Steps to install and deinstall a VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator (VMSA) client on Windows.

Article:TECH10760  |  Created: 2001-01-26  |  Updated: 2002-01-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH10760
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Issue



Steps to install and deinstall a VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator (VMSA) client on Windows.

Solution




VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator (VMSA) Setup for Windows 95/98/Me/2000 and Windows NT 4.0:


Installing the Storage Administrator on Windows 95/98/Me/2000 and NT 4.0


1) Insert the CD-ROM containing the Storage Administrator.

2) Using Windows Explorer or a DOS Command window, locate the  file named "SETUP.EXE" on the CD-ROM in the "Win32" directory.

3) Execute the "SETUP.EXE" program.

4) Follow the instructions presented by the setup.exe program. The default folder for installing the Storage Administrator is in \Program Files\Veritas\VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator.  The following instructions assumes acceptance of the default folder name

5) After installation is complete:

Under Windows NT 4.0, you must log out then log back in for environment changes made during installation to take effect

Under Windows 95/98, you must restart the computer for environment changes made during installation to take effect


Preparing to use the Storage Administrator


A Storage Administrator server and VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) must be running on a UNIX machine with VxVM.

Refer to the README.UNIX file (found on the Storage Administrator CD-ROM) for information on how to install and start a Storage Administrator server on a UNIX machine.


Running the Storage Administrator user interface


1) Find the program a folder in which to install VERITAS Storage Administrator. (The default name is "VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator")

2) Double-click on the "VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator" icon. This icon can also be found on the Windows desktop when installation is performed on Windows NT

3) A "VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator" window and a dialog window requesting the Storage Administrator server host will appear.

4) Enter the host name of the Storage Administrator machine and password in the dialog window, and select "Ok"


Uninstalling the Storage Administrator

1) Go to the folder containing the Storage Administrator.  (The default name is "VERITAS Volume Manager Storage Administrator")

2) Select the "Uninstall" icon to remove the Storage Administrator


Known Issues


The VMSA install program creates 2 shortcuts on Windows: one on the desktop and one in the start menu.

There is an incident (#53087) that may occur in Windows 95/98/Me that causes the shortcut to fail to load VMSA.The following error will be shown in this case: "Out of environment space"
The automatic environment allocator appears to be broken, so it must be set manually.

This can be fixed by right clicking on the shortcut, selecting properties, selecting the memory tab, and changing the Initial Environment setting to at least 768. After doing this, the shortcut will work properly.


Supplemental Materials

SourceDEFECT
Value53087
DescriptionVMSA shortcut doesn't work on Windows Me

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