Login PI setup and installation

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Archive: Setup installation (v1.5 and older)

This section will describe the installation steps of Login PI. Make sure you first meet the Login PI Requirements.
If you were looking for 1.0.4 and earlier documentation, go to this [archive page] instead.

  • If performing an upgrade, please perform the following best-practices:
    • Perform full PI database backup in the SQL Management Studio
    • Backup any custom workloads
    • Lastly, run the Login PI installer on the Login PI share host and perform the upgrade
  • To upgrade Login PI from version 1.0.4 to 1.5, please uninstall 1.0.4 completely before fully installing version 1.5. Please make sure you back up the database, as well as any custom workloads, before you begin the upgrade process.
How to install Login PI 1.1.21 and newer

First download the installer at Login VSI Downloads

Description

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Run the executable.


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Under options, update the install location and default PI server port if necessary; read through and accept license agreement. Click the Install button.

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During the installation the progress bar will appear. Note that: IIS will be configured.


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Visual C++ packages will be installed.


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And the Login PI Server gets installed.


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Click on Launch button at successful Login PI Server installation page

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Provide credentials to access the PI page

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Configure database connection when directed to the Configuration page
Hostname – Name of the host with SQL installed
Update Instance name from MSSQLSERVER and Port from 1433 if need be

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SQL Instance Name – Found within the SQL management studio (SQLEXPRESS was used in this example)

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Provide the credentials that are used to initiate the database on your SQL server


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Note: if you receive the following error, validate that the database was created in the database management program:

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After automatic database creation, here’s the expected SQL Management Studio appearance.
If the database has been created then proceed, if not, please contact support for assistance


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Then, fill out the Login PI AD script creation page. In this below example the domain logintest.local was used.

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Once configured you will be asked to save the automatically generated PS1 file.
Once the script has been generated and saved, you can hit “skip”

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This will bring you into the management page for PI. It will request that you install a license file.

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Navigate to the configuration drop down in the upper left-hand corner (Cog Icon)

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Browse to and locate your *.lic file, then select “Upload file”

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Once the license is applied it will appear as below, and you will be ready to configure your profile & jobs.
Click here [1] to see the Profile and Jobs documentation.

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