Our customers are notified by mail about each new BVQ version, this includes a download link to the newest BVQ.
BVQ updates and first-time installations follow the same workflow.
The all-new core-installer is a .exe file which should be placed on either the host which is currently running BVQ or on the host which is supposed to run BVQ.
Information about the requirements are placed here and before installing BVQ for the first time we strongly recommend to read also the preparations article out of the Getting Started Guide.
The core-installer bundles the installers for each individual BVQ module into one installation package.
Common configuration parameters, such as DB access data, user and directories have default values which are recommended.
Our suggestion is to use a local Windows user, to set up the services with.
Please note that changes to your existing BVQ configuration can only be made, using an update installation. This works even with the same installation file used in your current BVQ installation.
You have a running BVQ and want to change the java heap size of your BVQ Server?
Reinstall BVQ and change the specific value during the install wizard, you will keep your data, but have a different heap size value.
The initial setup can be divided into 7 subsequent stages:
- Create users on your systems, with which BVQ is able to collect data
- Installation wizard which guides you through the setup
- Maintenance page where BVQ is checking the environment and its own files
- Initial Configuration helps you to create your first scanner and therefore enables BVQ to receive the first data
- Quick Tour explains the features of the BVQ webpage
- Grafana data sources must be adjusted after each port change or implementation of a new HTTPS certificate
- BVQ GUI is an extensive tool, with which you are able to have direct access to your data
The BVQ GUI is an application, which connects to your BVQ database and gives you the freedom to browse through your collected data.
When you completed the installation, the BVQ GUI installer is by default located in the following directory:
You can download the BVQ GUI installer on every client, that can reach the BVQ Web Server.
Please be aware that the BVQ GUI installer is for Windows only.
The third option for downloading the install file is to move to your "Server information", which is located under the Support tab.
You will find 4 available tabs, the download button is located under "Database".
The BDPM-File is the prefilled connection profile which enables the BVQ GUI to connect to a specific BVQ database.
After opening the install file, your GUI Setup Wizard will start.
-Click 'Next' to advance to the next page
Our BVQ readme
-Read all the information carefully and click 'Next' to advance to the next page
You have the option to create shortcuts in a Start Menu folder, as well as to create them for all users.
-Click 'Next' to advance to the next page
Choose the directory for the installation of your BVQ GUI.
You also have to select the heap size of the BVQ GUI, which has a default value of 4096MiB.
Memory usage limit (MiB)
Is equal to the maximum heap size of the Java environment.
The default value should suffice, if you notice that the program slows down over a period of time,
increase this value to prevent poor performance and application failures.
A memory utilization gauge is available on the BVQ GUI main menu below "?".
-Click 'Install' to advance to installation
The installation starts and the current processes are displayed from top to bottom
The installation has been successful.
You can choose to start the BVQ GUI after finishing the wizard.
-Click 'Finish' to close the installer and start the BVQ GUI if selected.
Your BVQ GUI is starting now
Your BVQ GUI immediately connects to your database,
which is indicated by the connection bar below.
When successfully connected, not only a green check mark appears below,
the number of the systems is now visible.
You can select specific systems by clicking on system categories (SAN, Storage, etc.) or choose All or None,
It is prudent to choose only the systems you wish to check, to reduce the amount of data that will be transferred.
If your connection is not established, you may need to modify the connection profile, which is used to connect to the database.
You can edit your current profile with the correct values, you can also add a connection profile.
There is also the easy option to open a already downloaded profile (BDPM File).
With an established connection and selected systems, you are ready to to click "Start" to load data.
Depending on your connection and the amount of loaded data, the BVQ GUI will load for a few minutes.
Your BVQ GUI is ready for use and you can get started right away.
Create your own view by arranging a Path.
Followed by selecting specific objects, by using the Columns tab under the Tree table.
Each Master Grouping Object you choose to add, to the Path will unlock new objects selectable in the Columns.
Every object you select in the Columns will appear as a new column in your Main Window view.
Make use of our Favorites and customize them to your liking,
safe them in your User folder.