If you want to evaluate the new functionality and features introduced in version 8 before performing the upgrade, use the Evaluation installation. This way you can quickly install all product’s components on a single computer without having to spend your time on a detailed configuration.
The Evaluation Installation installs the Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express,
IMPORTANT: If you are migrating from Alloy Navigator Express to the Alloy Navigator Enterprise of the same major version, perform the Evaluation installation of the Alloy Navigator Suite on a separate computer. Express and Enterprise product editions of the same version are incompatible. For other versions, we also recommend that you perform the Evaluation Installation on a separate computer dedicated to testing, or on a virtual machine. This helps to avoid affecting your production servers.
INFO: For details and instructions, see Evaluation Installation.