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.

The log created during a Windows installation is located in C:\Programdata\Solawinds\DPA\installer\log.

Before you start

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

Powershell execution must be enabled on the DPA server. Powershell execution is required to install DPA and to start or restart the DPA service.

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. If the Do you want to configure Microsoft Defender checkbox is shown, select it if you want to create an exception to prevent Microsoft Defender from scanning the folder that stores the Find SQL indexes.

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

    This checkbox is not shown if an exception already exists or if Microsoft Defender is not enabled.

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

    After a successful installation, the wizard displays the default URL used to open DPA. You can use https://localhost:8124 (preferred) or http://localhos:8123.

  9. Click Finish to close the dialog.

Next steps

Click Open DPA, and create the repository database.