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Database connection settings

Database connection settings

Installation of a segment controller can be run in one of the following ways:

  • on an existing SQL server:

    • along with the creation of a new segment database,

    • using an existing segment database.

  • with a newly-installed SQL server and the creation of a new segment database.

In this step, you must select a segment controller installation method and input the parameters necessary for connecting to an existing or newly created segment database.

Setting for connection to a database on an existing SQL server

Figure 5.9. Setting for connection to a database on an existing SQL server


The MS SQL Server panel is composed of a single field. In this field, you can select a value of either: Connect to existing or Install new.

If the Connect to existing value is selected, the existing SQL server will be used for installation of the segment server. The Connection parameters panel is displayed in this step window.

If you select Install new, a new SQL server will be installed. The Install new SQL server panel is displayed in this step window.

The Connection parameters panel is composed of the following fields:

  • SQL server name is the name of the SQL server.

    If the Connect to existing value is selected in the MS SQL Server panel, it will be necessary to specify in this field the full name of the SQL server (computer name \ server name (alias)).

    If you select Install new, a new SQL server will be installed.

  • User is the username of the database administrator.

  • Password is the password of the database administrator.

  • Database is the name of the database instance of the segment installed on the SQL server.

    In this field you can specify the name of an existing segment database instance or input the value <New>.

    If <New> is selected, the Name of the new base step field appears in the window.

  • Name of the new base is the name of the segment database instance to be created.

After you press the Ready button, the segment controller installation will start. The progress of the installation is displayed in a window with a performance indicator.

Setting to connect a new SQL server for installation

Figure 5.10. Setting to connect a new SQL server for installation


The Install new SQL server panel is composed of the following fields:

  • SQL server version is the version of the MS SQL Server that will be installed. This is a required field.

    The versions available for installation are displayed in the initialisation file of the installation program (the ini-file).

  • Instance is the notation method of the SQL server instance. This is a required field.

    You can choose between Default and Named.

    If you select Default, the name of the MS SQL Server installation program itself will be assigned to the instance; if you select Named, the user will assign the name. In this case, the Instance name field appears in the window.

    Installation settings for a named SQL server instance

    Figure 5.11. Installation settings for a named SQL server instance


  • Instance name is the name of the SQL server instance. This is a required field.

  • User password sa is the password to be used by the system administrator of the the Microsoft SQL Server. This is a required field.

  • Confirm password is a field used to confirm the password to be used by the Microsoft SQL Server system administrator. This is a required field.

After you press the Ready button, installation of the MS SQL Server will start.

In the SQL server installation window, you do not need to enter any data. The window simply opens to show the installation progress.

After the SQL server installation finishes, the program will return to the step where you can select parameters for connecting to a server for segment controller installation.