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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, login as user Administrator and run the appropriate executable as described in Setup Executables. You will see a dialog as shown in Figure 1 informing you that FusionReactor is preparing the the install4j Wizard.

Figure 1: Preparing the install4j Wizard

Once the install4j Wizard is ready the Welcome Screen shown in Figure 2 is displayed.

Figure 2: Welcome screen

Clicking the Next button will proceed with the installation and open the License Agreement screen as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: 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 install4j Wizard. If you have accepted the license agreement the install4j Wizard proceeds to the Select Destination Directory screen as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4: Select Destination Directory

In this screen you select the directory in which FusionReactor should be installed. By default FusionReactor will be installed into C:\FusionReactor. A click on the Next button brings you to the Select Start Menu Folder screen shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Select Start Menu Folder

Select the Start Menu folder in which FusionReactor shortcuts will be placed or skip the Start Menu folder creation by deselecting the 'Create a Start Menu folder' option. Click Next to proceed to the FusionReactor Configuration screen shown in Figure 6 where you define the HTTP port of the built-in HTTP server of FusionReactor.

Figure 6: Configure Port

The default HTTP port for FusionReactor Administrator is 8087. The install4j 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 install4j Wizard will not be able to warn you. Clicking Next opens the FusionReactor Configuration screen as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7: 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.

Figure 8: Confirm Settings

In the Confirm Settings screen shown in Figure 8 you can choose if the install4j Wizard should create a desktop shortcut to FusionReactor Administrator and if the FusionReactor AM Service should be started after all files have been installed. If you do not want the install4j Wizard to perform the creation of a desktop shortcut uncheck the option 'Create Desktop Shortcut to FusionReactor Administration Manager''. If you do not wish to start the FusionReactor AM Service at this moment, or wish to manually start the FusionReactor AM Service uncheck the option 'Start FusionReactor AM Service'.

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 install4j Wizard.

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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