Installing and Configuring FileMaker Server Advanced 8.0v4 (FMSA), iTools
8.2.2, FX.php, and on Mac OSX 10.4 (Two Server Configuration)
August 21, 2006: Currently Tenon is shipping its freshly released iTools 8.2.2, which features
Apache 2.2. RCC has worked to enable Apache 2.2 to work with FMSA 8.0v4, with success on a
two server configuration. Only Apache 1.3 is “certified” by FileMaker Inc to work with FMSA 7
or 8, so the use of the following instructions is not covered by any sort of warranty in any way.
Using these instructions may cause global warming, or melt your server. :-)
For the hard core geeky types: We had posted a previous version of this document, which detailed
issues with iTools 8.2.0, but those bugs (which were apparently caused by Apple Computer, Inc)
have been fixed by Tenon in iTools, 8.2.2. :-)
These instructions detail the installation, configuration, and deployment of FileMaker Server Advanced
across two separate servers with static IPs running Mac OSX. One server, the Database Server, will host
FileMaker databases on FileMaker Server. The second server, the Web Server, will run the FileMaker
Web Publishing Engine and iTools Apache Server to drive one or more websites, but not any databases.
The firewall in the diagram below is optional.
1. Install FileMaker Server 8.0v4 on the Database Server
At this point, it would be wise to select a username and password for use in this installation of
FileMaker Server Advanced and iTools. There will be several username and password combinations
involved, and it is less confusing if there is only one username and password for all of them.
The Database Server should be configured first. FileMaker Server Advanced is the only software needed
on this machine. Find the disk labeled “FileMaker Server 8” and insert it into the CD drive. When the
CD is mounted in the Finder, click on the volume. Click on the icon named “FileMaker Server 8” and it