Creating Databases

If Silk Central is currently connected to a database, you must disconnect the database before you can create a new one.

Note: If you installed Silk Central using the evaluation setup package, a demo database with the name demodb is automatically created and connected. In this case, you do not have to process the following steps.

To create a new database:

  1. If you have already set up your Silk Central application server, the Database page will display in a browser window, and you can proceed with step 3.
    Tip: Alternatively, you can browse to your Silk Central site with a Web browser. The default URL is http://<computer name>:19120/login (no port information required if Silk Central runs on IIS). When you use the Standard Setup option for installing Silk Central, the Database page displays immediately after you connect to the application. On the computer where the front-end server is installed, you can also select Start > Programs > Silk > Silk Central > Silk Central 20.0 > Silk Central Home Page .
  2. Log in to Silk Central as System Administrator. For more information see System Administrator.
  3. In the menu, click Databases.
  4. Configure the settings for the new database. For more information see Database Page. You can create a database on the locally installed Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express SP1, a locally installed Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle installation, or on a network server that has MS SQL Server or Oracle installed. Silk Central supports:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
    • Oracle 11g (version Oracle RAC is not supported.
    • Oracle 12c (version Oracle RAC is not supported.
  5. Click Connect Database and click Yes. The Create New Database dialog box appears.
  6. Type in the database administrator credentials and click OK.
    Tip: If you are creating a local or network Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle database, enter the login information provided to you by your database administrator.
    The Create ALM Repository ID dialog box appears.
  7. Type in a unique ALM repository ID and click OK.
  8. You will be notified that the repository has been created successfully. Click OK. The login page displays.
The database is created and connected. Now you can log in to Silk Central with your username and password.