A graphical installation is a quick and easy way to install Advanced Server 12 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-as12-server-12.x.x-x-windows-x64 executable file.
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 (shown in Figure 3.1).Click Next to continue.The EnterpriseDB License Agreement (see Figure 3.2) opens.Carefully review the license agreement before highlighting the appropriate radio button; click Next to continue.The Installation Directory window opens, as shown in Figure 3.3.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.Please Note: The data directory of a production database should not be stored on an NFS file system.The Select Components window (shown in Figure 3.4) 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 12:Select the EDB Postgres Advanced Server option to install Advanced Server 12.Select the pgAdmin 4 option to install the pgAdmin 4 client. pgAdmin 4 provides a powerful graphical interface for database management and monitoring.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 Section 3.3 for more information about StackBuilder Plus.The Command Line Tools option installs command line tools and supporting client libraries including:
• Please 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 (shown in Figure 3.5).By default, the Advanced Server data files are saved to:The default location of the Advanced Server Write-Ahead Log (WAL) Directory is: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, Advance 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.Use the drop-down listbox on the Advanced Server Dialect window (see Figure 3.6) to choose a server dialect. The server dialect specifies the compatibility features supported by Advanced Server.By default, Advance Server installs in Compatible with Oracle mode; you can choose between Compatible with Oracle and Compatible with PostgreSQL installation modes.If you select Compatible with Oracle, the installation will include the following features:
• 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.
Provides support for the DBMS_LOCK.SLEEP procedure. Provides functions and procedures to encrypt or decrypt RAW, BLOB or CLOB data. You can also use DBMS_CRYPTO functions to generate cryptographically strong random values. Provides support for the DBMS_SESSION.SET_ROLE procedure. 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 Developer’s Guide available from the EnterpriseDB website at:If you choose to install in Compatible with Oracle mode, the Advanced Server superuser name is enterprisedb.If you select Compatible with PostgreSQL, Advanced Server will exhibit compatibility with PostgreSQL version 12. If you choose to install in Compatible with PostgreSQL mode, the default Advanced Server superuser name is postgres.After specifying a configuration mode, click Next to continue to the Password window (shown in Figure 3.7).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 (shown in Figure 3.8).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 (shown in Figure 3.9).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 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 (shown in Figure 3.10).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:Click Next to continue. The Update Notification Service window (shown in Figure 3.11) opens.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 as shown in Figure 3.12.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 (see Figure 3.13) confirms that the installer has the information it needs about your configuration preferences to install Advanced Server. Click Next to continue.As each supporting module is unpacked and installed, the module’s installation is confirmed with a progress bar (see Figure 3.14).Before the Setup wizard completes the Advanced Server installation, it offers to Launch StackBuilder Plus at exit? (see Figure 3.15).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 Section 3.3 for more information about StackBuilder Plus.