1 Installation Outline

This chapter outlines the major steps required to install the components of Application Configuration Console, including some pre-installation requirements.


Application Configuration Console uses a standalone Subversion (SVN) server for version control. A fresh Application Configuration Console installation on Windows or Linux sets up the SVN server instance automatically. On UNIX, however, you must already have Subversion installed and an SVN repository in place prior to installing Application Configuration Console. If SVN is not in place, contact your UNIX system administrator to ensure proper setup.

1.1 Before You Install

Prior to installing the components, you must choose the authentication service that you will use, and possibly configure that service to support Application Configuration Console.

Review Chapter 2 to ensure that you comply with the hardware and software (including third-party) requirements to install, set up, and run Application Configuration Console.

1.2 Installation Sequence

The following list outlines the steps to installation:

  1. Validate and Set Up the Database

    First, you must run the provided database validation script to ensure that your database is ready for Application Configuration Console installation. Then run a SQL*Plus script to configure the database for use by Application Configuration Console. You must run this script on the database server; it cannot be run remotely. See Chapter 3 for more information.

  2. Install the Application Configuration Console Server

    When you have completed setting up the database, follow the instructions in Chapter 4 to install the Application Configuration Console Server on a Windows or Linux system.

  3. Install Application Configuration Console Clients

    You must install the Client software (Chapter 6) on all systems that you want to use to load and modify configuration data. Users also can access Application Configuration Console data through Web Reports, a browser-based reporting facility. Users who access Web Reports do not need the Client.

  4. Install Automation Modules

    If you have purchased any automation modules with Application Configuration Console, you install them (Chapter 7) after completing the Server and Client installations.

  5. Install the Windows Resource Extensions

    If you have purchased the Windows Resource Extensions (WRE) with Application Configuration Console, you install it (Chapter 8) after completing the Server and Client installations.

Following installation, if you want to redeploy servers, follow the instructions in Appendix D.