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Installing Insight

Installing Insight requires some advance installation planning.

Insight provides an additional interface for key metrics and other Webtrends report data. Insight is installed as a subcomponent of the Analytics installation. Insight Dashboard provides only the user interface component of Insight. The Insight Alerts and Realtime Engine component also installs the engine for real-time analysis and the functionality that supports threshold alerting for Insight metrics. Insight requires a dedicated computer: see the System Requirements for detailed information about server requirements. You can install the Data Extraction component on the same computer, but you cannot install Insight components on the same computer as other Analytics or Visitor Data Mart components.

Insight and SmartSource Data Collector

You can run Insight without SmartSource Data Collector by installing only the Insight Dashboard component. However, Insight's real-time reporting and alerting capability rely on SmartSource Data Collector. If you install only the Insight Dashboard, and not the Insight Alerts and Realtime Engine component, the Alerts tab will not be displayed and your Key Metrics will not show any real-time data.
Note: If you already use Express Analysis, and you also want to install Insight Alerts and Realtime Engine, see Express Analysis and Real-Time Analysis.

Required Managed Pipeline Mode Setting for Insight Installation

When installing Insight, you must set Application Pool > Managed Pipeline mode to Integrated.

Before You Install Insight Real-Time

Before you can install the Real-Time Engine, you need to understand your SmartSource Data Collector installation and determine where your real-time logs will reside. Realtime requires the following SDC configuration:
  • hostedmodel=true
  • servicemodel=true
The installation program will prompt you to specify a directory for your real-time logs. The installation program will not create this directory: by default, this should be the same directory specified in the realtimelogdir setting of the [servicemodel] section in your dcs.cfg file. You may also use your own log management tools to place a copy of your SDC logs in a different directory. For more information about the dcs.cfg file, see the SmartSource Data Collector User's Guide.

After You Install Insight Real-Time

In your site map file, check the entry for each data source for which you will collect real-time data. The fourth field should be set to rt or express for real-time data. If this field is set to NULL (the default), real-time data cannot be collected. For more information about the site map file, see "Setting Up Express Analysis" on the Documentation Center.

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