Documentation forDatabase Performance Analyzer

Install DPA on Linux

To install DPA on a different platform, see Install DPA on Windows, Install DPA on Azure Marketplace, or Launch DPA on Amazon Web Services.

Before you start

Before you install Database Performance Analyzer, be sure to review the pre-installation checklist.

Install DPA

  1. Install the fonts that DPA requires by running one of the following command on the DPA server.

    • For Deb based distributions (for example, Debian and Ubuntu):

      apt-get install fontconfig

    • For RPM based Linux distributions (for example, RHEL, Fedora, and CentOS):

      yum install urw-fonts

    If the required fonts are not installed, you will receive a Status 500 Internal Server Error when you attempt to start DPA. For more information, see this article.

  2. Download the installation file from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

    If you have not yet created a SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal to create an account.

  3. Create a directory to hold this version of DPA. For example: /home/dpa.
  4. Extract the downloaded TAR installation file into the new directory.
  5. Use either of the following methods to run the dpa_<version> script from the command line:
    • Make it executable and run it directly:

      chmod +x dpa_<version>


    • Run it in the shell:

      sh dpa_<version>

  6. When prompted, create a directory on the server for installation. This becomes the DPA Home directory.
  7. Start DPA by running the following command from the Home directory:


Next steps

Go to http://yourserver:8123 in a web browser and create the repository database.