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:
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.
This screen provides the version number for Tachyon and outlines what the wizard will do.
It also examines the system for installed versions of the components and displays warning messages in case any of them cannot be upgraded to the versions that you are currently installing.
Click Next to go to the next screen.
This screen provides links to several online resources that provide additional information about how to use and configure Tachyon.
Once you've finished investigating the online resources, click Next to go to the next screen.
You must read and then accept this license information by checking the I accept the terms in the license agreement checkbox. If you continue with the setup without checking the link to this screen will be highlighted in red and you won't be able to install until it is checked.
Click Next to go to the next screen.
This screen lets you choose between installing all the Tachyon Server components onto a single server or selecting the components you want to install individually.
The options in a default setup are:
You can also change the folder you wish to install to.
After selecting the installation option you want to use click Next.
This screen performs prerequisite checks on the local server and user account.
Click Start Checking to start the checks.
If any of the checks fail Tachyon Setup may be able to install the missing prerequisites. To install these click the Install missing prereqs. button.
You can click Check Again to re-run the checks once any remediation steps have been made.
This screen displays a list of certificates from the Local Computer\Personal certificate store, letting you select a specific certificate you want to use for the Tachyon Server website and Tachyon Switches. Tachyon Setup will then evaluate the suitability of the selected certificate.
The option to Use the Switch certificate from a previous installation is used for the following alternatives:
In both of the above, the Tachyon Server installer will also automatically choose the first suitable web server certificate it finds in the Windows certificate store, and use this for the Tachyon website binding and Coordinator workflow binding. If there are issues with this selection, they can be resolved using the steps in Server installation issues: Verify the Tachyon website HTTPS binding.
This screen lets you manage the trust(s) between the Tachyon Server and Tachyon clients.
If your Tachyon clients do not have certificates or you do not want to use them, then uncheck Switches require client certificates to be presented by Tachyon Agents. This configures Switch(es) to not require client certificates.
If you want Tachyon clients to present certificates, that were issued by a different Certificate Authority than the certificate used by Switch(es), then the process described below must be used for each different Certificate Authority.
For more detail about Tachyon client certificates and Switch certificate files please refer to Preparation: Tachyon client certificate requirements.
On this screen you select the SQL Server instances where you want to install each of the databases that will be deployed.
For each database, a combo-box containing a list of available SQL Server instances is displayed. This list is generated as a background task, so it may take a few seconds to populate. It may also return instances that are accessible but not necessarily on the local network. You may select one from the list or type in your own.
For each database there is a Drop existing <title> database checkbox, which If you are upgrading you can check to remove any existing data from that database on the specified database server. Obviously you should be careful when checking these checkboxes and sure that you want to continue, as data will be deleted if they are checked and the installation is started.
A Validate button is provided that performs some basic tests to check that the selected SQL instances can be accessed using the current user account.
Once the SQL Server instances have been selected and validated, click Next to continue.
This screen is only relevant if you selected the option to install Business Intelligence or Experience on the Select Configuration screen.
On this screen:
A Validate button is provided that performs some basic tests (but not a full validation of permissions and functionality on the SSAS server).
Once the settings have been entered and validated, click Next to continue.
This screen is only relevant if you selected the option to install ActiveEfficiency on the Select Configuration screen.
Check the Enable Nomad Sync checkbox if you want ActiveEfficiency to synchronize with a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, ConfigMgr) installation.
If the checkbox is selected, the rest of the options in the screen become enabled. Select the server that contains the ConfigMgr database as well as the database name. The synchronization interval in minutes allows you to set how often the synchronization will happen.
A Validate button is provided that performs some basic validation to verify that the connection to the database can be opened.
Ready to Install
To start the Tachyon Server installation with the information you have provided click the Install! button at the bottom of the Ready to Install screen.
Once you have reached this stage and no errors are displayed, a file named Tachyon.Setup.ini is written to disk in the same folder that contains Tachyon.setup.exe. This .ini file contains the selections that you made up to this point, and can be used to re-launch the installer without having to re-enter all the settings.
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.
This screen displays the current progress of the Tachyon installer. The installer log information is displayed as it occurs in the Installation Log window.
Once installation has finished successfully the message: The installer exited and reported successful completion, will be displayed in the Installation Log window.
You can find the installation logs on disk (*.log) in the same folder from where Tachyon.Setup.exe was launched.
After an installation you can opt to run the Post-installation Checks by clicking on the Start checking button.
The aim is to achieve 100% check success results in the Result column. If any of the checks fail additional information is normally provided in the Info column. This information can contribute towards troubleshooting the issue and may be used in combination with the Troubleshooting section and/or shared with 1E Support in order to track down and resolve any installation issues that you may have encountered.
One of the post-installation checks is: Tachyon Portal web application responds. When this check passes it will display a link Open which can be used to start the default browser and connect to the Tachyon Portal.
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.
From this screen you can uninstall all or part of the components deployed from Tachyon.Setup. You can also register or re-register any Applications used by the Portal.
From this screen you can uninstall all or some of the components deployed from Tachyon Setup.
In this dialog you can select to install or re-install any Applications used by the Portal.
The top grid displays the Applications that are already installed and their versions.
To install or re-install applications:
In this dialog you can change the certificate bindings used by the Switches, Website, Coordinator and Integrate REST components. Currently you can apply one certificate across all the components.
To view the certificate that is being used click on any of the View buttons.
To change the certificate click the Change... button and select the new certificate from the Certificate Selector dialog subsequently displayed. This dialog behaves in a similar way to the Server certificate screen displayed earlier in Tachyon Setup. When you've finished making the selection in the Certificate Selector click Ok.
The certificate displayed for the Switches, Website, Coordinator and Integrate REST components will then change to the selected certificate. Click Ok in the Certificate Bindings dialog to apply the changes.