Creating a basic Perception 5.7 installation

Applies to the following products: 
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Applies to the following Perception versions: 
Perception 5.7

This page includes the following sections:

What does a basic installation mean?

It is important to note that the following order of steps is just one possible suggestion that you can follow to set up a basic installation of Perception. Although this section includes a specific order of installation steps, it is possible to follow a different order as you set up your Perception environment, as your configuration may differ depending on your needs and look different from the one outlined here.

This section of the install guide provides instructions specifically for a basic installation, meaning that your "basic" environment will include three servers in total (we're using the term "basic" because there is only a single Perception server in this configuration):

  • Perception server
    • Perception 5.7 will be installed on this server
    • Perception's software prerequisites will be installed on this server
  • ETL server
    • The ETL service and the temporary ETL (ETL_Temp) database will be installed on this server
  • Database server
    • The database instance you will be using will be installed on this server
    • The shared repository (Perception_REPO), Main (Perception_Main), and Results Warehouse (Perception_RW) databases will be installed on this server

The installation process (Get started!)

The installation process for a basic Perception environment is as follows:

  1. Install and configure the prerequisites on your Perception server
  2. Configure PHP on your Perception server
  3. Install the prerequisites on your ETL server
  4. Install a database system to handle the ETL_Temp database on your ETL server
  5. Install the ETL service on your ETL server
  6. Configure AppFabric on your Perception server
  7. Create the shared repository database on your database server
  8. Create an ODBC connection to your shared repository database on your Perception server
  9. Install Perception on your Perception server
  10. Create the Main and Results Warehouse (RW) databases
  11. Create the temporary ETL (ETL_Temp) database on your ETL server
  12. Configure the environment
  13. Create the shared repository
  14. Create the database links
  15. Migrate settings from your Perception server to your ETL server
  16. Launch Enterprise Manager and start the ETL service