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This video shows installation on FR7.  If you have any problems then do not hesitate to contact support.

GUI, Console, and Unattended Mode Options

The following section shows GUI mode installation. If you cannot or prefer not to install FusionReactor using GUI mode, see available separate sections for console installation or unattended mode installation 

Installation Process

To start the installation, become user root and run the appropriate executable as described in setup executables.

The installation starts with displaying the initial Welcome Screen as shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1: Welcome screen

Clicking the Next button will proceed with the installation and open the License Agreement screen as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: License Agreement

Please carefully review the license agreement, then choose the 'I accept the agreement' option (if you accept the terms and conditions) and click Next to proceed. Press Cancel if you do not accept the license agreement. This will exit the setup wizard. If you have accepted the license agreement the setup wizard proceeds to the Select Destination Directory screen as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: Select Destination Directory

Select the directory in which FusionReactor should be installed. By default FusionReactor will be installed into /opt/fusionreactor. A click on the Next button brings you to the Select Directory for Symlinks screen shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4: Select Directory for Symlinks

On the Select Directory for Symlinks screen you can choose whether and where symbolic links to launchers should to be created. Click Next to proceed to the FusionReactor Configuration screen shown in Figure 5 where you configure the port of the built-in HTTP server of FusionReactor.

Figure 5: Configure Port

The default HTTP port for FusionReactor Administrator is 8087. The setup wizard will check if the selected port is available by attempting to open a connection to it. However, if you have another application using this port which is currently not running the setup wizard will not be able to warn you. Clicking Next opens the FusionReactor Configuration screen as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6: Configure Password

Specify the password to be used by the Administrator user on FusionReactor. To validate the password you have to enter it one more time in the Validation field. The install4j Wizard will check that the password is at least five characters long and that the two values you have entered are identical. Click Next to proceed to the FusionReactor Configuration screen shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7: Runtime User and Group

If you install new instance of FusionReactor with Instance Manager make sure that the user account that the target application server runs under has sufficient permissions to read and write files in the belonging FusionReactor instance directory. Further reading on file access permissions for secured environments.

In this screen you configure the user and group the FusionReactor daemon will run under. Typically you will choose the same user and group as used by the application servers on this computer into which you want to install instances of FusionReactor. Click Next to continue the install4j Wizard and open the Confirm Settings screen shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8: Confirm Settings

Here you can choose if the framd daemon should be started by the install4j Wizard after all files have been installed. If you do not wish to start the daemon at this moment, or wish to manually start it uncheck the option 'Start framd''. Click Next to begin installing FusionReactor, Back to review the installation configuration or Cancel to exit the install4j Wizard.

Figure 9: Installation Progress

As shown in Figure 9 the installation of FusionReactor may take a few moments depending on the machine running the Setup.

Figure 10: Installation completed - Start configuring instances

After the installation has finished you are presented with the Installation completed screen shown in Figure 10. Decide if you want to configure the instances now or later. To configure now launch the Instance Manager by clicking the button "Start configuring instances" and follow with the next step, Install a FusionReactor Instance.

Please note that, if this is a new installation, you might have to apply a license key before continuing with the Instance Manager.

If you wish to configure your instances later uncheck the option Start configuring instances now which changes the Installation Completed screen to the version shown in Figure 11. Click the button Finish and configure instances later to complete the install4j Wizard and configure instances later.

Figure 11: Installation Completed - Finish and configure instances later

FusionReactor Administrator is now installed on your computer.

Install a FusionReactor Instance via FRAM

In order to see the whole functionality of FusionReactor, you need to install a FusionReactor Instance via FRAM. In the following example, we are going to install an Apache Tomcat 8 server. However, FusionReactor supports a wide range of J2EE servers, such as JBoss, Tomcat, Jetty, Glassfish, Railo, Lucee, WildFly.


Please note that the steps described bellow aren't applicable only for an Apache Tomcat server as they can be used for any other application server.

Please follow the steps below in order to install a FusionReactor instance via FRAM.

  1. Access FRAM via your Browser by typing http://localhost:{ CONFIGURED_PORT }.
  2. Navigate to the Instance Manager tab.
  3. Insert the directory of your application server in the "Root Scan Directory" field and then press the Scan button.
  4. Your application server is going to appear. Press the add button  in order to install a FusionReactor Instance.
  5. Follow the Configure Instance wizard and set up your settings.
  6. Confirm the settings and install a FusionReactor instance.

If all the settings have been successfully implemented, you should be able to access your FusionReactor instance by pressing the Link.

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