Using Web-based System Manager effectively requires that the client computer have at least the following characteristics:
If you are using a PC to run Web-based System Manager in applet mode, it should have a processor speed of at least 500 MHz.
If you are using a PC to run Web-based System Manager in PC Client mode, see Minimum Recommended System Requirements for PC Client for additional requirements.
While it is not absolutely necessary to have a computer that meets these requirements for memory and processor speed, the performance might be diminished on lesser machines. But the minimum system requirements listed above apply primarily to the client computer. If the client computer does not meet the minimum recommended system requirements, the performance might be diminished.
Because the server machines do not involve displaying graphics to the user, it is not critical that they meet the minimum recommended system requirements. For details, read Modes of Operation.
In applet and client-server modes, the client machine is not necessarily the machine on which you see the Web-based System Manager console.
Use of Web-based System Manager with X-emulators (such as those used on a PC) is not recommended. The performance with these emulators is not satisfactory.
To use Web-based System Manager, it must be installed on the client used to run it and on any managed machines. If you have AIX 5.1 or later installed on your machine, you might already have Web-based System Manager installed.
To verify this, enter the following:
lslpp -h sysmgt.websm.framework
If Web-based System Manager is not installed, you will see a message similar to the following:
lslpp: Fileset sysmgt.websm.framework not installed.
If Web-based System Manager is installed, you will see something similar to the following:
Fileset Level Action Status Date Time ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Path: /usr/lib/objrepos sysmgt.websm.framework 188.8.131.52 COMMIT COMPLETE 03/09/01 17:30:14 Path: /etc/objrepos sysmgt.websm.framework 184.108.40.206 COMMIT COMPLETE 03/09/01 17:35:31
If you do not have the sysmgt.websm.framework fileset installed, use the operating system installation tools. To access the installation tools, use the following command (assuming the version AIX 5.1 CD is loaded to your CD drive):
/usr/lib/instl/sm_inst installp_cmd -a \ -d /dev/cd0 -f sysmgt.websm.framework -c -N -g -X
This action installs the required set of images needed to run Web-based System Manager.