This chapter provides a quick guide to getting your WASD package installed, configured and serving. This covers initial installation.
Install the files following the guidelines in 2 - Installation and Update Note that more than one archive may be needed (Source Archive, Object Module Archives).
If Transport Layer Security (TLS - a.k.a. Secure Sockets Layer - SSL) is to be used and a TLS/SSL server image to be built the WASD [Open]SSL product must be installed at this stage (see "WASD VMS Web Services - Features and Facilities"; 4.1 - SSL Functionality Sources WASD Web Services - Features and Facilities ). An existing HP SSL1 (HP SSL is obsolete) for OpenVMS product requires no additional step. If the WASD [Open]SSL package it must UNZIPed into the [.WASD_ROOT] tree at this stage.
$ SET DEFAULT [.WASD_ROOT] $ UNZIP device:[dir]archive.ZIP
Server installation is performed using the INSTALL.COM procedure (2.7 - Installation DCL Procedure).
Following the execution of the INSTALL.COM procedure the package should require only minor, further configuration.
Initially two files may require alteration.
More generally server runtime configuration involves the considerations discussed in 4.2 - Site Organisation along with the following aspects:
Execute the startup procedure. Get your browser and connect!
Of course something will not be right! This can happen with the initial configuration and sometimes when changing configuration. The server provides information messages in the run-time log, look in the WASD_ROOT:[LOG_SERVER] directory.
Remember, the basic installation's integrity can always be checked as described in 2.10 - Quick-Check. This uses the configuration files from the [EXAMPLE] directory, so provided these have not been altered the server should execute in demonstration mode correctly.
Can't resolve it? See 2.17 - Reporting Problems.