SkySpark Installation - Express Guide
Published on 08 Mar 2021 by Steve Eynon
This express SkySpark installation guide is for anyone confident with software, and who may not need a more in-depth walkthrough.
For more detailed technical advice, you may consult the SkySpark Setup documentation from SkyFoundry. (SkyFoundry portal access is required.)
1. Install Java
Java, version 8 or higher, is required to run SkySpark. Installs are freely available from Adopt Open JDK.
2. Install SkySpark
SkySpark installations (
.zip files) may be obtained from your SkySpark reseller or the SkyFoundry Downloads Page. (SkyFoundy portal access with download permissions is required.)
Extract the SkySpark
.zip to a folder or directory where it will be run from; typically this is the
C:\ drive or a user directory.
3. Install SkySpark Licence
A SkySpark licence is a plain text
.props file, provided by your SkySpark reseller.
.props licence file into the
skyspark-3.x.x/var/lic/ directory of your SkySpark installation.
4. Set up SkySpark
setup.bat (with administrator permissions) from the
skyspark-3.x.x/bin/ directory, where you will be prompted to answer a couple of questions:
- Credentials for a Super User (administrator) account - to log into your new SkySpark installation with.
- A HTTP port to run SkySpark on; this becomes part of the URL. Any port above
1024is generally okay but the default
- Updating licences from the cloud is fine if you have Internet access.
setup.bat may be run again at any time to update / change any of the options.
5. Run SkySpark
skyspark.bat (with administrator permissions) from the
skyspark-3.x.x/bin/ directory. This will launch the SkySpark Console.
Check the console for the line
"http started on port xxx". Open your Internet Browser and visit localhost on that port; for example
Log into SkySpark using the Super User account credentials entered earlier.
Great, you're ready to start work on your first SkySpark project!
Now you have SkySpark installed, why not learn how to use Haystack Tagging, Site Builder, the Folio Database, and filter expressions?
Then create a new project, bind points, import and collect history, tune Connectors, set up Rules, and view Sparks.
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