Dec 2, 2020

Installing the Pulse Application Server

This article describes the steps to install the Pulse 6 Application Server.

TM1 instances need to be running Planning Analytics v2.0.8 (TM1 v11.6) or later.

Uninstalling Pulse

You need to remove existing versions of Pulse before installing a new version, this can be done in 3 ways:

  • Control Panel –> Uninstall a Program

  • or, Program Files –> Pulse for TM1 –> Uninstall Pulse for TM1

  • or, The new installer will prompt you to remove existing versions

If you are installing Pulse 6 over Pulse 5, it is recommended to back-up the Pulse 5 data. To do that, just follow the steps described here:

Install a new version

Follow these steps to install a new version of Pulse, when upgrading from an existing installation you should install Pulse in the same location. The database files and configuration are not removed when Pulse is uninstalled.

Step 1: Run the Pulse.6.x.x.exe file as Administrator

Step 2: Click Next on the Welcome page:

Step 3: Accept the license agreement

Step 4: Select components to install:

  • Pulse

    • Thick Client

    • Monitor Agent (only if TM1 instances are available on the server)

    • Application Server

    • Pulse Explorer

⚠️This where you need to be careful, depending on which scenario you chose, you should untick the components you don’t need.

Option 1: If you chose to install Pulse on a TM1 server, you will need to keep all components:

Option 2: If you don’t need Elasticsearch and Kibana as they are already running in another server:

If you choose to untick Pulse Explorer, Pulse will not install Elasticsearch and Kibana on the server. As few Pulse 6 features requires Elasticsearch, in the following steps, you will be asked to enter the URL of a remote Elasticsearch that Pulse will use instead of using the one coming with the installer:

Option 3: If you chose to install Pulse on a separate server where TM1 is not installed then you don’t need the Monitor Agent:

Option 4: If you just need to install the Monitor Agent:





Step 5: Select the install location for Pulse, all content, data, logs, etc is stored in this location. If you have limited space on your C drive this can be moved to another location.

When upgrading from a previous version of Pulse ensure you install the new version in the same location as the previous install.

Step 6: Enter the maximum amount of memory you want the Pulse Application Server to use. The default value is 1,024 MB which is appropriate for most installations. If you have many TM1 instances (10+) you may want to increase this value.

If you ticked Pulse Explorer in the previous step, you will then have to specify JVM settings for Elasticsearch:

Step 7: Enter the menu location for shortcuts and click Install (the installer will now install the components):

Step 8: Click Next on the Complete screen:

Step 9: Click Finish

You can now access Pulse using http://localhost:8099/#/

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