xCP environment registration Part II

The heart of the xCelerated Management System version 1.0 are the xms-tools.

xms_bin_folder
All files located in the bin folder of the xms-tools-1.0 package.

The tool include the Command Line Interface (CLI) , the xMS Agent, the xMS Server and some batch files.
The xms.bat is called CLI in the documentation and located in the main bin folder. Ensure you have set the xms-server.properties file correctly (located in the folder config). The CLI is not only a small administrative command tool, you can display all environments (show-environments) or one in detail (show-environment-details –name test_xcp) , import and export the configuration, show/create/disable users and execute the deployment into the registed environment.

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xMS Tools version 1.0
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The xMS Server is only available, if you have installed the vFabric tc Server in your VMWare environment.

The xMS Agent reffered to the xms-env-registration-ui.bat. In this user-interface you can add all your available Documentum components (eg.: Repository, CTS, CIS, BAM, etc). This Agent make your xCP Applications in your environment available.

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This screenshot shows all the commands that are executed in the CLI.
19. August 2013Permalink

D7 xMS preparation

xCelerated Management System Version 1.0

My first impression about IIG’s xMS technology was great: automate environment provisioning sounds good and automate xCP application deployment  into a VM infrastructure sounds much better. Blueprint deployments, custom environment profiles and reduceing of deployments from weeks to hours were too tempting. Meaningful features like automated monitoring and environment reporting let me be curious.
But be carefull, you need at least one ESXi Server and one vCenter Server to create a VM infrastructure. And the VMware vFabric tc Server is requiered to create and manage Documentum deployments. For monitoring and environment the VMware vFabric HypericEnterprise Software is required.

Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – 64 bit (other operating systems are not supported)
  • VMware ESX Server 4.1 or ESXi Server 5
  • VMware vCenter Server or vCloud Director
  • VMware vFabric tc Server Standard Edition 2.8.0 (Version 2.9.X is not supported)
  • VMware vSphere 5 Client

Perparation

  • disable firewall and antivirus software
  • disable User Account Control (UAC)
  • enable Remote Desktop Connection
  • install JAVA 64 bit JDK version 1.6.31 (Version 1.7 is not supported)
  • put base VM into windows domain (recommended)
  • download and extract xms-tools.zip
  • copy the installs folder to a shared storage (NAS or file server)

Documentum product requirements:

ProductVersion
Documentum Administrator (DA)7.0
Documentum xPlore1.2 / 1.3
xMS Tools1.0
Documentum Content Server7.0
xMS Agent
(to deploy xCP applications)
1.0

xCP product requirements:

ProductVersion
Documentum Business Activity Monitor (BAM)2.0
Documentum Content Intelligence Services (CIS)7.0
Documentum Content Transformation Services (CTS)7.0
Documentum Document Image Services (DIS)7.0
Documentum Foundation Classes (DFC)7.0
Documentum Process Engine2.0
Documentum Process Integrator2.0
Documentum Thumbnail Server7.0
Documentum xCP Designer2.0
Documentum xCP Runtime2.0
Documentum xCP Viewer Services2.0