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Step 6. Installing Enterprise Server 9

Step 6. Installing Enterprise Server 9


This is step 6 of performing a major upgrade from Enterprise Server 7 to Enterprise Server 9. (See a list of all steps)

Our recommendation is to directly upgrade to either version 9.4.10 or to version 9.8.2. Please be aware of the following upgrade paths:

  • Upgrading to version 9.4.10 can be done from versions 7.0 – 7.5.
  • Upgrading to version 9.8.2 is not directly possible from version 7; this requires one of the following upgrade paths:
  • An upgrade from version 7.6 to version 9.6 and then to 9.8.2
  • An upgrade from version 7 to version 8 and then to 9.8.2

Note: In most production environments, the new Enterprise server is initially installed next to the existing server so that the new setup can be tested before it is made live. For this explanation therefore, the current Enterprise Server will initially be left intact and a new Enterprise Server will be installed separately.

Step 1. Download the Enterprise Server application from the software download page.

Note: The name of the file is EnterpriseServer_9.x.x_Buildyy.zip, where "x" stands for the Server version number and "y" for the build number. For example: EnterpriseServer_9.0.0_Build100.

Step 2. Unzip the file.

This will create a folder named Enterprise containing files such as index.php, index.html, index.htm.

Step 3. Copy the complete Enterprise folder to the server machine’s Web root folder (such as webroot).

Step 4. (Optional, only when Content Station Web or the Multi-Channel Text Editor in Content Station is used) Add the files for Content Station Web:

Step 4a. Download the Content Station Web file from the software download page.

Note: The name of the file is ContentStationWeb_9.x.x_Buildyy.zip, where "x" stands for the Content Station Web version number and "y" for the build number. For example: ContentStationWeb_9.0.0_Build100.

Step 4b. Unzip the file. The file is unzipped as a folder with the name contentstation.

Step 4c. Copy the contentstation folder to the root folder of Enterprise Server (see location in Step 3).

Step 5. Verify the following options in the configserver.php file:

Caution: You must not just copy your old configserver.php file over the new one, as important modifications have been made which are necessary to run Enterprise 9.

Step 6. Verify the following options in the config.php file:

Caution: You must not just copy your old config.php file over the new one, as important modifications have been made which are necessary to run Enterprise 9.

Note: If a standard installation is performed using all standard paths with Application Server, database and FileStore all on a single machine, there may be no need to change this configuration file.

Step 7. In Enterprise Server, click Advanced > Health Check.

The Health Check page appears.

Step 8. Click Clear All to clear all tests.

Step 9. Select the Database Connection test.

Step 10. Click Test.

If the database is not up-to-date, you are redirected to the Database - Installation / Upgrade page. Enterprise will automatically detect the current status of the installation and will list the necessary SQL scripts to run.

Step 11. (Optional, only when directed to the Database - Installation / Upgrade page). Review the settings on the page and click Start.

The SQL scripts are executed; Enterprise tables are altered and new tables are created. Because you are upgrading, data will be migrated as well. Each SQL command is echoed to your browser; in case any errors occur, these will be shown in red. After running the scripts, be sure to check for these red errors as they will almost always point out a significant problem, most likely to do with the configuration of either Enterprise or the database.

Step 12. In the Config_solr.php file, make sure that the ‘SOLR_SERVER_URL’ setting points to your Solr environment.

Note: The remaining settings in this file are needed to fill the Solr environment with Enterprise data and to query these data. This should work out-of-the-box.

Next step

Step 7. Activating the Enterprise license

Document history

  • 27 September 2016: Added the recommendation to upgrade to either version 9.4.10 or to version 9.8, and provided the possible upgrade paths.
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