Reconfigure server installation settings

This topic explains how to reconfigure your Deployment Automation server settings.

For example, you may need to change the settings if you specified the wrong connection information when installing Deployment Automation.

To reconfigure the server settings:

  1. Stop Common Tomcat, the application server where Deployment Automation is installed.

  2. Navigate to the directory where the web application is installed, for example:

    C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\common\tomcat\8.5\webapps\da\conf

  3. Back up the contents of the following file:

  4. In the file, edit the installLocation property to delete the path after the equal sign. The edited line looks like this:


    Note: Because there is another file in the DA user profile directory, make sure to change only the file in the web application directory.

  5. Save the file.

  6. Start Common Tomcat.

  7. Enter the URL for the Deployment Automation user interface, for example:


    The configuration panel is displayed.

  8. Enter the following server settings:

    Setting Description
    Install Location

    The path to the server installation location, for example:

    Windows: C:\Users\<username>\.microfocus\da

    UNIX/Linux: /opt/microfocus/da

    External Web URL Specify the URL on which agents can reach the server.
    Agent Port Specify the port on which agents will make JMS connections to the server.
    Agent Mutual Authentication Specify whether to use agent mutual authentication.
    Skip DB Install

    Select this option if you do not want to install the database schema or seed data as part of the installation, for example, when installing to a second or more server in a clustered installation.

    Note: If you select the Skip DB Install option, you need to manually reload the plugins that are not bundled with Deployment Automation. Load plugins into Deployment Automation through Administration > Automation > Plugins. For details, see Load and upgrade plugins. Alternatively, copy the entire contents of your current DA profile's var/plugins/command/repo directory to the same location in a reconfigured installation.

    Database Vendor

    Select the database vendor, for example, Derby.

    Note: For example settings for all supported databases, see Install agents in silent mode on Windows and Install agents in silent mode on UNIX/Linux.

    Derby Port The port that Derby uses for database connections.
    Database User The user name to connect to the database.
    Database Password The password to connect to the database.
    Confirm Database Password Confirm the password to connect to the database.
    Administrator User The user name for the Deployment Automation administrator.
    Administrator Password The password for the Deployment Automation administrator.
    Confirm Administrator Password Confirm the password for the Deployment Automation administrator.
  9. Click Install.

After you have saved the configuration settings, Deployment Automation detects that the configuration file exists and does not prompt you for the settings when you open the user interface.

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