Installing VisualPulse

First, make sure that you meet the minimum requirements for your platform, including the proper Java VM. Then install VisualPulse:

Windows: Download the install program for VisualPulse and then run the program after downloading it.

UNIX: To install VisualPulse for UNIX, follow these steps:

STEP 1 : Install

Download the vip.tar file, then untar the vip.tar file in a fresh directory.

(If you are familiar with 'rpm' you could download vip.rpm instead.
If you have chosen the rpm file, you can install with 'rpm -i <file>)

With either the tar file or the rpm file, the configure script should be run. Run the script on Linux with:-


and on Solaris or FreeBSD


The script will ask what directory you want to install VisualPulse into. The script will then look for and test each installed Java JVM. The first JVM that passes the test will be used. If one is not found in the /usr and /opt directory structure, you will be advised on how to obtain one.

For those hosts that have 'chkconfig' the script will ask if you want to install VisualPulse as a system service, so that it is started at machine boot.

Finally the script will start VisualPulse from the chosen install directory, and after a short delay of post installation configuration, the running process will indicate that you can connect via a browser to the ipaddress port that it has found able to use. This can be changed later should it be necessary for operational reasons.

STEP 2. Start the VisualPulse Server Engine

The starting and stopping of the VisualPulse engine is with the '' script created in step 1.

The syntax for starting is

sh <install directory>/

or if you are in that directory

and for stopping

sh <install directory>/

or if you are in that directory

When the server starts you will see some confirmation messages including the IP address and port number allocated. You can now use a browser to request the main control panel by using the URL http://<ip address:port>.

Running VisualPulse

Windows: Go to Start / Programs / VisualPulse and click on VisualPulse. If you are running under Win2000/XP/2003/Vista/7, it is possible to configure VisualPulse to run as a Service.

UNIX: To run VisualPulse for Unix follow these steps. It is possible to configure VisualPulse to run as a daemon service that is started at system boot. Refer to Appendix A for details:

  1. Change to the install directory"cd vip"

  2. Make sure that the current directory ('.') is in the PATH environment variable by typing "env | grep PATH". There may be perhaps two or more environment variables that have PATH in them. If it's not already there then set it with (assuming a Kourne shell) "PATH=$PATH:.; export PATH". Note: You could also amend the profile of the account that will be running VisualPulse to include ('.')

  3. If using a Java 1.1 Runtime Environment (JRE), type "jre vip" to run VisualPulse. Otherwise, type "java vip"

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