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First Time Set-Up of Discovery Hub

After you Install or Upgrade Discovery Hub and launch the application for the first time, you will be presented with the "Get Started" wizard which will walk you through the following configuration steps:

  1. Activate Discovery Hub
  2. Import Settings from Previous Installation
  3. Connect to an ODX Server
  4. Set Up Repository

Activate Discovery Hub (link to section)

  1. When you run an unactivated instance of Discovery Hub you will be presented with the Activate Product dialogue.

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  2. Enter your valid Discovery Hub License key. If you do not yet have a license key you may request one from your TimeXtender partner or other TimeXtender representative.
  3. If your application server does not have access to the internet you may select activate using a local activation file. To obtain an offline activation file, send your request along with your active license key and the current version of Discovery Hub to support@timextender.com.
  4. If your server is located behind a proxy server you can add the credentials here, by checking Use proxy settings and entering the desired proxy server information.
  5. Finally, Click Activate to activate the software.

Import Settings from Previous Installation (link to section)

If Discovery Hub detects a previous installation of Discovery Hub, it will give you the option to import settings from a previous version.  This will import settings such as repository database, Accent color, and version detail prompts.

  1. To import settings, check the box and select the version of Discovery Hub you want to import from.

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  2. Click Next.

Connect to an ODX Server (link to section)

Next, Discovery Hub will give you the option to connect to an existing ODX Server service. The ODX Server is not required, however, it is recommended if you plan to maintain a large collection of raw data such as a Data Lake of Operational Data Store. You can leave this setting unchecked and add it at a later time. Or you can Configure the ODX Server now.

  1. To connect to an ODX Server, check the box and specify the machine name/IP Adress of the server where you installed the ODX Server.
  2. Define, the Port Number
  3. Enter the Discovery Hub connection password you created when you installed the ODX Server.
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Set Up Repository (link to section)

To create & manage projects, Discovery Hub will need to create a new (or connect to an existing) project repository database. This is a SQL Database that contains all of the metadata for your Discovery Hub Projects.

  1. Specify the SQL Server where the project repository should be located.
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  2. Indicate the project repository database
    1. If you are installing new, enter the desired project repository database name and click create.
    2. If you are upgrading, click the drop-down and select the desired repository database you would like to upgrade.
  3. Define the Encryption method, SQL Server authentication method, and any additional connection properties.
  4. Click Next
  5. If you are upgrading an existing repository from a previous version of Discovery Hub, you will have the option to upgrade the database to the current version.
    1. Define the file path where SQL server will store a backup of the database before upgrading.
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    2. Click Upgrade
    3. Define the upgrade method. Web Service is recommended. 
    4. You should receive a message that the repository has been upgraded to the new version. Click OK.
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Lastly, once the repository database is successfully connected, Discovery Hub will ask if you want to open the Windows Services Management window. 

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If you'd like to Configure the Discovery Hub Scheduler Service now, you can check the box, or, just click Finish to close the wizard and begin using Discovery Hub. 

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