Installation Guide

Start pilot Inventory Server

Updated in 2021.2

Once your pilot environment is created, start your pilot Inventory Server to get started. On the computer hosting your pilot Inventory Server, use the Inventory Server Manager to configure your pilot server to access to the pilot database, and start it. If needed, refer to the detailed instructions below.

To start the pilot Alloy Inventory Server:

  1. On the computer hosting the pilot Alloy Inventory Server, run the Inventory Server Manager for Alloy Discovery (for example, using the Alloy Control Panel).

  2. Before configuring the Inventory Server, you may need to import the Database Access Key for the pilot Alloy Discovery database.

    1. Under Connection, click Import Key and import the Database Access Key to the local computer. This populates the SQL Server and Database fields with the values from the imported key.

    2. Fine-tune the database connection details, if needed: in the SQL Server field, enter the network address of the SQL Server, which may differ from the SQL Server name specified in the Database Access Key.

    3. Click Test Connection to make sure that the Inventory Server can connect to the pilot database using the specified settings.

  3. Click Start.

  4. Click OK to exit the Inventory Server Manager.

If you have several Inventory Server instances for your pilot database, you should start every instance.

NEXT STEP: Test your pilot Alloy Discovery database.