Installing with the SAP Installer

Download the installer and install an SAP Control Center server in GUI or console mode. The installer creates an SCC directory and installs the selected components into that directory.


The SAP Control Center installer runs in GUI mode (as graphic dialogs) or in text-based console mode in both Windows and UNIX (Linux and Solaris) operating systems.

  1. If you received SAP Control Center along with a product managed by SCC (Adaptive Server, Data Assurance, replication products, SAP Sybase Event Stream Processor, or SAP Sybase IQ), copy the installer from the media to the machine on which you plan to install it.

    You can download SAP Control Center from the Web. If you still have a support contract with Sybase, go to and download the installer for a product you manage with SCC. (SCC is included in managed product installers).

    If you have a support contract with SAP:

    1. Go to the SAP Software Download Center at
    2. Download the SAP Download Manager.
    3. Return to the Download Center and select Installations and Upgrades.
    4. In the A-Z index, select a product you manage with SCC. (SCC is included in managed product installers.).
    5. Download the installer for the managed product and use it to install SCC.
  2. If necessary, unzip or untar the installer package.
  3. (Windows) If you are installing in any version of Windows, log in using an account with administrative privileges.
  4. (Windows)If you are installing 32-bit SCC on 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008, or Windows Server 2012, set compatibility mode for the installer to Windows XP.
    Tip: To avoid these extra steps, use the 64-bit Windows installer.
    1. Right-click setup.exe or setupConsole.exe.
    2. Select Properties.
    3. On the Compatibility tab, select Windows XP compatibility mode.
    4. Click OK.
  5. (Windows) If you are installing in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008, or Windows Server 2012, set the Run as Administrator option on the installer. You must do this even if you already have administrative privileges.
    1. Right-click setup.exe or setupConsole.exe.
    2. Select Run as Administrator.
  6. (UNIX) If you are installing SCC in GUI mode on a UNIX operating system, make sure the $DISPLAY environment variable is set to the machine where you want to view the installer.
    If you do not set this variable correctly, you see the installer in text-based console mode.
  7. Launch the installer:
    Operating System GUI Mode Console Mode
    Windows Open setup.exe Execute
    setupConsole.exe -i console
    UNIX Execute setup.bin Execute setup.bin -i console
    Note: If you have trouble starting the installer, make sure you have the required operating system patches for the SAP Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7.1.
  8. Select the type of software license for SAP Control Center. You need not obtain a license if you choose to install a licensed copy.
  9. Select the appropriate region, read the license terms, and select I agree to the terms of the Sybase license for the install location specified.
  10. Select the directory in which to install SCC.
    If you have an existing sybase directory, the installation location defaults to that. If you do not, the default directory is:
    • Windows – C:\sap
    • UNIX – /opt/sap
  11. If the warning message about installing into an existing directory appears, click Next.
  12. Select the type of installation:
    • Full – installs the SCC server core functionality and all available product modules.
    • Custom – allows you to select the SCC product modules to install. SCC core functionality is always installed.
    Note: For upgrades: If you used the earlier version of SAP Control Center to manage and monitor more than one type of resource (Adaptive Server, Data Assurance, SAP Sybase Event Stream Processor, SAP Sybase IQ, Replication Server, Replication Agent, Mirror Replication Agent), install the same set of product module plug-ins with the new version of SCC. Download installers for the other managed products, which include SCC product module plug-ins, as directed in step 1.
  13. On the Preinstallation Summary screen, verify the selected installation features and confirm there is enough disk space available to complete the installation. To start the installation, click Install.
  14. On the Configure HTTP Ports screen, make sure the HTTP and HTTPS ports specified do not conflict with any ports used by other applications and services on this machine. If you enter your own port numbers rather than accepting the defaults, make a note of them—you will need the port numbers to connect a browser to SCC.
    If you are installing an upgrade, the HTTP and HTTPS port numbers cannot be the same as the port numbers used for the older version of SCC unless you will never run the older and newer versions at the same time.
  15. Make sure the RMI port specified on the Configure RMI Port screen does not conflict with any ports used by other applications and services on this machine.
  16. On the Configure Administration Logins screen, set the password for the SCC administration login account, sccadmin. You can change the name of the account as well.

    Your password must be at least six characters long.

  17. On the Configure Repository Password screen, enter a password for the dba account in the SCC repository’s SQL Anywhere database.

    Your password must be at least six characters long.

  18. On the Review Configuration Summary screen, verify that the configuration is correct.
    To change the configuration settings, click Previous.
  19. On the Enable SCC Shared Disk screen, click Yes to enable shared-disk mode if you plan to run multiple SCC servers or agents from this installation. If you select Yes, specify a name for the first SCC instance (an SCC agent) on the next screen.
    The installer may take a few minutes to create and set up the instance.
  20. (Windows) On the Configure a Windows Service screen, select Yes to configure SCC as a Windows service.
    SAP recommends that you configure a service in a production environment. If you select No, you must start SCC manually.
  21. To start SCC when the installation is completed, select Yes on the Start SAP Control Center screen.
    SCC may take a few minutes to start.
  22. Review the results on the Installation Completed screen and click Done.
If you are using shared-disk mode, see the SAP Control Center documentation for: