|minimal
Default
= Full. Full indicates standard installation type (all
CA Spectrum
components). Select minimal for Remote Operations Server. Required for new installations only.
patch=yes|no
(Optional)
Default
= No. Select Yes for patch installations.
same=yes|no
(Optional)
Default
= No. Select Yes to re-install files that have the same version as the presently installed version.
overwrite=yes|no
(Optional)
Default
= No. Select Yes to overwrite all files when selecting same=yes and to avoid the process of comparing installed files with the files to be installed. Files are not preserved.
locale=
<value>
(Upgrades and Migrations only) Specifies the language to install (evformat/pcause/eventtables).
Do not use this parameter when you are upgrading from
CA Spectrum
9.3 or 9.3 H01.
Values
:  en_US = English; ja_JP = Japanese; zh_CN = Simplified Chinese; zh_TW = Traditional Chinese.
exclude_parts=<
PART-NUMBE
R>;
<PART-NUMBER
>
Excludes components from installation. This list is saved for future upgrades/patches.
For example:
exclude_parts=SA-RPT-MGR excludes
CA Spectrum
Report Manager from a OneClick distributed installation.
exclude_parts=SA-CFMGR;SA-SPM excludes NCM and SPM from a OneClick distributed installation.
ignore_disk_space=yes|no
(Optional)
Default
= No. Select Yes if you want to install, regardless of the disk space warnings.
remove_vnmdb_lock=yes|no
Default
= No. Removes the vnmdb lock file if one exists. Enter Yes only if
SpectroSERVER
is not running.
srm_source_host=<
hostname
>
(Optional) Report Manager option (default = no migration). The MySQL hostname needed to obtain the
CA Spectrum
Report Manager database.
 
(Optional) Report Manager option (default = no migration). The MySQL password is required for the
CA Spectrum
Report Manager database.
srm_ss_servers=<
server lists
> (separated by ";")
(Optional) Report Manager option (default = Main Location Server). The
SpectroSERVER
s from which Report Manager gathers information.
tomcat_port=xxxxxx
The port number for Apache Tomcat.
Default
: 80 for Windows; 8080 for Solaris/Linux.
tomcat_root=<
tomcat root directory
>
An existing Apache Tomcat directory. The default is the OneClick install directory.
server_username=<
user name
>
(Optional) Used by the Process Daemon (processd) server on Windows only. For a Windows domain, the syntax is
<domain>\<username
>. Default = SRAdmin username.
server_password=<
password
>
(Optional) Used by the processd server on Windows only. Default = SRAdmin password.
 
Creating the Password File
A password file contains accounts and passwords for remote computers. You can create a password file on Solaris, Linux, and Windows. You add one entry per host to this file. Each line contains:
  • host name
  • root/administrator account name
  • root/administrator account password
You can use a pound (#) or a backslash (\) in the password file. Insert a backslash before the characters of the password or
CA Spectrum
interprets them as a comment line.
For example, if your password is test#computer, enter it in the password file as test\#computer. If your password is test\computer, enter it in the password file as test\\computer.
You can use a sudoers file to provide users with limited root permissions for remote clients. Root permissions apply only to the commands required to install
CA Spectrum
. This option is available for Solaris and Linux operating systems.
Create a Password File
You can omit a root/administrator password in the password file and only enter a host name and user name. In this case, the
CA Spectrum
distributed installation client prompts you to enter a password at the command line.
After you enter a password, the installer asks if you want to use this same password for all entries. If you answer “No," you are prompted for a password each time a host in the password file does not have a password entry.
Follow these steps:
  1. Create a password file using a text editor.
  2. For each system in which you plan to install
    CA Spectrum
    , add an entry with the host name, account name, and password. Enter this information in the following order:
    • On Solaris/Linux:
      <host name> <root account name> <root password>
    • On Windows:
      <host name> <administrator account name> <administrator password>
    The <
    root password
    > and the <
    administrator password
    > are optional.
  3. Save the file with a valid file name in a directory. If the password file name is valid, it is not important.
    Use this file name for running the distributed installation client.
  4. Exit the text editor.
    The password file is created.
Grant Limited Root Permissions (Linux and Solaris)
Sudo (super user do) is a third-party application. Using this application, a system administrator can let users run certain commands as root or as another user.
CA Spectrum
is compatible with the sudoers file (which the Sudo application uses). Specifically, you can use the sudoers files to grant users root permissions that are needed for running the
CA Spectrum
installation on remote systems. This file eliminates the need for the installation program to have full root permissions on all of the remote systems where
CA Spectrum
is installed.
CA Spectrum
does not use the actual Sudo application to change user permissions. Instead, it parses the applicable information in the sudoers file to provide installation permissions to the specified user. For information about the Sudo application, see http://www.courtesan.com/sudo/.
SRAdmin Daemon must be installed on all the computers where you plan to install
CA Spectrum
. You also need a sudoers file on all the computers where you plan to install
CA Spectrum
.
Execute the following steps on each remote computer where you are installing
CA Spectrum
.
