Installing Service Virtualization on Windows

This section explains how to install Service Virtualization using the installation wizard.

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

For command line installation, see Command line installation.

Install Service Virtualization

  1. Make sure to review the prerequisites 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.

  2. Insert the Service Virtualization installation DVD into your drive, or navigate to the installation folder and run autorun.exe. The Welcome screen displays the following options:

    • Install Service Virtualization Server 5.4.
    • Install Service Virtualization Designer 5.4.
    • Install AutoPass License Server. For details, see AutoPass License Server installation.

    • Install SQL Server® 2014 Express


    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.


    • For details, 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.

    SQL Server:

    • Installation of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Express is required only if no other supported database is available for the Service Virtualization installation.

    • SQL Server must be installed by an admin user, or by a user with the following user rights:

      • Backup files and directories (SeBackupPrivilege)

      • Debug Programs (SeDebugPrivilege)

      • Manage auditing and security log (SeSecurityPrivilege)

      Details can be found at

    • To run the installation, you must have Administrator access rights.

  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.

  • Installation destination folder. On the Custom Setup page, you can change the installation destination folder using the Browse button.
  • Database configuration. For details, see Windows installer UI.

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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.

Password for encryption of private key on file system

Enter a password.

Default: changeit

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