3. Installing the MAP server

This chapter provides instructions for downloading the MAP server installation file and deploying the MAP service on a Windows Server.

The following topics are included:

3.1. Installation process

The following diagram illustrates the process for installing the MAP server.

MAP server installation process

3.2. Software download

The installation is supplied as an MSI file, ready for deployment on a Windows Server.

Note

The installer is now only available in 64-bit. However, PxM still supports existing 32-bit MAP server configurations.

To download the latest MAP server installation file, for use with PxM 5.4.0 or above:

  1. Go to the PxM MAP Server Installer download page section of the Software Releases page.

  2. From the table, download the installation file and copy to the Windows Server that will host the MAP server.

    Note

    A SHA256 checksum is available to verify the download integrity.

To download a MAP server installation file for versions of PxM earlier than 5.4.0, contact Osirium Support.

Note

Further details on MAP server compatibility with earlier versions of PxM can be found on the PxM versions and MAP installer compatibility table.

3.3. Installation procedure

The following steps guide you through deploying a MAP server on a Windows Server:

  1. Within the Windows Server, run the MAP server installation file. The MAP Server Setup window appears.

    MAP server Setup Welcome Wizard

  2. Click Next.

  3. Within the End-User License Agreement window, read and accept the license agreement.

    MAP server License Agreement

  4. Click Next.

  5. Within the Destination Folder window, accept the default folder location or specify a location of your choice.

    MAP server Destination Folder

  6. Click Next.

  7. Within the Enter your shared secret window, specify a shared secret. We suggest noting the shared secret, because it will be required later, when adding the MAP server to PxM through the Web Management Interface.

    MAP server Shared Secret

    Note

    The same shared secret can be used for multiple MAP server installations.

  8. Click Next.

  9. If you require configuring the MAP server to send logs to a syslog server:

    • Within the Add Logging Server window, select Setup Log Server?.

    • Provide your Server Address and Server Port details.

      Note

      We recommend using your PxM Virtual Appliance as the syslog server.

    MAP server logging

    Note

    If you use your PxM Virtual Appliance as your syslog server then you can view syslog messages in the Web Management Interface. See Logs.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Within the Ready to install MAP Server window, click Install. The installation process begins.

    MAP Server Ready to Install

  12. Within the Completed the MAP server Setup Wizard window, click Finish.

    MAP server Finish Installation

    Note

    The MAP server service log file will be stored in the following location:

    C:\Windows\Logs\MapServer\service.log

  13. Within the MAP Server Setup window, click Yes to restart your system.

    Note

    Wait until the system restarts before continuing.

3.4. Next steps

After deploying the MAP server on a Windows Server, the MAP server can be managed in PxM using the PxM Client. To get started, complete the following steps:

  • Add the MAP server to your PxM Virtual Appliance and create MAP server groups.

    Note

    For detailed instructions, see MAP servers in the PxM Administrator’s Guide.

  • Provision a device with a MAP server template.

    Note

    For detailed instructions, see Template library in the PxM Administrator’s Guide.

  • Create a PxM profile.

    Note

    For detailed instructions, see Profiles in the PxM Administrator’s Guide.