Global Server Installation Guide







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Global Server

Installation Guide



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First published September 2007

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Global Server Installation Guide



Introduction . . . 1:1

Hardware . . . 1:1

Software and Configuration . . . 1:1

AVEVA Security File . . . 1:1

Installation . . . 2:1

Uninstalling and Reinstalling . . . 3:1





The Global Server Installation Guide explains how to install AVEVA Global Server, as supplied by AVEVA Solutions Ltd on a DVD, onto a workstation which is running under the Windows 2000 or later.



It is recommended that the Global daemon is installed on a separate file server.

The above specification are recommended when running the Global daemon on a file server.

For hardware requirements for client machines running the base product refer the relevant installation guide for that product.


Software and Configuration

The Global daemon uses RPC, which is part of the standard Windows software, and so no additional software has to be installed.


AVEVA Security File

You must have the correct AVEVA license file before you can use AVEVA Global Server. The file is controlled by the network security product called Flexman. The version required for AVEVA Global Server 12.0 (or higher) is Flexman 4.1 (or higher). Refer to the Flexman 4.1 Installation and Configuration Guide for more information.

Global now requires a licence for Hub and Satellites. At the hub location each project daemon will take out a GLOBAL licence entry. At each Satellite each project daemon will take out a GLOBALSAT licence. A project daemon at a Satellite may use a spare Hub licence (GLOBAL) if no satellite licence (GLOBALSAT) is available.

CPU 2 GHz Intel P4 (Dual core or dual processors recommended)

RAM 1 GB system memory

HDD 500 GB Ultra SCSI II HPL (10000+ rpm) (two or more 500 GB, SATA-300 RAID recommended)





The AVEVA Global Server installation must be carried out by a System Administrator or a Free User.

Make sure you close any other applications you have running.

Insert the installation DVD into the DVD ROM drive. If the autostart feature on your PC is working correctly, your browser will automatically load the correct file on the disc and display the Installation menu:

Note: The exact appearance of forms and screens may be different depending on which browser you are using. The forms used in this manual are from Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.

If you didn’t have your browser running, or the page failed to load, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the disc in DVD ROM drive and double-click on the file setup.exe; alternatively, right-click and choose your browser from the Open With option on the popup menu. Global is supplied on a DVD as part of a suite of applications. Click on AVEVA Global Server to display the Release Documents screen.



On the File Download window click Run to install the software.

Depending on the version of Microsoft Windows the following additional Security Warning may appear, if so click Run.

After a short duration a Welcome to the Global Setup Wizard window will be displayed. On this and subsequent screens a Cancel button is displayed. If Cancel is clicked at any stage a pop-up window will be displayed prompting for confirmation. If Yes is clicked partially installed files are removed and the installation process is stopped. If No is clicked the installation will continue.



The user has the option to change where the Global Setup Wizard installs the Global Server files by clicking Advanced to display the Custom Setup window.



A default Location folder C:\Aveva\Global12.xx\ is recommended for the installation, which can be changed by clicking Browse to display the Change destination folder window. The user can now navigate to an existing folder or create a new folder. Click OK to accept the destination folder.

To check if enough disk space is available click Disk Usage to display the Disk Space Requirement window. Highlighted volumes indicates that there is not enough disk space available for the selected features. The user can remove some of the files from the highlighted volumes, install fewer features or select a different destination volume. Click OK to return to the Custom Setup window.

Click Back to step back a stage, Cancel to terminate the Setup Wizard or Next to display the Ready to install Global window.

Clicking Install on the Welcome to the Global Setup Wizard accepts the default installation settings and also displays the Ready to install Global window.





Once the files have been copied a final window is displayed confirming that the install process is complete. Click Finish to close the installation application.



Once the files have been copied onto the system, post configuration is required. For information regarding configuration of Global refer to the Global User Guide and Running Global Projects in that order.


Uninstalling and Reinstalling


Uninstalling and Reinstalling

To remove installed components from your hard disk, or to add additional components to an existing installation, select Start > Control Panel and use the Add or Remove Programs option in the usual way.

As an alternative procedure, re-run the installer detailed in Installation. The Installer will detect your existing installation and will give you the following options:

Change Allows the user to change the way features are installed.

Repair Repairs errors in the most recent installation by fixing missing and corrupt files, shortcuts and registry entries.