Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Bind IP Addresses on a Server

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Execute msg-svr-base/sbin/ha_ip_config

  3. The script presents the questions described below. The script may be aborted by typing control-d in response to any of the questions. Default answers to the questions will appear within square brackets, [ ]. To accept the default answer, simply press the RETURN key.

    1. Logical IP address: Specify the IP address assigned to the logical host name which Messaging Server will be using. The IP address must be specified in dotted decimal form, for example, 123.456.78.90.

      The logical IP address is automatically set in the configutil parameter service.http.smtphost which allows you to see which machine is running your messaging system in a cluster. For example, if you are using Messenger Express, your server will be able to determine from which mail host to send outgoing mail.

    2. Messaging Server Base ( msg-svr-base): Specify the absolute path to the top-level directory in which Messaging Server is installed.

    3. Do you wish to change any of the above choices: answer “no” to accept your answers and effect the configuration change. Answer “yes” if you wish to alter your answers.

      Note –

      In addition, the ha_ip_config script automatically enables two new processes watcher and msprobe with the following parameters: local.autorestart and local.watcher.enable. These new parameters help to monitor the health of the messaging server. Process failures and unresponsive services result in log messages indicating specific failures. The cluster agents now monitor the watcher process and failover whenever it exits. Note that the parameters must be enabled in order for Sun Cluster to function properly.

      For more information on the watcher and msprobe processes, see 4.5 Automatic Restart of Failed or Unresponsive Services