Installing CA Spectrum

You can install sp on Windows, Linux, or Solaris platforms.
You can install
on Windows, Linux, or Solaris platforms.
The C:\Program Files\CA directory on Windows platforms and the /opt/CA directory on Linux and Solaris platforms are automatically created during a first-time installation of
components that are also common to other CA products are intentionally installed into this directory. This directory is automatically updated as needed during a
upgrade. Do not remove files from this directory.
Follow these steps:
  1. Start the installation on Windows, Linux, or Solaris.
    The Install dialog opens.
  2. Select the Install
    On Linux platforms, the following warning could appear before the installer launches, if you launch the installer from a shell. This warning does not cause any problems with your installation and can be disregarded:
    awk: cmd. line:6: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.'
    The Introduction dialog opens.
  3. Click Next to proceed.
    The License Agreement dialog opens.
  4. Scroll through and read the license agreement, accept the agreement, and click Next.
    The Destination Host dialog opens.
  5. Enter the name of the host system where you are installing
    and click Next.
    If you are installing
    and OneClick on remote platforms on your network, follow the steps in Installing CA Spectrum Remotely.
    The SRAdmin Authentication dialog opens.
    If the 'Unable to connect to
    Remote Administration Daemon (SRAdmin)' dialog appears, install SRAdmin before continuing with the installation. To install SRAdmin, click Install on this dialog.
  6. Enter a username and password as follows, and click Next:
    • For a Solaris or Linux installation, enter a username with root access. Or, you can use a sudoers file for root permissions.
      If you have root access when starting this installation, you are not prompted for a user name and password.
    • For a Windows installation, enter a username that has Administrator rights, and verify the domain name (if applicable).
    The Destination Location dialog opens.
  7. Click Next to install
    in the default directory. The default directory is C:\win32app\SPECTRUM on Windows and /usr/SPECTRUM on Solaris and Linux.
    If you are performing an in-place upgrade, the installation program detects the previous installation directory.
    When performing an in-place upgrade, do not change the default destination to a location other than the directory containing the
    database you are upgrading. On Solaris and Linux, do not use /opt/SPECTRUM as an installation directory. This location and name are reserved for a directory that is created automatically during the installation.
    To install 
     in a location other than the default directory, click Choose, select a location, and click Next. This option only appears for a local installation (not for a remote installation).
    You cannot install
    into a directory that contains a space anywhere in the path. Spaces within the directory path cause the installation to fail.
    The installer reports that it is extracting installation information.
  8. If you are upgrading from
    9.2.2, 9.2.2 H09, 9.2.3, 9.2.3 H11, or H12, you are prompted to select the appropriate character set encoding. Select the option that applies to your environment.
    This dialog enables a one-time database conversion for 
     [assign the value for rn in your book]. For more information, see Upgrade Scenarios that Require a One-Time Database Conversion.
    If you are migrating from
    9.3 or 9.3 H01, you are prompted to select the appropriate character set encoding. Select the UTF-8 encoding option. In this case, database conversion is not performed.
    The Select Destination Language dialog opens.
  9. Select the language in which you want to install, and click Next.
    Localized CsEvFormat, CsPCause and EventTables will be installed for the selected language.
    The Select Options dialog opens.
    If you are upgrading from
    9.3 or 9.3 H01, the Select Destination Language dialog is not prompted. The language is detected automatically from existing
  10. Select the Installation Type:
    • Standard
      Allows the installation of the 
      , the OneClick server, and all other 
    • Remote Operations Server
      Allows the installation of minimal components to run the 
       and OneClick server.
    Components are displayed based on the type of installation you entered.
    If you are performing an upgrade, add-on components that exist in your current implementation appear for the Remote Operations Server option.
  11. Select the items that you want to install from the Components list and click Next.
    Installing OneClick on a single-CPU
    host system can degrade the performance of both
    and OneClick. We recommend installing OneClick on a separate dedicated system.
    The Host Evaluation dialog opens.
