dbWatch Server Prerequisites

Installation of dbWatch on Linux requires X11 for the graphical installation. Installation executable will fallback to console installation if X11 is not available, otherwise console installation is available with -c switch after executable.

  • Linux Server (VMWare virtual server or AWS EC2 supported)
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (other versions and types may work)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 10 GB hard drive space

dbWatch Engine Prerequisites

  • 500 Mb free space in each database instance.
  • SQL Performance module (extra cost) requires additional space, around 5 GB
  • Engine – Server communication determined by each supported database platform
  • Bulk install for large database environments
  • Installs in under 2 minutes per instance

dbWatch Client Prerequisites

  • Linux operating system with a graphical interface
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (other versions and types may work)
  • 10 GB hard drive space
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU cores
  • Mouse
  • Java support (Java runtime is included in the installation)
  • Client – Server communication requires single port only
  • Client is installed automatically during Server installation


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h2. Step by step installation

Installation steps

Special considerations on some Linux distributions

If you are not using IPV6 and want to use IPV4, you will need to disable IPV6 on the Linux server running dbWatch Server.

To disable ipv6 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
Edit /etc/default/grub and append ipv6.disable=1 to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT.


and then update-grub

Then add the following lines in /etc/sysctl.conf


And reboot.

You can also disable ipv6 in netplan with the entry link-local: [ ipv4 ]: cat /etc/netplan/50-cloud-init.yaml

# This file is generated from information provided by
 # the datasource.  Changes to it will not persist across an instance.
 # To disable cloud-init's network configuration capabilities, write a file
 # /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/99-disable-network-config.cfg with the following:
 # network: {config: disabled}
             link-local: [ ipv4 ]
             dhcp4: true
     version: 2

Once it is installed, the next step is Initial domain setup

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