Manual Server Installation

If you want to install the server on a UNIX platform other than Linux or AIX, you cannot use the interactive or silent installers. Therefore, you will need to install manually using the following procedure.

If you do not need to manually install a server, either continue with one of the other installation options as described in Server Installation or continue with the next step in the Installation Checklist.

To install the server on UNIX platforms for which no interactive installer is provided:

  1. Prepare your database. For a typical UNIX/Linux installation, you should use Oracle. See Preparing Your Database.
    Note: You should use Derby only if this installation is for evaluation or test purposes. Derby is included in the da.war file and you configure it as part of the Deployment Automation configuration.
  2. Install Tomcat if it is not already installed. If you can run the Common Tomcat installer, you should install that. If not, you must install Tomcat according to the Apache instructions. See
    • You must install the version of Tomcat supported by your version of Deployment Automation. For supported versions, see the Supported Platform List for your version of Deployment Automation on the Support website.
    • You should NOT use the root user or super user to own and run Tomcat. Any new files created will be owned by the user running Tomcat, so this should be a user who you want to be authorized to remove or overwrite any files under Tomcat.
    • You should set 755 permissions for the Tomcat installation location.
    • Before continuing, start Tomcat and verify that it is installed properly by entering its URL in a web browser. For example: http://localhost:8080

      As only the owning user has write permission in the Tomcat location, this is the user who should be used to start and stop Tomcat.

  3. Download and install the JDBC driver specific to the database edition you are using and save it in the Tomcat lib directory. For the Oracle JDBC driver, see
  4. Install JRE 8.0 if it is not already installed. See Set the necessary environment variables for the owning user's session to point to this location, such as adding the JRE paths to the PATH environment variable and setting JAVA_HOME.
  5. From the Support website, download the Deployment Automation Server WAR Installer ( and extract the da.war file.
  6. Stop Tomcat.
  7. Copy and paste the da.war file into your Common Tomcat webapps folder.
  8. Start Tomcat. Starting Tomcat automatically unpacks the da.war file.
  9. Launch a browser and navigate to http://serverName:8080/da.

    The configuration setup displays.

  10. Modify any configuration parameters as needed:
    • Install location

    • External Web URL

    • Agent port and choice of mutual authentication

    • Database (port, schema, user, password)

  11. Click Install.
  12. You should set 755 permissions for the profile directory and its subdirectories for the user that the installation will run under. The default directory structure is: /opt/MicroFocus/da/microfocus/.microfocus/da
    Note: The Deployment Automation repository, CodeStation, is under the profile directory structure by default. If you relocate it, you need to set the same level of permissions for the alternate location. See Relocating the Repository.

When the server installation is complete, the Deployment Automation login page displays.

Related Topics

Running the Interactive Installer

Silent Mode Server Installation

Preparing Your Database

Installation Checklist

Reconfiguring Server Installation Settings