This procedure requires you to respond to a series of interactive prompts and to perform a set of offline actions on the managing and managed systems.
Before you begin with the following procedure, identify the systems that will be managed. If you had a previous version of DSMIT, the /usr/share/DSMIT/hosts file on the managing system will contain the names of the managed systems. Otherwise, if you have a large number of managed systems, you should enter their names in a file to use in the following procedure.
To start DSMIT security configuration, follow these step s:
dsmit-initA screen appears with options to initialize or modify the DSMIT security configuration.
A screen appears where you can select the following options:
|Easy Initialization||Use if you plan to have only one managing system.|
|Custom Initialization||Use if you plan to have multiple managing systems sharing DSMIT configuration files from a central DSMIT configuration files server.|
- If you select Easy Initialization now, you can add managing machines later using the "Modifying DSMIT Security Configuration" procedure.
- There are sample programs located in /usr/dsmit/samples that can assist you in performing the off-line actions.
When you select the Easy Initialization option, the system where you are running this task is configured as the managing system and DSMIT configuration file server.
Note: You must enter a unique password for each DSMIT administrator you specify. If you want to establish single sign-on for a DSMIT administrator, the DSMIT password must be the same as the AIX login password. See "Establishing Single Sign-On" procedure for more information.
Note: If you have a file containing the names of the managed machines, enter its filename. Otherwise, you can enter the machine names one at a time.
When you select the Custom Initialization option, the prompt for DSMIT CONFIGURATION FILE SERVER appears.
Note: You must enter a unique password for each DSMIT administrator you specify. If you want to establish a single sign-on for a DSMIT administrator, the DSMIT password must be the same as the AIX login password. See "Establishing a Single Sign-On" procedure more information.
Note: You can specify more than one managing system. They will all share the DSMIT configuration data stored on the DSMIT configuration file server.
Note: The offline actions are saved in /tmp/dsmit.offline.
Distributed System Management Interface Tool (DSMIT) Overview.
The installp command.
The inetd daemon.
inetd.conf file format for TCP/IP, services file format for TCP/IP.