Enabling DAC Server Communication with Informatica PowerCenter
Supporting Tasks for DAC and Informatica PowerCenter
A.6 Enabling DAC Server Communication with Informatica PowerCenter
If you install DAC Client and DAC Server by manually copying over the DAC
directory, then you must manually configure the environment variables to enable DAC
to communicate with Informatica by following the procedures in this section.
: If you install DAC Client and DAC Server using the DAC installer, you can skip
this section because the required environment variables are set automatically to enable
DAC to communicate with Informatica
The DAC Server uses the following command line programs to communicate with
pmrep is used to communicate with PowerCenter Repository Services.
pmcmd is used to communicate with PowerCenter Integration Services to run the
The pmrep and pmcmd programs are installed during the PowerCenter Services
installation in the INFA_HOME\server\bin directory on the Informatica PowerCenter
If you installed the DAC Server on UNIX, you need to perform the procedure in
Section A.6.2, "How to Set Environment Variables for DAC Server Communication on
This section includes the following topics:
Section A.6.1, "How to Set Environment Variables for DAC Server Communication
Section A.6.2, "How to Set Environment Variables for DAC Server Communication
Section A.6.3, "How to Verify Java JDK Availability and Version"
A.6.1 How to Set Environment Variables for DAC Server Communication on Windows
Follow this procedure to set environment variables on Windows.
When you use the DAC installer to install the DAC Server, this configuration is
To set the environment variables on Windows
Locate the file INFA_HOME\domains.infa and note down the directory path of
For example, your INFA_HOME might be d:\informatica\9.0.1.
Create an environment variable called INFA_DOMAINS_FILE with the value set
to the directory path to the domans.infa file, as follows:
On Windows, display the Windows Environment Variables dialog box (that is,
from the Windows Control Panel, select System, then Advanced, then
Environment Variables), and create a System variable with the following
Variable name: INFA_DOMAINS_FILE
Variable value: INFA_HOME\domains.infa
Add the directory path to Informatica PowerCenter binaries to the PATH
environment variable as follows: