Java Runtime Environment
ACS Deployments: Zip Distribution
This course will provide the student with a tutorial on how to install Alfresco Content Services (ACS) using just the JEE web application packages.
This course will provide the student with a tutorial on how to install Alfresco Content Services (ACS) using just the JEE web application packages. This will be demonstrated using a clean server, open source software available on the Internet, and packages provided by Alfresco.
This course is for those looking for an alternative to the use of Docker containers for the deployment of ACS.
This course does not cover the installation of other services provided by Alfresco; most importantly Alfresco Search Services. Other services like Alfresco Search Services are covered in other similar courses referenced at the end of this course.
- ACS packages and their purposes
- Installing & configuring ACS dependencies
- Installing & configuring ACS applications
Time Required: ~120 minutes
Applicable Product Versions: 4.0 - 6.1
This course presumes that the student is competent with the following tools, technologies and concepts:
- ZIP and installer based installations on the target operating system
- Command line basics for the target operating system
- A system for the installation (see below)
- Administrative or root access to that system
- Access to the Internet to download artifacts
This course requires access to a system for the installation. This system could be a virtual machine (VM), a server procured by the student's organization and made available exclusively to the student, or even the student's local workstation.
There are no instructions on unwinding or uninstalling the artifacts installed and configured while following this tutorial. This is why it is recommended that you use a clean system and not your local workstation. You can do this with a tool like VMWare or the open source VirtualBox. You could also use Docker, but this course is geared toward not using containers.
The operating system may be any distribution of Linux, Apple MacOS, or Microsoft Windows.
It is highly beneficial to have the
dos2unix tool. You can install this through standard package managers in Linux distributions and with
brew on MacOS. Unless you have an editor that supports CR/LF characters, you will have a difficult time configuring Apache Tomcat without it.