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  1. 5. Administering IMSModule Objectives • Manage the directory structure and files • Manage the configuration parameters Be able to:

  2. 5.1 IMS Directory Structure$AOMPHOME/bin Directory • READM Database admin/search application (user interface) • RRS Rerouting application (user interface) • irun Script used to start IMS applications • irun_debug Debug version of the irun script • ims_run Script used to start IMS applications on an executive server host • ims_app IMS Application (Operator) startup script

  3. 5.2 $AOMPHOME/bin/admin Directory • TR_PARAM IMS Server Administrator and Configuration Application (user interface) • CTB Collection and Transmission Server • imas Mediation and Activation Server • DCFTAM FTAM Protocol module of DCS

  4. 5.3 Other Directories • /etc/rc2.d/ ( [SK]98xmateims )Automatic server startup scripts after server host reboot • $AOMPHOME/axhome/macros Applix(tm) Macros for IMS Application (Operator) user interface • $AOMPHOME/scripts/imsau.aboApplix(tm) IMS Application (Operator) user interface • $AOMPHOME/log Various log files • $AOMPHOME/data/redrs/jobqDefault placement of job queue and DMC destination queues • $AOMPHOME/setup/redrs IMS system configuration area and database • $AOMPHOME/docContains a pdf version of the IMS Operator and Administrator Manual

  5. 5.4 IMS Configuration Files$AOMPHOME/setup/redrs Directory * This is the IMS database - RTDS.REDRS. * It contains all information relevant for warrant processing, operation and data product management. * This file is the main runtime configuration repository, containing such items as Network Elements, DMCs, all warrants and warrant related information and status, etc. * It is useful to backup this file on a regular basis as it constitutes all runtime knowledge of the IMS system.

  6. 5.5 IMS Configuration Files $AOMPHOME/setup/redrs/text Directory • IMSAttribute This is the main IMS configuration file. Any updates to this file will become visible to the IMS system after the first subsequent administrator invocation of the IMS Administration (READM) user interface. There is no need to restart any of the IMS servers. The content of this file is listed and explained separately.

  7. 5.6 IMS Configuration FilesCTB Run-Time Variables Parameter file The files consist of the variable names followed by the appropriate value. # Maximum number of concurrent activation/termination sessions (Default: 10)mas_max_conc_conn 10 # Automatic retry activation/termination period in min. (def: 0=disabled)res10actterm1_retry_period 1 # Act/Term retry expiry counter (def:0=infinite retry)res10actterm1_expiry 5

  8. 5.8 $AOMPHOME/setup Parameters of Interest # Subscribe to DCS-es for alarm logging (ie enable/disable alarm logging from# DCSes and network elements)? log_ne_dcs_alarms no

  9. 5.9 dcs_password Configuration ## Logical_name Id User_name Password Info#iog11 1 SYSTEM INIT ""anon 2 anon - ""DMC1 3 dmc1 ""DMC2 4 dmc2 ""DMC3 5 dmc3 ""DMC4 6 dmc4 ""

  10. 6. Security and Access Control / AuthorisationModule Objectives • Create IMS Operator • Create IMS Administrator Be able to:

  11. 6.1 Security & Access Control / Authorisation • User Access Security is based on the security management function implemented in the application platform (XMATE) • The security management in XMATE operates at 4 levels: • Access to the system • Access to the application • Access to the Network Element • Authorization to issue individual commands • All the 4 levels controlled by UNIX authorization features

  12. 6.2 Create new Operator & Administrator and Assign Authorisation • Use admintool to create the groups. The following user group parameters are recommended: • Group Id Id number Usersaompadm 81 aompaompusr 83 aompop1,aompop2,aompop3

  13. 6.3 Adding/removing User Authorisation Privileges An user privileges is defined by: • The User Authority Group file (UAGF) -UsrAuthG • An MML Command Group File (CGF) - CmdAuthF.<n> • An Alarm Authority Group File (AUF) - AlarmAuthF.<m> • A Script Authority Group File (SGF) - ScrAuthF.<p> • n: Command Group Number (CGN) greater than 0 (i.e. 1-N) • m: Alarm Group Number (AGN) greater than 0 (i.e. 1-N) • p: Script Group Number (SGF) greater than 0 (i.e. 1-N)

  14. 7. XMATE Monitor ToolModule Objectives • Add/remove the Information Handling Server (IHS) • Add/remove the Data Communication Server (DCS) • Add/remove the File Transfer Server (FTS) • Activate and deactivate the IHS, DCS, FTS • Add/delete NE to/from XMATE Be able to:

  15. 7.1 XMATE Monitor • The XMATE monitor is used to control these servers: • Information Handling Server (IHS) • Data Communication Server (DCS) • File Transfer Server (FTS) • IHS and DCS must be active for all XMATE functions • FTS must be active if file transfers are to be performed. • The monitor is used to activate, deactivate, and examine all of the servers that are on the network.

  16. 7.2 Server Configuration • XMATE can be configured in many ways, either standalone with IHS, DCS, and FTS all running on the same machine, or over a network, with the four servers running on different machines. On a network, there may be multiple DCS and FTS servers. • Only one IHS server per XMATE system should run. This handles all alarms and command logging for the AOMP system.

  17. 7.3 Starting And Stopping Servers

  18. 7.4 Add/Remove NEs and DMCs IN XMATE(Network Elements/Data Monitoring Centres)

  19. 7.5 The Monitor Window

  20. 7.6 Adding Servers

  21. 7.7 Adding an IHS server This window is used to control and examine an IHS server on a given host.

  22. 7.8 Adding a DCS server

  23. 7.9 Adding a FTS server

  24. 7.10 Information And Probes • It is possible to perform several different tests on theDCS server.

  25. 7.11 Listen Requests • Certain applications make listen requests to the DCS server. Occasionallyapplications will exit abnormally, and are unable to cancel their listen requests. • The monitor must then be used to cancel the requests. • Every listen request made by applications to DCS is listed in the report window.

  26. 7.12 Network Element Setup • The Network Element Setup U/I enables the XMATE System Administrator to configure the NetWork Map (NWM). Configuring the NWM involves defining Network Elements (NEs) for one or more Data Communication gateways (DCSs). The NWM contains information of an XMATE system domain comprising: DCS gateways, NEs and their characteristics.

  27. 7.13 Running The X.25 NE Setup Interface

  28. 7.14 Configuring An X.25 Network Element

  29. 7.15 Network Element Setup • Defining a new NE • Modifying an existing NE • Deleting an existing NE

  30. 7.16 Generating The DCS Setup File • After making changes to all links for the specified DCS host, generate a setup file which will be used by the DCS gateway when it is invoked on the DCS host. • If a DCS gateway is already running it will automatically detect that the setup file has changed and update its internal NE memory list. • To generate the DCS File select Generate DCS File from the File bar menu option.

  31. 8. Administering IMS Transmission ProcessModule Objectives • Start/Stop the IMAS server • DMC/NE Synchronization Be able to perform:

  32. 8.1 IMS Application ProcessAdministration

  33. 8.2 Starting/stopping the IMAS server • To start the imas server, click the ‘Activate’ button. • To stop the imas server, click the ‘Deactivate’ button. • The current status of the server can be displayed at any time by pressing the Status button.

  34. 8.3 Usage Error These errors can occur when the Apply button has been clicked. Not all fields are filled in Applied failed. Not all fields are filled in. Invalid Job Directory Applied failed. Invalid job directory. Couldn’t save parameters Applied failed. Couldn’t save parameters in file.

  35. 8.4 Starting/stopping the transmission process • Not used by Cellnet.