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I'm starting to configure a new DAX 2012 R2 environment that has the following topology:
By installing and configuring SharePoint and Project, everything goes well (using the same database instance will be used for DAX).
The problem is when I'm start to configure DAX 2012 R2 Databases. Setup stuck on the following step:
I tried to stop and start it again... But its keep running during many hours! I also tried to run the setup by calling local (C:\DAX\setup.exe) and by network share (\\servername\dax\setup.exe). Any result...
Already disabled UAC, reboot the server and the problem remains... Look at these details:
No CPU, memory and network usage during the setup...
Apparently, the model (Foundation) is not found and being imported to SQL. The log (and setup) stops here...
The last message on SQL Server Event Viewer is about Dynamics. No errors, warning or success advices...
The user account I'm using for install databases has the following permissions:
Is there anything else I'm missing?
Thanks all your help!
You can download an installation manual with all related information here: www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx.
You can also check all system requirements if your environment meets the supported hardware and software: www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx
Installation of the Foundation is a long running task. If you stopped it, I wonder if it really was stuck. Hours is probalbly too long. Have you monitored the discs and network during installation as well (next to the cpu and memory)?
Please check the two documents if you can find additional information and requirements as I don't know your complete details about servers, operating systems and security policies.
By the way... This link on technet provides an complete overview on the required permissions for installing AX2012 and the components: technet.microsoft.com/.../aa496457.aspx
André Arnaud de Calavon
Hello Andre! Tks for your quickly answer =]
- I already followed these 2 documents to create 2 environments earlier (Homolog e QA), and they were completed sucessfully. It's strange that the same procedure used before is resulting this problem...
- The hardware that I'm using is better than that used on these environments I did. The base software is an Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. Just for information, this database already has databases of another DAX 2012 (non R2) instance, so I suppose that's isn't related to software version.
- About canceling the installation, I did it because it has more than 2 hours without any hardware usage and logs related on Event Viewer during the setup. Those environments I mentioned didn't delayed more than 10 minutes each to create databases.
- About the CPU, Memory, Disk and Network, I can see that's really working during the first 5 minutes (when the messages recorded on Event Viewer and installation log shows that foundation model was imported sucessfully). After that, setup freezes.
- About permissions, I'm a really follower of least permissions principle, but in this exception I already set the installation account as Local Adm of SQL and AOS Server, also with a SYSADMIN role...
Is there anywhere I can find more detailed log messages about transactions (like ULS Logs from SharePoint)?
Thanks a lot!
You can eventualy check the event logs on the servers. Also SQL has an additional own log (Node Management in your Database server connection).
Can you also try to install with Domain admin rights?
By starting the setup again, I'll detail the situation by the following prints:
The event viewer keeps in wonderland on Database and AOS Server that I'm runing this setup =/
The DAX instalattion log files has in the last lines:
Model Foundation (Microsoft Corporation) not found.Importing file 'E:\DynamicsAX2012R2Setup\dynamicsax\Models\Standard\Foundation.axmodel' to the database 'DBInstanceName\PROD_DAX2012R2_model'.
Any suggestion will be appreciated =]
Can you try to get new installation packages? It might be a corrupt file or limitation within the length of a filename including the path. I always try to have the root setup folder name as short as possible as I had problems in the past on installing AX when the setup files were in a lower structure of certain directories.
I'm not sure about the long path - I ran the same path at the others servers and worked well.
I also tried to copy and 'unpack' the original ".iso" file I have on a network share and the problem persists.
I'll try to download it again, and if it's possible, to ge a checksum =]
Just throwing my 2cents here. Below is the log of a DB installation for AX I did awhile ago.
2013-10-22 13:08:51Z Model Foundation (Microsoft Corporation) not found.2013-10-22 13:08:51Z Importing file 'F:\Models\Standard\Foundation.axmodel' to the database '<server>\DAX_model'.2013-10-22 13:08:51Z Model Foundation Labels (Microsoft Corporation) not found.2013-10-22 13:08:51Z Importing file 'F:\Models\Standard\Foundation.axmodel' to the database '<server>\DAX_model'.2013-10-22 13:08:51Z Importing file 'F:\Models\Labels\FoundationLabels.axmodel' to the database '<server>\DAX_model'.2013-10-22 14:55:59Z Model import complete.
- The setup Log will stuck at the "Import file xxxxxx " message until the model import is completed.- It took close to 2 hours to import both the foundation and foundationLabel models in this run. This server is on Windows Azure and I assume there is no hardware/network issue there. Maybe you can give your installation an extra hour or two and see if it gets done? On the other hand, I have an experience at a client site that the installation took much longer. It was later confirmed that there is some problem with their network/SAN setup. (I wasn't informed about the details, they moved on to different hardware to solve the issue).
P.S. In case you just want to get things running at this moment. You can make use of the clean DBs you get from your other installations. Backup the DBs and restore them in the target SQL instance.
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Thanks for your suggestions Dominic!
It's strange that the others environments had completed this step without any problem. The same OS, same setup files and improved hardware. Except by the database instance I'm suspecting... That's the only difference.
By the way, the last setup I started is running in more than 12 hours =[
About the backup/ restore from other environments, I'm not sure about that. Is there any reference to other hosts on databases that I will need update?
I'm thinking that it can cause future problems, when an environment can refers databases from others environments.
The main problem is related to the SQL Server Instance, because I tried to use another (also Shared) instance and the Database Setup was done fine (less than 15 minutes)!
Now I'll try to install AX Databases at the intended database instance again and follow it on Management Studio by sp_who2 and sp_lock.
Nice to know that you are making progress. =]
As for restoring DAX database from one environment to another, it's a procedure that many AXers do from time to time. One common scenario is to create a copy of the production environment as testing environment. A document is available in the blog post below which discuss the configuration steps needed after restoring an AX database to another environment.
Thanks all your help again! I'll take a look on the documentation and reply as soon as I can!
Of course this procedure will not solve the root cause (database instance) of the problem, and I'm concerned about other setup tasks related to DAX Configuration - like Compilation and Sync Databases on DAX Client.
By the way, I'm talking to the database guys to see if there's something new!
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