Vembu BDR Server is available as Windows setup file for download and also you can get it for Linux or as virtual appliance to deploying as virtual machine. But you have to ask the sell department to deliver it to you. Linux and virtual appliances are not available as public. This guide might be applicable for next versions and previous versions.
There is some prerequisites and recommendations for Vembu BDR Server installation.
Download Installation File
As I mentioned before, Vembu BDR Server installation file is available for Windows and Linux, also Vembu BDR Server is available as virtual appliance for both vSphere and Hyper-V. In this guide, we’ll review installation on Windows. The installation files are available at the below link:
Minimum Hardware Requirements
In order to install Vembu BDR Server, you need to at least a server with the below hardware specification:
- CPU: 4 Cores
- Memory: 8 GB
- Network: 1 Gb
For an in-depth system requirements for all the products in Vembu BDR Suite, click here.
Installation Vembu BDR Server on Windows
I think, you must choose virtual machine to install Vembu BDR Server but you can also install it on a physical machine. Virtual machine is more flexible than physical machine, if you want to use it as a management server, also modern physical machines have more computing capacity than management servers needed.
Run The Executable File
The installation file has been published as an executable file. Just run the file after download. This is first step of all installation on Windows!
At first station, you will see “Welcome Window”, click on “Next”.
Then, installer will show “License Agreement”. If you accept that, so checked the box and click “Next”.
Do You Have Enough Free Space?
You can install Vembu BDR Server on the default installation folder or select another folder which has more than 1.2 GB free space.
During installation, there is two options:
- Using default configurations
- Customizing configurations
Configurations are including service account, service ports, database configuration and web-console identification.
The services can be run under system account or local or domain user accounts.
Internal Database Location
Vembu BDR has internal database that using PostgreSQL. Database file location can be relocated during installation. So if you want to keep separate database with other files, you can do that.
Web Console Configurations
All the configurations can be customizable, you can change administrator user, password, web console ports and service ports at this state.
There is no other configuration. So just click on the “Next” buttons and wait to installation complete. At the end of installation, Vembu BDR will start automatically and web console will be opened.
At future posts, I’ll review Vembu BDR web console.
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