13. Configure the environment

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark Perception
Applies to the following Perception versions: 
Perception 5.4

After you have created your Main, Results Warehouse, and temporary ETL databases, you need to configure the environment, i.e., tell the system how people will be accessing the servers. You need to provide details for the following:

  • Portal

    The portal is the user interface component designed to display the various components of Enterprise Manager. You will need to enter the URL for your Perception server. The address you enter here will form part of the URL used to access Enterprise Manager. 

    For example: http://<my_server.com>/portal/

  • Service layer

    This component is designed to facilitate the communication of all parts of the software. The service layer is generally kept behind the firewall, so you can use the machine name (including the fully-qualified name) or the IP address of the server where the service layer is installed. You will need to enter the URL for your Perception server

    For example: http://<my_server>

  • Windows AppFabric Server(s)

    Windows App Fabric is the caching service used by Perception. There may be several servers as part of your Perception installation that have AppFabric installed on them. 

    You can enter the address of the server(s) and the port used by it in the following format: <my_server1>:22233,<my_server2>:22233. 

    The server address can be in the form of machine name (including the fully-qualified name) or the IP address. The servers listed are separated by a comma (,).

    ...where my_server is the domain name of the relevant server.

    To configure the environment:

    1. Add the relevant information for to the Enter the portal address and Enter the service layer address text-boxes
    2. Once you have entered the relevant addresses, click Continue
    3. You will be shown a screen similar to the following:

    4. Click Continue

    Now you can continue on to step 14 using the link below.