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Install the Client CLI

Last update July 21, 2015

You can install the Client CLI on any computer. The client CLI includes commands that let authorized users generate reports, maintain object definitions, and maintain archive data. 

Notes:

  • Make sure you have a supported version of JRE.
  • The Linux, Solaris, Sunx86, and Windows CLI packages include a supported version of the JRE. The AIX, HP-UX, and zLinux CLI packages do not include a JRE. A system administrator must install a supported version of the JRE on these systems.
    • For the bundled JRE: Once the client is installed, run java -version from the command line on any linux OS. If JRE is older than 1.7, then you add the new JRE path into $PATH (1.8 is the bundled version so point it there).
  • For information about supported JRE versions, see Compatibility Matrix

Follow these steps:

  1. Create the following directory structure on the client computer for the Client CLI files:

    • On UNIX/Linux:

      /opt/CA/idash
    • On Windows

      C:Program Files\CA\idash
      Note: The idash directory must accommodate up to 5 MB of data.
  2. Copy the CA Workload Automation iDash Client CLI ZIP or TAR file from the CA Workload Automation iDash server to the idash directory on the client computer. 

    The file is located in the appropriate directory on the CA Workload Automation iDash server.

    • On UNIX/Linux:

      $IDASH_HOME/install/idash-client-12.0.x-platform.tar
      • platform indicates the operating system of the client computer.
      • x indicates the build number.
    • On Windows:

      %IDASH_HOME%\install\idash-client-12.0.x-win.zip
  3. Extract the files from the iDash Client CLI ZIP or TAR file on the client computer.
  4. Set the IDASH_HOME environment variable to the IDASH_HOME directory on the client computer that you created in Step 1. 

    • On UNIX/Linux:

      IDASH_HOME=/opt/CA/idash
      export IDASH_HOME

    • On Windows:

      set IDASH_HOME=C:\Progra~1\CA\idash

      Note: I f the directory path for IDASH_HOME contains a space , use the Windows 8.3 format.
  5. Open the idash.conf file in a text editor. The file is located in the following directory:
    • On UNIX/Linux:

      $IDASH_HOME/etc/
    • On Windows:

      %IDASH_HOME%\etc\
  6. Add the following line, and save the file:

    idash.server.url=http(s)://idash_server:port

    • idash_server specifies the name or IP address of the CA Workload Automation iDash server.
    • port specifies the HTTP port for the CA Workload Automation iDash web server.

    Example:

    idash.server.url=http://venus:8080

    The CA Workload Automation iDash server connection information is added to the file.
    The installation of the CA Workload Automation iDash Client CLI is complete.

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