Follow these steps:
  1. Add the following entry to the sudoers file. This entry provides the specified user permission to run the sradmin.exe program as root:
    <username> <client_host> = <path_to_sraadmin>/sradmin.exe
    • username
      Specifies the user with root permissions for running the installation. You can set this parameter to ALL to indicate that all users can have root permissions.
    • client_host
      Specifies the name of the local host system (that is, the system where you plan to run the distributed installation). You can set this parameter to ALL to indicate all host computers that exist in the NIS/DNS namespace.
    • path_to_sradmin
      Specifies the path to the sradmin.exe application. The default path is /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin/. You can also use ALL in place of <
      path_to_sraadmin
      >/sradmin.exe, which indicates that the user has root access to all programs on the specified server.
    The entry must be on a single line. Do not use line continuation characters.
  2. Create a symbolic link file named sudoers in the directory where the sradmin.exe application exists. By default, this directory is /sw/SPECTRUM/SRAdmin. You can use the following command to create the symbolic link file:
    ln -s <full path to sudoers file from step 1> sudoers
  3. Verify that the following conditions are met:
    • Root(0) owns both of these files.
    • The group is set to root(0).
    • The permissions for the files are 0440.
    Limited root permissions are granted.
Change the Sudoers File Owner (Linux and Solaris)
By default, root owns the sudoers file. However, to limit the number of users who can access the sudoers file, you can change its owner. Then, modify the sradmin.exe startup parameters so that the sradmin.exe application honors only the configuration found in the sudoers file that the specified user owns. Sudoers files that other users own are ignored.
To change the sudoers file owner, add the --sudoowners parameter to the command line in the S99sradmin file that is used for starting sradmin.exe.
Follow these steps:
  1. Open the following file:
    • On Solaris: /etc/rc2.d/S99aradmin
    • On Linux: /etc/rc2.d/K09sradmin
  2. Locate the following line:
    $SRADHOME/sradmin.exe --start
  3. Add the following parameter to this line:
    --sudoowners=<username>
    • username
      Specifies the user who owns the sudoers file. For example, you can enter:
      $SRADHOME/sradmin.exe --start --sudoowners=bsmith
  4. Save and close the file.
    The sudoers file owner is changed.
Run the Distributed Installation Client on Windows
The prerequisites for running the distributed installation client on a Windows system are as follows:
  • Verify that the time settings for the following systems are synchronized within 2 minutes of each other:
    • The Windows system running the installation
    • The remote hosts receiving the installation.
    If the time setting is not synchronized, the distributed installation fails to authenticate with the SRAdmin Daemon on the remote systems.
  • Verify that all
    CA Spectrum
    processes in the distributed environment (including the
    SpectroSERVER
    and the OneClick clients) are shut down.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log on to the Windows system.
  2. Locate the distributed installation client (sdicnt.exe):
    • If you are installing from the installation media, the executable is located in <
      installation_media drive
      >:\sdic directory.
    • If you are installing from a downloaded patch, the executable is located in the
      <$SPECROOT
      >/Install-Tools/sdic directory.
  3. (Optional) Run a verification test before running the
    CA Spectrum
    Distributed Installation Client. This test verifies user names and passwords in the password file, checks SRAdmin versions on remote computers, and validates VCD paths. To run this test, enter the following command:
    <pathtoexecutable>\sdicnt.exe -h <host file> -p <password file> -test
    • pathtoexecutable
      Specifies the location of the distributed installation client.
    • host file
      Specifies a file containing the remote host installation information. Include this path when the host file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
      Example:
      -h C:/tmp/hostinfo
    • password file
      Specifies the file containing account and password information. Include this path when the password file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
    Results of the test appear on the screen and in the LOGS_
    YYYYMMDD
    subdirectory (
    YYYY
    =year,
    MM
    =month,
    DD
    =day). This subdirectory is located in the same directory as the
    CA Spectrum
    Distributed Installation Client.
  4. Run the
    CA Spectrum
    Distributed Installation Client as follows:
    <pathtoexecutable>\sdicnt.exe -h <host file> -p <password file>[-accept]
    • pathtoexecutable
      Specifies the location of the
      CA Spectrum
      Distributed Installation Client (sdicnt.exe).
    • host file
      Specifies a file containing the remote host installation information. Include this path when the host file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
      Example:
      -h C:/tmp/hostinfo
    • password file
      Specifies the file containing account and password information. Include this path when the password file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
    • -accept
      (Optional) Acknowledges the license agreement and accepts its terms without the agreement appearing on your screen. This option allows for a silent installation.
      The license agreement is located in the following places:
      • In the installation directory, <
        install dir
        >/Install-Tools/license/license.txt.
      • On the installation media, <
        installation_media
        >/<
        plat
        >/license/license.txt, where
        plat
        is either nt, sunos5, or linux.
      You do not need to perform the following two steps when you use the -accept command.
    You can exit the installation at any time by pressing Ctrl + C; however, the remote installations continue.
    Results of the installation appear on the screen and in the LOGS_
    YYYYMMDD
    subdirectory. This subdirectory is located in the directory where you ran the distributed installation client.
  5. Review the license agreement. When complete, accept the terms of the agreement and continue the installation by entering Y (yes), and pressing Enter.
