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.

Modify your Config

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

Grafana Datasource


For each installation and update where you have created a new HTTPS certificate, you must adjust the BVQ datasource within the Grafana.

Additionally for each installation and update where you have changed the port number for the BVQ server, you have also to adjust the BVQ datasource within the Grafana.

Open your Grafana with the Grafana button, a new tab will open up and login to Grafana using the default BVQ-Credentials, here


Move to your Grafana Datasource

Open the Configuration menu and click on Data source,
the installed Data source plugins are listed,
click on BVQServer to move to the specific Data source.

Change the Port Number

The BVQ Data Source is shown and can be adjusted.

If you changed the port number of the BVQ server during the BVQ installation, you need to adjust the port number accordingly.

Click on "Safe & Test" to adjust the data source.

Add a Certificate

The BVQ Data Source is shown and can be adjusted.

For adding the certificate,
you only need to activate "With CA Cert"
and paste the certificate text to "CA Cert", shown here
(You can also find the self-signed certificate by default here: C:\Program Files\SVA\BVQ\bvq-core\cert)

Click on "Safe & Test" to adjust the data source.

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