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򐂰 Discover existing WPARs on newly managed systems
򐂰 View or change WPAR Manager configuration settings
򐂰 Create WPARs
4.4.1 WPAR Manager setup advisor
After installing the WPAR Manager plug-in to IBM Systems Director, an entry for WPAR
Manager is created on the Welcome page, as shown in Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-1 WPAR Manager entry on IBM Systems Director welcome page
As indicated in the WPAR Manager entry on the IBM Systems Director welcome page,
additional configuration is required, because no WPAR-capable systems have been identified
as of yet.
Perform these steps:
1. Click the setup advisor link to launch the Setup Advisor wizard. The setup advisor
wizard’s Welcome page is displayed. On the welcome page, click Next to proceed
(Figure 4-2).
Figure 4-2 Setup Advisor wizard Welcome page
2. To identify WPAR-capable systems, we need to run the System Discovery task in IBM
Systems Director. You need a list of the IP addresses or host names of all the AIX systems
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on which you want to work with WPARs. To go to the System Discovery page, click
Discover, as shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3 Setup Advisor wizard: Discover WPAR-capable systems
3. On the System Discovery page, you can discover a system by specifying a single IP
address or host name, specify a range of IP addresses, or use a discovery profile. After
filling in the required information, click Discover Now to initiate the discovery immediately
or Schedule to schedule the discovery task for a later time (Figure 4-4).
Figure 4-4 System Discovery
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4. After completing the discovery task, return back to the WPAR Manager Setup Advisor and
click Next on the Discovery page. The next step is to get access to the newly discovered
systems. Click Request access on the Get Access to Managed Systems page, as shown
in Figure 4-5.
Figure 4-5 Setup Advisor wizard: Get Access to Managed Systems
5. From the No Access Systems page, all the newly discovered systems with No access
state are listed. You can click the No access link or select the managed system and select
Security Request Access from the Actions drop-down menu (Figure 4-6 on
page 49).
Common Agent: In order for AIX systems to be discovered by IBM Systems Director,
IBM Systems Director Common Agent for AIX or OpenSSH 4.7.0.530 (or later) has to
be installed and the SSH service has to be running on the AIX system.
Starting with AIX Version 6.1 TL03, Common Agent Version 6.1.0.3 and Platform Agent
5.20.3 are installed when you perform an overwrite or a preservation operating system
installation with the default options, which include the SystemMgmtClient bundle.
Starting with AIX Version 6.1 TL04, Common Agent and Platform Agent are installed
when upgrading from a previous version of AIX if a previous version of the agent is
already installed. Both Common Agent and Platform Agent are also installed when you
perform an overwrite or a preservation operating system installation with the default
options, which include the SystemMgmtClient bundle.
IBM Systems Director 6.2.1 provides fresh installation images for Common Agent on
AIX that you can use for a fresh installation or to update an existing 6.1.x or 6.2.0 agent.
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Figure 4-6 No Access Systems
6. On the Request Access page, provide the user credentials for the IBM Systems Director to
authenticate to one or more target systems and click Request Access to grant all
authorized Systems Director users access to the target systems (Figure 4-7).
Figure 4-7 Request access to target system
7. After gaining access to the target AIX systems, return back to the WPAR Manager Setup
Advisor and click Next on the Get Access to Managed Systems page. The next step is to
install the WPAR Manager subagents on the managed systems. Click Install agent to
launch the Agent Installation wizard (Figure 4-8 on page 50).
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Figure 4-8 Setup Advisor wizard: Installing the WPAR Manager subagent
8. Click Next on the Agent Installation wizard’s Welcome page (Figure 4-9).
Figure 4-9 Agent Installation wizard
9. On the Select the agent code to be installed dialog, click the Common Agent Subagent
Packages group to list the group members. Select the CommonAgentSubagent WPAR
Manager Agent 2.2.1.x (select the latest available version) and click Add and then click
OK (Figure 4-10 on page 51).

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