Prerequisites: Configure Your Environment
In order to complete this training, you need access to a working TimeXtender environment. If you already have a working environment, you may skip this section.
To get started with TimeXtender, you can Deploy an Azure Marketplace Template which includes a VM with TimeXtender as well as a PaaS deployment of Azure SQL. Or you can Configure & Deploy TimeXtender On-Premises. In either case, the environment must be configured with all the necessary prerequisites. Click the following link to learn more about how to configure your TimeXtender environment.
Option 1: Azure Marketplace
- Deploy TimeXtender with Azure SQL DB from the Azure Marketplace.
- This option will deploy a Virtual Machine and an Azure SQL Database.
- These resources will require an Azure Account. You can sign up for a free Azure account here.
Option 1: Install On-Premises
- Install & Deploy TimeXtender On-Premises.
- This option will require a windows machine with at least a dual core CPU and 8GB of RAM.
- This option will also require an instance of SQL Server. You can download the Developer Edition for free (Click the link, scroll down to "Developer" and click download now).
Install & configure ODX Server
This training uses the ODX Server as the method for ingesting data. To complete the following exercises, you must install and configure an ODX Server. The ODX Server allows only one (1) instance per organization, to ensure data integrity and reduce duplicate storage.
- If your organization already has an ODX Server configured, you will need to coordinate with your system administrator to get connected to the existing ODX Server.
- If your organization does NOT have an ODX Server installed, we recommend that you coordinate your efforts with your TimeXtender Partner or project manager to configure the ODX according to desired best practice for the organization. For more detailed information, please see Install and Configure the ODX Server.