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This quick start guide is intended as a reference for the steps necessary to install an eagle-i node (institutional server). For detailed instructions, please refer to the linked guides.

Prerequisites

For details, see Repository Installation, Upgrade and Administration Guide > Platform Requirements
See also System Requirements.

  1. Install and configure the Tomcat web application server to ${CATALINA_HOME}
    1. Configure Tomcat to use SSL
    2. Purchase and install an SSL server certificate (for testing purposes it is possible to use a self-signed certificate; a property to this effect can be set in the file eagle-i-apps.properties )
      1. Make sure your certificate is properly installed by using an SSL checker, e.g. http://www.geocerts.com/ssl_checker
    3. Set up the networking configuration such that Tomcat responds on standard ports 80 and 443
  2. Move aside the default ROOT.war or ROOT directory if it is present in Tomcat's webapps directory
  3. Secure access to an outgoing mail server (SMTP). This can be co-located and accessed via localhost (e.g. postfix), or can be a remote server accessed over https.

 

1. Install the eagle-i repository

This is a very succinct description that will work in many cases, for many more details and troubleshooting, see Repository Installation, Upgrade and Administration Guide > Install and Configure Repository
For downloads, see: Get Software

  1. Download the eagle-i repository distribution package, eagle-i-repository-dist-[version].zip
  2. Establish a repository home directory, such as /opt/eaglei/repo and set an environment variable ${REPO_HOME}. Unzip the distribution package to this location
  3. Copy ${REPO_HOME}/webapps/ROOT.war to Tomcat's webapps directory
  4. If Tomcat doesn't already have them, copy the 2 derby jars in ${REPO_HOME}/lib to ${CATALINA_HOME}/lib
  5. Configure Tomcat's JAVA_OPTS (in tomcat6.conf or similar): 
    JAVA_OPTS="-XX:PermSize=64M -XX:MaxPermSize=256M -Xmx1024m"
  6. Add two system properties to catalina.properties.
    org.eaglei.repository.home=/opt/eaglei/repo
    derby.system.home=/opt/eaglei/repo
  7. Run the script ${REPO_HOME}/etc/prepare-install.sh

    Special characters are currently not supported in either the username or password. Using a special character will cause an error. Special characters include punctuation and symbols.

  8. Copy the file${REPO_HOME}/default.configuration.properties into a new file ${REPO_HOME}/configuration.properties and edit it to reflect your installation
  9. Start Tomcat
  10. Run the script ${REPO_HOME}/etc/finish-install.sh
  11. Run the script ${REPO_HOME}/etc/upgrade.sh

 

Did it work?
The repository admin console should be available at https://your.host.edu/repository/admin. Log in with your newly created admin user. Verify that the version information reflects your installation.

 

2. Install SWEET and Online Help

For details, see: SWEET and Institutional Search Installation and Upgrade Guide and Configuration Property Guide - pre 3.0.x
For software downloads, see: Get Software
For configuration sample files, see: examples in our code repository

  1. In the repository admin console, create an "anonymous-ext" repository user with no roles (to be used by the sweet backend services), and a few test users with different roles.
  2. Stop Tomcat
  3. Establish an eagle-i application home directory and a subdirectory for common application configuration files, e.g. /opt/eaglei and /opt/eaglei/conf. Edit catalina.properties to reflect these. Note that catalina.properties should already have a common.loader definition, you only need to add the eagle-i configuration directory.
    org.eaglei.home=/opt/eaglei
    common.loader=/opt/eaglei/conf, ${catalina.base}/lib
  4. Download example configuration files eagle-i-apps.properties, eagle-i-apps-credentials.propertieswhoami.xml, place them  in the common configuration directory and modify them to reflect your installation
  5. Download eagle-i-webapp-sweet-[version].war into Tomcat's webapps directory and rename to sweet.war
  6. Download eagle-i-webapp-help-[version].war into Tomcat's webapps directory and rename help.war
  7. Start Tomcat

 

Did it work?
The SWEET  should be available at https://your.host.edu/sweet. Create a "Level 4" test user via the repository admin console and log in to the SWEET. Verify that the footer information reflects your installation. Verify that the header links work. 

3. Install Sparqler

For details, see: Public SPARQL Endpoint Installation Guide and Configuration Property Guide - pre 3.0.x
For software downloads, see: Get Software
For configuration sample files, see: examples in our code repository

  1. Stop Tomcat
  2. Copy ${REPO_HOME}/webapps/sparqler.war to Tomcat's webapps directory
  3. Establish a Sparqler home directory, such as /opt/eaglei/sparqler and set an environment variable ${SPARQLER_HOME}.
  4. Add the following system property to catalina.properties:
    org.eaglei.sparqler.home=/opt/eaglei/sparqler
  5. Run the script ${REPO_HOME}/etc/prepare-install.sh  with an additional argument: sparqler-users.derby
  6. Edit the repository configuration file in ${SPARQLER_HOME}/configuration.properties. It should be identical to the repository's except for two lines:
    eaglei.repository.sesame.dir=${sys:org.eaglei.sparqler.home}/sesame
    eaglei.repository.log.dir=${sys:org.eaglei.sparqler.home}/logs
  7. Start Tomcat
  8. Run the script ${REPO_HOME}/etc/finish-install.sh targeting the newly created /sparqler endpoint

 

Did it work?
The Sparqler  query workbench should be available at http://your.host.edu/sparqler and should have no access restrictions. Execute the following SPARQL query: select * where {?s ?p ?o} with Default Graph = NG_Published. You should see the public triples of your main repository.

4. Configure search engine access and Google analytics

For details, see: [Guide under construction] and Configuration Property Guide - pre 3.0.x
For sample files, see: examples in our code repository

  1. Create the file robots.txt in ${CATALINA_HOME}/webapps/ROOT  and edit it to allow search engine crawler access (see examples directory)
  2. Create the file sitemap.xml in ${CATALINA_HOME}/webapps/ROOT by using the sitemap web service provided by SWEET:
    wget -O ${CATALINA_HOME}/webapps/ROOT/sitemap.xml http://foo.bar.edu/sweet/sitemap
    (It is a good idea to set up a cron job to update the site map periodically.)
  3. Submit this sitemap to the search engines of your choice (for Google, you will need to set up a Google Webmaster account)
  4. Google analytics: obtain an analytics account and configure your tracker ID in the file eagle-i-apps.properties

5. (Optional) Install Institutional Search

For details, see: SWEET and Institutional Search Installation and Upgrade Guide and Configuration Property Guide - pre 3.0.x
For software downloads, see: Get Software
For configuration sample files, see: examples in our code repository

  1. Stop Tomcat
  2. Modify files eagle-i-apps.propertieseagle-i-apps-credentials.properties and whoami.xml to reflect your installation
  3. (optional) install a MySQL database for search usage logging and configure its name and credentials in the two property files above (the tables will be created upon first access by the application)
  4. Download eagle-i-webapp-institution-[version].war into Tomcat's webapps directory and rename to institution.war
  5. Start Tomcat

 

Did it work?
Institutional Search should be available at https://your.host.edu/institution.  Verify that the footer information reflects your installation. Verify that the header links work.

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