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Home > Success Center > Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) > DPA 11.1 Installation Guide > Install DPA > Install DPA on Linux or Unix

Install DPA on Linux or Unix

Updated: July 6, 2017

To install DPA on a different platform, see Install DPA on Windows, Install DPA on Azure Marketplace, or Launch DPA on Amazon Web Services.

Before you start

Before you install Database Performance Analyzer, be sure to review the preflight checklist.

Install DPA

  1. Download the installation file from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

    If you have not yet created a SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal to create an account.

  2. Create a directory to hold this version of SolarWinds DPA. For example: /home/dpa.
  3. Extract the downloaded TAR installation file into the new directory.
  4. Use either of the following methods to run the dpa_<version> script from the command line:
    • Make it executable and run it directly:

      chmod +x dpa_<version>


    • Run it in the shell:

      sh dpa_<version>

  5. When prompted, create a directory on the server for installation. This becomes the SolarWinds DPA Home directory.
  6. Start SolarWinds DPA by running the following command from the Home directory:


Next steps

Go to http://yourserver:8123 in a web browser and create the repository database .

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