Installing the UMA Program

Chapter 2. Installing the UMA Program

If you want to preconfigure UMA for unattended installation over a network, or, enable it to be installed without a user making selections or entering information, you can do so by following the instructions in 'Performing an Unattended Installation'.
To perform a standard installation, continue with the instructions in this chapter.

Before you Begin: During the installation procedure, you will be prompted for information and asked to make some decisions.
In order to be prepared, the following is a list of questions you will need to answer before you start the installation process.
In most cases, you should contact your network administrator to help you answer these questions.

Figure 1. UMA Installation Options 

Question Answer
1. Which installation method should I use?
° Custom Client installation lets you select which components to
install or reinstall. You can select from:
IBM System Management Tools (the main component of UMA),
LANDesk Client Manager v3.2, Enablement for IBM Netfinity Manager,
Enablement for Tivoli Framework, and SNMP.
If you select the Custom installation, answer questions 2 through
9 before you begin the installation.
° Typical Client installation automatically installs IBM System-
Management, but lets you optionally include SNMP.
If you select Typical installation, answer questions 6 through 8
before beginning the installation.
° Enterprise Console Integration is for use at the administrator's
console only.
It automatically installs the necessary UMA components and
provides the option of integrating the UMA functions into Tivoli
Inventory, Tivoli NetView, and Microsoft SMS 1.2.
The Enterprise Console Integration method installs only the
relational-database-management-system (RDBMS) scripts needed by
the server; it does not install the client-side UMA programs.
If you select Enterprise Console Integration, answer questions
7 through 11 before beginning the installation.
Important: Enterprise Console Integration and Typical or
Custom Client installations can be done on the same computer.
For example, if you want to integrate UMA with a Microsoft SMS server,
you can do so using the Enterprise Console Integration method;
if you also want that server to be an UMA client, you can install
UMA again on that server using the Typical or Custom Client
installation method.
2. Should I install the LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM) interface?
(LDCM is used by the UMA program to gather and display certain
information. The LDCM interface provides an optional method of
viewing a subset of the UMA information outside of the
Internet/Intranet environment, and as such, is an optionally
installed component.)
3. Should I install Enablement for IBM Netfinity Manager?
(In most cases, you will install Enablement for IBM Netfinity
Manager if IBM Netfinity Manager is already installed on the
network and will be used to manage your computer.)
Note: If you already have Netfinity installed on your
computer, you must uninstall it before installing UMA, and then
reinstall it by checking the Enablement for IBM Netfinity Manager
box during the UMA Custom installation. If you decide to install
Netfinity after the initial UMA installation, you must install
it by running the UMA Custom installation again, and check only
the Enablement for IBM Netfinity Manager box.
4. If I install Enablement for IBM Netfinity Manager, do I want
to choose the default Passive Client Operation Mode?
(You can choose which client operation mode from the following):
° Passive Client Operation is designed for remote access and management
through Netfinity Manager only.
° Active Client Operation is designed for local access from the client
on which Netfinity Services is installed and remote access and
management through Netfinity Manager.
° Stand-alone Operation is designed for local access only through the
client on which Netfinity Services is installed.
To change from the default Passive mode to either Active or Stand Alone
Client mode, see Chapter 3,
'Configuring Client Operation Mode for IBM Netfinity Manager'.
5. Should I install Enablement for Tivoli Framework?
(The Tivoli Framework enhances the scalability of Tivoli Management
Agent while simultaneously reducing the resource requirements placed
on the managed systems.)
6. Should I create my own User ID and password for UMA or does the
network administrator want to assign one?
(If the network administrator assigns a User ID and password, write
them down. After the UMA installation is complete, store the User
ID and password in a safe place where no one else has easy access.)
7. Should I install the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)?
(SNMP allows your computer to send alerts and other information as
SNMP traps, which can be logged by the Microsoft Server
Management Software (SMS). In most cases, you will install SNMP.
Note: You will need your operating system CD for the
SNMP installation.)
8. What email addresses and pager numbers should I use so UMA can
alert the administrator?
(In addition to the pager number, you will also need the PIN for
each pager, if the paging system requires it.
You can enter up to two alphanumeric pager numbers, two numeric
pager numbers, and two email addresses.)
9. If my computer is part of a Tivoli Management Region, what is the
Tivoli database user password and policy region?
(Required for Windows NT clients only.)
10. If any of the following network management programs are being used
on the network, into which one do I integrate the UMA functions?
° Tivoli Inventory
° Tivoli NetView
° SMS 1.2
Note: If Tivoli Inventory and Tivoli NetView are installed on
the same server, you must perform the Enterprise Console
Integration twice. Select the Tivoli Inventory option on the
first installation, and then select the Tivoli NetView option on
the second installation.
11. If UMA functions will be integrated into SMS 1.2, which method
will be used?
° Adding information to the SMS database
° Sending SNMP traps that can be logged by SMS
° Enabling additional features on the SMS Tools menu when a UMA
client is selected at the SMS Console.

Once you have collected the above information, you are ready to start the UMA installation.

Note: If you have SMART Reaction already installed on your computer, you must uninstall it before installing UMA.
Your database of SMART Reaction information will not be affected by the uninstall procedure.

Some IBM Personal Computer models come with the UMA Program on the Ready-to-Configure (RTC) Utility Program CD and in a ready-to-install format on the hard disk. Not all IBM Personal Computer models that support UMA come with UMA.

The UMA program is updated periodically. The version on the World Wide Web is always the latest version and might be later than the version that comes with your computer.

If UMA did not come with your computer, use the procedure 'Installing the UMA Program from the World Wide Web'.
If UMA comes with your computer, you can use any of the installation procedures.

If you would like to automatically install the UMA program on a computer without an operator having to be present to answer the questions during setup, you can choose to perform an unattended installation. For further details, see 'Performing an Unattended Installation'.

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