Installing ACP 184.108.40.206
By antony.john on Oct 01, 2008
Thomas Edison once said "I haven't failed; I have found 10,000 ways that don't work". In this tremendously evolving world where 'Google' is posing extinction to the verb 'search', Intel quad core microprocessors are breaking all speed barriers and HP Oracle Exadata Storage servers breaking the performance bottleneck between database servers and conventional storage, we all look for quick and easy answers to the most ambiguous questions and problems we have ever come across. And I'm sure you are looking for an easy answer to the question, "Now that I have got hold of ACP software, how do I install it?", than waiting for the 10,001th try to figure out how to do it right.In the last post I talked about the Genesis 1:1 of ACP. A quick glance at it will help.
Now, let’s take a look at how to get ACP installed. The installation depicted here will be based of a 32 bit windows machine. Here are some of the key things you want to know or have before you start the installation.
• A pretty decent hardware to install it on – refer to Agile Capacity Planning guide for more information
• A copy of the software zip file - 9224_acp_install.zip
• Any unzip utility
• Know the application server you are using for Agile PLM
The first step would be to unzip the ACP software in to a temp directory. Once unzipped, your temp directory should look like this.
Based on the operating system you use, execute the respective scripts to start the installation. I’m going to double click on the install_win.bat to start my installation. After a couple of seconds (the wait time depends on you hardware) you would see a command prompt popping up as below.
Give a closer look and you will realize it is showing the version and the build number of ACP. If the version matches your Agile PLM version, you can go ahead and type ‘y’, if not please quit by typing 'n' and obtain a matching version of ACP. You can also hit enter and the default value (in parenthesis) will be accepted.
Choose the application server you are using for Agile PLM. The default value is ‘oas’. Make sure you choose the right one as this will drive the changes in the set of libraries that get installed with the software.
The next two questions are where do you want to place the ACP software and where do you want your working directory to be. Do remember to choose an easy path for the work directory as this is where you would be using the software from. I choose the default values (easier). Hit enter and off you go…
I guess, I should post one more screen shot to show off the Oracle Agile popup screen and the nice looking scroll bar which tells you it is working…
Now, sit and relax for the next 90 minutes…did I scare you? nah! I’m just kidding, that is a silly joke that we pull while at a demo!! By now you would have realized the splash screen as well as the command prompt has vanished and the software was installed before you could finish reading this.
See, that was easy!