Using Gravio with Windows

To use Gravio, you will need to install two pieces of software.
Gravio Studio for Windows, the software to manage your infrastructure. You can get Gravio Studio from the App Store. Secondly, you will need Gravio HubKit, the actual node server software that runs as a daemon on your machine.

Important: Please ensure that on Windows, you install Gravio Studio before HubKit. If you don’t do that, your Gravio Studio may not be able to connect to any networking interfaces.

Installing Gravio Studio for Windows and HubKit

  • Install Gravio Studio from the Microsoft Store.
  • Start Gravio Studio.
  • If you do not already have an account, fill out this form to agree to the Terms of Use and create an account.
  • If you already have an account, please login.
  • If you have signed up, you will receive an authorization code by e-mail. Check your e-mail. When you log in, you will be asked for the verification code, please enter it together with the verification code described in the email.
  • Initially, if you have not yet installed the Gravio HubKit server, the server list will be empty.

    However, if you have Gravio HubKit instances running in the same network they will appear here.
  • To install HubKit locally, click the “Download HubKit” button.
  • A browser will open and ask for permission to download. Download “GravioHubKit4.msi” and install it.
  • After installation is complete, HubKit will start automatically, so start GravioTools from the application.
  • When GravioTools starts, GravioTools will be resident in the task tray, so right-click to display the context menu.

Important: After the installation, be sure to select Gravio “Initial Settings” to install the license and perform other initial settings.

The Gravio Configuration Manager is a web application that resides locally on the PC on which the HubKit is installed.
Therefore, a dedicated account related to this node needs to be created for the Gravio Configuration Manager to manage this system. This is due to Gravio’s Edge computing aspect.

See here for instructions on configuring Gravio’s initial settings.

  • Once you have completed the HubKit installation, launch Gravio Studio again; you should see the local server on the Hub list.

Note: If your servers are on different network segments, Gravio will not be able to retrieve them automatically. In this case, use the “+” symbol to manually add a new server using its IP address.

*This completes the installation of Gravio Studio and HubKit.

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