This topic provides information, tips, and how to's on installing SoleraTec's Phoenix EXP.
Before installation, make sure your computer meets minimum system requirements.
There are a few differences to understand between the Server Bundle and the Client Bundle. The main difference between the Phoenix EXP Server Bundle and Client Bundle is that the Server Bundle includes Phoenix EXP Vaults and administrative tools. You should install the Server Bundle on computers you want Vaults to reside. Install the Client Bundle on computers you want only clients to run.
Here is a brief breakdown of each bundle:
|•||Does not have to run on a server.|
|•||Must be installed first on your network, otherwise the Client Bundle will not function.|
|•||Includes all of the components contained in the Client Bundle. Because of this, do not install the Server and Client Bundle on a single computer.|
|•||Install on computers that are to have Vaults.|
For optimal performance, install the Server Bundle local to the Vaults they are to manage.
|•||Install just the Client Bundle on other computers on the network after you have installed the Server Bundle somewhere on your network.|
|•||Install on computers that do not contain Vaults.|
See the appropriate section for the platform to install your Phoenix EXP. Uninstall instructions are included as well.
Network Connectivity Requirement
Phoenix EXP is designed to run on a network. Running it on a computer that is not networked causes unexpected performance. If you need to run it on a standalone Windows computer, you must use the Microsoft Loopback adapter bundled in Windows to create a virtual network environment. Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839013 for details.
Most firewalls are pre-configured to block most programs from communicating to maintain a high level of security. Your local firewall software on the computer where Phoenix EXP is installed may interfere with Phoenix EXP operations.
If you are running a local firewall, make sure all Phoenix EXP components have pass through rights to at least the locally connected network or networks. Refer to your operating system documentation regarding how to unblock Phoenix EXP from communicating.
Date and Time Properties on Computers with Vaults
All computers in the Information Repository that contain Vaults must be synchronized to the same time source for the Information Repository to function correctly.
Phoenix EXP uses multicast and beacon technology to communicate between clients, Vaults, and available Phoenix EXP services. The default Phoenix EXP multicast address is 184.108.40.206.
When you install the DVD or launch the installation executable, you are given the option of installing a Server Bundle or a Client Bundle. If you select to install the Client Bundle, only a subset of the applications in the Server Bundle are installed.
Applications listed below that end with "Cl" and "Svc" are run from a command line.
The Server Bundle and Client Bundle include the following: