This section provides information about installing PlateSpin Protect software after ensuring that the intended host has been prepared with the required prerequisites.
From NetIQ Downloads, download the PlateSpinProtectSetup-11.0.1.xxxx.exe installation program and save it on your intended PlateSpin Server host.
Run the installation program, specify a location for the temporary setup files, then click.
The installation program extracts the required files and opens the Installation Launcher window (if the installation program detects a local installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 R2, it disables the correspondingoption).
If you intend to use the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition distributed with PlateSpin Protect, install it first.
If you intend to use an existing SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 R2 database, skip the database installation and install the PlateSpin Server; during the installation of the PlateSpin Server, the system prompts you to specify an existing database.
If you do not have a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 R2 database engine, you can install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition included in your PlateSpin Protect software distribution.
On your intended database server host, start the Installation Launcher.
Clickand follow the on-screen instructions.
The program installs a database server and the database instances required for the operation of PlateSpin Protect.
NOTE:The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition included with PlateSpin Protect Server cannot be installed on a domain controller in accordance with Microsoft Developer Network recommendations. If you want to install PlateSpin Protect on a domain controller, we recommend that you install SQL on a separate server.
Make sure that your intended PlateSpin Server host meets the minimum system requirements.
See System Requirements.
Make sure that your intended PlateSpin Server host has the necessary prerequisite software installed.
On your intended PlateSpin Server host, start the Installation Launcher.
In the PlateSpin Protect Installation Launcher, clickand follow the on-screen instructions.
The program starts the installation process and prompts you to accept the PlateSpin Protect software license agreement.
You must accept the software license agreement before installing the product.
Select theoption, then click .
The program continues with the installation and prompts you to specify a database server and instance:
Do one of the following:
If you are using the database server included in your PlateSpin Protect software distribution installed locally (the default option), leave the default selection (local)\PLATESPINDB in the drop-down list and leave the default sa credentials. If you subsequently move your PlateSpin Protect database instance or change your SQL Server password, you must reset the PlateSpin Protect database connection settings.
If you are using a remote database server, clickto select from a list of available database servers in the network. Specify the database in the following format:
Single-instance SQL Server installations: database_server
Multiple-instance SQL Server installations: database_server\database_instance (specify the instance name)
Clickto validate your database credentials for the selected database server.
Clickand verify your and selections.
(The default settings are (local)PLATESPINDB) and sa):
The installation program prompts you specify whether you want to allow HTTP or HTTPS:
If you require unsecured connections (HTTP), select theoption; if you require secured connections (HTTPS), leave the option deselected (default).
If your IIS server has a signed SSL certificate, the default communication protocol will be HTTPS; if not, your browser will display a warning about an “untrusted connection.” This is normal. For information on how to proceed, see your browser documentation.
Click, verify the installation settings, click , and follow the on-screen instructions.
The installation program installs the PlateSpin Server software and prepares it to run.
NOTE:This process might take several minutes to complete.
After completing the installation of the PlateSpin Server:
Start the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface and familiarize yourself with its interface and the workload protection features.
See User Guide.
License your product and configure your environment in preparation for workload protection.
See User Guide.