Spectrum 8.1 Installation Quick Reference Guide

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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This document is a quick reference guide for new Spectrum 8.1 Installations on all platforms. For more detailed information, the Spectrum Installation User Guide should be referenced.


Spectrum 8.1 is supported on the following platforms:

  • Solaris 9 or 10 with CDE

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 3 (Update 6 or greater), 32-bit only

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP on Intel x86-compatible systems

Minimum SPECTRUM System Requirements:

  • 1.5 GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Xeon on Windows or Linux and UltraSPARC III on Solaris, 2 separate disk drives: one for OS + swap space, one for all Spectrum components

Minimum OneClick with Report Manager System Requirements:

  • 2 GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Xeon2 (dual processor) on Windows and Linux or UltraSPARC III (dual processor) on Solaris, 2 separate disk drives: one for OS + swap space, one for all Spectrum components

  • OneClick should be installed on a different system than the Spectrum server

  • If installing Report Manager, BOXI must be installed on the same server as OneClick

For more detailed SPECTRUM installation requirements please refer to the Spectrum Installation User Guide.

New Spectrum Installations

Things to Remember

  1. If installing SPECTRUM 8.1 on Windows it must be on a NTFS file system partition.

  2. Exceed and Telnet can be used to remotely install SPECTRUM or OneClick over the network. However, there is also a GUI or command line distributed install available.

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the Spectrum 8.1 Installation CD, then click the link "Click here to Install SPECTRUM" to start the SPECTRUM/OneClick install. Note that there is also a link to read the Release Notes from this window as well.

  2. Click 'Next' in the next window to proceed.

  3. In the Licensing window select the accept agreement and click 'Next'.

  4. In the Destination Host screen enter the name of the host system where you will be installing SPECTRUM and then click 'Next'. However, if you are installing SPECTRUM on a remote system follow the steps below:

    1. If the remote system does not have SPECTRUM already installed, insert the SPECTRUM CD into the CD drive of the remote system.

    2. Make sure you are logged on as 'root' if you are installing on Solaris or Linux (unless you're using a sudoers file) and that you're logged on as a user with Administrator rights if on Windows.

    3. In the Install window that comes up, select link to install SPECTRUM Remote Administration (SRAdmin).

    4. In the next window select to accept the license agreement and then click 'Next'.

    5. In the Destination Location window click 'Next' to install in the default directory, otherwise chose an alternate location and then click 'Next' to proceed.

    6. A progress bar will appear in the next screen and then the Installation Complete screen will appear when the install is done.

  5. After you have performed the SRAdmin install on the remote host you can enter the remote host name in this window and continue the installation.

  6. In the Authentication window, if on Solaris and Linux enter a user name with root access (or you can use the sudoers file). If you already have root access when starting this installation you won't be prompted for a user name and password. If on Windows, enter a username that has Administrator rights. If the screen "Unable to connect to SPECTRUM Remote Administration" appears this means you must install SRAdmin before continuing with the SPECTRUM install. From here you can click on 'Install' in the screen to install SRAdmin.

  7. In the Destination Location window click 'Next' to install in the default directory. Click the 'Choose' button to select an alternate destination. You cannot install SPECTRUM into a directory that contains a space in the directory name. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  8. In the Extraction Key window enter your extraction key from your license.

  9. In the Select Features screen you can select all components or select individual components to install for a single-system. Note that you have the choice to install Spectrum and OneClick in the same install. Remember that is recommended to install Spectrum and OneClick on separate dedicated systems. (Remember that SpectoGRAPH is not available for Linux Installations). Click 'Next' to proceed after making your selections.

  10. In the Host Evaluation Screen the install checks the OS version and disk space requirements to make sure they meet the minimum installation requirements. Read all the information to make sure there are no warnings about your current system configuration. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  11. In the SPECTRUM Installation Owner screen enter the username that will be the initial SPECTRUM user and the installation owner. If installing OneClick, the username will also determine the set of SpectroSERVERs to which the OneClick web server will connect. For Solaris and Linux enter the username for the host system in the Installation Owner screen. It is recommended that the owner be a non-root user for security reasons. For Windows enter a domain name (if applicable), username and password here. It is recommended that the owner be a non-administrator to increase security and simplify processd password maintenance. This username and password is also used to configure the SPECTRUM Process Daemon server. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  12. In the Main Location Server window enter the name of your Main Location Server. All SPECTRUM installations install a location server and in a distributed environment SPECTRUM uses these location servers to connect to each other and provide connection services to client applications. If installing in a single SPECTRUM server environment this server will be your Main Location Server. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  13. In the OSAgent Port screen the default port of 14008 is displayed. You can configure SPECTRUM to use another port for Osagent, but ports 14001 - 14005 are reserved and used by SPECTRUM processes and cannot be used for the Osagent port value. If Visibroker applications are being used in addition to SPECTRUM, each Visibroker application must have a unique Osagent port in order to avoid conflicts. Also, in order to avoid conflict in a distributed SPECTRUM environment you can define a unique Osagent port for each distributed SpectroSERVER. When installing OneClick separately make sure you use this same port value. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  14. If installing OneClick, the OneClick Key window will appear next. Enter your OneClick activation key here. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  15. In the OneClick port Number window enter the web server port number that you wish to run the OneClick web server on.

  16. In the Landscape Handle window enter a valid numeric landscape handle value. In a distributed environment each single SpectroSERVER will have a separate landscape handle that is unique to all other SpectroSERVERs in your environment. However, in a fault tolerant environment, the primary and secondary servers will have the same landscape handles. The landscape handle value must be a numeric value that is a multiple of 4 and is between 4 and 16,376. You are also able to enter hexadecimal values here that can range from 0x100000 to 0xffe00000. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  17. In the SpectroSERVER Activation window enter your SS Activation key and Expiration Date from your license. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  18. In the Review Settings window it lists the entries you have made during the previous installation windows. Scroll down in this window and review the settings. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  19. The Installing Spectrum window appears next. This window displays the status of the installation by showing a progress meter. When the install completes you will see the message "Installation Successful" and the View Log button becomes enabled. If you wish to view the installation log click this button. If the installation fails for some reason you can look in this log to see the reason for failure. Click 'Next' to proceed.

  20. The Install Complete window appears next. It displays where Spectrum is installed and the link for OneClick (if you installed this piece). There is a message to logoff and log on again if installing on Solaris so that environment variables can be set appropriately.

  21. Click the 'Done' button to complete the installation.