Read this before you begin:
To run the installer
Run the sp_setup installation program and follow the prompts:
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.|
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.|
Click Add License. Type or paste the following exactly as received from Quest Software, including any spaces:
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.
The following setup tasks must be finished before you start up replication.
|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
|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.|
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.
After you install SharePlex on a Windows system, you need to change the default setting for Global Resources memory in the MKS Toolkit.
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.