Install two instances of Aras V11 in the same machine

Hello All,

I have installed an instance of Aras Innovator V11 SP15 with the following url : http://MachineName/InnovatorServerOne/Client, using create a new database (dbOne) during installation.
what i want to do is adding or installing another instance (InnovatorServerTwo) of Aras V11 SP15 in the same machine using a database (dbTwo) that already exist.

Is there any idea please on how to add this second instance with the following url :http://MachineName/InnovatorServerTwo/Client  ?

  • Hi Mouad,

    If your goal is having two seperate 11sp15 databases, I would recommend just adding an additional <DB-Connection> tag within your innovatorserverconfig.xml file, which can be located in the root of your aras installation. This will allow you to log into both databases from a your "innovatorServerOne" url.

    If you'd like to have two separate instances, you'll have to modify the GUID of the installer process to load an additional instance to your machine. Subscribers have access to the CD image which contains a changeGUID.exe file within the utilities folder. Dragging the installer on top of this executable will change the GUID of its installer, allowing for a parallel download. Just ensure that when you're running through the installer that you're giving everything unique names.


  • Hello AJ Sebstian, I have tried your solution and have linked 2 databases in one Innovator Instance. On my default database I have no problem using vault, yet when I switch to 2nd database I am not able to open files. How do you "connect:" database to vault ? 

    Best regards


  • Hi LukSor,

    Each database has it's own vault by default. This can be found (default location) at c:/aras/vaults/[DBNAME]. If you've added a second database it's looking for a vault at that location. Unless you've manually created one, it won't exist. For testing purposes, the easiest path forwards is to create a copy of the vaultfolder and rename it the same as your new database.


  • Hello again, thanks for your last reply.

    I have installed second instance of Innovator. One works on https, second one on http.

    Do you know if is it possible to setup Agent Service and Conversion Server for the second instance ? They work ok on original environment.

  • Hi LukSor,

    It is definitely possible, the important part is making sure you are installing the Agent Service components when you're installing your second instance. You'll have to set up a second Agent Service with a unique name. 


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