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Install GigaFlow on a Windows Platform

GigaFlow requires Oracle Java 1.8 and PostgreSQL 9.4 or above.

The recommended platform for GigaFlow is Windows Server 2008+ 64 bit, English Edition. Installation must be performed using a local administrator account, not a domain administrator account.

GigaFlow will install:

  • Oracle Java 1.8.
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.
  • The Gigaflow Service.

When complete, a new service called GigaFlow will be running and enabled when the server starts up. On running the GigaFlow installer, the installation proceeds as follows:

1. This is the GigaFlow Setup welcome page:

GigaFlow installation welcome screen.

Click Next to continue.

2. On the next page, you can choose whether or not to install start menu shortcuts:

GigaFlow installation components screen.

Click Next to continue.

3. The next page displays the GigaFlow End User License Agreement (EULA); you must agree to the terms of the EULA to continue the installation or to use the product.

GigaFlow EULA screen.

Click I Agree to continue.

4. On the next page, you are reminded of the system requirements for GigaFlow:

GigaFlow system requirments screen.

Click OK to continue.

5. After accepting the license agreement and acknowledging the reminder, you can define:

  • The ports that GigaFlow will listen on for the product UI.
  • How much RAM the product can use. This does not include PostgreSQL requirements.
  • The location of the GigaFlow database. The path name must not include spaces.
GigaFlow installation settings screen.

Click Next to continue.

5. Select a location for the GigaFlow application files. Again, the path name must not include spaces.

GigaFlow installation location screen.

Click Install to continue.

6. When the installation is complete, you can click Show Details to see what the installer did.

GigaFlow installation complete screen.

Click Next to continue.

6. The installation is now finished. With the Run GigaFlow tick box checked, the installer will open the GigaFlow User Interface in your default browser when you click Finish.

GigaFlow installation finished screen.

7. Your browser will open at the GigaFlow login page. The default credentials are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

Below the login panel, you can see your GigaFlow installation version details.

GigaFlow login screen.

7. Logging in for the first time, you will be prompted for some information:

  • Server Name is your name for this server. It does not have to be the same as the server hostname. The Server Name will appear in the web browser title bar.
  • Minimum Free Space is the minimum free space that you want to maintain on disk before purging old data. This is typically 10% of your total disk space.
GigaFlow first login welcome screen.

You are ready to use GigaFlow.

See the GigaFlow Wiki for further installation notes.