  12. Scroll down to verify that no warnings appear, and click Next to proceed.
    Installation Owner dialog opens.
  13. Enter the username and password as follows, and click Next. This username is used to create the initial
    user (if installing
    ) and becomes the installation owner. For a OneClick installation, the username also determines the
    s to which the OneClick web server connects:
    • For a Solaris or Linux installation, enter the username for the host system. The installation owner must be a non-root user.
    • For a Windows installation, enter either the domain user username and password, or the local user username and password.
      When installing
      on a computer in a domain, the username for the
      installation owner cannot be the same as the computer hostname.
      The username and password are also used to configure the
      Process Daemon service. The username and password are not used or stored in
      If the installation owner is a non-administrator, you cannot restart the process service as the installation owner. However, because you typically do not need to restart the service on a normal daily basis, we recommend that the installation owner is a nonadministrator. Using a nonadministrator helps increase security and simplify password maintenance.
    For first-time installations, the default
    password for the installation owner is spectrum.
    When installing OneClick, be sure to specify a
    username to which the administrative license is associated. This user needs access to all models in
    (ADMIN access). We recommend that you specify the installation owner that you specified during the
    installations. This user must also exist on the installation host and does not need to be a Windows administrative user.
    The Main Location Server dialog opens.
    When you install
    components, you also automatically install a location server. However, if you install OneClick only, you do not automatically install a location server.
    In a distributed environment,
    uses location servers to maintain the VNM landscape map and provide connection services to client applications. For more information about location servers and the main location server, see the section.
  14. Enter a hostname for the main location server and click Next.
    must be able to resolve the hostname, regardless of whether you provide a fully qualified hostname.
    The Web Server Port Number dialog shows the default value.
  15. (Optional) Enter a port number other than the default, and click Next.
    The default port is 80 for Windows and 8080 for Solaris and Linux.
    If you previously selected Report Manager from the Components list, the Report Manager Servers dialog opens.
  16. If the Report Manager Servers dialog opens, select each
    that you want Report Manager to report about and click Next.
    Report Data Migration Panel dialog opens.
  17. If you are performing a
    migration, enter the source hostname and root password for the report database and then click Next. Otherwise, leave the fields blank.
  18. If you are performing an upgrade or migration from
    9.2.2, 9.2.2 H09, 9.2.3, 9.2.3 H11, or H12, you are prompted to preserve or discard existing
    data because a database conversion is required.
    For more information, see Schema Changes in MySQL Databases for CA Spectrum 9.4.
  19. Select the appropriate option, and click Next.
    The Landscape Handle dialog opens.
    This dialog appears only when you are installing a 
    . This dialog does not appear during an upgrade.
    A landscape is a network domain that a single 
     manages. A landscape includes all the models, associations, attribute values, alarms, events, and statistics of a 
    . Each landscape in a network is unique, and a unique landscape handle (ID) identifies each.
    Enter a value as instructed on the dialog for the landscape handle.
    On Solaris, you can convert a decimal value to the proper format for a
    hexadecimal landscape handle by running the following three commands:
    bc obase=16 <decimal value> * 262144<CTRL>D
    The bc utility displays a hexadecimal value that you enter in the Landscape Handle box, prefixed by 0x. For example, a decimal value of 24 multiplied by 262144 yields a hexadecimal value of 600000. You would enter 0x600000 in the Landscape Handle field. Unique landscape handles are crucial if you are configuring a distributed 
  20. Click Next.
    The Review Settings dialog opens.
  21. Scroll down to ensure all the settings are what you selected and click Next.
    The Installing
    dialog appears. After
    is installed, the status changes to Installation successful and the Next button is enabled.
    During the installation process, the 'View Logs' button is enabled. Click the button to view the installation logs. The logs are helpful in case of installation failures or errors.
  22. Click Next.
    The Installation Complete dialog opens.
  23. Click Done.
    The configuration dialog appears for a brief moment and closes.
    is configured for your system.
  24. Click Close on the initial Install dialog. Log out, and log back in.
    is installed.