Archive:How to install a GUI service pack?

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Installing a GUI service pack

General

The GUI server- as well as client-component consist of one file:

sm_ui.jar

Note: In older SEP sesam version (< 4.2.0) the GUI server - as well as client-component consist of two files sm_lib.jar and sm_gui.jar.

It is absolutely necessary to use the same GUI version on the client as well as on the server (Windows or Linux).

The GUI of a SEP sesam server in Windows can be used on Linux clients and vice versa.

The following page describes the installation of a GUI service pack on SEP sesam server- and SEP sesam client-side.

Current GUI versions can be found in the download portal at:

[Servicepacks]

Installing on the SEP sesam server (Linux)

First the server component of the GUI on the SEP sesam server has to be installed. Here the following steps have to be followed:

  • Stop the RMI service with: /opt/sesam/bin/sesam/sm_main stop rmi
  • Substitute the .jar file in /opt/sesam/bin/gui/ with the file from the service pack
  • Start the RMI service with: /opt/sesam/bin/sesam/sm_main start rmi

Installing on the SEP sesam server (Windows)

The SEP sesam server has to be shut down before the update (using the services or the system tray). Just like on Linux Systems the .jar file are substituted with the file from the service pack in:

<SESAM_INSTALL_DIR>/bin/gui/

After this the SEP sesam server has to be started again.

Installing on GUI clients (Windows)

A running GUI has to be shut down on the client before the installation because the files that are being used can't be overwritten.

As with the SEP sesam server the .jar file[s] are substituted with a current version in:

<SESAM_INSTALL_DIR>/bin/gui/

Afterwards the GUI can be started again.

Testing the update

You can check if the update was successful like this:

  • Is a connection to the server system over the GUI successful?
  • If you go to "Help -> About SEP sesam" in the GUI the same build versions have to be displayed for SESAM GUI client and SESAM GUI server.