Quick Installation & Configuration of the new Deflashed Version of Insight (v2021.0.1 – Full Product) in Windows

INSIGHT SERVER INSTALLATION

PREREQUISITES

  1. Java 8 SDK should be installed & the path to [Java Installation Folder]\bin should be set in the Path variable in System variables section of the Environment Variables window of the target machine.

STEPS TO INSTALL

PREREQUISITE: Download the package Insight(v2021.0.1 – Full Product) from Empower

  1. Unzip the installer package.
  2. Open the install.cmd file located in the [unzipped package] folder in an editor
  3. Locate the part - %INSIGHT_BASE% in the opened file & replace it with the location where the installation needs to happen(Ex: C:\BaseFolder).
  4. Save the install.cmd file.
  5. Open the command prompt in Administrator mode & navigate to the location of [unzipped package] folder & run the install.cmd
  6. Once the installation is complete, the following message will be displayed in the command prompt window:

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STEPS TO START THE SERVER

  1. Open the command prompt in the Administrator mode & navigate to the path as shown below & run launchcontainer.bat file
    C:\BaseFolder\Messenger\Containers\Insight.ctInsightMessenger
  2. Once the Messenger is successfully started, the below message should be displayed as a part of the starting up log:

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  1. Open the command prompt in the Administrator mode & navigate to the path as shown below & run StartInsightServer.cmd file
    C:\BaseFolder\InsightServer\DefaultProfile\bin

  2. Once the Insight Server is successfully started, the below message should be displayed as a part of the starting up log:

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DATABASE & TABLE CREATION

The chosen DB & GUI to interact with the DB is MS SQL 2019 & SQL Server Management Studio v18.8. The DB resides in a different machine.

  1. Create a DB in the MS SQL Server 2019 using the ‘sa’ user.
  2. Create a user using the ‘sa’ user & map the user-created to the DB created in step 1
  3. The Database role membership for the user created in Step 2 for the DB created in Step 1 should be db owner & public.
  4. Navigate to the folder as shown below in the Insight Server installation machine & locate the ActionalServerCreationScript.sql script
    C:\BaseFolder\InsightServer\config\SQL\SQLServer
  5. Execute the script ActionalServerCreationScript.sql in the DB created in Step 1 & make sure there are no visible errors

** SQL Server Management Studio is the interface through which all interactions with the MSSQL 2019 is done. **

** The embedded DB i.e. Derby can also be used as per convenience of the setup & scale.**

CONFIGURING THE INSIGHT SERVER

  1. Invoke the URL
    http://[machine_name]:4040/lgserver/initial/index.jsp

  2. Click on the START button shown below:

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  1. Provide the license either as a string or as a file & click Next.

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  1. Specify the intended User Name & Password for logging in to the Admin console of the server as shown below & click Next.

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  1. In the Database section input the following details:
  • Database Type (drop down) –Ex : External JDBC Driver
  • Username & Password for logging into MS SQL 2019 server
  • Connection URL - jdbc:sqlserver://[machine_name]:1433;databaseName=[DBName]
  • JDBC Driver Name: com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver
  • JAR File: mssql-jdbc-8.4.1.jre8

Once the details are filled & the JAR file uploaded, click on Verify Database(green) button as shown below & if everything is fine, the connection successful message would be displayed. Click Next.

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  1. The below screen will be displayed. Click Finish.

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  1. Page with a prompt to fill in the username & password for logging in to the Administration console of the Insight Server will be displayed. Click on Sign in after filling in the details.

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  1. The following screen should be displayed.

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INSIGHT AGENT INSTALLATION

PREREQUISITES

1. Java 8 SDK should be installed & the path to [Java Installation Folder]\bin should be set in the **Path** variable in **System variables** section of the **Environment Variables** window of the target machine.

