Performing a Graphical Installation on Windows v10

A graphical installation is a quick and easy way to install Advanced Server 10 on a Windows system. Use the wizard's dialogs to specify information about your system and system usage; when you have completed the dialogs, the installer performs an installation based on the selections made during the setup process.

To invoke the wizard, you must have administrator privileges. Assume administrator privileges, and double-click the edb-as10-server-10.x.x-x-windows-x64 executable file.

Note

To install Advanced Server on some versions of Windows, you may be required to right click on the file icon and select Run as Administrator from the context menu to invoke the installer with Administrator privileges.

When the Language Selection popup opens, select an installation language and click OK to continue to the Setup window.

Advanced Server Installer Welcome Window

Fig. 1: The Advanced Server installer Welcome window

Click Next to continue.

The EnterpriseDB License Agreement window opens.

Enterprisedb License Agreement

Fig. 2: The EnterpriseDB License Agreement

Carefully review the license agreement before highlighting the appropriate radio button; click Next to continue.

The User Authentication window opens.

The User Authentication

Fig. 3: The User Authentication window

Before continuing, you must provide the email address and password associated with your EnterpriseDB user account. Registration is free; if you do not have an EnterpriseDB user account, click the link provided to open a web browser, and supply your user information.

Enter the email address of a registered account in the Email field, and the corresponding password in the Password field, and click Next to continue.

The Installation Directory window opens.

The Installation Directory window

Fig. 4: The Installation Directory window

By default, the Advanced Server installation directory is:

C:\Program Files\edb\as10

You can accept the default installation location, and click Next to continue, or optionally click the File Browser icon to open the Browse For Folder dialog to choose an alternate installation directory.

The Select Components window

Fig. 5: The Select Components window

The Select Components window contains a list of optional components that you can install with the Advanced Server Setup wizard. You can omit a module from the Advanced Server installation by deselecting the box next to the components name.

The Setup wizard can install the following components while installing Advanced Server 10:

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

Select the EDB Postgres Advanced Server option to install Advanced Server 10.

pgAdmin 4

Select the pgAdmin 4 option to install the pgAdmin 4 client. pgAdmin 4 provides a powerful graphical interface for database management and monitoring.

StackBuilder Plus

The StackBuilder Plus utility is a graphical tool that can update installed products, or download and add supporting modules (and the resulting dependencies) after your Advanced Server setup and installation completes. See Using StackBuilder Plus for more information about StackBuilder Plus.

Command Line Tools

The Command Line Tools option installs command line tools and supporting client libraries including:

  • libpq
  • psql
  • EDB*Loader
  • ecpgPlus
  • pg_basebackup, pg_dump, and pg_restore
  • pg_bench and more.
Note

The Command Line Tools are required if you are installing Advanced Server or pgAdmin 4.

After selecting the components you wish to install, click Next to open the Additional Directories window.

The Additional Directories window

Fig. 6: The Additional Directories window

By default, the Advanced Server data files are saved to:

C:\Program Files\edb\as10\data

The default location of the Advanced Server Write-Ahead Log (WAL) Directory is:

C:\Program Files\edb\as10\data\pg_wal

Advanced Server uses write-ahead logs to promote transaction safety and speed transaction processing; when you make a change to a table, the change is stored in shared memory and a record of the change is written to the write-ahead log. When you perform a COMMIT, Advanced Server writes contents of the write-ahead log to disk.

Accept the default file locations, or use the File Browser icon to select an alternate location; click Next to continue to the Advanced Server Dialect window.

The Advanced Server Dialect window

Fig. 7: The Advanced Server Dialect window

Use the drop-down listbox on the Advanced Server Dialect window to choose a server dialect. The server dialect specifies the compatibility features supported by Advanced Server.

By default, Advanced Server installs in Compatible with Oracle mode; you can choose between Compatible with Oracle and Compatible with PostgreSQL installation modes.

