Tech Tip - CA SAM Check Installation - what is it and when to use it

Document created by Debbie_Kuhar Employee on Aug 3, 2015Last modified by Debbie_Kuhar Employee on Aug 3, 2015
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CA SAM Check Installation


  • Check Installation is a tool that CA SAM ships to verify and check if the installation of the tool is correct. This script reviews the entire runtime environment of the application, for example the version and configuration of server applications, necessary write permissions of directories and files,  and the integrity of the application installation.
  • It is located  in the admin menu (Admin -> Maintenance-> Check installation)
  • Check Installation should be  run before and after every patch installation using this link




  • The first screen allows you to modify the checks that you want to run






  • The complete check might take a few minutes
  • Afterwards you can find a detailed summary of your installation and any problems with it
  • Notices and warnings are to inform you of things you might want to consider changing for security, performance or other reasons, but they have no impact on functionality image3.png




  •   Failed entries will inform you of functionality in CA SAM that will be severely impaired because of a misconfiguration




  • A log of the Check Installation is also available under  Admin->Monitoring->Log Files