STEPS TO INSTALL

2. Navigate to the [unzipped package] folder & copy the **Insight_Agent_Launcher.zip** file to the machine which will be monitored. 3. Create a directory i.e. **C:\Insight\InsightAgent** in the machine where the above zip is copied 4. Extract the archive in this directory. 5. Edit configuration.json inside **C:\Insight\InsightAgent\Insight_Agent_Launcher** with the information below : * Replace localhost with the name of the Insight server machine for the key, url * For the key, username, the value is the Insight Server Admin login username. * For the key, password, the value is the Insight Server Admin login password. 6. Save the configuration.json after the changes

DATABASE & TABLE CREATION

** The chosen DB & GUI to interact with the DB are MS SQL 2019 & SQL Server Management Studio v18.8. The DB resides in a different machine.**

  1. Create a DB(InsightDB, here) in the MS SQL Server 2019 using the ‘sa’ user.

  2. Create a user(InsightUser, here) using the ‘sa’ user & map the user-created to the DB created in step 1.

  3. The Database role membership for the user created in Step 2 for the DB created in Step 1 should be ‘db owner’ & ‘public’.

  4. Navigate to the folder as shown below in the Insight Server installation machine & locate the ActionalAgentCreationScript.sql script

          ` C:\BaseFolder\InsightServer\config\SQL\SQLServer `
    
  5. Execute the script ActionalAgentCreationScript.sql in the DB created in Step 1 & make sure there are no errors
    ** SQL Server Management Studio is the interface through which all interactions with the MSSQL 2019 is done.**

**Both Insight Server & Insight Agent can point to the same DB or different DBs. In the scenario described in this article both the Agent & Server point to the same DB. Only Step 4 & 5 are applicable as Step 1 to 3 are already accomplished while setting up Insight Server. **

Insight Agent stores & maintains statistical information in the DB whereas Insight Server stores runtime information.

The embedded DB i.e. Derby can also be used as per the convenience of the setup & scale.

STEPS TO START THE AGENT

  1. Navigate to the C:\Insight\InsightAgent\Insight_Agent_Launcher\bin & run launcher.exe

  2. On the successful start of the agent, the following message is displayed in the starting up log

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CONFIGURATION FOR THE AGENT

1. Navigate to http://[machine name]:4040/lgserver/admin/services/profile/profile_details.jsp?task=edit&keyID=AgentDefaultProfile&origin=deployment/agents/agents_list 2. Make sure the following key=value pair is available under the label Additional JVM Options ` -Dcom.actional.lg.agent.allowRemoteConnections=true `
     2(a). Navigate to **Configure>Platform>Local Users** in the Insight Server machine & click on the Add button as shown below:

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  1. Fill in all the details as shown below & click Finish . The created user is: AgentAdmin here.

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  1. The list of users is displayed as below:

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  1. Navigate to Configure>Platform>Local Roles in the Insight Server Admin as shown below:

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  1. Check the box next to Superuser & click on the Superuser link to have the page below:

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  1. Click on the Edit link next to the label – Users Belonging To Role to have the page
    below:

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  1. Click on the Add … button to have the page below:

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  1. Select the checkbox next to AgentAdmin & click on the Add Selected Items to Role button to have the page below:

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  1. Select the checkbox next to AgentAdmin & click on OK to have the page below:

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  1. Click on Done & navigate to Configure>Platform>Local Users in the Insight Server Admin page to verify the Role associated as shown below:

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  1. Navigate to
    http://[machine name]:4040/lgserver/admin/deployment/agents/agents_list.jsp?preSelectOutdated=true to see the license missing for Agent as shown below:

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  1. Navigate to Configure>Platform>License in the Insight Server Admin page to have the page below:

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  1. Click on Add to have the page as shown below:

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  1. Input the license key value by selecting the first radio button & click on OK to have the page as shown below:

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  1. Navigate to the Provisioning tab in the Insight Server admin page to have the page below:

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  1. Expand the dropdown under Message/Details to look for instructions as shown below:

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  1. Select the checkbox next to the Hostname & execute the action(s) of either provisioning or restarting as instructed under Message/Details . Restarting is done from the More dropdown. Once successfully completed the page below is displayed:

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  1. Invoke http://[machine name]:4041/lgagent to have the page below:

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  1. Login with AgentAdmin & the password set up under Configure>Platform>Local Users in the Insight Server Admin page to have the page below:

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  1. Navigate to Configuration>Agent Database in the Insight Agent Admin page & click on the edit link next to Main Database Configuration label as shown below:

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  1. Fill in the details as shown below & click on Verify Database

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  1. The below success message should be displayed. Click OK.

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VISIBILITY OF AGENT NODE IN SERVER

  1. Navigate to http://[machine name]:4040/lgserver/admin/operations/overview/index.jsp
  2. The Agent Node should be visible as shown below:

The name of the node is blurred for security reasons.

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