1.4 Downloading and Installing Plug-Ins During Installation

During the iManager patch installation, a message appears displaying a URL that refers to an XML descriptor file of the available plug-ins. The default location of the descriptor file is http://www.novell.com/products/consoles/imanager/iman_mod_desc.xml. You can download the iManager plug-in from the NetIQ iManager Plug-ins page.

You can change this URL to a different location if your iManager install is having trouble reaching the default descriptor file URL. See Plug-In Module Installation in the NetIQ iManager 2.7.7 Administration Guide for information on customizing iManager's plug-in download and install process.

For a clean install, the “typical” plug-ins are preselected. For an upgrade, only plug-ins that need to be updated are preselected. You can override the default selections and add new plug-ins to download but it is recommended that you do not unselect any plug-in that was already selected to be updated from a previous version of iManager.

IMPORTANT:iManager 2.7 plug-ins are not compatible with previous versions of iManager. Additionally, any custom plug-ins you want to use with iManager 2.7 must be re-compiled in the iManager 2.7 environment by using the iManager 2.7 SDK.