In addition to the standard Web-based System Manager application mode, you need the sysmgt.websm.webaccess fileset to support applet mode. This fileset is automatically installed with the base operating system.
The machine to be used as the managing machine must be setup as an HTTP Server. This can be done by installing and configuring the HTTP Server of your choice. The IBM HTTP Server is available on AIX 5.1 Expansion Pack. Use the /usr/websm/bin/configassist command to automatically configure the HTTP Server.
The following table identifies the requirements for using Web-based System
Manager in applet mode with various browsers:
Note: Applet mode is not supported on the POWER-based platform. See Modes of Operation to see how to manage POWER-based machines.
To configure a server for applet mode, complete the following steps:
The following are requirements for the client:
If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser, you will be prompted to download the plug-in automatically. If you click yes, the plug-in is downloaded and its installation script runs. If you click no, Web-based System Manager exits.
If you are using Netscape Communicator as your browser, it occasionally cannot locate the correct Java plug-in. If this happens, you can manually download and install it.