Summary

A table of the Windows installer properties for the SLA Platform installer.

Tachyon Setup is the only supported method of installing a Tachyon Server. Installation using standalone MSI is not supported unless advised by 1E, which may be necessary in complex installations, using non-interactive (quiet/silent) command-lines, and may require post-install configuration steps.

Mandatory properties must be provided when installing using a command-line. The table shows which default values are managed by Tachyon Setup

The installer file is: SLA.Platform.Installer.msi

PropertyDefaultMandatoryDescription

CATALOG_DATABASE_NAME

1ECatalogNoThe name of the 1E Catalog database.

CATALOG_DATABASE_SERVER


Yes

The SQL Server instance name which hosts the 1E Catalog database.

Tachyon Setup prompts for the SQL Server database instance.

CATALOG_DATABASE_USEINTEGRATEDSECURITY

1No

Determines which method the SLA Platform services and application pools will acess the 1E Catalog database

  • 1 - Windows authentication uses the specified SVC_USEACCOUNT service account
  • 0 - SQL authentication uses the specified SQL Login

The SLA Platform uses a Linked Server on the SQL Server instance that hosts the SLA Platform databases, to access the 1E Catalog database.

The SLA Platform also connects to the Catalog API, which it finds by reading the CatalogSettings table in the 1E Catalog database.

Tachyon Setup uses 1: Windows authentication.

COMMON_DATABASE_SERVER


Yes

The SQL Server instance name which will host the four SLA Platform databases.

Do not specify (local) even if the SQL Server instance is local. This avoids issues with Linked servers used by SLA Platform and companion products.

DROPOLDDB is not supported. If you want to create new databases then manually drop the old ones first, after backing them up.

Tachyon Setup prompts for the name of the SQL Server instance.

COMMON_DATABASE_USEINTEGRATEDSECURITY

1No

Determines which method the SLA Platform services and application pools will acess the SLA Platform databases

  • 1 - Windows authentication uses the specified SVC_USEACCOUNT service account
  • 0 - SQL authentication uses the specified SQL Login

Tachyon Setup uses 1: Windows authentication.

CUSTOMER_USERNAME

The installer accountNo

The default web user.

  • Must be a domain user account
  • Normally the same as the Installer account
  • Specified in the Customization Settings panel in the SLA Platform installer (not available in Tachyon Setup)
  • This is the only account that can be used when first logging into the SLA Platform website, until the account is used to create additional users
The Domain part of the username will restrict access to SLA Platform to just users from that domain.

See Requirements: Server Installation Account

Tachyon Setup uses the default: the installer account.

IIS_HOST_HEADER



Host header used for the HTTP binding of the SLA Platform website.

See HTTP binding note below.

Tachyon Setup uses the same HTTP host header as the Tachyon website, which defaults to the servername FQDN.

IIS_HTTP_PORT

8080No

Port used for the HTTP binding of the SLA Platform Website.

See HTTP binding note below.

Tachyon Setup uses the same HTTP port as the Tachyon website, which defaults to 80. This causes the SLA Platform web applications to be installed under the Tachyon website.

IIS_HTTPS_PORT

8443No

Port used for the HTTPS binding of the SLA Platform website. Used only if SLA_ENABLE_HTTPS=1.

See HTTPS binding note below.

Tachyon Setup uses the same HTTPS port as the Tachyon website, which defaults to 443. This causes the SLA Platform web applications to be installed under the Tachyon website.

IIS_IP_ADDRESS

*No

IP address used for the HTTP binding of the SLA Platform website.

If you want to be non-specific about the IP address, use the default *.

See HTTP binding note below.

Tachyon Setup uses the same HTTP IP Address binding as the HTTP binding IP Address of the Tachyon website, which defaults to * (all). This causes the SLA Platform web applications to be installed under the Tachyon website.

IIS_SITE_NAME

SLA Platform Web SiteNo

Website name. Not configurable in the installer UI.

Tachyon Setup does not use this as it expects the SLA PLatform will be installed under the Tachyon website.

