Documentation forDatabase Performance Analyzer

Install DPA on Windows

The installation process creates a Windows service called Ignite PI Server. This service is set to run automatically when the server is restarted.

To install DPA on a different platform, see Install DPA on Linux, 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 and the system requirements.

Install DPA

  1. Download the installation file from one of the following locations:

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

  2. Log in to the Windows server as an administrator.
  3. Extract the contents of the downloaded installation ZIP file.

  4. Run SolarWindsDPASetup-x64.exe. When the installer starts, click Next.
  5. If you accept the terms of the license agreement, select I accept. Click Next.
  6. To change the default installation directory, click Change and specify the directory.
  7. To create an exception to prevent Microsoft Defender from scanning the folder that stores the Find SQL indexes, select the Do you want to configure Microsoft Defender check box.

    If the Find SQL functionality is enabled, this option can avoid spikes in CPU utilization. You can manually create an exception after the installation.

  8. Click Next, and then click Install to start the installation.

  9. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

    After a successful installation, the URLs used to open DPA are displayed.

Next steps

Click Open DPA, and create the repository database.