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Control Room installation

  • Updated: 5/08/2020
    • 11.3.x
    • Install
    • Enterprise
    • Process flow

Control Room installation

Review the installation core tasks and topics for installing Enterprise Control Room in a data center on an on-premise server or a cloud service provider server instance.

The Control Room provides centralized management for digital workforce. Interface for Bot Insight. It is deployed on a server in a data center. The installer executable, Automation_Anywhere_Enterprise_<version_build>.exe, is included in the Automation_Anywhere_Setup.zip file download.

Control Room installation core tasks

Step 1: Pre-installation
Review and verify the requirements and options before installing Control Room.
Control Room prerequisites
Verify the hardware, software, and configuration required to install Control Room. Confirm the data center is configured to support the Control Room and its functions.
Control Room installation wizard checklist
Prepare your responses for the list of fields and options presented when you run the Control Room installer wizard.
Step 2: Installation

The Control Room installer allows you to select installation modes (Express or Custom), and during the installation process, it also installs missing software dependencies.

Use Custom mode to install on a cloud-based platform such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.

Installing Control Room using Express mode
Log in to the server as Administrator, and install Automation Anywhere Control Room in Express mode using the default settings.
Installing Control Room using Custom mode
Login to the server as Administrator, and install Automation Anywhere Control Room in Custom Mode to select installation and configuration options, including installing non-default requirements. Select this mode for data center deployment.
Installing Control Room on Microsoft Azure
From Microsoft Azure, log in to a server instance as Administrator. Then start the Control Room installer and select Custom mode.
Installing Control Room on Amazon Web Services
Log in to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) server instance as Administrator. Then download and start the Control Room installer and select Custom mode.
Installing Control Room on Google Cloud Platform
Login to a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) server instance as Administrator. Then download and start the Control Room installer and select Custom mode.
Installing Control Room using scripts
Silent Control Room installation, also known as unattended installation, uses a customized PowerShell script for a full setup or the command line for a hot fix patch. Silent installation runs the entire installation process in the background without requiring user interaction or displaying messages.
Step 3: Post-installation
Configuring post installation settings
After you finish installing the Control Room and Enterprise Client, ensure the following items are configured. These configuration settings ensure timely Automation Anywhere communications.
Verifying Automation Anywhere Windows services
Automation Anywhere specific Windows services are installed when the Control Room is deployed.
Configuring Control Room for HTTPS self-signed certificate
Configure Enterprise Control Room for HTTPS mode using a self-signed certificate either before or after doing a custom Control Room configuration.
Configure Control Room authentication options
The options for launching the Control Room for the first time depend on the installation mode and, for Custom mode installation, the authentication method.
Configuring Access Manager Reverse Proxy
Configure an Access Manager Reverse Proxy server, such as IBM WebSEAL, to enable secure communication, using mutual authentication between the Enterprise Client and the Control Room
Configuring for IQ Bot versions
For selected versions of IQ Bot you need to adjust configuration in the cluster.properties file. Add ignite.security.disable, ignite.tls.disable parameters, or both, as needed.
Step 4: Validation
Installing a license
A Control Room administrator or a user with license management permission can install a license and evaluate the latest version.
Enterprise Client installation
Review the installation core tasks and topics for installing Enterprise Client on any machine running a supported operating system.
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