WA1254 Lab Setup Guide

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • P Series 375 Mhz or faster
  • 512MB RAM
  • 9 GB Hard Disk
    • Make sure you have 2 gig’s free under /usr
    • Make sure you have at least 150 Megs free under /tmp.
    • Make sure you have at least 2 gig’s free under /.
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN Adapter
  • Networked
  • DNS setup or a small DNS setup through the hosts file
  • Internet Access (strongly recommended)One Windows Machine setup for the instructor
  • PIII 733Mhz or higher
  • 512MB RAM (1 Gig strongly recommended)
  • 10GB Hard Disk
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN Adapter
  • Networked
  • Internet Access (strongly recommended)

Minimum Software Requirements

  • AIX V5.1 with 5100-05 maintenance pack. (The patch installation can be found in this bundle) *
  • WebSphere V5.1 for AIX *
  • WebSphere Network Deployment V5.1 for AIX *
  • DB2 V8.1 EE for AIX *
  • ASTK for Windows *

* – indicates software provided by Web Age Solutions on CD.

Installation

Note: The drive with the installation files will be referred to as drive X: , please substitute this drive letter with the appropriate CD or network drive letter.

Receive the following CD(s) from Web Age Solutions:

  • WebSphere V5.1 AIX
  • WebSphere Network Deployment V5.1 AIX
  • DB2 V8.1 EE AIX
  • ASTK for Windows
  • AIX Maintenance patch.
  • Install the AIX Maintenance patches following the patch installation guide that can be found in the setup zip you received.
  • Create a directory called software/WebSphere under /.
  • Copy the contents of the WebSphere V5.1 AIX CD to /software/WebSphere.
  • Create a directory ND under /software.
  • Copy the contents of the WebSphere Network Deployment V5.1 AIX CD to /software/ND.
  • Refer to the DB2 Setup guide for the DB2 installation. The DB2 setup guide can also be found in the setup zip you received.
  • Untar the supporting zip to all the machines in the class. Unzip the supporting zip to the instructors machine.
  • (Instructor Machine) Copy the contents of the ASTK for Windows CD to a new folder ASTK under C:/.
  • (Instructor Machine) Click the link ASTK Setup for installation of ASTK.
  • Make sure all the computers are on a DNS or edit the hosts file of every computer to the hostname of every network computer and then test the connectivity by typing ping hostname of the network computer.
  • A sample host file for three computers named classroom1, classroom2, classroom3 is below.

  • 127.0.0.1 localhost classroom1
  • 192.168.1.1 classroom1
  • 192.168.1.2 classroom2
  • 192.168.1.3 classroom3