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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

High Availability mode

Before you install Foglight, determine if you are going to set up and run the Management Server in High Availability (HA) mode or as a standalone server. High Availability mode enables you to install multiple Management Servers where one server is the primary server and the others are standby servers. If the primary server stops responding, then one of the standby servers in the HA cluster takes over the responsibility.

Configuring multiple servers using HA mode offers the following benefits:

Automatic restart: The restart process (FoglightHA Daemon) runs on the same host as the Management Server it is monitoring and monitors the state of the server. If the server stops responding or has a fatal error, then the restart process stops and restarts the server automatically. The process can also send out email notifications about various conditions of the server.
Standby Server: To reduce outage times, a standby server instance is created (for a particular Foglight Management Server), and forms a partition. One server becomes the primary server and communicates with the agents, receives and processes data, and processes rules. All other servers are standby servers. If a primary server stops responding, one of the standby servers resumes service and becomes the primary server.

Considerations for running the Management Server in HA mode

If you plan to run the Management Server in HA mode, there are certain considerations:

For more information about installing and configuring HA mode, see the High Availability Field Guide.

Using an external database

An external instance of the PostgreSQL® database can be used if your database administrator has installed one. Please see the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide for information about the external databases supported by Foglight.

A setup with an external database has the advantage of using existing infrastructure. For setup, a remote administrator user/password with rights to create users and tables in the user/temp tablespace is required. Remote administrator access must be granted.


This section provides information about licensing for Foglight.

IMPORTANT: See the Administration and Configuration Guide for information about license requirements, managing licenses, and the different categories of cartridges (based on their license requirements).

You can install a license file during installation if you perform a Custom Install. See Step 13: Add Foglight license file in Installing a new version of the Management Server.

You can also import a license after installing Foglight. There are three ways of providing a license file to the Management Server after installation.

Move an existing license file into the <foglight_home>\license folder.
Ensure that JAVA_HOME is set.
If you have not already done so, extract the file in <foglight_home>\tools.
Upload a license by navigating to <foglight_home>\tools and entering the following command:
The preceding command assumes that you are using the default port 8080 and localhost. If you are not running with these default values, use the following options to indicate server and port:
NOTE: See the Command-Line Reference Guide for information about running the fglcmd utility and the options that can be used with fglcmd, including additional license-management commands.
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