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Installation Overview

nandView can be installed on several platforms and environments, including Linux and Windows. The following instructions will cover several typical deployment scenarios. Instructions for basic installs of Apache (apache.org), MySQL (mysql.com) and PHP (php.net) are included. If you run into any problems with these components, please refer to their support documentation. As a general practice, we recommend you install nandView on a test system before deploying to production.

The product has three major components:

Executable scripts for polling and emailing that must be run on a regular schedule. Email notifications require access to a properly configured mail server. The email component is optional.

Web files to display the user interface. The web server needs to be able to access this directory and have PHP integrated.

Two PHP include files to handle database connections and access control functions. These files need to be in the PHP include path.

For advanced users and administrators: You are free to install these three components in any location. These instructions assume all nandView files will go into "C:\Program Files\nandview" on Windows and "/usr/local/nandview" on Linux. Please modify the commands and paths listed in the install instructions if you are going to use an alternate location. The database setup file will create a new database user 'nanduser' with password 'n@ndUs3r' connecting from 127.0.0.1 (localhost). You can modify this if you wish. Alter the last line in nv_db.sql (the grant statement), and the 12th line in include/database.inc.php (the mysql_connect function). We recommend running the poller and emailer every 10 minutes. You can alter these time periods to suit your business needs.

For Windows administrators: You may install or compile Apache, MySQL and PHP separately, as opposed to using the simpler WampServer, if you are comfortable with installing these products.

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