Installing on Windows

Generally we have made the product available to download in many forms and on many device types, all these forms are based on the same code base and all functionality is similar between them. It is best to use the snapshot docker installation as this will be updated much faster than the file downloads, but eventually they will be the same (within the hour). Also docker provides you with the ability to contain the product within the container and ensure that it doesn’t eat your memory and cpu time. 

Download here https://entitystream.com/resources/downloads/

This will save a file called EntityStream-thorntail.jar to your downloads folder, please navigate to this folder and move the file to somewhere more appropriate on your disk, such as in a folder named C:\entitystream.

If you wish to control the location of the data (monsterDB database) on the machine then you can use the following environment variable to do this:

set dbLoc=C:\entitystream

Next download and install java 1.8 – which can be downloaded from the oracle website here: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html

Finally start the Custodian server using the following command from a command prompt (cmd)

java -jar EntityStream-thorntail.jar

The server will take between 1-2 minutes to start and finally once you see the messages below you can be sure it has started sucessfully:

2019-11-28 08:57:46,080 INFO  org.jboss.as.server WFLYSRV0010: Deployed "EntityStream.war" (runtime-name : "EntityStream.war")

2019-11-28 08:57:46,097 INFO  org.wildfly.swarm THORN99999: Thorntail is Ready

Starting the Custodian Console interface – navigate to the following link on the install machine – http://localhost:8080

You will be required on first use to register your installation using your google or linked in account – if you do not complete this process within one hour of the server starting then the server will shutdown and you will need to start it again to be able to complete the registration.

You will see in the console the following messages to indicate this:

*** SITE IS RUNNING A UNREGISTERED LICENSE AND IS NOT OPERATIONAL ***
*** SITE MUST BE REGISTERED WITHIN 1 HOUR ELSE IT WILL SHUTDOWN   ***

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