I have begun the documentation on how to install Luminis IV within our environment. You can view the evolving document over at the wiki titled Installing Luminis IV. At this point everything documented in the wiki on an install has been done on our test system (brax.cc.umanitoba.ca).
This documentation shall help ensure that when we are ready to move to Luminis IV anyone invovled will have hopefully a clear set of steps.
In spring SUngard had announced that Luminis IV would be officially supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 4. This was good news as the support for RHEL 3 which was the officially support Linux platform previously was about to dry up. As such we had a goal for our eventual move from Luminis III to Luminis IV to install Luminis IV on RHEL 4 as this should prove easier then upgrading the OS after the fact.
However we have had trouble in achieving this goal up until now. Today I had Ed reimage our RHEL 4 virtual machine (brax.cc.umanitoba.ca) and attempted another round of installing Luminis IV on it. It kept failing when it attempted to install the Java Enterprise System stack (calendar, directory, webserver, mail) with a return code of 50.
In examining the source code of the JES main install class error code 50 seemed to revovle around file I/O issues.Now up until this point I had been attempting to install Luminis IV onto a NFS partition, so on a long shot I decided to try and install it on the root file system. This almost worked except that we did not have enough disk space to achieve this goal. As such another call into Ed and the root file system gained an additional 5G.
This has allowed Luminis IV to be installed on RHEL 4. However this is not how we will want to leave it as we want to minimise the amount of software left on the OS disk. As such the next step will be to move this data over to the NFS partition and setup the symlink. This of course will be a job for another day.
I also will be placing some documentation into the wiki on how to install Luminis IV, with this rather important point present.
Today I continued my efforts at installing Luminis IV on brax. I had to ask Ed to reimage the box as the luminis isntalled may have messed things up quite bad. At this point I am back to the initial error that I had reported to Sungard. Hopefully tomorrow will bring better luck.
I also received permission to attempt a Luminis III to IV migration during day time hours. The migration did not complete successfully, however this time it appeared to be failing dealing with the layout fragments. This is different then the Apr 23rd attempt that caused Sungard to think it was a LDAP suffix issue. I have updated the Sungard ticket with this new information in case it adjsuts the troubleshooting.
Continued my attempts at installing Luminis IV on a RHEL 4 system. Ran into some issues that were sovled easily. Namely clearing the DISPLAY environment variable. However this still did not work in the end. Still in touch with the vendor on how to proceed.
I am also attempting another migration of Luminis III to Luminis IV. I have not heard back from the vendor but am going to try and remove the mention of a nonexistent user from one of the xml documents as the last attempt did complain about that user. I raised this with the vendor but they felt it was not the issue so I do not have high hopes, but despite that I figure it is worth a try.
Spent the day trying to install Luminis IV on brax. Brax is replacing our current Luminis IV test system apollo. Brax is also giving us an opportunity to install Luminis IV on a RHEL 4 system. However I ran into a number of issues throughout the day that caused the installation to fail requiring contact with the vendor.
At the end of the day the suggestion was to wipe the installation and try again. I was able to wipe the installation prior to heading for home so will attempt the install tomorrow.
I aslo found time to do a mockup of the earnings statement channel for a meeting that Kevin was going into tomorrow. This mockup can be viewed at the following location http://luminisd.cc.umanitoba.ca/flex/earnings.html