This manual, the Configuration Guide, provides instructions for performing specific configuration tasks for Sybase® Adaptive Server™ Enterprise on Windows NT.
This manual covers the following topics:
Instructions for reconfiguring certain attributes of your existing Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, Backup Server™, Adaptive Server Enterprise Monitor™, and XP Server™ to meet your specific needs
Creating network connections
Configuring optional functionality
Performing operating system administration tasks
Working with system administration issues that are relevant to Adaptive Server running on Windows NT. This manual supplements the System Administration Guide and the Performance and Tuning Guide.
Before configuring Adaptive Server according to the instructions in this book, you should have a newly installed or upgraded Adaptive Server on your system. If you do not, follow the installation and upgrade instructions in the installation documentation for your platform.
This manual is for System Administrators or other qualified installers who are familiar with their system’s environment, networks, disk resources, and media devices.
This manual contains the following chapters:
Chapter 1, “Introduction” presents an overview of Adaptive Server and the configuration changes you might want to make to Adaptive Server after installing or upgrading the server.
Chapter 2, “Starting and Stopping Servers” describes how to start and stop Adaptive Server, Backup Server, Monitor Server, and XP Server.
Chapter 3, “Default Adaptive Server Configuration” describes how to change the default server names and their basic features after installing Adaptive Server.
Chapter 4, “Network Communications Using sql.ini” describes how to set up your operating system to work with Adaptive Server.
Chapter 5, “Lightweight Directory Access Protocol in Adaptive Server” provides information about using LDAP directory services to establish connections.
Chapter 6, “Customizing Localization for Adaptive Server” provides background information about Sybase’s localization support as well as task information for reconfiguring character sets, sort orders, and language modules.
Chapter 7, “Logging Error Messages and Events” provides instructions for configuring the logging of error messages and event messages sent from Adaptive Server.
Chapter 8, “Using Security Services with NT LAN Manager” describes how to take advantage of NT LAN Manager for added security on Adaptive Server.
Chapter 9, “Using E-mail with Adaptive Server” describes how to configure Sybmail to direct Adaptive Server to distribute messages automatically.
Chapter 10, “Managing Adaptive Server Databases” provides the basics of database administration with Adaptive Server.
Chapter 11, “Adding Optional Functionality to Adaptive Server” provides instructions for adding optional functionality, such as auditing and the sample databases.
Chapter 12, “Troubleshooting Network Connections” provides the basics for troubleshooting network connections with Adaptive Server.
Appendix A, “Adaptive Server Registry Keys” presents the NT Registry keys and values that Adaptive Server uses.
The following documents comprise the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise documentation:
The release bulletin for your platform – contains last-minute information that was too late to be included in the books.
A more recent version of the release bulletin may be available on the World Wide Web. To check for critical product or document information that was added after the release of the product CD, use the Sybase Technical Library.
The Installation Guide for your platform – describes installation, upgrade, and configuration procedures for all Adaptive Server and related Sybase products.
Configuring Adaptive Server Enterprise for your platform – provides instructions for performing specific configuration tasks for Adaptive Server.
What’s New in Adaptive Server Enterprise? – describes the new features in Adaptive Server version 12.5, the system changes added to support those features, and the changes that may affect your existing applications.
Transact-SQL User’s Guide – documents Transact-SQL®, Sybase’s enhanced version of the relational database language. This manual serves as a textbook for beginning users of the database management system. This manual also contains descriptions of the pubs2 and pubs3 sample databases.
System Administration Guide – provides in-depth information about administering servers and databases. This manual includes instructions and guidelines for managing physical resources, security, user and system databases, and specifying character conversion, international language, and sort order settings.
Reference Manual – contains detailed information about all Transact-SQL commands, functions, procedures, and datatypes. This manual also contains a list of the Transact-SQL reserved words and definitions of system tables.
Performance and Tuning Guide – explains how to tune Adaptive Server for maximum performance. This manual includes information about database design issues that affect performance, query optimization, how to tune Adaptive Server for very large databases, disk and cache issues, and the effects of locking and cursors on performance.
The Utility Guide – documents the Adaptive Server utility programs, such as isql and bcp, which are executed at the operating system level.
The Quick Reference Guide – provides a comprehensive listing of the names and syntax for commands, functions, system procedures, extended system procedures, datatypes, and utilities in a pocket-sized book. Available only in print version.
The System Tables Diagram – illustrates system tables and their entity relationships in a poster format. Available only in print version.
Error Messages and Troubleshooting Guide – explains how to resolve frequently occurring error messages and describes solutions to system problems frequently encountered by users.
Component Integration Services User’s Guide – explains how to use the Adaptive Server Component Integration Services feature to connect remote Sybase and non-Sybase databases.
Java in Adaptive Server Enterprise – describes how to install and use Java classes as datatypes, functions, and stored procedures in the Adaptive Server database.
Using Sybase Failover in a High Availability System – provides instructions for using Sybase’s Failover to configure an Adaptive Server as a companion server in a high availability system.
Using Adaptive Server Distributed Transaction Management Features – explains how to configure, use, and troubleshoot Adaptive Server DTM features in distributed transaction processing environments.
EJB Server User’s Guide – explains how to use EJB Server to deploy and execute Enterprise JavaBeans in Adaptive Server.
XA Interface Integration Guide for CICS, Encina, and TUXEDO – provides instructions for using Sybase’s DTM XA interface with X/Open XA transaction managers.
Glossary – defines technical terms used in the Adaptive Server documentation.
Sybase jConnect for JDBC Programmer’s Reference – describes the jConnect for JDBC product and explains how to use it to access data stored in relational database management systems.
Full-Text Search Specialty Data Store User’s Guide – describes how to use the Full-Text Search feature with Verity to search Adaptive Server Enterprise data.
Historical Server User’s Guide – describes how to use Historical Server to obtain performance information for SQL Server and Adaptive Server.
Monitor Server User’s Guide – describes how to use Monitor Server to obtain performance statistics from SQL Server and Adaptive Server.
Monitor Client Library Programmer’s Guide – describes how to write Monitor Client Library applications that access Adaptive Server performance data.
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This manual uses the following style conventions:
Commands you should enter exactly as shown are given in bold Courier font:
isql -Usa -Pshobeen -Sgoby
Words you should replace within a command line with the appropriate value for your installation are shown in the following bold, italicized font:
isql -Usa -Ppassword -Sserver_name
Within text, commands you should enter are in regular text and enclosed in quotation marks:
Exit isql by entering “exit” at the prompt.
Prompts are shown in a regular Courier font:
Within text, the names of files and directories appear in italic:
Use the \data\master.dat file.
The names of utilities, procedures, commands, and scripts appear in the following font:
Table 1 lists the conventions for syntax statements in this manual:
Command names, command option names, utility names, utility flags, and other keywords are in bold.
Variables, or words that stand for values that you fill in, are in italic.
Curly braces indicate that you choose at least one of the enclosed options. Do not include braces in your option.
Brackets mean choosing one or more of the enclosed options is optional. Do not include brackets in your option.
Parentheses are to be typed as part of the command.
The vertical bar means you can select only one of the options shown.
The comma means you can choose as many of the options shown as you like, separating your choices with commas to be typed as part of the command.
The following terms appear repeatedly throughout this book. For more detailed information about these and other terms, see the Adaptive Server Glossary.
System Administrator – refers to the person responsible for Adaptive Server administration. This person may be different from the person responsible for Windows NT administration.
d:\sybase – is given as an example of the Sybase installation directory.
Text editor – refers to an ASCII text editor or any editor that can save files to text format.
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