Start the installation

You can use this topic to plan and execute installation of Transfer CFT.

Once you have completed planning, you are ready to install. See the section About the installer for details on how to start the installer in install mode.

To configure Transfer CFT for installation, perform the following procedure. Pending your license key options and environment, however, you may have only a subset of the following screen selections.

This table displays a basic installation, a standalone Transfer CFT, with no options.

Screen Description
Welcome Provides links to the Axway website and Sphere, the Axway support site.
License agreement Select the check-box "I accept..." to continue with the installation.
Installation architecture

Select to install on either a single machine, or a cluster mode installation.

Note If you select cluster, additional screens display. To view these, click Cluster options.
Installation directory Where product files and documentation will reside.

Axway Transfer CFT:
Installation directory

Specify the directory where you want to install Transfer CFT.

By default, Transfer CFT is installed in a sub-directory of the Axway installation directory. Use the default directory, or specify a new directory.

Directory paths cannot contain spaces.

Axway Transfer CFT:
Runtime directory

Specify the directory where you want to install the Transfer CFT runtime directory.

By default, the runtime directory is installed in a sub-directory of the Transfer CFT installation directory. Use the default directory, or specify a new directory. A runtime directory will be created if it does not already exist.

Directory paths cannot contain spaces.

Axway Transfer CFT: Auto Import

Specify if you want to import data from an existing Transfer CFT by selecting Yes.

You can install and import configuration and data from v2.3.2, v2.4, v2.5, v2.6, v2.7, v3.0.1, v3.1.3-3.2.x.

Note If you select Yes in the Auto Import screen, additional screens display. To view these, click Auto import options.
Axway Transfer CFT:
Identity

Check or modify the supplied information concerning the Transfer CFT instance name, group name, and host address.

An asterisk * denotes that these fields are mandatory.

Axway Transfer CFT: Multi-node Architecture

Select to enable multi-node architecture.

Enter the number of nodes. The first node is zero, and you may have up to eight nodes.

Enter the host name and address for each node. You must enter at least one host.

Note If this is a cluster installation and you enable the multi-node option, the Transfer CFT will be an Active/Active installation. Otherwise, the installation is an Active/Passive installation.

If you select multi-node, additional screens display. See also Multi-node architecture.

Axway Transfer CFT:
License key

Enter the license key for the Transfer CFT product.

If you have a license key issued for a previous version of Transfer CFT, enter your license key in the License Key field and select the Check key option.

You can configure up to eight keys.

Deselect Check key to continue with the installation without a key. However, you cannot run Transfer CFT until you supply the license key.

Note If you are installing in multi-node you require:
  • One (1) valid key per node (see details in multi-node section)
  • Among the keys there must be at least one valid key per host
Axway Transfer CFT: Generate Encryption Key

Please specify a seed password to generate the encryption key:

  • Password: Enter and then confirm a password that contains at a minimum 8 characters, containing at a minimum an upper and lower case letter, a number, and a supported special character (such as +*?! etc.)
  • Key and salt files: Use the proposed file locations or enter the path to the desired location to store these file.
Axway Transfer CFT: Governance Mode

Enable Central Governance connectivity:

Axway Transfer CFT: Configuration

Enter the TCP parameters for the host, PeSIT protocol, catalog, and communication media.

  • Synchronous communication: enter the COMS port
  • PESITANY: Enter the PeSIT protocol port number
  • Select the default database size:
    • Catalog: Modify the default catalog file size
    • Communication File: Modify the default communication file size

Axway Transfer CFT: Interface Servers

Enter the Transfer CFT UI Server values:
  • Listening Port: Listening port for the graphical user interface. This sets the port on which the Transfer CFT UI server listens for incoming TCP connections.
  • Listening CG Dedicated Port: Defines a dedicated listening port for Central Governance. This field displays only if you enabled Central Governance connectivity.
  • Enable REST API Server: Enter the server port (or use the default) if you plan to use REST APIs.
  • NoteIf you enabled multi-node, you are also prompted for the load balancer details.

Axway Transfer CFT:  Server startup mode

For Windows installations, specify whether you want to start Axway Transfer CFT manually, or to have Windows start and stop it as a Windows service. Select:
  • Normal mode: You must manually start and stop the Transfer CFT server
  • Service mode: Windows automatically starts and stops the Transfer CFT server. If you select this option, the next installer screen sets the Service parameters.
    Note: To start Transfer CFT server using service mode from the Copilot server, it is imperative that Transfer CFT service be set up with a specific user account (not using the default system user). If the user is the system user, the Copilot will not be able to start Transfer CFT in service mode.

Axway Transfer CFT: UI Server startup mode

For Windows installations, specify whether you want to start Transfer CFT UI manually, or to have Windows start and stop it as a Windows service. Select:
  • Normal mode: You must manually start and stop it.
  • Service mode: Windows automatically starts and stops it. If you select this option, you use the next installer screen to set Service parameters.

 

Axway Transfer CFT: UI Server service

If you selected Service mode, enter values for the Windows service parameters:

  • Service Name: Enter a Windows service name
  • Display Name: Enter a Windows service display name

You can accept the default Service names or modify them. The installer uses these names to create a Transfer CFT service entry in the Windows registry.

  • Start Type: Automatic, Manual, Disabled
  • Error Control: Ignore, Normal, Severe, Critical
  • Use specific account to start the service: Enables you to use a local account instead of a system account
  • Domain: Enter the domain name
  • Username: Name of the local account
  • Password: Enter the user password

Note: In multi-node, to start the Transfer CFT server using service mode from the Copilot server, it is imperative that Transfer CFT service be set up with a specific user account and domain (not using the default system user). If the user is the system user, Copilot will not be able to start Transfer CFT in service mode.

Axway Transfer CFT:
Shortcuts

This screen enables you to install Start Menu shortcuts.

  • Yes: Creates shortcuts
  • No: Does not create shortcuts

This screen enables you to install desktop shortcuts.

  • Yes: Creates shortcuts
  • No: Does not create shortcuts
Axway Transfer CFT:
Connectors

This screen allows you to select from the following Axway product connectors:

  • Sentinel
  • Public Key Infrastructure with PassPort
  • Access management with PassPort
Note If you select any of the available connectors, additional screens display. To view these, click Connector options.

Axway Transfer CFT:
Ready to install

Click Install to complete the installation process, or Previous to review or modify installation options.

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