Install Dimensions CM
This topic provides guidelines and considerations for installing and upgrading Dimensions CM on a Windows or UNIX system.
Use this information to prepare for installing or upgrading Dimensions CM.
|Before you install|
|Install and upgrade||
For instructions on installing and upgrading Dimensions CM, see the following guides:
UNIX: Use separate installers for server, agents, and clients.
|Manage licenses||Install and configure the AutoPass License Server (APLS) to manage licenses. See Dimensions CM licensing.|
|Optimize and scale||For details about hardware scaling requirements, see Architecture and optimization.|
Because the Dimensions CM server is a network-facing server application, take the necessary steps to secure and protect the server machine from network-based threats.
Review these considerations before you begin installing or upgrading Dimensions CM.
Update operating systems
Apply the latest updates for your operating system.
AIX: Install the latest version of the OS package: bos.rte.libc.
Windows Server 2012 R2: Install the following updates:
|Install on Windows||Windows: Before installing Dimensions CM, ensure that you have at least 15 Gb of free space on the main disk, usually C:.|
|Red Hat 8.x prerequisites||
In addition to the packages listed in the installation guide, you need to add the following files:
|Red Hat 8.2 prerequisites||
Before installing Dimensions CM, verify that the following packages are installed:
|Unable to connect to database when installing||
If you get an error message during installation, stating that Dimensions CM is unable to connect to the database:
|Install on Windows Server 2012R2 with Oracle 12||
If you cannot install Dimensions CM on Windows Server 2012R2 with Oracle 12, check the following:
|Install into a remote SQL server||If you are installing a Dimensions CM server into a remote SQL server, you need to use an existing and preconfigured ODBC.|
|Install the Visual Studio 2017 integration||
A bug in earlier versions of Visual Studio 2017 may cause the installation of the CM integration to fail.
Before installing or upgrading Dimensions CM, install the latest update to Visual Studio 2017.
|UNIX CM server upgrade messages||
UNIX: After you upgrade Dimensions CM and Deployment Automation, you can safely ignore the following messages:
|PulseUno data directory||
Windows Server installation: The location of the PulseUno data directory may vary:
|Install on Solaris||The Solaris installer requires JRE 1.8 or later.|
|Upgrade Dimensions CM with CM SSO||
To upgrade a Dimensions CM installation configured to use the CM single sign-on Server (SSO):
Note: These steps are not required if the installation is configured to use Solutions Business Manager as the SSO server.
|Upgrade Dimensions Connect for Solutions Business Manager (SBM)||
Make sure to uninstall earlier versions of Dimensions Connect for SBM and then install the corresponding version before you upgrade the Dimensions CM server.
For example, after you upgrade the Dimensions CM server to 14.6, you need to install Dimensions Connect for SBM version 14.6. Otherwise, the integration may not work as expected. See Connect to SBM.
|ALF events configuration file||
During installation or upgrade, a new version of the ALF events configuration file is installed for PulseUno:
Any customizations are overridden. But your original file is backed up, and you can merge your customizations into the new version.