Local Installation (with installer, default)

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Local Installation (with installer, default)

To install EventSentry with the installer, simply run the downloaded installer package, for example eventsentry_v3_0_1_0_windows_setup.exe. The following optional components are available:

 

Help

Installs the complete documentation as well as additional guides on the local computer in HTML format. Additional formats are also available on the product web site at http://www.eventsentry.com/support/documentation.

 

Built-In Database

EventSentry supports a variety of different databases, including the default PostgreSQL database that ships with the product. Select this component to install an instance of PostgreSQL on the local computer (recommended).

 

When selecting this component, the following options are available:

 


Folder:

Specify where the database will be stored. Select a drive/directory with sufficient space.


Firewall:

Specify whether setup should add a firewall rule to allow incoming traffic to the local database (port 5432)


Admin Password:

Specify the password for the administrative postgres user. It is highly recommended that you choose a secure password.

 

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Choose a secure password for the administrative postgres user, it has full access to all data.

 

Web Reports

The web reports are the reporting interface to the database. The web reports can either be installed as part of the setup or installed separately (e.g. to install them on a different host). When this box is checked then the web reports will be installed as part of the main installation (recommended).

 


Port:

Specify the default port the web reports will run under (8080 by default)


Service Port:

Specify the service port the web reports will use. This port is only accessible on the local machine (8081 by default)


Firewall:

Specify whether setup should add a firewall rule to allow incoming traffic to the web reports (port 8080 by default)

 

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When the installation is complete, the Configuration Assistant will be launched and customize the default installation. It will setup the default email notification, finalize the database setup and allow you to configure Syslog and SNMP features.