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In the last tutorial we have learned about the Installation And Configuration Of Tibco Spotfire Server. This tutorial talks about how to Deploy Tibco Spotfire Server Distribution.

1. Open your browser, and in the address box, type https://localhost:9090. Click Open Administration Console.

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2. If prompted, for User Name and Password, type sfadmin.

Authentication tab

3. In the Administration Console, select the Deployment tab.

Deployment tab

4. In the Edit Deployment pane, click Add.

Edit Deployment pane

5. In the Add to Deployment dialog, click Browse.

Add to Deployment dialog

6, Navigate to  spotfire Distribution. Select Spotfire.Dxp.sdn and click Open.

Spotfire Distribution

7. Click OK.

Add to Deployment tab

8. In the Deployment pane, review the results, and then click Save.

Deployment pane

9. In the Save DEPLOYMENT dialog, click OK.

Save DEPLOYMENT dialog

10. Close your web browser.

Let’s validate all aspects of your TIBCO Spotfire Server installation that we did.

Validate the TIBCO Spotfire Server Installation

Let’s validate all aspects of your TIBCO Spotfire Server installation  by completing the following tasks:

  1. Stage the Demo Data and install the Spotfire Professional client.

  2. Log in to the Spotfire Professional client.
  3. Import content to the library.
  4. Connect to a data source.
  5. Open content from the library.
  6. Stream data to Spotfire Professional from TIBCO Spotfire Server.

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Part 1: Stage the Demo Data

Copy Administrator EssentialsInstallersSpotfire Serverdemodatamssqldemo.part0.zip to

Part 2: Install the Spotfire Professional Client

1. Check the version of Spotfire Professional Client you are installing.Note :

Note :

You must have Administrator rights to install Microsoft .NET.

If you do not have .NET installed, the Spotfire Professional installer will install it if you accept this option, and if you do not have an existing version of Spotfire on the machine. (To upgrade, you must install .NET separately.)

For the version of the .NET Framework required for your installation, see the Spotfire Server requirements Web page, https://support.spotfire.com/sr.asp

2. Browse to Administrator EssentialsInstallersSpotfire Deployment KitProductsTIBCO            Spotfire Installer and double-click setup.exe.

3. When prompted for a Server URL, type https://localhost:9090.

TIBCO Spotfire Server 4. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Part 3: Import the Demo Data

1. Open the Spotfire Professional client. Select Start > All Programs > TIBCO > TIBCO Spotfire (show login dialog). In the login dialog, for Username and Password, type sfadmin

Spotfire Authentication

2. In the Spotfire client, from the menu, click Tools > Library Administration.

3. In the Library Administration window, click Import.

Library Administration

4. In the Import dialog, Click Browse.

Import tab

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5. Select demo.part0.zip and click OK.

Import file selection

6. In the Import dialog, click OK.

Import dialog

7. In the Select Destination Folder dialog, click OK.

Select Destination

8. In the Select Destination Folder dialog, click OK. If the import is successful, you will                       see the following log. Click Close to complete the process.

Select Destination dialog

9. You can now close the Library Administration window.

Part 4: Open a Demo Data Analysis File

In Spotfire Professional:

  1. From the menu, click Tools > Information Designer.
  2. In the Information Designer dialog, click the Data Sources tab.

Information Designer

      3, In the Data Sources pane, right-click Demo Data, and from the menu, select Edit 

Data Sources pane

      4. In the Data Source properties dialog for Demo Data, set the Connection URL as                    follows:

  • Change to localhost (remember to remove the angle brackets).
  • Change the port number to 1433.Your Connection URL should now read:

      5. Change both the Username and Password to spotfire_demodata.

      6. Save your changes and close the dialog.

      7. From the main menu, click File > Open From > Library.

      8. In the Open From Library dialog, browse to Library / Demo / Information Model /                    Baseball.

      9. Select Baseball.

     10. Click Open.

Library dialog

You have now validated the Spotfire Server installation by opening content from the library and streaming data to Spotfire Professional from the Spotfire Server.

In the next lesson, you can install the Web Player. We recommend you close all applications in the Virtual Lab environment before continuing.

Apply Patches to the Spotfire Server:

Apply patches to Spotfire Server and Spotfire Professional.

Note : When you need to apply patches, you will need to browse to the TIBCO Spotfire support web site:es to the Spotfire Server:

https://support.spotfire.com/downloads.asp and click the appropriate link for product patches.

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