Install the FME Servers

Perform the following installation on all machines you have allocated for your fault tolerant architecture.

Start the FME Server Installer.

(Windows only) Installation Extractor

On the Installation Extractor dialog, specify a Destination folder in which to extract installation files. Note that this folder only specifies where installation files are extracted—it does not specify where FME Server program files are installed. That location is specified later in the installer.

Tip: Take note of the specified Destination folder location. Following installation, you may wish to:

Review the installation .log file.

Remove these files. Doing so saves almost 2 GB disk space.

Click Install.

When extraction is complete, the installer opens. Proceed through the installer to the Choose Setup Type dialog.

Choose Setup Type

Select the Distributed/Fault Tolerant install option.

Custom Setup

Select FME Server Core Components, FME Engine, and Web Services. (Optionally, select Console. For more information, see FME Server Console.)

Destination Folder

Specify the installation directory for FME Server.

User Account

Specify the Windows user account that will run the FME Server System Services. This account must have:

  • Read/Write access to the FME Server System Share that you specify in the next dialog. The System Share is the location where FME Server stores Repositories and Resources files. It must be accessible by all machines that comprise the FME Server deployment. (For more information, see Provide a Remote File System for the FME Server System Share.)
  • Read/Write access to the FME Server installation directory that you specified in the previous dialog.
  • "Log on as a service" rights on this machine. For more information, see this Microsoft Docs article.

Note: The FME Server Database service always runs under the local system account.

FME Server System Share

Specify a shared directory visible to all machines that make up the FME Server. This directory stores FME Server System Share files, which include Repositories and Resources. If this is a Linux installation, specify the mounted directory. For more information, see Provide a Remote File System for the FME Server System Share.

Note: If you are upgrading to a newer version of FME Server, ensure the specified directory is empty of files from the previous installation. Otherwise, conflicts may occur that can produce unexpected results in performance.

FME Server Hostname

Specify the name of the machine hosting this installation of FME Server.

Note: Do not specify "localhost".

Database Server Type

Specify the type of database for the FME Server Database. For more information, see Provide a Database Server.

Note: Do not specify the "FME Server Database".

Database Server Parameters

Specify the connection parameters for the FME Server Database.

Note: If Oracle was specified in the previous dialog, you must check Use Custom JDBC Driver and specify the JDBC Driver.

Web Application Server

Specify the FME Server Web Application Server.

Web Application Server Port

Specify the port to use for communication with the Web Application Server. Port 80 is the recommended default. If this port is in use, port 8080 is recommended.

Note: Common applications that may be using port 80 include Skype and Internet Information Services (IIS). Either turn off these services, or select a different port, such as 8080.

Install Python 2.7

This dialog asks if you want to include an optional Python 2.7 interpreter with the installation. (A Python 3.7 interpreter is installed by default.)

WARNING: The Python 2.7 interpreter relies on the Visual Studio 2008 runtime, which has security vulnerabilities. If you will run existing FME Desktop workspaces from FME Server that reference Python 2.7, we strongly recommend upgrading them to reference Python 3.x in lieu of installing the Python 2.7 interpreter.

Follow the remaining dialogs to complete the installation.

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