2)Right click on COMPUTER and select Properties in selection tab.
3)A window will open,in that to the left side select 'Advanced System Settings'.
4)Click 'Enviornamental Variables' button.
5)Now you can see two windows one naming 'User variables for <your system name>' and other 'System Variables'
6)Click 'New' Button for 'User variables' and a window will pop up. In that give name as 'INFA_HOME' for that set path as, 'C:\Informatica\PowerCenter8.6.0'.
7)Now come for 'System Variables' Window and search for 'Path' name by scrolling down.Select the 'Path' and click 'EDIT'.Then append ;C:\Informatica\PowerCenter8.6.0\server\bin;C:\app\<your -system name>\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\BIN. The paths should be seperated by ';'. The path mentioned here are for, informatica server and database.
8)Now in the 'System Variables Window' create 'INFA_DOMAINS_FILE' by clicking new button and give path to it as 'C:\Informatica\PowerCenter8.6.0\domains.infa'
9)As in the step 8 create another system variable by name 'INFA_JAVA_OBTS' and set path as,C:\Informatica\PowerCenter8.6.0\java\bin.
What happens if you do not set these enviornamental variables before?
you will end with error like, NOT ABLE TO PING THE DOMAIN.
STEP 2:Making your installation file compatible.
1)Go to the .exe file of informatica server.In my case it is C:\Users\<my -system name>\Desktop\Informatica\informatica\Infa_server\Server\Windows\Disk1\InstData\VM
2)Right click on the .exe file and select 'Troubleshoot Compatibility'.Follow the steps and this makes your installer compatible to your windows version.
STEP 3:Start installation.
Step4:- Next screen is the welcome screen. Say –> Next.
Step5:- If you are installing Inforamtica PC 8.6 first time, select Install option. In case of upgrade from 8.1.1, 8.5 or 8.5.1, select upgrade to PowerCenter 8.6
Step6:- License key.
It is the time to provide a valid license key to Installation wizard. You can find this key in installation cd.
Step7:- Say –> Next
Step8:- Say –> Next
Step9:- Provide Installation directory.
Step10:- HTTPS configuration.
This configuration will enable secure communication between Admin console and Service manager.
If you are not an advanced user, don’t think too much about this option at this moment. Just let it be like this image.
Step11:- If firewall is enabled in the OS, it may prompt you to allow access for Java.
No need to worry much at this moment, Just click “Allow access”.
Step12:- Now installation wizard will start actual process. It may take about one minute. You will be having screens like..
Nothing to worry. Just wait and watch.
Step13:- Its time to create a new domain. I assume that this is the first installation of Informatica PowerCenter 8.6 on your Windows 7 OS.
Select –> Create New Domain.
it may take a moment of two for configuration.
Again say –> Next.
Step14:- Provide database connection for domain configuration metadata.
I have used Oracle database 10g Express edition (XE) for metadata.
Provide userid/password/Connection string/Service name/URL.
Here you need to give proper Database Service Name.So how to know your service name?
For that you need to open the tnsnames.org file.Path for this is,C:\app\<my-system name>\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\NETWORK\ADMIN. This is the path for your database tns names.
open the tnsnames.org file in note pad.In the file you can see like,