IT Sistemi – SCOM Management Pack for Alfresco on Unix is designed to work with Alfresco Enterprise installations that are deployed on Unix-derived platforms which include popular Linux distributions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE, or CentOS. Management pack can be configured to monitor remote Alfresco deployments so this management pack can also be used to monitor Alfresco installations deployed on Microsoft Windows operating system.
Management pack is available for free to all interested customers for a limited time period. Beta version of this management pack expires on October 1st and it will stop functioning on that date. Please note that we left out some functionality that is not working at the moment or we otherwise found it not ready for the public distribution at the moment. To get all the management pack features you will need to monitor Alfresco Enterprise version due to Alfresco Community version limitations.
You can download the IT Sistemi – SCOM Management Pack for Alfresco on Unix by filling out the request form on the IT Sistemi website. Installation instructions are included with the download. Continue reading
The following guide will show you how to install a CentOS 5.5 64-bit Linux server based Alfresco ECM server. CentOS Linux distribution is amongst the most popular ones for its well known binary compatibility with major commercial Linux distribution Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS is pretty much same as RHEL only without Red Hat’s vendor branding and artwork. Major reasons why you want to use CentOS over some other free Linux distributions is its stability and what’s most important hardware compatibility. Big hardware vendors like HP, Dell, or IBM tend to release Linux drivers for specific distributions only so choosing a distribution that is fully compatible with the USA-based and leading Linux vendor Red Hat is likely a smart move.
Now, important point to say is that Alfresco loves 64-bits so you want to install it on 64-bit hardware, operating system and use 64-bit Java Virtual Machine. While it certainly can work on 32-bit systems for production use I recommend that you use 64-bit system. Lets begin with Alfresco prerequisites.
Question that is often asked and that usually leaves new users puzzled is how to run Alfresco on Apache Tomcat 6 as a Windows service. Unlike most examples found on the Internet I’ll show you how to mostly use graphical interface instead of command line. This article assumes you have Alfresco Tomcat bundle extracted at C:\Alfresco and Java 6 installed at default location. Continue reading