Installing the Server software

The installation can only be performed by a user with administrative privileges. On some operating systems, you can double click on the installer file icon to begin installation. Depending on your operating system you may be prompted for your password (as shown in figure 2.1) or asked to allow the installation to be performed.

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Figure 2.1: Enter your password.

Next, you will be asked where to install the server (figure 2.2). If you do not have a particular reason to change this, simply leave it at the default setting. The chosen directory will be referred to as the server installation directory throughout the rest of this manual.

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Figure 2.2: Choose where to install the server. Exemplified here with CLC Genomics Server

The installer allows you to specify the maximum amount of memory the CLC Server will be able to utilize (figure 2.3). The range of choice depends on the amount of memory installed on your system and on the type of machine used. If you do not have a reason to change this value you should simply leave it at the default setting.

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Figure 2.3: Choose the maximum amount of memory used by the server.

If you are installing the Server on a Linux or Mac system, you are offered the option to specify a user account that will be used to run the CLC Server process. Having a specific, non-root user for this purpose is generally recommended. On a standard setup, this would have the effect of adding this username to the service scripts, which can then be used for starting up and shutting down the CLC Server service and setting the ownership of the files in the installation area. Downstream, the user running the CLC Server process will own files created in File Locations, for example, after data import or data analyses.

If you are installing the server on a Windows system you will be able to choose if the service is started manually or automatically by the system.

The installer will now extract the necessary files.

On a Windows system, if you have chosen that the service should be started automatically, the service should also start running at this point.On Linux or Mac, if you have chosen the option to start the system at the end of installation, the service should also have started running. Please note that if you do not already have a license file installed, then the CLC Server process will be running in a limited capacity at this point. Downloading a license is described in section 2.6.

Information on stopping and starting the CLC Server service is provided in section 2.7.