Installation on Microsoft Windows SystemsPermanent link for this heading

Install the Fabasoft app.telemetry packages (MSI setup packages) from the product media using the setup.exe files. The Fabasoft app.telemetry server has to be installed once in the infrastructure and the Fabasoft app.telemetry agent on every other system (not on the server where the agent is already included in the server package).

Notice: The setup.exe program may perform some upgrade tasks additionally to the MSI package, so it is important to start the setup by calling the setup.exe file of the appropriate installation directory.

Installation of Fabasoft app.telemetry AgentPermanent link for this heading

  1. Use the setup wizard by invoking the setup.exe installation file from the “Agent” installation directory. If the “User Account Control” (UAC) asks for permissions to execute the setup, allow the setup execution with elevated privileges.
  2. The Fabasoft app.telemetry agent service is started automatically after the installation.

Fabasoft app.telemetry Agents on Microsoft Windows Cluster NodesPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft app.telemetry Agents enumerates the cluster groups on startup to provide the virtual hosts according to the cluster configuration. Therefore the cluster configuration has to be valid upon Fabasoft app.telemetry Agent startup and the Fabasoft app.telemetry Agent has to be restarted after changes to structure or IP addresses of cluster group have been made.

Since the cluster configuration under Microsoft Windows Clusters is provided by the “Cluster Service” process, it is necessary to establish a service dependency between “Fabasoft app.telemetry Agent” service and the “Cluster Service”. This can be done by the following command line:

sc config apptelemetryagent depend= ClusSvc

Since the cluster service will take some time until the cluster configuration will be available, the Fabasoft app.telemetry Agent will wait for the configuration to be available (implemented in Fabasoft app.telemetry 2013 Summer Release). The timeout for this startup delay is 30 seconds and may be configured setting the "ClusterStartupTimeout” DWORD registry key under “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fabasoft app.telemetry\Agent” to the desired amount of seconds.

In Fabasoft app.telemetry Versions prior to 2013 Summer Release the Fabasoft app.telemetry Agent has to be restarted after cluster startup finished.

Installation of Fabasoft app.telemetry Software-Telemetry Web ServicePermanent link for this heading

Optionally you can install the Fabasoft app.telemetry Software-Telemetry web service (also known as WebAPI) additionally on some agent platforms. (This web service is required for End-2-End instrumented applications using the Fabasoft app.telemetry JavaScript SDK.)

  1. The installation package for the Fabasoft app.telemetry Software-Telemetry web service is located on the Fabasoft app.telemetry installation media in the folder “TelemetryWeb”. Invoke the setup wizard by starting the setup.exe installation file.

On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or higher (Internet Information Services 7+) the Software-Telemetry web service is installed as native IIS module with a global handler mapping for “web.telemetry”.

The correct installation of the Software-Telemetry web service can be verified by navigating with a web browser client to any URL ending with “web.telemetry” on this system. The result should be a status page.

Installation of Fabasoft app.telemetry ServerPermanent link for this heading

  1. Use the setup wizard by invoking the setup.exe installation file from the “Server” installation directory (for the appropriate windows architecture).
    Note: The Fabasoft app.telemetry server package includes the app.telemetry agent and also includes the Software-Telemetry web service, so on the server platform you only have to install the server package!
  2. The Fabasoft app.telemetry server service and all other services belonging to the server installation (agent, ecomm, worker) are started automatically after the installation.

The setup has created a new virtual directory “apptelemetry” in the Internet Information Services “Default Web Site” and also has registered the new “apptelemetry” native IIS module

To test whether the Fabasoft app.telemetry web services is up and running, open the following URL in the web browser: http://localhost/apptelemetry/server/

Last but not least define the access permissions for client users to work with Fabasoft app.telemetry. All users that need to have access must be member of one of the following Microsoft Windows user groups:

  • app.telemetry Administrators”: full administrative access
  • app.telemetry Users”: read-only access to all data
  • app.telemetry Dashboard Users”: only able to view dashboards assigned to this group and public-marked dashboards
  • app.telemetry Logpool Users”: only able to view telemetry data and reports for log pools assigned to this group
  • app.telemetry Web Form Users”: only able to view feedback inbox, forms and website configuration

These groups are created by the setup process and the user account that has started the setup will be automatically added to the administrative group.

The default authentication methods for the web service are “Integrated Windows authentication” and “Basic authentication”. These settings can be changed in the “Directory Security” tab of the virtual directory “apptelemetry”.

Loading Fabasoft app.telemetry LicensePermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft app.telemetry server setup will ask for a license file only for a new installation or if no license file is present in the ProgramData directory.

If you want to update or install the license file later on, use the Fabasoft app.telemetry client to upload an updated license with your browser.