Installing the VMP Server

Use these steps to install the VMP Server.

  1. 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.
    1. Open the Windows Services application:
      Windows > Start > Administrative Tools > Services
    2. Click to select World Wide Web Publishing Service.
    3. Right-click and select Properties.
    4. From the Startup type dropdown list, select Disabled.
    5. Click Stop, and click Apply.
  2. Execute the VMP setup file on the VMP installation server.
  3. In the Welcome screen, click Next.
  4. Accept the License Agreement, and click Next.
  5. In the Software Type dialog, select VMP Server and Administrator, and click Next.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Create VMP Database Wizard dialog, do the following:
    1. 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.
    2. Select the Sql Server Authentication radio button.
    3. Enter the server authentication Login and Password.
    4. Click Next.
    Note: For details about the SQL Server requirements, see the Server Sizing Matrix.
  8. Enter a password for the wicapplication and wicauth accounts using the following rules, and click Next.

    Passwords must be a minimum of 7 characters and include at least three of the following:

    • Uppercase letter
    • Lowercase letter
    • Symbol and/or number
    Note: Do not change the system account names.
  9. In the VMP system Settings dialog, enter the VMP Server internal and external host information and the SMTP settings. Click Next.
    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.
    Note: For detailed information about System Setting requirements, see VMP System Settings.
  10. If the VMP Server is using a Vocera Voice Server:
    1. Select Use Voice Server.
    2. In the 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Select Use SSL Authentication if you are using SSL when communicating with the Voice server.

    Click Next.

  11. If the VMP Server is using an Active Directory server:
    1. Select Use Active Directory.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Select Use SSL Authentication if you are using SSL when communicating with the Active Directory server.

    Click Next.

  12. In the Security Options window:
    1. In the Admin Password field, type the password to use for the default administrator account.
    2. in the Confirm Admin Password field, retype this password.
    3. Select Enforce SSL for Web and Smartphone connections to enforce the use of secure connections.
    4. If Enforce 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.
    5. 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.
      Note: You can override this specification for any individual user. See Editing User Information for more details.
    6. 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.
  13. Skip the step that asks you whether you want to install the OTA.xml file.
  14. The installer creates the VMP databases on the SQL server. When the script is complete, click OK.
  15. This release opens the VMP Enterprise Manager after the database script is complete. Close the application to complete the installation process. Click Finish to close the installer.
  16. 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 page.