Part 1: Installing your own Opalis Test Environment

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Last week I started with the installation of my own Opalis test environment. Based on the CEP information and Technet I was able to install my own Test Environment. This post contains only the installation of the core server components of Opalis. In Part 2 I will describe the installation of the operator console. I will start with the system Prerequisites for Opalis Integration Server:

Component Minimum Requirement Technet What I used
Processor 2.1 GHz dual-core Intel Xeon 3000 series or equivalent 1 Ghz Pentium III Xeon (Hyper-V)
Memory 2GB 1GB (Hyper-V)
Harddisk Managament Server: 100MB
Operator Console: 200MB
Action Server: 50MB
20GB OS Disk (Hyper-V)
40GB Data Disk(Hyper-V)
Operating System Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or 2 (32-bit) Windows 2003 R2 Standard SP2
Additional Software Windows Installer 3.1 .msi
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 (Internet Explorer 7 compatibility mode), or Mozilla Firefox 3
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Windows Installer 3.1 .msi
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 (Internet Explorer 7 compatibility mode), or Mozilla Firefox 3
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As said earlier installing the Prerequisites are not covered by this post. So in my own test environment I have a dedicated SQL 2008 SP1 server for the database. For the Opalis Server I installed the above server with the prerequisites. The first step is to download all the necessary software. See the table below:

Main Software
Opalis 6.2.2 SP1 180 day trial
Opalis sample workflow catalog
Libraries
Java JDK 6 Update 4
JBoss Application Server 4.2.3.GA
Hibernate Validator 3.0.0.GA
Hibernate Commons Annotations 3.3.0.GA
Richfaces-API 3.3.1.GA
Richfaces-UI 3.3.1.GA
Richfaces-Implementation 3.3.1.GA
JBoss-EL 2.0.1.GA
JSF-Facelets 1.1.14
Java Native Access 3.0.9
JAX-WS RI
JBoss Seam-Core 2.0.2_SP1
JBoss Seam-Remoting 2.0.2_SP1
JBoss Seam-UI 2.0.2_SP1
JBoss Seam-Debug 2.0.2_SP1
JBoss Seam-Mail 2.0.2_SP1

Now it’s time to install Opalis, see below the steps:

Preparation
1. Create a temporary folder on the local disk of your Opalis Server
2. Copy all the libraries to this folder in a Folder called Libraries
3. Copy the Sample workflow to the root of the folder
4. Run the Opalis_180_Day_Evaluation.exe
5. Click Yes to accept the license agreement
6. Select the temporary folder that you created earlier
7. The extractor put all the required files in that folder
Install Opalis
1. Extract the Opalis Integration Server 6.22_6.2.2.5229.zip file to a folder
2. Extract the Opalis Integration Server 6.2.2 Service Pack 1_6.2.2.51310.zip file to a folder
3. Extract the Opalis Quick Integration Kit 3.10_3.1.0.0001.zip file to a folder
4. Extract the Opalis Integration Pack for Microsoft SC Operations Manager 2007 5.53_5.5.3.0003.zip file to a folder
5. Extract the Opalis Integration Pack for Microsoft Active Directory 6.10_6.1.0.0010.zip file to a folder
6. Extract the 180 Day Eval Licenses.zip file to a folder
7. Start the setup.exe in the Opalis Integration Server 6.22_6.2.2.5229 folder
8. Click on Install Opalis Integration Server
Step 1: Install Management Server
1. Click on Install the Management Server
2. On the first installation screen click Next
3. Click I Accept the license agreement
4. Click Next
5. Choose the installation folder and click Next
6. Choose a network account, which can access your database and has the right to install software. After entering the username and password click Next
7. Click Next to install the Management Server
8. Click Finish to end the installation of the Management Server
Step 2: Configure the Datastore
1. Click on Configure the Datastore
2. On the first screen click Next
3. Enter your SQL Servername into the Server: field and choose your way of authentication
4. Enter the name of the database and click Finish
5. Then the database will be created and configured
Step 3: Import a License
1. Click on Import a License
2. On the first screen click Import
3. Search for the OpalisIntegrationServer_180DAY_EVAL.lic file and select that license file
4. Copy the key from the Opalis Eval Product Licenses.docx file to the Key input field and Click OK
5. Folow step 2-4 for each of the Integration Packs you want to install
6. Check if the license is valid en click on Close
Step 4: Install the Client
1. Click on Install the Client
2. On the first installation screen click Next
3. Click I Accept the license agreement
4. Click Next
5. Choose the installation folder and click Next
6. Click Next
7. Click Finish to end the installation of the Client
Configure Opalis
1. Start the Deployment Manager from the Startmenu
2. Right Click on Action Servers and choose ‘Deploy new Action Server’
3. Click Next
4. Fill in the Servername on which you want to Install the Action Server
5. Choose another service account for the Action Server, the workflows will be executed through this account so choose the right permissions. This account needs the user right assignment ‘Log on as a Service’
6. Click Next
7. Click Next
8. Click Finish to deploy the action server
9. Right Click on Integration Packs and choose ‘Register IP with the Management Server’
10. Click Next
11. Click Add en select both of the extracted managament packs
12. Click Next
13. Click Finish
14. Click 2x Agree and now the Integration Packs are imported
9. Right Click on Integration Packs and choose ‘Deploy tot Action Server or Client’
10. Click Next
11. Select the 2 integration packs and click next
12. Select the Action Server and click Add
13. Click Next
14. Click Finish to deploy the Integration Packs

Now the basic components of Opalis are installed. You can check this through opening the Opalis Integration Server Client. In one of my following blogs I will explain how to install the Operator Console. If you have questions about this tutorial or about Opalis, please let me know!

One thought on “Part 1: Installing your own Opalis Test Environment

  1. mgtone

    I can not download the below files:

    JBoss Seam-Remoting 2.0.2_SP1
    JBoss Seam-UI 2.0.2_SP1
    JBoss Seam-Debug 2.0.2_SP1
    JBoss Seam-Mail 2.0.2_SP1

    please advise how I can download?

    Thank you for your help.

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