How to Deploy Alfresco
You can have a Alfresco instance up and running within minutes using one-click install option.
The process is simple - just click Get it hosted now, type your email and install Alfresco in a minute, skipping the steps of manual installation.
Instruction on Manual Alfresco Installation
This is a step-by-step instruction on deploying Alfresco, enterprise content management system, into the platform so you can use it as an inexpensive hosted CMS. The platform can natively run any Java application with no code changes required so the procedure below is applicable to most Java applications.
Create the environment
1. Log into the platform dashboard.
2. Click Create environment to set up a new environment.
3. In the Environment topology window, select Tomcat as your application server, MySQL as the database you want to use and type your environment name, for example, Alfresco, and click Create.
In a minute your environment with both Tomcat and MySQL will be created and appears in the environments list.
Upload Java Package
1. Go to Alfresco web-site and click Build on our open source platform.
2. In the opened window click Download Community Edition in On premise section.
3. Click Custom Installs and optional modules.
4. Download the latest version of ZIP archive of Alfresco community edition.
5. Extract files from this archive and navigate to alfresco.war file at \alfresco-community-4.2.c\web-server\webapps.
6. Upload your alfresco.war package to the Deployment manager.
7. After the upload is complete deploy this package to the environment you have created earlier.
1. Click Config button for your Tomcat server.
2. Upload MySQL connector to the lib folder and restart Tomcat.
3. Click Open in Browser button for MySQL.
4. When you’ve created the environment, the platform sent you an email with credentials to the database. Create an account and the database with the application using these credentials.
1. Once the deployment is finished, click Config button for Tomcat.
2. Navigate to webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes/ and create new file named alfresco-global.properties.
3. Copy content of alfresco-global.properties.sample to alfresco-global.properties.
4. Edit this file as it is shown below:
Uncomment a part of file which sets database credentials. Enter database name and password which you’ve used while creating database
Make the database driver and URL point to your database server. Enter:
Note: To get your IP address (which you should enter instead of “localhost” in the second line) click Info button next to MySQL node.
5. Save the changes.
1. Click on Restart node button next to Tomcat node.
2. Finally, click Open in Browser button for Tomcat in your environment. Now you have your own Alfresco in the platform!
And here is a video version of the same procedure:
Hope this instruction will be useful for you.