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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.6 - Installing Foglight on Windows with an External Oracle Database

Before Installing Foglight Installing Foglight Running the Management Server Installing and Upgrading Cartridges Installing Agents

Initializing the database

For external databases, once the database has been successfully initialized, you can run Foglight.

Accessing the database

Prior to accessing a PostgreSQL® database, you must set the proper code page for Windows® platforms.

The PostgreSQL interactive terminal (psql) is built as a “console application”. The Windows console windows use a different encoding than the rest of the system, so you must take special care when using 8-bit characters within psql. If psql detects a problematic console code page, it generates a warning at startup.

Examples of cases when you must run this command include:

where: 1252 is a code page that is appropriate for German; you must replace it with your value.

For more information, see “Notes for Windows Users” in the PostgreSQL documentation at

Starting and stopping the Management Server

The following sections describe how to start and stop the Management Server:

Starting the Management Server

The following sections describe how to start the Management Server from the command line or from a Windows® shortcut and lists additional commands for use when starting or running the Management Server.

Navigate to the directory <foglight_home>\bin and run the following command:
Depending on where you installed the startup icon, choose Start > Programs > Quest > Foglight > Start Foglight or double-click the Start Foglight icon on the desktop.

When the Management Server starts successfully, the following message appears in the command window:



Starts the Management Server (this option is assumed if no command is specified).



Provides a unique name for this instance of the Management Server.



Sets an option to be passed directly to the Java® VM.

Can be used to set more than one VM option.



Displays the version number for this program and exits.



Shows this information, and additional options, then exits.

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