Install Management Service

Introduction #

This guide provides a step-by-step process for installing the System Frontier Management Service. It covers the necessary prerequisites, installation steps, and important notes to ensure a smooth setup.

Prerequisites #

Before running the installer, ensure the following prerequisites are met:

  1. Windows Server Hosting Bundle: Must be installed.
  2. PowerShell 7: Install the latest version (minimum 7.4.1). It is recommended that users install PowerShell 7 themselves for customized settings.
  3. Higher Specifications for VMs: Ensure the virtual machines have adequate specifications to avoid performance issues.

Installation Steps #

Step 1: Run the Installer #

  • Launch the installer for the System Frontier Management Service.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.

Step 2: Install Prerequisites #

  • Ensure the Windows Server Hosting Bundle is installed.
  • Install PowerShell 7 if not already installed. Configure the settings as preferred.

Step 3: Default Install Path #

  • Choose the default install path during the setup.
  • Read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).

Step 4: Configure Ports and Paths #

  • The default port is 48501, which can be customized if needed.
  • Customize the locations for custom tools and logs as required.

Step 5: Post-Installation Configuration #

  • Verify the installation by checking the following:
    • Open the Hyper-V Manager to ensure higher specifications for VMs.
    • Check for the creation of a self-signed certificate named “System Frontier V2”. This certificate must exist on both the management server and the web servers.
    • Ensure the service is running by checking the service status.
    • Verify the log files created by the installer.

Step 6: Verify Installation #

  • Use PowerShell 7 to double-check the log files.
    • Navigate to the folder created by the installer for logs and tools.
    • Confirm that the application has started and is listening on port 48501.

Notes #

  • PowerShell 7 Requirement: System Frontier Management Service internally uses PowerShell 7 for launching scripts within the runspace.
  • Log Files: Regularly check the log files to monitor the service status and troubleshoot any issues.
  • Customization: Custom tools and logs paths can be adjusted as per user requirements during and after the installation.

Additional Sections #

Troubleshooting #

  • If the service fails to start, ensure that all prerequisites are installed and configured correctly.
  • Check the log files for any error messages and resolve them accordingly.

Maintenance #

  • Regularly update PowerShell and the Windows Server Hosting Bundle to ensure compatibility and security.
  • Periodically review and clean up log files to manage disk space.

By following this guide, you should be able to successfully install and configure the System Frontier Management Service on your server.

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