DataGate for SQL Server 14.0 Reference Guide

Manually Installing DSS on a Clustered SQL Server


A clustered SQL Server configuration involves two or more Nodes and a common storage facility as shown on the image below:

DataGate for SQL Server (DSS) should be installed individually on each one of the Nodes of the cluster. Installing DSS involves two steps, first the installation of the DataGate Services on the Windows machine and second, the installation of some stored procedures and tables on the master SQL Server database.

The following steps walk through installing DSS on a cluster with two nodes; step 6 may be repeated as many times as is necessary to accommodate clusters with more than 2 nodes.

  1. Install DSS on the first node

Logon to the first Node with administrator privileges then run the installation program dss-setup-11.0.xx.y.exe and follow the wizard’s instructions (i.e. click Begin, Next, Install, or Finish as appropriate).

Click Finish to close the “Installation Completed Successfully” dialog (shown above). A new dialog, “DataGate for SQL Server Stored Procedures,” (shown below) will be open; this will be used to install the stored procedures to the SQL cluster.

  1. Install the stored procedures

Fill out the dialogue to fit your situation.

  1. Select your cluster's instance from the dropdown list.
  2. This box should be checked if you are using Windows Authentication on your SQL cluster, and the account you used to login to Windows is an Administrator for the cluster; otherwise, uncheck this box. If you checked this box, Skip to number 4.
  3. This section should be used if you are not using Windows Authentication to install the stored procedures. Enter SQL credentials for a cluster Administrator.
  4. If you would like to Enable QTEMP, select this checkbox and enter the name you would like to use for QTEMP.
  5. Once the other fields are updated appropriately, click ‘Install’ to install the stored procedures. Note: You may click ‘Install All’ to install the stored procedures to all instances listed in the drop down list; to do this, the credentials entered must be applicable to all instances.

After the Wizard completes, a window will pop up to let you know if it completed successfully and report any errors.

Click OK

Close the Stored Procedures Wizard.

  1. License DSS on Node 1

Open the ASNA Registration Assistant and apply the DSS license to the server. Each node will have a unique Machine Code, so you will need a License Key for each Machine.

  1. Allow Port 5042 on the Firewall

The DataGate client/server protocol normally uses port 5042. This port must allow TCP into the server.

  1. Repeat previous steps, except step 2, on other nodes

On the other nodes you must:

  1. Install DataGate for SQL Server
  2. License DSS
  3. Allow Port 5042 on the Firewall

You will NOT need to install the stored procedures again, they only need to be installed once per cluster.

  1. Test connection

After installing the DataGate client, create a DataGate Database Name pointing its Server parameter to the SQL Cluster Name (Note the individual Node name) and test the connection.

The following screen shows DataGate Studio using the newly created Database Name.

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