5 minute readApplies to: v4

Deployment FAQ

Ok, so you've used SquaredUp in your test environment, and are now looking to deploy it into your production environment. So what do you need to think about?

I've got a previous version of SquaredUp, can I upgrade to SquaredUp v4?

For full details of the recommendations and options see How to migrate from SquaredUp v3 to v4.

What do I need to consider regarding server sizing, scalability and performance?

SquaredUp can be installed on any server, such as your SCOM server, SCOM web server (alongside the SCOM web console) or on a single dedicated server. There are no minimum requirements for installation, but as we often get asked for guidelines, you'll find some useful information in the following articles:

How do I configure SquaredUp to use a domain service account?

By default SquaredUp uses the Network Service account, but if you prefer to use a domain service account see How to check and modify the application pool identity

How do I configure Windows authentication?

SquaredUp is installed with Forms authentication enabled, but if you'd prefer the browser to automatically authenticate the user with their Windows credentials you can easily enable Windows authentication with our config tool, see About authentication modes.

How do I configure a load balancer and high availability?

For using Windows authentication with HA, web farm or a load balancer setup you'll need to configure Kerberos and SPNs, but fear not we've written comprehensive instructions here:

How to configure Windows authentication when SquaredUp is installed on load balanced servers

How do I automatically redirect users to the /SquaredUp virtual directory?

If you want users to be able to access SquaredUp using just the server name (such as http://scomdashboards) then you'll need to set up a redirect. For instructions on how this can be done see IIS Rewrite - How to Configure a Redirect

How do I manage named users?

Whilst any SCOM user can log on to SquaredUp, the number of users is restricted by the number of licences (Named Users) you have purchased from SquaredUp. See How to manage named users

What network configuration do I need?

You shouldn't need to configure any new firewall rules, but for more information about the ports required by SquaredUp please see, Which ports do I need to open in my Firewall?

What changes do I need to make to my SCOM environment?

SquaredUp has very little impact on your SCOM environment, but depending on your set up you may find these articles useful:

Do I need any antivirus rules set up?

Yes, see How to add AV exclusions

How do I backup SquaredUp?

See How to backup SquaredUp

How easy is it to upgrade SquaredUp v4 to the latest version?

On a single server configuration just backup, and then run the downloaded installer, see How to upgrade SquaredUp v4.

If you're using high availability read this first: Upgrading SquaredUp when using high availability

Anything else?

Is there anything else that should be covered here? Please let us know, we're always looking for feedback about how you've set up SquaredUp in your environment, so please do drop us a line at SquaredUp Support with any suggestions or queries.

Supported platforms and configuration

SquaredUp and the SDK user limit

How to configure Windows authentication on a single dedicated server

About authentication modes

IIS Rewrite - How to Configure a Redirect

Which ports do I need to open in my Firewall?

Change where company knowledge is saved

How to add AV exclusions

How to configure email notifications

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