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h3. Hardware Prerequisites

The Data Center Console is intended to be installed on an independent server and should not be installed on the same host with CDP.

h3. Software Prerequisites

* *CDP Server Upgrade* {color:#000000}--{color} Before installing DCC, you should upgrade all CDP servers that you intend to register with DCC to the latest version. See [Upgrading Enterprise Edition for Windows], [Upgrading Enterprise Edition for Linux].
* *MySQL Database Creation* {color:#000000}--{color} DCC is a MySQL-based application and requires a customer-supplied MySQL database instance and schema in order to properly install and run. The DCC installation and upgrade will handle all table creation and any upgrade data migration. However, customers are responsible for the general health, maintenance, and availability of the MySQL database. A MySQL database instance and user account should be created in advance with account permissions allowing you to create, read, update, and delete objects within the account. DCC requires the MySQL database instance to be supported by the *InnoDB* storage engine.

For instructions on how to create MySQL user accounts and set their permissions, see [|] (external link).

For instructions on how to install MySQL, see [|] (external link).

h3. Recommended System Requirements

* *Operating System*: 64-bit only, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Linux 2.6
* *Physical Memory*: 4 GB
* *Free Disk Space*: Not less than 10 GB

h3. Creating a MySQL Database on Windows

1. Launch the MySQL command line.


2. Input your MySQL account password and press <Enter>.


3. Use the following command to create a database:

{code}create database <database_name>;{code}

{info:title=Note}Later you will have to input that name in the {{}} file.

You should see the following message:

{code}Query OK, 1 row affected.{code}

h3. Creating a MySQL Database on Linux

Log in to MySQL.

{code}mysql -u <username> -p{code}


Display the list of existing databases.

{code}show databases;{code}


Use the following command to create a database:

{code}create database <database_name>;{code}


Check if the database has been created successfully.

{code}show databases;{code}


The next step is described in:
* [Installing Data Center Console on Windows]
* [Installing Data Center Console on Linux]{excerpt:hidden=true}The description of Data Center Console prerequisites.{excerpt}