Your web browser opens the Gateway home page at http: //localhost:8088. Sign in using the credentials for the administrator or user with full privileges for the Gateway as shown in Step 13 above.
Ignition installs itself as a Window Service (Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Ignition Gateway), so it starts automatically when your computer starts up.
You can automate Ignition installation across different machines using scripts. Ignition is then installed silently from a command shell without showing any user prompts. Keep in mind that the installer cannot automatically start the Gateway after a silent installation.
You can use the following command to start the Gateway:
net start ignition
Command line example:
Ignition-8.x.x-windows-x64-installer.exe --mode unattended --prefix "C:\some folder" --unattendedmodeui none net start ignition
-- mode unattended (ensures that no prompts appear during installation)
-- prefix "C:\some folder" (optional flag; if a value is set, then Ignition is installed in the specified folder, otherwise Ignition is installed in a default location under C:\Program Files)
-- unattendedmodeui none | minimal (the
none flag does not display any sort of graphic during installation; the
minimal flag displays a small progress bar and nothing else)
Be sure to back up your Gateway and unactivate your Gateway license.
During a new Ignition installation, an uninstaller executable is created.
When Ignition is uninstalled, the settings database and folder in
/data is backed up to
/data_<current date>, and modules and user-supplied JDBC jars in
/user-lib are backed up to
/user-lib_<current date>. Also, the Ignition service is removed from Windows installations automatically.
You can also uninstall Ignition from the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features section.