    Pressing Enter scrolls line-by-line, and pressing the space bar scrolls page-by-page.
    After the installation is complete, the message Installation Complete appears. Running the distributed installation client on Windows is complete.
Run the Distributed Installation Client on Linux and Solaris
The prerequisites for running the distributed installation client on a Linux or Solaris system are as follows:
  • Verify that the time settings for the following systems are synchronized within 2 minutes of each other:
    • The Linux or Solaris system running the installation
    • The remote hosts receiving the installation
    If the time setting is not synchronized, the distributed installation fails to authenticate with the SRAdmin Daemon on the remote systems.
  • Verify that all
    CA Spectrum
    processes in the distributed environment (including the
    SpectroSERVER
    and the OneClick clients) are shut down.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log on to the Linux or Solaris system.
  2. Locate the distributed installation client (sdiclinux.exe for Linux or sdicsol.exe for Solaris):
    • If you are installing from the installation media, the executable is located in the
      <installation_media mount
      >/sdic directory.
    • If you are installing from a downloaded patch, the executable is located in the
      <$SPECROOT
      >/Install-Tools/sdic directory.
  3. (Optional) Run a verification test before running the distributed installation client. This test verifies user names and passwords in the password file, checks SRAadmin versions on remote computers, and validates VCD paths. To run this test, enter the following command:
    • For Linux:
      <pathtoexecutable>/sdiclinux.exe -h <host file> -p <password file> -test
    • For Solaris:
      <pathtoexecutable>/sdicsol.exe -h <host file> -p <password file> -test
    • pathtoexecutable
      Specifies the location of the distributed installation client.
    • host file
      Specifies a file containing the remote host installation information. Include this path when the host file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
      Example:
      -h /tmp/hostinstall
    • password file
      Specifies the file containing account and password information. Include this path when the password file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
    Results of the test appear on the screen and in the LOGS_
    YYYYMMDD
    subdirectory (
    YYYY
    =year,
    MM
    =month,
    DD
    =day). This subdirectory is located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
  4. Run the distributed installation client as follows:
    • For Linux:
      <pathtoexecutable>/sdiclinux.exe -h <host file> -p <password file> [-accept]
    • For Solaris:
      <pathtoexecutable>/sdicsol.exe -h <host file> -p <password file> [-accept]
    • pathtoexecutable
      Specifies the location of the
      CA Spectrum
      Distributed Installation Client.
    • host file
      Specifies a file containing the remote host installation information. Include this path when the host file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
      Example:
      -h /tmp/hostinstall
    • password file
      Specifies the file containing account and password information. Include this path when the password file is not located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
    • -accept
      (Optional) Acknowledges the license agreement and accepts its terms without the agreement appearing on your screen. This option allows for a silent installation.
      The license agreement is located in the following places:
      • In the installation directory, <
        install dir
        >/Install-Tools/license/license.txt.
      • On the installation media, <
        installation_media
        >/<
        plat
        >/license/license.txt, where
        plat
        is either nt, sunos5, or linux.
      You do not need to perform the following two steps when you use the -accept command.
    You can exit the installation at any time by pressing Ctrl + C; however, the remote installations continue.
    Results of the installation appear on the screen and in the LOGS_
    YYYYMMDD
    subdirectory. This subdirectory is located in the same directory as the distributed installation client.
  5. Review the license agreement. When complete, accept the terms of the agreement and continue the installation by entering Y (yes), and pressing Enter.
    Pressing Enter scrolls line-by-line, and pressing the space bar scrolls page-by-page.
    After the installation is complete, the message Installation Complete appears. Running the distributed installation client on Solaris or Linux is complete.
Distributed Installations Without the Root Password
Under certain conditions, you can run a distributed installation in a Solaris or Linux environment without being prompted for a user name and password.
For this scenario to work properly, run the distributed installation from the local machine as root. The installation program automatically executes without asking for a user name or password.
This process does not automate the acceptance of the
CA Spectrum
license agreement. You must manually agree to the terms of the license agreement before the installation can proceed.
Log Files
The
CA Spectrum
Distributed Installation Client creates a subdirectory named LOGS_
YYYYMMDD
(
YYYY
=year,
MM
=month, and
DD
=day when the installation was started). This subdirectory contains a file for each system where you install
CA Spectrum
. To view these files, you need write permissions to the directory where you started the distributed installation client.
These files use the following naming convention:
<host_name>.HH.MM
host_name
Specifies the remote host name.
  • HH
    Specifies the hour when the installation started.
  • MM
    Specifies the minute when the installation started.
Note:
Results of a distributed installation appear in the LOGS_
YYYYMMDD
subdirectory.
Installation Duplication
After you complete a
CA Spectrum
GUI installation, you can use the hostargs.<
time
> file located in the <
$SPECROOT
>Install-Tools/LOGS/<
version_date
> directory of the new installation as a baseline for more installations. The only potential change that is needed is the remote_host parameter in the hostargs<
time
> file.
Also, add values to the server_user name and server_password parameters for either of these scenarios:
  • You are installing on Windows in a domain
  • You do not want the existing user name and password used in the <
    password file
    >.
If you are installing
CA Spectrum
on Windows in a domain, create a password file.