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Cloud Server Installation

As the System or Network Administrator, you can download the Sparx Systems Cloud Service installer from the 'Registered User' section of the Sparx Systems website:

Click on the 'Download and try today' link; a Cloud Services icon is added to your desktop.

Both installing the service and editing configuration files require you to have Administration rights; right-click on the Cloud Services icon and select 'Run as Administrator'.

The 'Sparx Systems Cloud Services Setup' dialog displays.

Installation Steps

The 'Sparx Systems Cloud Services Setup' dialog helps you to install the components of the Cloud Service. When it displays:

  1. Click on the Next button.
  2. Select the option to accept the End User Licence Agreement.
  3. Click on the Next button on that page, and on the next two pages of the dialog, to display the 'Select Features' page.
  4. For a simple installation, go straight to step 5.

    If you want to install or block specific components to, for example, have different components on separate machines, refer to the Cloud Server Components table and the Installation Options table, then return here to step 5.
  5. Click on the Next button. The system installs the Cloud Services components and displays a message to indicate success.
  6. Click on the 'Finish' button. Now refer to the Cloud Server Configuration Help topic.

Cloud Server Components

The 'Select Features' page lists three components, each of which is installed on the current machine by default. If you right-click on the component name, a short menu displays providing options to block or defer installation of that component.



Sparx Systems Cloud Service

The Windows service that will accept connections from Enterprise Architect and the management client.

Note: The only time you will block installation of this component is when you have already installed it on one machine and are now installing IIS integration or the Management Client on a different machine.

Http Support

Optional component for integration with IIS.

Note: This component is required when using the advanced authentication method available through IIS. You can block installation or allow Http Support to install and not use it, or you can install it for use on the same machine as the service, or install it on a different machine to the one carrying the service.

Management Client

This is used for management tasks, including configuration of databases to connect to, and to set some server options.

Note: You can install this component on a different machine to the one holding the service, allowing many management tasks to be performed without logging directly into the server.

Installation options