Installing Service Virtualization on Windows

This section explains how to install Service Virtualization using the installation wizard. For command line installation, see Command line installation.

Install Service Virtualization

  1. Prerequisites:

    • If you are upgrading from a previous version of Service Virtualization, make sure to first review the upgrade information in Upgrade and migration.

    • Make sure to review the system requirements for installation. For details, see System requirements.

      Note: If you do not have a supported database server installed, you can install the Microsoft SQL Server Express during installation. It is included in the Service Virtualization installation package.

    • A valid product license is required to start the application. The installation wizard installs a 30-day trial license. After a successful server installation, refer to Server licensing or Designer licensing for the additional steps required for installing a license.

  2. Navigate to the installation folder and run autorun.exe. The Welcome screen displays the following options:

    Option Notes
    Install Service Virtualization Server

    Service Virtualization Management is installed by default when you install the Service Virtualization Server. For more details, see Service Virtualization components.

    Install Service Virtualization Designer You can choose to install the Designer alone, or both the Designer and the standalone Server. These applications can be installed together on a single machine or separately as a distributed application. For more details, see Service Virtualization components.
    Install AutoPass License Server

    For details, see AutoPass License Server installation and refer to the AutoPass License Server documentation, included with the Service Virtualization installation files.

    The Service Virtualization installation package contains the AutoPass License Server distribution for 64-bit Windows and Linux in the dat\prerequisites\AutoPass License Server xxx folder.

    Install SQL Server® 2022 Express

    Installation of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2022 Express is required only if no other supported database is available for the Service Virtualization installation.

    SQL Server must be installed by a user with Administrator access rights, or by a user with the following user rights:

    • Backup files and directories (SeBackupPrivilege)

    • Debug Programs (SeDebugPrivilege)

    • Manage auditing and security log (SeSecurityPrivilege)

  3. Select an option to start the installation.

    You will be prompted to install all required prerequisites that are not yet installed. Follow the installation wizard instructions to install the product. For details on installation wizard options, see Installation Wizard Options.

The Server and Designer installation processes generate log files, which are saved in the following locations:

  • Server: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Micro Focus\Service Virtualization Server\logs\ServiceVirtualizationServer.installation.log

  • Designer: %APPDATA%\Micro Focus\Service Virtualization Designer\logs\ServiceVirtualizationDesigner.installation.log

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Installation Wizard Options

This section describes the primary options available when installing Service Virtualization Designer and the Service Virtualization Server.

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HTTPS server certificate options

Service Virtualization requires a certificate with a private key for the Server Management endpoint (if secured), the default HTTPS Gateway agent, and as Certificate Authority for generating certificates in the default HTTP Proxy agent.

Select an option to either import a certificate or for Service Virtualization to generate a new self-signed certificate during installation.

Generate new self-signed certificate Service Virtualization generates a self-signed certificate. To use a trusted certificate, import one generated by your certificate authority.
Import from .p12 file

The file must be a valid .p12 file with a public and private key pair.

Filename: Specify the full path and name of the .p12 file.

Use existing certificate

During an upgrade, enables you reuse a certificate from an old Service Virtualization version that is present on the machine, provided that you know the certificate password.

Password for encryption of private key on file system

Enter a password.

Default: changeit

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