Historian Installation Workflow

  1. Design your system architecture.

    Decide what collectors to instantiate on which nodes, which computers to designate as the Historian server and Historian Administrator, whether or not they will be web-based, and how much memory and disk space you can assign to buffers and archives. Record the computer names of each node.

  2. Ensure that data sources are installed.
  3. Set up your Historian environment.
  4. On the server node, launch the installer, select Install Historian, and follow the on-page instructions to install Historian on a single server on in a distributed environment.
  5. Activate your product license at http://digitalsupport.ge.com.
  6. Install the collectors.
  7. Restart your computer if prompted to do so.
  8. As needed, install Web-based Clients.
  9. For the Windows-based Historian Administrator clients, start the Administrator from Historian Startup Group.

    When the home page for Historian Administrator appears, you are ready to set up archives, collectors, and tags in the Data Store Maintenance, Collector Maintenance, and Tag Maintenance pages.