Using the Installation Manager

Use

The Installation Manager for the MaxDB software is a graphical interface tool enabling you to install the entire MaxDB software package or individual software components and also create, upgrade and uninstall a database instance.

You can use the Installation Manager to easily and quickly perform a preconfigured desktop installation. However, you can also choose the expert mode and adapt the default parameter values - such as database size, memory size, number of CPUs, log settings, and the automatic starting of the data base instance, to your requirements.

The Installation Manager also guides you through the updating of your existing MaxDB software and database instances.

While installing the software, you can create a database instance at the same time. You can also use the Installation Manager to create database instances for an existing software version at a later date.

You can select options to create a demo database together with the software installation and, if required, fill it with the example data used in the documentation. This enables you to reproduce the examples shown in the MaxDB documentation step by step and to obtain similar results.

To create database instances, you choose templates.

See also:

Concepts of the Database System, Demo Database, Defaults for Database Instances.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Using the Installation Manager

Platform

wxWidget Software

Other Software

MS Windows X86_32

wxMSW  

-

MS Windows X86_64, IA64

Not yet supported

-

Linux X86_32

wxGTK2  

Gtk+ >= 2.0

glibc ? 2.3.3 with TLS support (Thread Local Storage)

If gcc 4.x is installed on your system, you may also require libstdc compatibility libraries for gcc 3.2.x or gcc 3.3.x.

*Linux X86_64

wxGTK2  

glibc ? 2.3.3  

Gtk+ >= 2.0

*Linux IA64

wxGTK2

glibc ? 2.3.3

Gtk+ >= 2.0

*Linux PPC_64

wxGTK2

glibc ? 2.3.3

Gtk+ >= 2.0

SUN Solaris SPARC

wxGTK

Gtk+  1.2 (included from Solaris 9 onwards)

IBM AIX PPC_64

wxGTK (Gtk statically linked)

X11 running time

HP-UX HPPA

wxGTK (Gtk statically linked)

X11 running time

HP-UX IPF

wxGTK (Gtk statically linked)

X11 running time

*With Linux, the root user must also be authorized to open a display.

Features

?     Installation of MaxDB software and creation of a database instance

?     Creation of a database instance for an existing software version

?     Update of MaxDB software

?     Upgrade of MaxDB database instances including software

?     Uninstalling MaxDB software and database instances

Activities

Installing/Upgrading on Microsoft Windows

Installing/Upgrading on UNIX/Linux

Creating a Database Instance Afterwards

Creating the Demo Database Instance DEMODB

Uninstallation

Deleting a Database Instance