IIS_SSL_CERTIFICATE_SERIAL


Yes, if HTTPS is enabled

The serial number of the specified SSL certificate. Used only if SLA_ENABLE_HTTPS=1.

See HTTPS binding note below.

Tachyon Setup uses the same web server certificate as the Tachyon website.

IIS_SSL_CERTIFICATE_STORE_NAME

MyNo

The certificate store in which to search for the specified SSL certificate. My is the Personal store. Used only if SLA_ENABLE_HTTPS=1.

Tachyon Setup uses the default: My.

IIS_SSL_CERTIFICATE_STORE_LOCATION

LocalMachineNo

The account type for the specified certificate store. LocalMachine is the Computer account. Used only if SLA_ENABLE_HTTPS=1.

Tachyon Setup uses the default: LocalMachine.

IIS_SSL_CERTIFICATE_THUMBPRINT


Yes, if HTTPS is enabled

The thumbprint of the specified SSL certificate. Used only if SLA_ENABLE_HTTPS=1.

See HTTPS binding note below.

Tachyon Setup uses the same web server certificate as the Tachyon website.

INSTALLFOLDER

C:\Program Files\1E\SLAPlatform\No

The installation directory in the Custom Setup screen.

If you change the install location please ensure the service account has the necessary NTFS security permissions, as described in Preparation: Services and NTFS Security.

Tachyon Setup uses the same parent folder as the Tachyon installation.

The SLA Platform installer does not support INSTALLDIR.

INTEGRATE_REST_PORT

6002No

Port used by SLA Integrate services. The Integrate Manager listens on this port for the Integrate Agent.

Tachyon Setup uses the default 6002.

LOG_FOLDER

C:\ProgramDataNo

The folder where the SLA Platform log files are found, as well as other resource files, including inventory product packs.

  • 1E.SLAConnector.sccm_sync.log
  • 1E.SLAPlatformIntegrateAgent.log
  • 1E.SLAPlatformIntegrateManager.log

An additional logs folder is found in C:\ProgramData\1E\Platform Consumer

If you change the logs folder location please ensure the service account has the necessary NTFS security permissions, as described in Preparation: Services and NTFS Security

The SLA Platform installer does not support LOGPATH

Not used by Tachyon Setup.

SLA_ENABLE_HTTPS

1No

Determines whether an HTTPS binding is created in addition to the HTTP binding.

Tachyon Setup uses 1: enable HTTPS.

SLA_PLATFORM_FQDN

The FQDN of the serverNoThe FQDN of the SLA Platform server.

SVC_USEACCOUNT

1Yes

Specifies whether the service account is a domain account (1) or Network Service (0).

Tachyon Setup uses 0: Network Service.

The service account is used for the following:

  • 1E SLA Platform Engine service
  • 1E SLA Platform Integrate Agent service
  • 1E SLA Platform Integrate Manager service

  • SLAPlatform web application pools (3)

SVC_USEACCOUNT_PASSWORD


Yes

Password for SVC_USEACCOUNT_USERNAME.

Not used by Tachyon Setup.

SVC_USEACCOUNT_USERNAME


No

The service account if SVC_USEACCOUNT=1. Must be specified as domain\username.

Not used by Tachyon Setup.

TARGETDIR

C:\No

TARGETDIR is used only for administrative installation, it is not used for normal installations.

You need to use the TARGETDIR property for an administrative installation of SLA Platform, for example if you want to unpack the MSI to find a specific file.

msiexec /a SLA.Platform.Installer.msi TARGETDIR="C:\Source\SLAPlatform"

Not used by Tachyon Setup.


HTTP binding

If an existing website uses the same HTTP binding (combination of HTTP port, host header and IP address) then the SLA Platform web applications will be created under that website instead of under a dedicated website called SLA Platform Web Site.

HTTPS binding

When doing a non-interactive install, an HTTPS binding is created only if all of the following are specified:

  • SLA_ENABLE_HTTPS=1
  • IIS_SSL_CERTIFICATE_SERIAL
  • IIS_SSL_CERTIFICATE_THUMBPRINT