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StorageEdge Installation

This section will take you through the complete process of installing StorageEdge on your machine.
Precondition: Fulfilled the hardware and software requirements for the installation.
NCache Installation:
Before or after the installation of StorageEdge you can install NCache to use some of the main features of StorageEdge. StorageEdge has the ability to use a distributed caching solution NCache (which is optional) to provide high performance and scalability to its clients. If you are interested in caching your blobs, lists, sessions etc., then we suggest you to download and Install NCache separately.
If NCache is already installed before the installation of StorageEdge, you can use any of the default cache provided by NCache for caching. But in the absence of NCache you will not be able to use caching with SharePoint and certain features will be disabled (as mentioned above). To enable caching with SharePoint you need to install NCache and reset IIS on all servers of a farm.
StorageEdge Installation:
To install StorageEdge on your machine, here are the steps:
  1. Double-click on the StorageEdge setup file; you will see a Welcome screen. Click on the Next button on the window to proceed.
  2. On the next screen, you must read and agree the "Software License Agreement" in order to proceed with the installation. Select the option shown to accept the agreement if you wish to proceed then click Next.
  3. Select your desired StorageEdge edition then click Next .
    Note:  You can not install Standard Edition of StorageEdge on machines where MOSS Enterprise is installed.
  4. The next screen will allow you to enter the installation key that you have already received with the StorageEdge download from Alachisoft website. If you don't have the key, click the "Get Installation Key" button and you will be directed to the Alachisoft website where you can obtain the installation key. Press "Tab" key on your keyboard and then click the Next button after entering the key.
  5. In the next window, enter your name, organization and the email address then hit the "Tab" key from your keyboard then click on Next .
  6. The next window will let you to select disk location where you wish to install StorageEdge or you can also leave it as default. After setting the location, click Next .
  7. Click Next again on the next screen and the installation will begin.
  8. The installation process will perform a check to determine whether StorageEdge can be installed on your machine. If all checks are successful, click the Next button to continue.
  9. On the next screen you will be shown Web Applications, select those which you wish to install then Click Next .
  10. After everything is done, you will see the final screen indicating a successful finish of StorageEdge installation.
  11. When the window with the installation completion message appears, click on the Close button and the Configure BLOB Store Database window will appear, as shown below:
    Configuring BLOB Store Database is an important step for creating tables for BLOB Store in SQL Server. These tables store BLOB Index which is necessary for working of EBS/RBS.
  12. In the Configure BLOB Store Database window, enter Server Name, authentication details and the database you want to use. Click on the Test Connection button to ensure that connection with database is possible.
  13. If a success message appears, click on the Create Tables button to create tables in SQL Server.
  14. A window appears confirming the completion of StorageEdge install. Click on the Finish button to complete and exit the setup.
    Note: Installation of StorageEdge must occur on each server node in the Web Farm.
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