Installer

The installer of the Denodo Platform 6.0 includes several enhancements that prevent from unexpected situations to happen:

  • The installer now always uses the included Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to perform the installation. In previous versions, if the environment variable JAVA_HOME was defined, it used the JRE of that variable. If that variable were incorrectly defined, the installer would not start.

The installer for Windows has improved to prevent problems regarding the User Account Control (UAC) of Windows:

  • It shows a warning when the selected destination directory is under “Program Files” or “Program Files (x86)”. This warning instructs the user that it may be necessary to launch the Denodo Platform modules with the “Run as Administrator” option.
  • Regarding the installation path, the official recommendation now is that when installing on Windows, do it on a directory in C:. E.g. C:\Denodo\Denodo Platform.
  • The installer detects that Windows UAC is disabled and that the user executing the installer does not have administrator privileges. In this case, the installation will be aborted.

Other stability enhancements:

  • When the path to install is invalid (e.g. C:\C:\Denodo - there are two C:\ at the beginning of the path), it informs the user immediately. In previous versions, it did not validate the path and when the installer began copying files you would get an error.
  • On Linux, the Denodo Platform can now be installed on a symbolic link. In previous versions, it was not possible.

Command Line Installer

The Denodo Platform 6.0 includes a command line installer that makes it easier to do an installation on hosts without graphical environment.

The steps are the same as in the graphical installer, but you have to provide the details in the command-line instead of on a GUI.

To launch this installer, run install_cli install from the directory of the installer.

See more about this in the section Using the Command Line Installer of the Installation Guide.

In previous versions, to perform an installation on a host without graphical support, first you had to perform an installation on a host with graphical support to generate a “response file”; and then, using this file, install on the actual host.

Unattended Installations

The installer now provides an easy way to generate a “responses file” that allows you do unattended installations.

To generate the “responses file”, run

installer_cli.bat generate response_file_6_0.xml from the directory of the installer.

See more about this in the section Unattended Installation of the Denodo Platform and its Updates of the Installation Guide.

In previous versions, first you had to do an installation on a host with graphical support to generate the responses file; and then, using this file, install on the actual host.

Client Installer

There is a new installer directed at developers: the client installer. It includes the Virtual DataPort administration tool and the Denodo JDBC driver.