2. Configure the LSF server hosts (application hosts)

Repeat the following steps on each LSF® server host (application host).


  1. Configure VNC.
    1. Stop and disable the VNC Windows service.
    2. Open VNC: Start > Run C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncconfig.exe
    3. Configure VNC to only allow the vncuser to connect.

      The following images display configuration for the vncuser and configuration for another user, ibmuser. Notice that only the vncuser has permissions.

      vncuser permissions for VNC Server
      ibmuser permissions for VNC Server
    4. In Connection Options, for Authentication select the Windows password method.
      VNC Server Properties (User Mode)
  2. Configure screen resolution
    1. Download ResSwitch to dynamically change the screen resolution on LSF server hosts.

      Download ResSwitch.exe from: http://www.naughter.com/qres.html

    2. Copy ResSwitch.exe to C:\LSF_9.1\9.1\bin.
  3. Configure local administrator privileges.
    1. Select Start > Run and, type secpol.msc to open the Local Security Settings console.
    2. Select Local Policies > User Rights Assignment, and check that the local administrator (automatic logon user) has been assigned the following policies:
      • Act as part of the operating system
      • Debug programs
      • Log on as a service
      • Log on as a batch job
      • Replace a process-level token
  4. Set the Windows environment by running setenv.bat.
    1. Copy the setenv.bat file from the IBM Spectrum LSF Application Center web server $GUI_CONFDIR/application/vnc/ to C:\ on the LSF server host.
    2. Open a command prompt, type cd C:\ and press Enter.
    3. Run setenv.bat by specifying the local administrator password.

      For example:

      setenv.bat myadminpassword

  5. Change the Windows local administrator user password to match the password used to log on to IBM Spectrum LSF Application Center.