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iMonitor Information

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Paul Thompson and Jesse Pretorious
Novell, Inc.

01 Aug 2002

Accessing iMonitor

To access iMonitor, perform the following steps:

  1. First ensure that the iMonitor executable is running on the eDirectory server.

  2. Open your Web browser.

  3. In the address (URL) field, enter:


    For example:

    DNS (Domain Name Services) names can be used anywhere a server's IP or IPX address or distinguished name could be used in iMonitor. For example, when you have configured DNS, then the following statement:

    is equivalent to this statement: address

    or to this statement:,ou=ds,ou=dev,o=novell,t=novell_inc
  4. To have access to all of the features, click Login. Log in as Administrator with the fully distinguished name or administrator equivalent.

Platforms That iMonitor Can Run On

The iMonitor 1.5 utility runs on the following platforms:

  • NetWare 5 Support Pack 4 or later (for SSL, NetWare 5.1 or later)

Novell iMonitor is placed in AUTOEXEC.NCF.

  • Windows NT/2000 (no SSL)

  • Linux

  • Solaris

For Windows NT/2000, Linux, and Solaris, iMonitor loads automatically when eDirectory runs.

Novell iMonitor System Requirements

To use iMonitor 1.5, you need:

  • Any HTML 3 browser that supports Cascading Stylesheets, such as Netscape 4.06 or later, or Internet Explorer 4 or later

  • Novell eDirectory 8.5 or later

No More Conflicts for iMonitor and Your Web Server

With the default installation of eDirectory on Windows 2000, the iMonitor utility (eDirectory's Web-based monitoring and troubleshooting tool) uses port 80.

This could be a problem if you plan to use a Web server on the same machine. If your Web server starts up fast enough, iMonitor will change its port to 8008, but generally it's a smaller process than your Web server and thus starts up a lot faster.

To change the default port, be sure to go into your C:\Novell\NDS directory and edit the NDSIMON.INI file.The file is flagged as read-only, so you must change the attribute to read-write before you can edit it. Look for the section [HttpPort] and change the default port there.

More information is available at:

iMonitor: eDirectory Versions That Can Be Monitored

You can use iMonitor to monitor the following versions of NDS and eDirectory:

  • All versions of NDS and eDirectory for NetWare 4.11 or later

  • All versions of NDS and eDirectory for Windows NT/2000

  • All versions of NDS and eDirectory for Linux, Solaris

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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