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Install LiteSpeed on Remote Server Instances

Install LiteSpeed on Remote Server Instances

You can install LiteSpeed on multiple remote server instances using the Remote Deploy Configuration wizard.


  • Before you run the Remote Deploy Configuration wizard, you must run Complete installation on the machine from which you wish to run the remote deploy.
  • If the central repository is not installed or upgraded already (for example, during a local install), run the Instance Configuration wizard and select to configure the central repository. For more information, see Upgrade Repositories.
  • Make sure you have a Windows domain user account with Administrator rights for the server instances you want to install LiteSpeed on. The machines must be part of the same domain.

To create and deploy installation files

  1. Click the Application Button and select Remote Deploy...

  2. On the Remote Deploy Task page, select one of the following tasks:

    • Generate Remote Deploy configuration file—To create the installation files and optionally deploy them. If you select the Complete or Core Components Only installation and deploy the files, this will also configure remote server instances.
    • Deploy existing Remote Deploy configuration files—To deploy the installation and configuration files generated by the Generate Remote Deploy configuration file task.
    • Configure LiteSpeed using existing Remote Deploy configuration files—To configure remote server instances. You can use this task to complete installation after you deployed LiteSpeed using a deployment tool such as SCCM or LANDesk.

    • Validate existing Remote Deploy configuration files—To see if the configuration files are valid for installation and review installation options and expected actions.

    NOTE: To deploy or validate existing Remote Deploy configuration files, you only need to select the main configuration file (usually, LiteSpeedRemoteDeploy_Configuration.xml). The wizard will automatically validate all remaining server-specific configuration files.

  3. If you selected the Generate Remote Deploy configuration file task, review the following for additional information:

    • Select one of the following installation types:

      • Complete—Installs LiteSpeed for SQL Server, LiteSpeed UI Console, and statistics agent (if you configured LiteSpeed to collect statistics).
      • Core Components Only—Installs LiteSpeed for SQL Server and statistics agent (if you configured LiteSpeed to collect statistics), but not the LiteSpeed UI Console
      • Client Only—Installs the LiteSpeed UI Console only.
      • Statistic Agent Only—Installs/updates the service that transfers information between local and central repositories.
    • If the current user account has Windows administrative rights but does not have access to the server instances, select Use a different account for installation to specify an additional account.
    • Select the SQL Server instances on which to install LiteSpeed. Start by clicking the Refresh button to see all the machines found on the network. Select servers in the Servers drop-down list, confirm selection and click Add. If you prefer to add servers manually, enter server names separated by commas in the Servers field and click Add. Alternately, you can import servers from a text file (one server name or IP address per line).

      Use the following information to help guide you through instance configuration:



      Service Account

      Specify login information for the LiteSpeed Activity Manager service. This service runs on each server and merges statistics from the LiteSpeed local repositories to the central repository database. Typically the account is a Windows domain account. It must have permissions to update the central repository database using Windows authentication (for a cluster configuration, the Windows account must have permissions on all nodes). For more information, see Privilege and Grant Requirements.


      • You should select Local system when the central repository is on the same server as the local repository. If the central repository is on another server, the Activity Service will not be able to use Windows authentication to access it. You will need to provide SQL Server login and password on the Central Repository screen.
      Local Repository

      LiteSpeed uses the login details you specify to connect to the server instance, create the database, and add objects to it. This account must have the appropriate permissions.

      Native Backup Activity

      Select whether you want to update the local repository with information about native SQL Server backup activity and view it in the LiteSpeed UI Console. Click Schedule to modify the default schedule.

      Central Repository

      Point to the server instance and database.

      NOTE: The local and central repositories must have the same version number in the LiteSpeed version table.

      Repository Update

      Indicate when you want the central repository to be updated with backup and job statistics. You can have LiteSpeed update the central repository:

      NOTE: Quest Software recommends that you select Automatically after any LiteSpeed activity for both selections.

      Repository Cleanup

      Select to set repository maintenance, including when to delete old data from repositories, and how much of that data to delete. Old data can be deleted from the local repository, central repository, or both. The repositories are individually selected to remove activity older than a user-selectable number of days, weeks, months, or years. Additionally, Edit Schedule launches a screen where schedule information can be changed.

      Tip: Further repository cleanup can be accomplished by using the Purge Repository Data procedure.

      Proxy settings

      Select Use proxy settings for cloud connections. When selected, you can add the proxy address and port. Optionally, you can select to use authentication and then enter username and password.


      Displays a summary of instance configuration selections.

    • On the License page, if you select Register later, the installed LiteSpeed version will operate as a trial on all instances, until you register it or the trial period expires.
  4. On the Deploy LiteSpeed page, select whether you want to deploy the files immediately or run the wizard later and select the appropriate option.

    Caution: The Remote Configuration wizard does not prevent you from deploying the files if they are not valid.

    NOTE: The Simultaneous installs field determines how many servers to install simultaneously. For example, if you select to install LiteSpeed on 50 servers and specify 10 simultaneous installs, then the wizard would install LiteSpeed on 10 servers at a time until it has installed all 50 servers.

  5. Complete the wizard.


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