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AyaNova installation - Windows single

Please read through all the instructions below before proceeding with installation to be sure everything is available and ready.

The "single" installation is appropriate for a single user of AyaNova on a Windows 64 bit computer.

This installer includes everything needed to run AyaNova locally on a single computer; a standalone version of the PostgreSQL server, the AyaNova server files and all .net core framework files required by AyaNova and the "ayanova-launcher" application which when run will automatically start a standalone PostgreSQL server, then the AyaNova server and finally will launch the default browser to the AyaNova web application to login and start working.

The ayanova-launcher is also responsible for shutting down the PostgreSQL server when the AyaNova server exits.

Configuration fixed

For simplicity of use, the "single" installation is intended for users who will require no configuration changes from the default settings. If this will not work then one of the network installation guides should be followed instead which allow for configuration changes to every setting include ports, folder locations etc.

System requirements

  • OS : Windows 64 bit operating system
  • Internet connection : required to install license and to automatically download the Chromium report rendering engine
  • Disk space: minimum 2GB of free disk space
  • RAM : 1GB (minimum), 2+ GB (recommended)
  • Modern web browser (not Internet Explorer) with Javascript enabled

Existing PostgreSQL server

The single installer is not appropriate to use with a computer that already has a PostgreSQL server installed to it, if that is the case then one of the network installation guides should be followed instead to use your existing PostgreSQL server.

Network Ports

The single user installer will use TCP/IP ports 6432 for the PostgreSQL server and 7575 for the AyaNova server. If these ports are not free then one of the network installation guides should be followed instead.

Folders

  • Program files : By default (and recommended) AyaNova server program files will be installed to C:\Program Files\ayanova folder
  • Data files: AyaNova will store all data in the %ProgramData% folder under ayanova which on most computers will be located at C:\ProgramData\ayanova. This includes all logs, backups and User attachment files.

Installation procedure

1. Download and run the standalone installer from our web site

https://www.ayanova.com/download/ayanova-windows-x64-single-setup.exe

Smart screen warning

The setup file is not digitally signed so the first time you run setup you may receive a "Smart Screen" warning from Windows such as the following:

Smart screen dire warning

Clicking on More info will reveal the following:

Smart screen more info

Use the Run anyway button to start the installation.

2. Follow the prompts, accepting the license agreement and the defaults.

3. Complete the setup

SCREENSHOT OF COMPLETING

4. The ayanova-launcher application will automatically start and in turn it will start the PostgreSQL server, AyaNova server and then open the default web browser to both the AyaNova server interface and the AyaNova User interface.

SCREENSHOT OF LAUNCHER DOS WINDOW RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY

SCREENSHOT OF WEBPAGE RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY

SCREENSHOT OF WEBPAGE LOGIN

NOTE: you may receive a Windows firewall prompt asking to allow AyaNova to use the port required, accept the default to continue and use AyaNova.

IF the ayanova-launcher application does NOT automatically start after the setup completes, run the AyaNova desktop icon that was just created during setup.

SCREENSHOT OF DESKTOP ICON

5. Select "AyaNova App" to open your AyaNova 8 login page if not already available

SCREENSHOT OF WEBPAGE RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY

SCREENSHOT OF WEBPAGE LOGIN

Installation is now complete.

Starting and stopping AyaNova server

To shut down the AyaNova server press the ctrl-c key combination in the ayanova-launcher window.

To start the AyaNova server use the installed desktop or start menu icon to run the ayanova-launcher.

SCREENSHOT OF LAUNCHER DOS WINDOW RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY

Report rendering first time delay

The very first time a report is rendered in AyaNova there will be a delay while the Chromium browser report rendering components are installed.

Getting started and using AyaNova

The next step is to login, request or install a license and if are trying out AyaNova for the first time follow the evaluation trial guide.

To ensure AyaNova runs smoothly and data is safe and secure be sure to look over the Server operations configuration and maintenance guide.

For Business administration and setting things up from a business perspective, review the Getting started - Set up for production use step in our Getting started guided tour.