Using the Graphical Installation Wizard

This section explains how to use the graphical installer of the Denodo Platform.

To install the Denodo Platform in a host without graphical environment, see section Using the Command Line Installer.

To do an unattended installation, see the section Configuration of the JVM Parameters from the Command Line.


After downloading an installer (see the section Download an Installer to see which installer you need), decompress it and launch it by doing the following:

On Windows, execute install.exe in the denodo-install-6.0 directory.

Launch the installer with administrator privileges. To do this, right-click install.exe and click Run as administrator. If the Windows User Account Control is enabled, you will see a dialog like the following, in which you have the credentials of an administrator user.

Administrator credentials request dialog

Administrator credentials request dialog

On Linux, execute the following:

cd denodo-install-6.0
chmod +x install.sh
./install.sh

The wizard will guide you through the installation steps. In addition, you can always click the Help button of the wizard to obtain assistance during the installation process.

Initial installation screen for the Denodo Platform

Initial installation screen for the Denodo Platform

Click Next to jump to Step 1.


Step 1

The wizard will display the product licensing conditions. Read them carefully and if you accept them, select I accept the terms of this license and click Next.


Step 2

Choose between two installation methods:

  1. Default Installation: this is the recommended option for most users. You can select the modules you want to install and they will be installed with their default configuration values.

    With the default installation, the Denodo servers will listen for incoming connections on the default ports. See the list ports in the appendix Default Ports Used by the Denodo Platform Modules.

  2. Custom Installation: recommended for advanced users. You will be able to set the values of several configuration parameters such as the ports where the Denodo Platform servers will listen for incoming connections.

Step 2: selecting the installation method

Step 2: selecting the installation method

Enter the Installation path where the Denodo Platform will be installed (hereinafter <DENODO_HOME>).

Important

When installing on Windows, we strongly recommend to install the Denodo Platform on the root of the drive (e.g. C:\Denodo\Denodo Platform) and not in “C:\Program files” nor “C:\Program files (x86)”.

As the Denodo Platform writes data in the directory where is installed, installing outside “Program Files” avoids issues caused by the protections of the Windows User Account Control (UAC).

Important

If you are installing the Denodo Platform on a Windows operating system, the installation path cannot include “junctions” (Junction Points - Microsoft Developer Network).

Important

Close all the Microsoft Internet Explorer instances before installing the Denodo Platform. Some ITPilot modules need the browser to be closed in order to be installed correctly.

Important

If you install the Denodo Platform in a path where there is a previous installation, the existing metadata will be overwritten.

Enter the License file location if you have a license provided by Denodo. If you do not have one, leave this box empty. In this case, the Denodo Platform will be installed without a license. You can provide the license after the installation process is complete. The section Install the License explains how you can do this.


Step 3

Select the modules and components you want to install.

Step 3: selecting the modules to install

Step 3: selecting the modules to install

Then, if you select the Custom Installation, you will have to configure each module. These sections explain how to configure each module of the Denodo Platfrom - Commons Settings - Components and Configuration of ITPilot - Installation settings of Aracne - Installation settings of Scheduler

Before the installer begins copying the necessary files (this process may take several minutes), the installer will display a summary of the installation configuration. You can save the summary in plain text or HTML by clicking the Save button.

Finally, the installation process can create shortcuts in the menus of the operating system to launch the Denodo Platform Control Center (see section Execution).

Summary screen

Summary screen