Hello, and welcome to this video tutorial on how to install Foglight Evolve 9.0 on a Windows 2016 server using an external Microsoft SQL database as a Foglight repository. We downloaded the installer ZIP file from the Quest support site to the D drive of the Windows 2016 server that will run Foglight. We extracted the ZIP file and open the installers folder.
Right click the EXE file and click Run as Administrator. That starts the installation. Since this extraction will take a few moments, we'll pause the video.
We're almost at 100% extraction, so we restarted the video. And now we are placed in a wizard. Read the introduction, and then click Next to continue.
We then get a license agreement. Accept it and then click Next. We've chosen custom install so that we can do the installation on the D drive of this Windows 2016 server and select the SQL Server database as the Foglight repository. So we click Next to continue.
We have changed the destination for the installation to the D drive. And then click next. We accept the shortcut location and click Next.
Enable Foglight as a service. That's best practice. And click Next. We see a pre-installation summary. Review that and click Install.
Install will take a few minutes, so we will pause the video again and return when we are close to 100%. The overall installation takes about 40, 45 minutes. Hi, we're back.
At this point, the install is continuing. So we were prompted for the Foglight administrator password. By default, it is the word foglight lower case.
Notice also that there is a secure server checkbox to enable SSL using HTTPS. We will leave it unchecked using HTTP and click Next. For Foglight mode, we will use standalone. If we had multiple Foglight servers and wanted to cluster them where one Foglight server was active and the others were standby failovers, we would select HA, High Availability. But we only have one Foglight server, so we use standalone and click Next.
Here we will select our SQL Server database and click Next. We need the syntax for specifying the database server name. We can click the eye icon to get more information. We will use the host backslash instance name and click OK.
For the server name, we will type the database server hostname backslash instance name. Down at the bottom of the form using SQL Server authentication, we specify the SA ID and password and click Next. Having done this installation in the past, the vFog database schema already exists, We will click Delete and Create New to create a new database and continue.
We're presented with the Foglight port configuration. Notice for HTTP, we use port 8080, and for HTTPS, we use 8443. We can change these ports here if we wish. Click Next to continue.
Since Foglight allows optimization of its memory consumption, we're going to accept the default-- allow Foglight to manage its memory consumption-- and click Next. We are going to install Foglight with its 30 day trial license built into the installer. So we will click Next.
Foglight installation will take a few more minutes, so we will pause the video and come back when we are closer to a 100% completion. Hi. We're back again with 100% completion. Install will stay at 100% for a minute. So we will pause the video and come back in a moment.
We see the install complete page pop up briefly and then disappear as the Foglight sign-in page appears. We will return to this final installation page in a moment to complete the install. So we're going to temporarily minimize the Foglight sign in page so we can see the final installation page. Review the install complete page and then click Done. The installation is now complete.
Return to the sign in page and log in with user name Foglight, password foglight lower case, and click Sign In. We are now in the Foglight user interface. For now, we will skip the Foglight user interface navigation tutorial, but we encourage you to step through it.
An agreement page pops up to allow usage feedback and core portal integration to manage multiple quest products. Participation is optional. We will click Save.
At this point, we are in the environment overview dashboard. The overall environment summary is showing all zeros because we haven't set up any agents yet. That is the subject of our VMware agent installation video. For now, we have completed our installation of the Foglight Evolve 9.0 server with an external SQL Server as its database repository. Thank you for watching.