DPA installation preflight checklist
Before installing SolarWinds DPA, complete the pre-installation checklists below. These checklists help you:
- Obtain the required credentials.
- Verify that system requirements are met.
- Prepare your environment.
Plan for the installation
|1. Review release notes.||Review Database Performance Analyzer release notes.|
|2. Identify the server where DPA will be installed.||
Make sure the server:
|3. Identify or install the repository database.||
|4. Create a Customer Portal account.||
To download SolarWinds products and licenses, you need a SolarWinds Customer Portal account. To create your SolarWinds account, see How do I access the Customer Portal.
|5. Obtain admin credentials for the DPA server.||
SolarWinds recommends using the Local Administrator Account for installation. Make sure you have local admin server credentials for the DPA server.
The Local Administrator Account is not the same as a domain account with local admin rights. A domain account is subject to your domain group policies.
|6. Schedule the installation.||Set up the maintenance window, preferably during off-peak hours.|
|7. Notify your company.||Send a message to your company about the installation schedule and maintenance window. If you need additional help, contact and allocate staff to be available.|
Prepare the environment
Before installation, prepare the SolarWinds environment:
|1. Build the environment.||Prepare the servers based on your deployment size and system requirements.|
|2. Run all OS updates.||
Before installation, run all OS updates on all servers. As you install, if an OS update runs, your system may reboot and require you to restart the installation process. These include Microsoft Windows, Linux, and others as specified in requirements.
|3. Open ports according to requirements.||For your server ports and firewall, open the required ports. DPA uses these ports to send and receive data.|
|4. Check for antivirus software.||
Determine if any antivirus software is installed on the server or servers where you plan to install. To ensure the installation goes smoothly, exclude the DPA directory. On Windows, the default DPA directory is:
If you are installing SolarWinds DPA on a Linux server, be sure to:
- Set the
- Make sure the installation path has read, write, and execute permissions.