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How do I install the AS400 robot?

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Article ID: 34280

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

How do I install the AS400 robot?

 

Environment

Any UIM Version

Resolution

You can find the AS400 in the Archive section of our new support site (http://support.nimsoft.com/Default.aspx?center=felles/archive).
It is listed here as the "iSeries Robot" package.


It contains two SAV files that can be restored into the AS400 libraries:

NIMBUS.SAVF contains program binaries.
NIMSOFT.SAVF contains configuration files.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of the robot, only the NIMBUS.SAVF file (program binaries) need to be loaded.

First, download the iSeries Robot package and import the .zip file to your Nimsoft Archive.

Then, deploy the package from the Archive to your primary Nimsoft hub.
 

You will then find the .SAVF files located on the primary hub in  C:\Program Files (x86)\Nimsoft\install\setup\as400 (on /opt/nimsoft/install/setup/as400 on a Linux hub.)

 

On the AS400:
 

Create the user NIMBUS:

 

CRTUSRPRF USRPRF(NIMBUS) PASSWORD()

USRCLS(*SECOFR) TEXT('Nimbus User for

Nimsoft Management')

Create temporary files for the 'save files':

 

CRTSAVF <<LIBRARY>>/NIMBUS TEXT('Savf of Nimsoft LIB')

CRTSAVF <<LIBRARY>>/NIMSOFT TEXT('Savf of Nimbus_Software')

 

 

On the workstation on the network: 

In this step you are going to copy the two files you saved during the Client Installation section above (NIMBUS.savf and NIMSOFT.savf ) to the AS400 :

ftp <<AS/400>>

 

Log on the AS400 

 

LCD <<the folder where savefiles are located on the workstation>>

CD <<LIBRARY where the temporary save files were created on AS400>>

BIN

PUT NIMBUS.savf

PUT NIMSOFT.savf

Quit 

 

 

On the AS400:

 

Restore /qsys.lib/Nimbus.lib 

RSTLIB SAVLIB(NIMBUS) DEV(*SAVF) SAVF(<<LIBRARY>>/NIMBUS) 

Restore /Nimbut_Software/NimBUS file-tree 

QSYS/CRTDIR DIR('/Nimbus_Software')

QSYS/CRTDIR DIR('/Nimbus_Software/NimBUS/')

QSYS/RST DEV('/QSYS.lib/<<LIBRARY>>.lib/NIMSOFT.file') OBJ(('/Nimbus_Software/NimBUS/*')) 

Edit the configuration file /Nimbus_Software/NimBUS/robot.cfg according to the example below. The fields with bold text in the example below must be modified according to your system configuration. 

Note that robotip and contip should both be the local computer's ip-address. 

EDTF STMF('/Nimbus_Software/NimBUS/robot/robot.cfg') 


Example:
 

<controller>

  domain = Nimsoft

  hub = Development

  hubrobotname = src1

  hubip = 193.71.55.11

  robotname = server3

  robotip = 193.71.55.103

</controller>

<remote>

  contip = 193.71.55.103

</remote> 

 

 

Start the robot with the command

STRSBS NIMBUS/NIMBUS

The robot can be stopped with the command 

ENDSBS NIMBUS

 

NOTE

If you want to shut down the system/tcpip each night for backup, you should also stop Nimsoft and start it again after tcpip has been restarted.

 

Stopping and starting Nimsoft can be done in jobscde as described in the example below (stop time 01.00.00 and start time 07.00.00, every day):

ADDJOBSCDE JOB(ENDNIMSOFT) CMD(ENDSBS SBS(NIMBUS) DELAY(120)) FRQ(*WEEKLY) SCDDATE(*NONE) SCDDAY(*ALL) SCDTIME('01.00.00') USER(NIMBUS) TEXT('End Nimsoft')

ADDJOBSCDE JOB(STRNIMSOFT) CMD(STRSBS SBSD(NIMBUS/NIMBUS)) FRQ(*WEEKLY) SCDDATE(*NONE) SCDDAY(*ALL) SCDTIME('07.00.00') USER(NIMBUS) TEXT('Str Nimsoft')

 

If you later want to change the schedules, use WRKJOBSCDE