How To Rebuild XT Main Engine

Say existing XT main engine has machine name A, pointing to SQL database B at server C.

If you have the same hardware, simply clone the machine A, and you are done.

Otherwise, take following steps to rebuild the main engine.

  1. Prepare new server X with necessary server software such as SQL client etc.
  2. Shutdown server A or take it off the network.
  3. Rename server X to server A and use the same IP addresses.
  4. Create a dummy SQL database Y.
  5. Install XT on new server using dummy database Y.
  6. Apply the production license.
  7. Shutdown XT services on new server.
  8. Use regedit.exe to edit registry key SQL_SERVER and SQL_DATABASE under HKLM\Software\Argent\ArgentManagementConsole, HKLM\Software\Argent\ArgentGuardian, etc (for each product).
  9. Restart XT services to verify the data integrity and make sure the monitoring continues as expected.