Start Deploying Aternity on-premise 10 Servers

To deploy your Aternity on-premise, first plan your deployment, then install Aternity v10, which brings significant new features and enhancements (learn more).


  1. Step 1 Start by planning your deployment to choose the size, shape and backups to implement.

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    Plan your deployment of Aternity on-premise
  2. Step 2 For a new Aternity on-premise deployment, follow the instructions for a clean Aternity setup.

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    Order for setting up Aternity on-premise components
    Field Description
    Aternity Oracle Database Server

    The Aternity Oracle Database Server is an Oracle database which hosts the Aternity system settings, data model and performance data.

    Aternity Vertica Database Server

    The Aternity Vertica Database Server stores the performance data from the past 31 days in the Vertica format, which is most efficient for displaying in Aternity dashboards.

    Aternity Dashboard Server

    The Dashboard Server displays Aternity's intuitive dashboards using Tableau as its engine.

    Aternity Dashboard Gateway Server

    The Dashboard Gateway acts as the interface between the Dashboard Server and the Aternity Management Server, performing background tasks like preprocessing the data for display in the dashboards, and maintaining logs, audits and cleanup. It must be on the same computer as the Dashboard Server. While it has no user interface of its own, it is crucial to the proper functioning of Aternity.

    Aternity Management Server

    The Aternity Management Server acts as the system's central server, which manages and integrates all the system components. When users access Aternity to view the dashboards or configure the system, they access this server via a browser.

    Aternity Data Warehouse Server

    The Data Warehouse Server stores the raw data gathered from the Aggregation Servers, and aggregates (summarizes) it for the Oracle Database Server. It constantly aggregates and re-summarizes data in the main database in the background, replacing older, more detailed data with summary data as it ages. Therefore older data typically has limited drill-down capabilities.

    Aternity Aggregation Server

    An Aggregation Server gathers (aggregates) the data directly from Aternity Agents on monitored devices, and passes it on to the Management Server.

    Aternity ETL Server

    The Aternity ETL Server is a component of Aternity on-premise, which aggregates and converts performance data from the Aternity Oracle Database Server to the Vertica database format, and sends it to the Vertica Database Server.

    Aternity REST API Server

    The Aternity REST API Server is a component in Aternity on-premise which allows authorized users to send REST API queries to directly extract and analyze Aternity's data without accessing Aternity's dashboards. You can combine the data with other data sources if needed, or transform it as required, then view it in Microsoft Excel, Power BI, or your own data application.

    Aternity Data Source for Portal

    The Aternity Data Source for Portal provides Aternity data to the SteelCentral Portalâ„¢, so you can view end-user experience data in its dashboards. You can configure the Portal to connect to your Aternity Data Source.

    Aternity Agent

    The Aternity Agent monitors end user experience by measuring device and application performance. It is a small background utility which runs on each monitored device, and reports its data to the Aternity Aggregation Server.

  3. Step 3 If you have an existing Aternity on-premise, you can update it to Aternity 10.

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    Be sure to check your sizing requirements, as this may affect your choice of standalone servers.

    Uninstall an embedded component during upgrade, then run setup to install it on a standalone server