Compatible with Oracle

If you select Compatible with Oracle, the installation will include the following features:

  • Data dictionary views that is compatible with Oracle databases.
  • Oracle data type conversions.
  • Date values displayed in a format compatible with Oracle syntax.
  • Support for Oracle-styled concatenation rules (if you concatenate a string value with a NULL value, the returned value is the value of the string).
  • Schemas (dbo and sys) compatible with Oracle databases added to the SEARCH_PATH.
  • Support for the following Oracle built-in packages:
PackageFunctionality compatible with Oracle Databases
dbms_alertProvides the capability to register for, send, and receive alerts.
dbms_aqProvides queueing functionality for Advanced Server.
dbms_aqadmProvides supporting functionality for dbms_aq.
dbms_cryptoProvides a way to encrypt or decrypt RAW, BLOB or CLOB data.
dbms_jobImplements job-scheduling functionality.
dbms_lobProvides the ability to manage large objects.
dbms_lockProvides support for the DBMS_LOCK.SLEEP procedure.
dbms_mviewProvides a way to manage and refresh materialized views.
dbms_outputProvides the ability to display a message on the client.
dbms_pipeProvides the ability to send a message from one session and read it in another session.
dbms_profilerCollects and stores performance data about PL/pgSQL and SPL statements.
dbms_randomProvides a way to generate random numbers.
dbms_rlsImplements row level security.
dbms_schedulerProvides a way to create and manage Oracle-style jobs.
dbms_sessionA partial implementation that provides support for DBMS_SESSION.SET_ROLE.
dbms_sqlImplements use of Dynamic SQL
dbms_utilityProvides a collection of misc functions and procedures.
utl_encodeProvides a way to encode or decode data.
utl_fileProvides a way for a function, procedure or anonymous block to interact with files stored in the server’s file system.
utl_httpProvides a way to use HTTP or HTTPS to retrieve information found at a URL.
utl_mailProvides a simplified interface for sending email and attachments.
utl_rawProvides a way to manipulate or retrieve the length of raw data types.
utl_smtpImplements smtp email functions.
utl_urlProvides a way to escape illegal and reserved characters in a URL.

This is not a comprehensive list of the compatibility features for Oracle included when Advanced Server is installed in Compatible with Oracle mode; for more information, see the Database Compatibility for Oracle Developers Built-in Package Guide available from the EnterpriseDB website at:

https://www.enterprisedb.com/docs

If you choose to install in Compatible with Oracle mode, the Advanced Server superuser name is enterprisedb.

Compatible with PostgreSQL

If you select Compatible with PostgreSQL, Advanced Server will exhibit compatibility with PostgreSQL version 10. If you choose to install in Compatible with PostgreSQL mode, the default Advanced Server superuser name is postgres.

For detailed information about PostgreSQL functionality, visit the official PostgreSQL website at:

http://www.postgresql.org

After specifying a configuration mode, click Next to continue to the Password window.

The Password window

Fig. 8: The Password window

Advanced Server uses the password specified on the Password window for the database superuser. The specified password must conform to any security policies existing on the Advanced Server host.

After you enter a password in the Password field, confirm the password in the Retype Password field, and click Next to continue.

The Additional Configuration window opens.

The Additional Configuration window

Fig. 9: The Additional Configuration window

Use the fields on the Additional Configuration window to specify installation details:

  • Use the Port field to specify the port number that Advanced Server should listen to for connection requests from client applications. The default is 5444.
  • If the Locale field is set to [Default locale], Advanced Server uses the system locale as the working locale. Use the drop-down listbox next to Locale to specify an alternate locale for Advanced Server.
  • By default, the Setup wizard installs corresponding sample data for the server dialect specified by the compatibility mode (Oracle or PostgreSQL). Clear the check box next to Install sample tables and procedures if you do not wish to have sample data installed.

After verifying the information on the Additional Configuration window, click Next to open the Dynatune Dynamic Tuning: Server Utilization window.

The graphical Setup wizard facilitates performance tuning via the Dynatune Dynamic Tuning feature. Dynatune functionality allows Advanced Server to make optimal usage of the system resources available on the host machine on which it is installed.

