AR# 8243


2.1i Alliance Install : How can I set up a client to point to a networked installation?


Keywords: Alliance, install, client, host, network

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
I have an existing Alliance install on the network. I want
to point my client machine to the networked installation.
What steps do I need to follow?



Workstation (Sun or HP)

For the workstation, you can simply source the setup
file in the $XILINX directory. Additionally, you can
select the 'Network Install' option from the 2.1i software
(SUN only), and point to the networked location.
NOTE: This option should NOT be used to install the
tools to a networked drive, as the installation will fail.
It only can only point to an existing network installation.
When this option is run, it simply creates a local copy of
the setup script for the user to source.



To access a networked Alliance install from your PC,
you should run the 'Network Installation' option from
the installation CD, and then point to the networked

What this does is create the needed registry entries,
and also sets up the environment.

Additionally, you can manually set these entries.

To do this, you need to set the XILINX variable to the installation
directory, put %XILINX%\bin\nt into the PATH, and run the

%XILINX%\bin\nt\revengine /REGISTER

This properly sets the registry so that Design Manager
will correctly work with the OLE software. For further
information about this, please see the Registry Entries
section of the Installation Guide.
AR# 8243
Date 08/22/2001
Status Archive
Type General Article
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