Install a LifeCycle Manager Server

  1. Log on as root.
  2. Change the current directory to the directory where the JAR file is located.

    For example: cd /tmp

  3. Run the following command to make sure that the file is readable:

    # chmod ug+r LifeCycleManagerServer_<version>.jar

  4. Run the command to start the installation of the LCM Server. You must type the full path to Java in the bin directory of the Java installation. For example, run the following command and press Enter:

    # /usr/java/<jdk version>/bin/java -jar LifeCycleManagerServer_10.1.x.x.jar -cd

  5. Provide the following values to install the LifeCycle Manager Server:
    Installation Directory

    Refers to the installation path where the LifeCycle Manager Server will be installed. The default path is /u01/app/LCM-Server. This directory must not exist on your system. Press Enter to accept the default path or type the desired path, then press Enter.

    Specify JDK Directory

    Java JDK installation to use for the LifeCycle Manager Server. Press Enter to accept the default value or type the desired path, and press Enter.

    Server Host

    The server IP address or hostname. If you select to install the LifeCycle Manager Server using the server's hostname instead of IP address, be sure that name resolution is working on your network. The server hosting LifeCycle Manager Server must be accessible from both the hosts where LCM Services will be installed, and from the LifeCycle Manager Client computers using the LifeCycle Manager Server hostname or FQDN. Provide the number of your choice and press Enter.

    Base Port

    Accept the default value (4060) if not in use, or type a base port number for a range of four ports that will be used for LifeCycle Manager Server communication, and press Enter.

  6. The Configure backup routines is displayed prompting you to set up the backup strategy for the LifeCycle Manager Server. Consider the following fields:
    Configure Backup Routines

    Type the number of your choice (1:Yes, 2:No) and press Enter.

    If you select to configure backup routines later, you must configure the backup routines directly in the lcm.properties file located in the folder of the LCM Server installation. For more information about backing up settings in lcm.properties, see the LifeCycle Manager Administration Guide.

    Important

    It is very important that a backup of the LifeCycle Manager Server installation directory is frequently created and verified in case of a server crash where the LifeCycle Manager Server is installed.

    Backup Host

    Type the LCM Server backup server IP address or hostname. If you select to use the server's hostname instead of IP address, be sure that name resolution is working on your network. The server hosting the LCM Server backup folder must be accessible from the host where LCM Server is installed using the backup server's hostname or FQDN.

    Backup Path

    Type the path to the LCMBackup directory, for example /u01/app/LCMBackup, and press Enter.

    Backup User

    Type the user that owns the LCMBackup directory, for example user lcm, and press Enter.

    Backup User Password

    Type the password and press Enter.

    Day of week to run backup

    Press Enter to accept the default value, or type the number of your choice, then press Enter.

    Time to start backup

    Press Enter to accept the default value, or type the number of your choice, and press Enter.

    Remove Backup After

    Press Enter to accept the default value or type the number of your choice, and press Enter.

    Note

    The installation program will add the backup host in the lcm user's .ssh/known_hosts file. If you configure backup routines later, you will have to do this manually. It refers to if you trust the LCM Server backup server as a known host, if not then you need to manually add this server as a known host otherwise backup of LCM Server will not work.

  7. The LDAP Configuration is displayed and prompting you to select whether to use Manual configuration settings for a central LDAP server or a Preconfigured OpenLDAP Daemon instance.
  8. Consider the following options:
    • If you plan to install LifeCycle Manager using your existing LDAP server, perform the task Complete the installation with a manual LDAP install.

      - or -

    • If you want to install a pre-configured OpenLDAP Daemon instance, perform the task Complete the installation with a pre-configured OpenLDAP daemon instance. For more information refer to Installing OpenLDAP in M3 Core Installation Planning Guide.