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Content Station 9 major upgrade

Content Station 9 major upgrade

A major upgrade is an installation of Content Station 9 on a system on which a previous version of Content Station is already installed.

The installation consists of various steps which should be performed in the following order:

1. Installing Content Station Web

2. Installing Content Station AIR

3. Installing Enterprise Agent

4. Configuring the WWSettings.xml file

5. Activating Content Station

6. Enabling Enterprise Server plug-ins

7. Testing the installation

8. Making the Server live

1. Installing Content Station Web

The major upgrade of a Content Station Web installation consists of upgrading the Content Station Web components in Enterprise Server.

Note: You might want to make this process part of installing a major upgrade for Enterprise Server itself. (See Enterprise Server 9 major upgrade.) The rest of this article describes a scenario where the upgrade is installed as a separate step. Also, 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, it is assumed that the current Enterprise Server is initially left intact and that a new Enterprise Server is installed separately for testing purposes.

Step 1. Install Content Station Web.

Step 2. Test Content Station Web by entering the new URL in a Web browser:

http://<Server URL>/contentstation

Example: http://localhost/contentstation

Step 3. Make the upgraded Content Station Web installation live by doing one of the following:

  • Replace the full folder content of the old (current production) contentstation folder with the full folder content of the upgraded contentstation folder.
  • Remove the old (current production) contentstation folder and rename the new contentstation folder so that it matches the name of the old (current production) contentstation folder.
  • Keep the newly created folder and provide all users with the new URL. Once the new Content Station Web version is taken into production, you might want to remove the old contentstation folder.

2. Installing Content Station AIR

3. Installing Enterprise Agent

Note: You can skip this step when:

  • Only using Content Station Web and not Content Station AIR (Enterprise Agent is not used by Content Station Web).
  • Using Content Station AIR version 9.7.0 or higher (Enterprise Agent is embedded in these versions and is automatically started).

Step 1. Since Enterprise Agent is most likely running, kill the process first so that the original file can be overwritten.

Step 2. From the downloaded Content Station AIR folder, unzip Enterprise_Agent_Buildxx_Mac.zip or Enterprise_Agent_Buildxx_Win.zip respectively.

Step 3. Copy the Enterprise Agent file to the location on the system where it is currently installed, thereby overwriting the original file. The default locations are:

  • Mac OS X: Enterprise Agent.app. Add this file to the Applications folder.
  • Windows: EnterpriseAgent.exe. Add this file to a folder in the Program Files folder.

Step 4. Run Enterprise Agent (Mac OS X) or EnterpriseAgent.exe (Windows) respectively.

4. Configuring the WWSettings.xml file

Add the URL of the new test location to the <SCEnt:Servers> section of the WWSettings.xml file.

5. Activating Content Station

Step 1. Access the License Status page in Enterprise Server.

Step 2. Click the link Add Additional Client Licenses.

The Activate page appears.

Step 3. Activate your license by choosing one of the following methods:

6. Enabling Enterprise Server plug-ins

If additional Content Station functionality was used, enable this functionality on the new Server by enabling the following Enterprise Server plug-ins:

  • PHP Preview and Metadata. For previewing images that have been uploaded to Enterprise with Content Station.
  • Content Station Overrule Compatibility. For using Issues that have the Overrule Brand option set.

7. Testing the installation

  • To test Content Station Web, enter the URL of the test server in a Web browser:

http://<server URL>contentstation

Log in to test its functionality.

  • To test Content Station AIR, launch the Content Station application. Log in to test its functionality.

8. Making the Server live

When you have installed the new Enterprise Server next to the production Server, the new Server will have to be made live at some stage. To start using the new Enterprise Server in a live production environment, do one of the following:

  • Replace the full folder content of the old (current production) Enterprise Server with the full folder content of the new Enterprise Server.
  • Remove the old (current production) Enterprise Server folder and rename the new Enterprise Server folder so that it matches the name of the old (current production) Enterprise Server folder.
  • Keep the newly created folder and provide all administrators with the new URL and update the WWSettings.xml files for the client application users with the new path to the Server. Once the new Server is taken into production, you might want to remove the old Server installation.
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