I have a Linux SLES9 Master server and I am trying to connect to the server via remote admin console installed on a Windows XP machine. I have added the XP box to the bp.conf file as well as make sure its under the Server tab in the Host properties for the master. and I have permissions on the master server. i've even tried to login with root. Nothing works. I just can't get it to connect. Am I doing anything obviously wrong?
Mark, Please let me know if I understand your setup correctly: You are attempting to run the Admin Console from a Windows XP machine (this machine is not a master or media server, just a regular PC) and connect it to your master server? Also, I take it that the Java Console is not an acceptable choice?
There are 2 things you need to do to set something like that up. 1) Add the XP machine's hostname into the 'allowed servers' list, which it sounds like you've done.
2) Add the ID that you login to the XP machine with to the 'Authentication' tab in the master server properties screen. This part takes a little fiddling with, but should work.
2a) You may also need to add a /etc/hosts entry for your XP machine, but this is probably not absolutely necessary. I would suggest trying it if the 2 items above still don't work.
When you open up the Admin Console, check for errors in the All Log Entries report on the Master - particularly for connection refused?
You'll also need administrative rights on the Master. In the past, I've worked around this by using the 'run as' option when starting the admin console and entering a Windows domain account that's affiliated to an admin group on a Solaris Master. The technical aspects of that I'll leave to a Unix / Linux person out there as I always had my friendly Unix team to set up that authentication process for me...