The Dynatune Dynamic Tuning: Server Utilization window

Fig. 10: The Dynatune Dynamic Tuning: Server Utilization window

The edb_dynatune configuration parameter determines how Advanced Server allocates system resources. Use the radio buttons on the Server Utilization window to set the initial value of the edb_dynatune configuration parameter:

  • Select Development to set the value of edb_dynatune to 33. A low value dedicates the least amount of the host machine’s resources to the database server. This is a good choice for a development machine.
  • Select General Purpose to set the value of edb_dynatune to 66. A mid-range value dedicates a moderate amount of system resources to the database server. This would be a good setting for an application server with a fixed number of applications running on the same host as Advanced Server.
  • Select Dedicated to set the value of edb_dynatune to 100. A high value dedicates most of the system resources to the database server. This is a good choice for a dedicated server host.

After the installation is complete, you can adjust the value of edb_dynatune by editing the postgresql.conf file, located in the data directory of your Advanced Server installation. After editing the postgresql.conf file, you must restart the server for your changes to take effect.

Select the appropriate setting for your system, and click Next to continue to the Dynatune Dynamic Tuning: Workload Profile window.

The Dynatune Dynamic Tuning: Workload Profile window

Fig. 11: The Dynatune Dynamic Tuning: Workload Profile window

Use the radio buttons on the Workload Profile window to specify the initial value of the edb_dynatune_profile configuration parameter. The edb_dynatune_profile parameter controls performance-tuning aspects based on the type of work that the server performs.

  • Select Transaction Processing (OLTP systems) to specify an edb_dynatune_profile value of oltp. Recommended when Advanced Server is supporting heavy online transaction processing.
  • Select General Purpose (OLTP and reporting workloads) to specify an edb_dynatune_profile value of mixed. Recommended for servers that provide a mix of transaction processing and data reporting.
  • Select Reporting (Complex queries or OLAP workloads) to specify an edb_dynatune_profile value of reporting. Recommended for database servers used for heavy data reporting.

After the installation is complete, you can adjust the value of edb_dynatune_profile by editing the postgresql.conf file, located in the data directory of your Advanced Server installation. After editing the postgresql.conf file, you must restart the server for your changes to take effect.

For more information about edb_dynatune and other performance-related topics, see the EDB Postgres Advanced Server Guide available from the EnterpriseDB website at:

https://www.enterprisedb.com/docs

Click Next to continue. The Update Notification Service window opens.

The Update Notification Service Window

Fig. 12: The Update Notification Service window

When enabled, the update notification service notifies you of any new updates and security patches available for your installation of Advanced Server.

By default, Advanced Server is configured to start the service when the system boots; clear the Install Update Notification Service check box, or accept the default, and click Next to continue.

The Pre Installation Summary opens.

The Pre Installation Summary

Fig. 13: The Pre Installation Summary

The Pre Installation Summary provides an overview of the options specified during the Setup process. Review the options before clicking Next; click Back to navigate back through the dialogs and update any options.

The Ready to Install window confirms that the installer has the information it needs about your configuration preferences to install Advanced Server. Click Next to continue.

The Ready to Install window

Fig. 14: The Ready to Install window

Installing Advanced Server

Fig. 15: Installing Advanced Server

As each supporting module is unpacked and installed, the module’s installation is confirmed with a progress bar.

Before the Setup wizard completes the Advanced Server installation, it offers to Launch StackBuilder Plus at exit?

The Setup wizard offers to Launch StackBuilder Plus at exit

Fig. 16: The Setup wizard offers to Launch StackBuilder Plus at exit

You can clear the StackBuilder Plus check box and click Finish to complete the Advanced Server installation, or accept the default and proceed to StackBuilder Plus.

EDB Postgres StackBuilder Plus is included with the installation of Advanced Server and its core supporting components. StackBuilder Plus is a graphical tool that can update installed products, or download and add supporting modules (and the resulting dependencies) after your Advanced Server setup and installation completes. See Using StackBuilder Plus for more information about StackBuilder Plus.