The WhatsUp Gold Central Site serves as the monitoring system for important network activity data gathered by the Remote Sites. After the Remote and Central Sites are set up and reports are configured on the Central Site, the network status information from each Remote Site is communicated to the Central Site.
Following is the information that is configured during the Central Site installation:
To install the WhatsUp Gold Central Site:
The installation program is similar whether you are installing for the first time or upgrading from a previous WhatsUp installation. Steps that apply only to a first-time installation, or only to an upgrade, will be identified as such.
To install or upgrade Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold v11:
AutoRun.exe For example:
We recommend that you temporarily disable any antivirus software. You can also access the Release Notes and this WhatsUp Gold Distributed Deployment guide.
Click Next to continue. The License Agreement dialog opens.
Note: If you want to customize your database setup, you need to first complete the installation, then manually configure your database as described in Alternative Database Setups in the application Help.
The application and data files will be installed in default directories. If you want to change the locations, click the browse buttons to find and select a different directory.
Important: Make sure that you have a large capacity drive selected for data storage. You will need up to 2 GB of free disk space for the MSDE 2000 database.
The default path is
C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WhatsUp. We recommend that you use the default path. Some users prefer to put application files on a partition separate from the operating system, which is usually installed on the C: drive, to isolate the application from an operating system crash.
If you have previously installed a version of WhatsUp, you may already have Web and Report files stored in your installation directory. You can choose to either delete them or back them up during the install. We recommend backing up files to preserve any customizations you may have done to the .asp files.
Important: A Web server is required to view WhatsUp reports. If you do not enable a Web server during the installation, you need to enable the WhatsUp Web server or IIS Web server in order to view WhatsUp reports.
Note: This dialog will not be displayed during an upgrade if you have already enabled the WhatsUp Web server in a previous version of WhatsUp.
Note: Make note of this information. You will need the TCP port and User Name and Password information for each Remote Site installation.
If you choose to launch now, the next screen asks you to activate the application. For more information, see Activating the WhatsUp Application in the application Help.
After the activation screen, you are introduced to the Discover Devices wizard, which lets you set options on how to discover your local network. If you want to postpone these steps, click Cancel. You can manually start the local Discover Devices wizard in the WhatsUp console application at a later time. Start the console application, then click File > Discover Devices.