How to use this Guide

This guide has been designed for online access. Information has been cross-referenced to help you understand how the installation parameters relate from one step to the next. If you are using a printed version of this guide, you will not have access to the hyperlinks. It is strongly recommended that you have access to the online version of this guide during the installation.


This guide contains detailed instructions for the installation and upgrade of LANSA software products on the Windows platform.

If this is your first time installing a LANSA system, or if you are unfamiliar with the different installation models for each product, we recommend you review Planning a new Installation which provides a high-level roadmap of the LANSA software installation on Windows, which includes common development and deployment scenarios and a summary of associated tasks.

You should review Before You Install/Upgrade and also the Visual LANSA Requirements Checklist before you begin the software installation or upgrade. This section also includes frequently asked questions, which you may find helpful.

The remainder of the guide is divided into specific product installation tasks.

If you encounter any problems during the installation, review Troubleshooting.

You will require the Installing LANSA on IBM i Guide in order to complete the installation or upgrade of any LANSA products on IBM i. For example, to use LANSA Open with the IBM i, the server configuration and set up instructions are located in this guide.