Installation and Upgrade Guide

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Installing Publisher

This chapter describes how to install Publisher software. If you are upgrading Publisher, refer to Upgrading Publisher.

Note: The following instructions are for both Windows and UNIX installations of Publisher. Minor differences in the installation processes are noted where appropriate.

To install Publisher software:

  1. Ensure that you have completed the pre-installation steps. See Pre-Installation Steps.
  2. If the Image Service is installed on a different computer, you must also run the installer on that computer. Choose Custom when the installer wizard asks you to choose components to install. Install the Publisher component on the Publisher host computer. Install the Image Service component when you run the installer on the computer hosting the Image Service.
  3. Log in to the host computer for the Publisher deployment as the local administrator.
  4. Copy the installer (For Windows, ALIPublisher_v6-3.exe and for UNIX, ALIPublisher_v6-3) to the location from which you plan to launch it.
  5. Close all unnecessary applications and windows.
  6. To launch the installation wizard, double-click the
    ALIPublisher_v6-3.exe /ALIPublisher_v6-3 file.
  7. Complete the installation wizard pages as described in the following table and according to the settings you planned when you completed the configuration worksheets provided in the Installation Worksheet for AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.3.
    Table 4-1 Installation Wizard Pages
    Wizard Page
    Description
    License Agreement
    Read and accept the license agreement.
    Choose components
    Choose Publisher or Image Service files. Workflow and Publisher Search Libraries are automatically installed with Publisher. A custom installation allows you to install Publisher and Image Service files separately.
    Configuration
    Choose Full Configuration or Published Content Configuration. If you choose Published Content Configuration, the installation of Publisher will only be available for redirecting to published content.
    Installation Folder
    Accept the default installation folder or choose a different folder in which to install Publisher.
    Application Host and Port
    Enter the fully qualified domain name and port number that Publisher's web components will use to handle requests. Indicate whether the components should use http or https.
    Example host: publisher.mycompany.com
    Default port: 7087
    Publisher Database
    Choose either SQL Server or Oracle as the database Publisher will use.
    Note: Windows only. The UNIX installation is Oracle only.
    Publisher Database Connection Information
    Enter the database connection information.
    SQL Server Default port: 1433
    Oracle Default port: 1521
    Workflow Database
    Choose either SQL Server or Oracle as the database Workflow will use.
    Note: Windows only. The UNIX installation is Oracle only.
    Workflow Database Connection Information
    Enter the database connection information.
    SQL Server Default port: 1433
    Oracle Default port: 1521
    Portal Database
    Choose either SQL Server or Oracle as the database Publisher will use.
    Note: Windows only.
    Portal Database Connection Information
    Enter the database connection information.
    SQL Server Default port: 1433
    Oracle Default port: 1521
    Specify Image Service Folder
    Enter the Image Service information. Default locations are:
    On Windows: C:\bea\alui\ptimages
    On UNIX: /opt/bea/alui/ptimages.
    Published Content
    Choose whether to use defaults or Custom Configuration for published content. Publisher uses the Published Content URL to access published content. The Published Content Folder stores content published by Publisher. If you select Custom Configuration, the Custom Published Content Configuration panel appears next in the wizard.
    Default Published Content URL: http://<computer_name>:<port>/publishedcontent
    Default Windows Published Content Folder: <install_root>\ptcs\publishedcontent
    Default UNIX Published Content Folder: <install_root>/ptcs/publishedcontent
    Custom Published Content Configuration
    If you chose defaults in the Published Content panel, this panel does not appear; however, if you chose Custom Configuration, enter the Published Content URL and Published Content Folder.
    Document Repository Service
    Enter the fully qualified domain name and port number for the portal Document Repository Service.
    Example host: doc-repository.mycompany.com
    Default port: 8020
    Search Service
    Enter the fully qualified domain name and port number for the Search Service.
    Example host: searchhost.mycompany.com
    Default port: 15244
    SMTP Notification Settings
    To enable SMTP notification of Publisher events, complete SMTP server and address information. Enter the name of the SMTP server that is used for notification emails for Workflow assignments and the email address of the administrator.
    Example: mail.mycorp.com, portaladmin@mycorp.com
    Authenticaion Information
    Specify the authentication ID and password for the portal to use when it connects to Publisher.
    Default Authentication ID: authenticationid
    Default Language
    Choose the language for searching Publisher items.
  8. Click Install to initialize the installation process.
  9. Click Done to exit the installer.
  10. If you are on Windows, reboot your computer. If you do not reboot, some PATH environment variable changes may not take effect. If you are on UNIX, you do not need to reboot your computer.

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