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Installing and Configuring Novell Conferencing


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An investment in Novell Conferencing delivers immediate payback by helping you reduce the costs and downtime involved in employee travel. Attend this session to learn how you can install and configure the product and begin realizing value right out of the box. This advanced technical session will cover installation steps, configuration tips and tricks, and detailed recommendations for managing this innovative conferencing solution so you can start saving immediately.

Speaker: Prakash Khot CTO

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Installing and Configuring Novell Conferencing

  1. 1. Installing and Configuring Novell Conferencing  Prakash Khot, CTO, Dimdim, Inc.
  2. 2. Topics for Discussion <ul><li>Personal and Team Productivity – Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Dimdim Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Installing Novell Conferencing Server </li></ul><ul><li>Provisioning, Customization & Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal and Team Productivity Overview
  4. 4. Dimdim Mission
  5. 5. What is the ? Mission
  6. 6. Democratize Collaboration Text Rich Media Real-Time Non Real-Time 2007 2003 1996
  7. 7. Easy.
  8. 8. Open.
  9. 9. Every Day: 10,000+ meetings & events • 25,000+ people • 1M minutes served 500M meeting minutes served Proven. 5M+ People Users Used in 195+ Countries 1 Million Open Source D/Ls
  10. 10. Architecture
  11. 11. Architectural Use Cases <ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Web Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-Time Synchronous Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mashable API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Scalable Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Globally Optimized Application Delivery Strategy </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Platform Architecture - I
  13. 13. Platform Architecture - II
  14. 14. On Premise Installation Options Installation Type Capacity Conference In-A-Box Up-to 500 Named Hosts Enterprise Deployment Up-to 10,000 Named Hosts Collaboration Cloud Up-to 100,000+ Named Hosts
  15. 15. Enterprise Deployment
  16. 16. Collaboration Cloud Deployment <ul><li>Private Cloud Option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large capacity that can support up to 100,000+ named hosts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses 40 moderately configured hardware server units for very cost effective solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution design, implementation and managed by Consulting Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully multi-tenant with deep customization capabilities </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Installing Novell Conferencing Conference In a Box
  18. 18. What’s in the Box? Installable Media : RPM Constituents: All the required component to run the “Conference In a Box“ solution, it can be run as an unattended installer. Supported Platform : SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Documents: <ul><li>Integration Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Skinning and Customization Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>User Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Installation Guide </li></ul>
  19. 19. Client Prerequisites <ul><li>Client OS/Browser Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Mac, Windows and Linux Operating Systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 2.x+, and Chrome 4.x </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Version 9 onwards. </li></ul><ul><li>System requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Computer with at least a 1GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection – 200 kbps. </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone and Speakers (built-in or separate). </li></ul><ul><li>High quality web camera. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Hardware Prerequisites <ul><li>Quad Core Processor (2X) </li></ul><ul><li>32 GB Memory (8x4GB), </li></ul><ul><li>1 TB Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Duel NIC Cards </li></ul><ul><li>RAID Controller (Optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Graphics Card (Optional) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Port Prerequisites Ports Protocol 80 HTTP/RTMPT 443 HTTPS 1935 RTMP (Optional) 843 TCP (Optional)
  22. 22. Software Prerequisites <ul><ul><li>OpenLDAP v 2.4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL v5.1 or above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest Open Office </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Installation Checklist <ul><li>Below details are required for running the Installation: </li></ul><ul><li>Domain Name / DNS Details. </li></ul><ul><li>SMTP Server Credentials. </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Administrator. Details </li></ul><ul><li>Time zone and Locale. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Information. </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise User List. ( Optional ). </li></ul><ul><li>OpenLDAP Credentials. </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL Database Credentials. </li></ul>
  24. 24. “ Lights Out” Installation Workflow <ul><ul><ul><li>Check Hardware Requirements. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Install MySQL and OpenLDAP Schema </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check / Install Software Dependencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Install Conferencing Components </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Configure different Conferencing Components </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apply Default Customization and Skinning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start all the Conferencing Components </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post Installation configuration script will perform below activities: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create the default Enterprise. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create Super Administrator Account. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create the specified list of Users. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Send Email Notification to the Administrator. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Post Installation Verification
  26. 26. Provisioning, Customizing & Administrating Novell Conferencing
  27. 27. Provisioning & Administration Model String String represents installation. It consists of networks, hardware, services, enterprises, groups, individual accounts and different types of rooms for each account. String represents the entire installation that includes all the associated services, the storage array, a domain specific URL that is used as a URL for anchoring an enterprise installation and default values for all the inherited properties. Enterprise This entity represents organization of people created for specific business ventures. String can accommodate one or more enterprise. An enterprise can contain one or more groups. Enterprise contains customized resources created for that account. Depending on the type of an enterprise account - the extent of customization and content varies. Account :Account represents a Novell Conferencing account belonging to a particular person who should be part of an Enterprise and Group. An account can comprise of one or more Meeting Room. The short URL of the account is formed by using enterprise URL + account name. Room Meeting Room comprises of a specific set of properties, which defines a Web Meeting Room. Only one meeting can be held at a time in one particular Meeting Room. A room existing in the context of an account and inherits all its properties from the template assigned to it. A &quot;default&quot; room is created for each and every account. The additional rooms can have the custom names. The room URL consists of enterprise URL, account name and room name - if other than default.
  28. 28. Manage Enterprise Details
  29. 29. Creating New User
  30. 30. Generating Usage Reports
  31. 31. Meeting Report
  32. 32. Thank You! Questions and Answers <ul><li>Novell ® Conferencing home page: </li></ul>