Questions about Serena Dimensions install technical requirements?

cjb110's picture
cjb110 asked on January 20, 2011 - 6:34am | Replies (4).

We're planning a Dimensions deployment into a 3 domain environment (prod, test and dev).

Just trying to find out some of the more technical details about the deployment.

1) How do the clients/ide plugins talk to the main server? Ports/protocols?

2) How do the agents talk to the main server? Do they run under windows accounts? and those accounts are granted the r/w permissions on the deployment folders?


4 Answers

jptownsend's picture
jptownsend replied on January 20, 2011 - 9:06am.

This should be in the Documentation you received with the software.



cjb110's picture
cjb110 replied on January 21, 2011 - 10:30am.

Unfortunatly what isn't clear in the documentation is the user accounts.

It says the listener service is normally run under the local admin account...but that account will not have rw file privledges outside of that server.

So does that imply that we need an agent/listener on every destination server? or that we just need to run the agent under a domain account...if its the latter is it just a case of chaning the windows service config, or is there some dimensions config that also needs changing.

David Day's picture
David Day replied on February 4, 2011 - 11:42am.

You will need to install the Dimensions agent on any server you wish to deploy to. Then you set up "Network Nodes" in the Dimensions Admin console and then deployment areas pointing to these nodes. The other option is to have the agent on one server that has numerous network shares and xcopy the files after deployment to populate the rest of the servers.

Jose Luis de la Cruz's picture

By default, ports are 671/tcp bi-directional for client/agents and 8080 to connect to web apps (web client and adminconsole).

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