Installing the VMP Server
VMP is shipped with a setup file
that enables you to install the VMP Server.
Before you can install this setup file, you must disable the IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service and you must
have .NET Framework 4.7.1 installed.
If you are using an SSL connection, the VMP Server
must validate the SSL certificate
using the existing Windows mechanisms. See SSL Certificate Validation
for more details.
Use the following steps to turn off the IIS World Wide Web Publishing
Service. This step ensures that port 80 is open for the VMP Web Console.
Open the Windows Services application:
Windows > Start > Administrative Tools >
Click to select World Wide Web Publishing
Right-click and select Properties.
From the Startup type dropdown list, select
Click Stop, and click
Execute the VMP setup file
on the VMP installation
In the Welcome screen, click Next.
Accept the License Agreement, and click
In the Software Type dialog, select VMP Server and Administrator, and click Next.
In the Destination Folder field, Vocera recommends that you use the default destination
folder provided. To use a different destination folder, type or browse for the
folder in which the VMP Server
is to be installed, and click Install. You may need to wait a few moments while the installation process initializes and copies files.
In the Create VMP Database Wizard dialog, do the
In the SQL Server field, enter the SQL Server VMP instance name using
the format of ServerName\InstanceName.
Tip: Vocera recommends that you type the name of the Server and
instance name instead of using the dropdown list.
Select the Sql Server Authentication radio button.
Enter the server authentication Login and
Note: For details about the SQL Server requirements, see the
Vocera Messaging Platform Server Sizing Guide.
Enter a password for the wicapplication and
wicauth accounts using the following rules, and click
Passwords must be a minimum of 7 characters and include at least three of the
- Uppercase letter
- Lowercase letter
- Symbol and/or number
Note: Do not change the system account names.
In the VMP system Settings dialog, enter the VMP Server public
and internal host information and the SMTP settings as shown in the tables below.
Table 1. VMP Server Host Name / IP settings
|Vocera Messaging Server Public Host Name / IP
||The IP address or fully-qualified domain name (friendly DNS name) that is used to reach
VMP when sending email registrations to end-users.
|Vocera Messaging Server Internal Host Name / IP
||The IP address or fully-qualified domain name (friendly DNS name) that V5000 devices use to
and the VMP Administrator uses to retrieve the list of users from a
Vocera Voice Server group.
Table 2. VMP SMTP settings
||The Exchange server name or IP address.
|Mail Server Port
||The port on which the Exchange server resides.
||The email address for sending out installation communications and receiving
server status updates.
||Enable the Use Authentication checkbox and enter the
credentials, as these credentials are required to access the Exchange
Tip: Use the DNS name for the external host name to make IP scheme
updates easier. If configuring a device manually, use an IP address.
If the VMP Server is using a
Vocera Voice Server:
Select Integrate with Voice Server.
In the Active Voice Server IP field, type the IP address of the Voice server that you
want to use. If you are using a clustered environment, ensure that the IP address of the active Voice
server is listed first.
In the Port field, specify the port number that the Voice server is using. In most
environments, you can use the default port number that is provided in the installer.
Select Use SSL Authentication if you are using SSL when communicating with the Voice server.
Click Next. If you have enabled integration with a Vocera Voice Server,
the VMP installer checks that
the connection to the Vocera Voice Server is working properly.
If the VMP Server is using an Active Directory server:
Select Integrate with Active Directory.
In the Server Name or IP field, type the domain name or the IP address of the Active Directory server that you
want to use.
Select Use Active Directory for Authentication if you want to authenticate using Active Directory
usernames and passwords. The default is to use VMP Server authentication.
Select Use SSL Authentication if you are using SSL when communicating with the Active Directory server.
Click Next. If you have enabled integration with an Active Directory server,
the VMP installer checks that
the connection to the Active Directory server is working properly.
To fully integrate the VMP Server
Active Directory server, you must synchronize the Active Directory server with the VMP Server
See Importing Users From Active Directory
for more details.
In the Security Options window:
In the Admin Password field, type the password to use for the default administrator account.
in the Confirm Admin Password field, retype this password.
Select Enforce SSL for Web and Smartphone connections to enforce the use of
If Use SSL for Web and Smartphone connections has been selected,
in the Location of SSL certificate field, specify the location of the SSL certificate to use
with this installation. Click Browse to display the certificates that are available to you.
Select Use app PIN for shared devices if you want to force users to supply a PIN when
accessing this server from the Vocera Collaboration Suite. This sets the Enforce App PIN
configuration option to SHARED. If this checkbox is not selected,
Enforce App PIN is set to OFF.
You do not need to select the
Suppress notification message content option, as message content is now no longer
displayed in notifications.
Click Next to continue.
Tip: Vocera recommends that you use SSL to transmit information. If you are
using VMP to transmit
confidential patient information, your jurisdiction may require by law that this
information be transmitted securely.
The installer creates the VMP
databases on the SQL server. When the script is complete, click
This release opens the VMP Enterprise Manager
after the database script is complete. Normally, you do not need to make any changes to the
VMP configuration at this point.
See VMP Enterprise Manager Configuration Options for details on the VMP Enterprise Manager
Close the application to
complete the installation process. The installer VMP
now starts the Vocera Data Exchange service (referred to as WDE here).
Click Finish to close the installer.
The VMP Server is now
installed. Confirm a good installation by opening a supported Web browser and pointing to the server URL. If VMP is installed correctly,
the VMP Web Console opens at the login