Configuring a Microsoft SQL Server database for the HCL Launch server#

To use an SQL Server database with the server, before you install the server, install the SQL Server database and provide the driver file for the server installation process.

Before you install the HCL™ Launch server, install an SQL Server database. Specify case-sensitive collation for the database. If you are evaluating HCL Launch, you can install the database on the same system as the HCL Launch server.

When you install HCL Launch, you need the SQL Server connection information, and a user account with table-creation privileges.

Note: The user account cannot have the sysadmin role.

For example, the commands to create a database, create an SQL server user, and configure the database, might look like the following example:

CREATE DATABASE launch;

USE launch;

CREATE LOGIN launch WITH PASSWORD = 'password';

CREATE USER launch FOR LOGIN launch WITH DEFAULT_SCHEMA = launch;

CREATE SCHEMA launch AUTHORIZATION launch;

GRANT ALL TO launch;

Note: It is recommended that the database be encoded in UTF-8. Changing the database to a case-sensitive collation is also recommended.

SQL Server should have:

READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON

SQL Server Compatibility should be set to 110.

  1. Obtain the SQL Server JDBC driver files from the Microsoft™ site.

    When multiple drivers are available, you might need to consult with the database provider to determine which driver to use. The JDBC driver version that you must use might depend on the version of the database and the version of Java™ used by the HCL Launch server.

  2. Put the JDBC JAR file to installer_directory\lib\ext.

  3. Begin server installation. See Installing the server. When you are prompted for the database type, enter sqlserver.

  4. Provide the JDBC driver class HCL Launch uses to connect to the database.

    The default value is com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver.

  5. Next, provide the JDBC connection string.

    The format depends on the JDBC driver. Typically, it is similar to the following code:

    jdbc:sqlserver://DB\_URL:DB\_PORT;databaseName=DB\_NAME

    For example, the connection string to database that is on the same computer as the HCL Launch server and that uses the default port resembles the following code:

    jdbc:sqlserver://localhost:1433;databaseName=launch

    If your database server uses integrated security, include the integratedSecurity parameter, as in the following example:

    jdbc:sqlserver://database\_server:1433;databaseName=ucd;integratedSecurity=true;

    Note: Before using the integratedSecurity=true option, place the sqljdbc_auth.dll file in the \bin directory of your JRE. The file can be found in the \auth\x86 or \auth\x64 directory of the SQL Server installation files.

  6. Finish by entering the database user name and password.

  7. Before you start the server, log into the database and run the following command:

    ALTER DATABASE database\_name SET READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON

    Use the name of the database for database\_name.

  8. Start the server.

Parent topic: Installing the server database