Installing viewLinc Enterprise Server Software - viewLinc 5.1

Vaisala viewLinc Enterprise Server version 5.1 User Guide

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viewLinc 5.1
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Product description > Features
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User guide

If you have a previous version of viewLinc software installed, see Installing viewLinc - Upgrade an Existing Server or Installing viewLinc - Upgrade on a New Server.

  1. Ensure you have completed the Setup Checklist and have recorded the serial number from your viewLinc USB.
  2. On the dedicated viewLinc Enterprise Server, insert the viewLinc USB and run viewLincInstall.exe, if it does not start automatically.
    To install viewLinc software on a remote server (and not the local computer), copy viewLincInstall.exe from the USB drive to the destination server.
  3. Select the installation language. This language setting is used in the wizard and is used as the viewLinc browser, report and notification default language. The default language can be changed after installation is complete.
    Users can change the browser language at log in. The language used in their reports and notifications is set in each user's profile.
  4. Start the installation wizard.
  5. Enter your license key.
  6. Select the installation package. All viewLinc monitoring systems require Vaisala viewLinc Enterprise Server. If your system will support a large installation with several devices, rerun the install wizard to install viewLinc Device Host software on additional dedicated servers.
  7. Accept the Vaisala General License Conditions and BerkleyDB License Agreement.
  8. Accept the default installation path for the viewLinc software, or specify a new destination folder (location must have at least 2 GB of free disk space).
  9. Accept the default installation path for viewLinc data, or specify a new destination folder (location must have at least 10 GB of free disk space).
  10. Choose your certificate and security key files:
    Upload a purchased certificate and key (trusted)
    Choose this option if you already have the files and they are available on your network.
    Generate a certificate and key (viewLinc-signed)
    Enter your site and company details (if you plan to use a trusted certificate, the Hostname must be a fully qualified domain name, such as The installation wizard automatically generates a viewLinc-signed certificate and key file. These files are installed on the server the first time the admin user logs into viewLinc. You can replace the generated files with trusted files at any time.
    For frequently asked questions about security certificates, see Security Certificate Management Tips.
  11. Select Install to complete the installation wizard.

When installation is complete you can set up your devices or begin viewLinc configuration (see Vaisala viewLinc Monitoring System Setup Guide).

If you are ready to start viewLinc configuration, double-click the viewLinc shortcut icon on your desktop.