If you are already familiar with earlier versions of Tachyon Setup
From Tachyon version 4.0 onward, the Tachyon release includes several applications bundled together, which were previously delivered and installed separately.
While these separate installers are still provided under an Installers folder inside the release .zip file, it is not recommended launching them individually. Instead, Tachyon.Setup.exe has been updated to provide a wrapper around the separate .msi installers. Tachyon.Setup presents a sequence of screens where it gathers configuration information, which in many cases is common to more than one installer, and then launches each individual installer with the appropriate parameters. It captures an installation log for each installer, as well as for the Tachyon.Setup executable itself, and then presents a final summary and performs some post-installation configuration tasks.
Running the Tachyon.Setup installer provides some functionality that is not available from the individual .msi installers:
- It performs a check for prerequisites and, in most cases, it can install any that are missing.
- While gathering configuration information, it can perform several validations on the information that you enter.
- After installation is finished, it can perform several validations on all the installed components.
- And, most importantly, after deploying the individual components, it can alter the configuration files and tables to fine-tune each component and connect the components to each other. If you were installing the individual .msi files these operations would have to be done manually after installation.
Logon to the server using the Server installation account.
To start the Tachyon Setup wizard double-click on Tachyon.Setup.exe. It will then display the following screens, you may go directly to any screen by clicking on the list on the left side of the wizard, but for best results we recommend that you follow these in the order they are presented.
When you've configured the installation properties you can click the View command line button to view the command lines used to run the various .msi installers to install Tachyon Server along with the bundled components with the settings you have entered.
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.
You will not normally need to access this screen during a first installation of Tachyon. If you need to reach it at a later time, you can start Tachyon.Setup and click directly on the Maintenance link in the left-hand menu.