SCT installation and upgrade overview - Metasys - LIT-12012067 - Configuration software - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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System Configuration Tool
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Installation Guide
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The Windows operating system that you want to use for SCT software must have the proper components installed. SCT software does not install or function properly if any of these components are missing. The Metasys System Configuration Tool Setup installs many of these prerequisites, but make sure you carefully review the software requirements prior to installation. Follow the steps outlined in the Detailed procedures section in sequential order to ensure that the SCT successfully installs.

You can install SCT Release 13.2 on a computer with a Metasys server that is at Metasys Release 9.0 or later. Metasys servers include the ADS, ADX, ADS-Lite, and ODS. Do not install the SCT software on an OAS server. Some important installation rules to consider are:

  • The SCT software and Trunk Utility features require license activation at Release 13.0 and later. Use the Software Manager to license the SCT and Field Controller packages. The Software Manager is installed through the SCT installation wizard. For more information on software licensing, refer to the Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389) .
  • You must uninstall any older stand-alone releases of the NAE/NIE Update Tool before using the Metasys System Configuration Tool Setup to install SCT Release 13.2.
  • You must uninstall SCT Release 11.0 or earlier software before installing SCT Release 13.2. You must apply any new OS or SQL service pack after you remove an older release of the SCT, but before you install a new release of the SCT.
  • Do not install SCT and Metasys Server software on the same computer if more than 100 network engines are to report to one ADX or ODS. If you have more than 100 engines on the site, install the SCT on a separate computer.
  • You can use SCT Release 13.2 to manage devices from Metasys Release 5.2 or later. The SCT no longer requires the Site Director to be of an equivalent release version as the tool.
  • SCT must be installed on a stand-alone system when you use it with a split ADX system. Do not install SCT on the same computer as the web/application server or data server of a split ADX system.