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SharePlex 9.0 - Installation Guide

About this Guide Conventions used in this guide System Requirements SharePlex pre-installation checklist Installation and setup for Oracle cluster Installation and setup for cloud-hosted databases Download SharePlex Install SharePlex on Linux and UNIX Install SharePlex on Windows Assign SharePlex users to security groups Set up an Oracle environment for replication Set up replication between SQL Server databases Set up replication between different database types Basic SharePlex demonstrations Advanced SharePlex demonstrations Solve Installation Problems Uninstall SharePlex SharePlex Utilities Advanced installer options Install SharePlex as root Run the installer in unattended mode SharePlex installed items

Install SharePlex on Windows



Install SharePlex on Windows

Read this before you begin:

  • These instructions assume that you understand and satisfied all requirements in the SharePlex SharePlex preinstallation checklist.
  • Perform the installation steps on all Windows machines involved in SharePlex replication. On Windows, install SharePlex on all nodes of each cluster, on the same port number, with identical path names. This is required to make the binaries and the required MKS Toolkit components available to all nodes, and to establish Registry entries.

To run the installer

  1. Log into Windows as the SharePlex Administrator.
  2. (Reinstallation only)

    1. Run SpUtils from the shortcut on the Windows desktop. If the system is running Windows 2008 or higher, run SpUtils as an Administrator.
    2. Select the SharePlex Services tab.
    3. Select the correct port, and then stop the SharePlex service.
    4. Close the utility.
  3. Run the sp_setup installation program and follow the prompts:

    Prompt Input
    Destination folder

    SharePlex installation directory (known as the product directory).

    Specify an empty existing directory or a new one to be created.

    Component selection Specify the database for which you are installing SharePlex.
    Port number

    The port number on which this instance of SharePlex will run.

    The default is 2100. Do not use port 2101. That port is reserved for the SpRemote utility.

    Variable Data directory

    The directory where SharePlex stores its working files and data.

    Specify an empty existing directory or a new one to be created. To avoid permissions errors during runtime, do not install the variable-data directory in the Program Files directory.

    Program Manager group

    The folder in the Programs menu where SharePlex programs will be launched.

    MKS Platform Components

    Appears if SharePlex was never installed on the system or if this is a reinstallation. Accept the default Program Files location or specify a different one.

    If prompted to restart your system, you can postpone the restart until after you finish this installation.

    Confirm installation Confirm the installation information.
    SharePlex license

    Click Add License. Type or paste the following exactly as received from Quest Software, including any spaces:

    1. License Key: The license key, which is case sensitive.
    2. Customer Name: The Site Message text that was included with the license. The name is case-sensitive.
    3. Click OK.

    If you do not have a license, click Cancel. The installation succeeds without a license, but SharePlex cannot be started. You can add the license later from the License Key tab of the SpUtils utility, which is installed on the Windows desktop.


    If you were prompted to restart the system after you installed the MKS Toolkit files, you may do so after exiting the installer.

    Proceed to Next Steps.

Next steps:

The following setup tasks must be finished before you start up replication.

Task Description
Install the SharePlex service For more information, see Install the SharePlex service.
Patch SharePlex If you downloaded patches for this version of SharePlex, apply them now.
Perform Database Setup and other setup tasks

Set up in a cluster

For more information, see Installation and setup for Oracle cluster.

Set up security For more information, see Assign SharePlex users to security groups.
Configure the MKS Toolkit For more information, see Change global settings in the MKS toolkit.
Repeat Repeat all of the installation procedures for all Windows machines that will be involved in SharePlex replication.
Multi-instance configurations

To install multiple instances of SharePlex on this system, such as to support consolidated replication, see Run multiple instances of SharePlex in the SharePlex Administrator’s Guide. Each instance of SharePlex must be installed on a different port number.

Change Settings in MKS Toolkit

After you install SharePlex on a Windows system, you need to change the default setting for Global Resources memory in the MKS Toolkit.

  1. From the Windows Control Panel, select Configure MKS Toolkit.
  2. Select the Runtime Settings tab.
  3. Select Miscellaneous Settings from the Categories pull-down menu.
  4. Under Global Settings in the Max Memory for Global Resources text box, change the value by typing 67108864 in the box.
  5. Click Apply, then OK to close the dialog box.
  6. Restart the system.

Assign SharePlex users to security groups



The SharePlex security groups provide access control to the SharePlex command and control system. Without proper configuration of these groups, anyone with permissions on the system can use the commands that view, configure, and control data replication.

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