Version 2021

Planning Your Installation

MicroStrategy business intelligence tools help organizations to monitor, report, and analyze all of their enterprise data. MicroStrategy helps you make decisions based upon the data within your organization's enterprise data warehouses and other business data sources.

An overview of the different MicroStrategy components and products is provided so that you can decide what you need to install. This includes details on supported functionality and describes important installation prerequisites that should be considered before you start installing MicroStrategy products.

The MicroStrategy products that you can install depend on your MicroStrategy license. Contact your MicroStrategy account executive with MicroStrategy licensing questions.

If you are upgrading to a new version of MicroStrategy, see the Upgrade Help before upgrading existing metadata.

Starting in MicroStrategy 2021 Update 4, you can install an update using a full platform installer on both Windows and Linux. This change enables customers to apply an update without first installing the full platform release.

You can begin determining your installation and configuration plan by reviewing the following topics: