Parameters for Setup.exe

The following table describes the parameters that you can use with the Setup.exe command.




Set for silent mode. If not set, boots the product installation wizard.


Set to indicate an installation or uninstallation.

1 = To install

5 = To uninstall



The parameter, INSTALL_MODE=1 is used for both a new installation, as well as an upgrade. The installer switches to the correct mode (installation or upgrade) depending upon what has already been installed on the selected system.


Set to the type of installation.

1 = Veritas InfoScale Storage

2 = Veritas InfoScale Enterprise

3 = Veritas InfoScale Availability

4 = Veritas InfoScale Foundation

Example: SOLUTIONS=1


Set this parameter to participate in the Veritas Product Improvement Program by submitting system and usage information anonymously.

The Product Improvement Program allows the product installer to collect installation, deployment, and usage data and submit it anonymously to Veritas. The collected information helps identify how customers deploy and use the product. If you do not want to participate in the Product Improvement Program, set this parameter to 0.


Set the installation directory path. The path must start and end with a quotation mark.

The default setting is SystemDrive: \Program files\Veritas

Example: INSTALLDIR="C:\InstallationDirectory"

This is an optional parameter.


If you plan to configure the cluster for single sign-on authentication and your system runs a non-English locale operating system, ensure that the installation directory contains only English characters.


Set for the automatic reboot of the system at the completion of the installation.

0 = No reboot

1 = Reboot

The default setting is 0 for no system reboot.

Example: Reboot=1


This is an optional parameter.


Set the node name. Specify only one node at a time.

The local node is the default setting when the node is unspecified.

The machine name of the node must start and end with a quotation mark (").

Example: Node="PC177VM-3"


Set the license key for the installation. Enter multiple keys by separating them with a comma (e.g. 123-345-567-789-123, 321-543-765-789-321, etc.) The license key must start and end with a quotation mark (").

LicenseKey has no default setting.




This parameter is applicable only if you plan to use the "User entered license key" as your license type. You need not specify this parameter for "Keyless" license type.

For details about the InfoScale licenses, see:

See About InfoScale licenses.


Set the desired options, if any. The option must start and end with a quotation mark ("). Multiple options can be entered, using a comma as a separator.

Options differ depending on your product and environment.

There are no default settings.

For details about the available product options and their usage,

See Available product options and supported DMP DSMs.


Set this parameter to uninstall the previously installed options during an upgrade.

Default value is 0.

If this parameter is set to 0, the setup discovers the previously installed options which are not specified in the OPTIONS parameter, and the setup exits. Rerun the setup and either include the previously installed options individually in the OPTIONS parameter or specify "Installed" in the OPTIONS parameter.

If you set this parameter to 1 during an upgrade, the setup uninstalls the previously installed options which are not specified in the OPTIONS parameter.


Set this parameter to search for available product updates.

1 = Lists available updates

0 = Does not list available updates

Default value is 1.

The product updates comprise of the pre-installation patches, post-installation patches, high availability agents, and array-specific modules. If you set this parameter to 1, then the available pre-installation patches and post-installation patches are listed. If any pre-installation patches are available, then the setup exits to let you download and apply the pre-installation patches. Apply the pre-installation patches in the sequence displayed and rerun the setup with GetPatchInfo = 0. After the successful installation of the product, apply the post-installation patches. Also download and install the High-Availability Agents and Array-Specific Modules from the SORT website.