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New To Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)

New To Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)


Before you install - We want to make sure you have a successful DPA Installation. Let’s get started on the right path.

Check the system requirements

Check that your system meets specifications.

Access the Customer Portal

Make sure that your portal account is set up so that you can access your product license.

Prepare your environment

This article will help you to identify the actions that you will need to take prior to installation.

Installing, customizing and training

You're ready to go. What next?

Watch the installation video

This video walks you step by step through the installation process on Windows.

Installation Guide

This guide helps you prepare for installation, and provides instructions for installing DPA and creating the DPA repository database in all supported environments. 

Getting Started Guide 

This guide has instructions for registering databases for monitoring and allocating licenses. Once the initial setup is complete, learn how to investigate performance issues, and set up alerts, and create reports.

DPA Training 

Sign up for Professional Series Classes, specifically Getting Started with Database Performance Analyzer. * (active maintenance only)


Customers on Active maintenance receive additional training classes and videos to help you create the perfect system for your needs.  Learn More.

Don't see what you're looking for?  

  • Check out the Success Center (our Support, Training, and Documentation hub). - It's your resource to assist you through the implementation process. We offer many articles and videos on how to get started.
  • If you do need to enter a ticket, save time by reading through this quick set of  Tips on Working with Support prior to calling.
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