6.3 Silently Installing the Access Gateway Service

To silently install the Access Gateway Service, you must create a properties file that contains the values that the installation program requires.

  1. Log in to the Novell Customer Center and follow the link that allows you to download the software, or for an evaluation version, download the media kit from Novell Downloads.

  2. Copy the file to your machine.

    For the filename, see the “Novell Access Manager Readme”

  3. (Linux only) Prepare your machine for installation:

    1. Make your Linux installation media available.

      The installation program checks for Apache dependencies and installs any missing packages.

    2. Grant execute rights to the file with the following command:

      chmod +x <filename>

  4. Create the properties file with the information that matches your set up. The following properties are supported:




    The IP address of the Administration Console.


    The username of administrator for the Administration Console.


    The password of the administrator user for the Administration Console.


    The IP address of the Access Gateway Service machine.


    The amount of disk space to reserve for the caching objects of the Access Gateway. If you are familiar with the Linux Access Gateway Appliance, this is the COS partition.

    Your file should look similar to this example:

    #Server Communications Configuration
    #Disk Cache Information

    If you want the installation program to generate the file as you install the Access Gateway Server (so you can use it with future installations and upgrades), enter the following installation command:

    Linux: ./<filename> -r <filename>.properties

    Windows: <filename> -r <filename>.properties

    Replace <filename> with the name of the executable. Replace <filename>.properties with the name of the properties file you want to create, such as installer.properties.

    The password values are not written to the file. You need to edit the file manually to add them.

    The installation program generates the file only for a new installation. If you have already installed the Access Gateway Service, you must create the file manually.

  5. (Windows only) Disable any virus scanning programs.

  6. To start the silent install, enter the following command:

    Linux: ./<filename> -i silent -f <filename>.properties

    Windows: <filename> -i silent -f <filename>.properties

    Replace <filename> with the name of the executable. Replace <filename>.properties with the name of the properties file. If the properties file is not in the same directory as the executable, include the path with the filename.

  7. When the installation completes, review the log information.

    Linux: Change to the /tmp/novell_access_manager/ directory and view the following files:


    Windows: View the files in the following directories:

    C:\Program Files\Novell\log
  8. (Optional) To verify that the Access Gateway Service imported into the Administration Console, wait two minutes, log into the Administration Console, then click Devices > Access Gateways.

    At this point, the Access Gateway Service is in an unconfigured state.

  9. Continue with the one of the following: