Standard Edition

The following list shows the necessary steps that are required to install and run an Axon.ivy Engine:

  1. Gather all the information you need:

    • The server platform the engine will be installed on.

    • The database system used to host the system database.

    • Order a licence file for your installation. You need to know the host name of the machine you want to install the Axon.ivy Engine on. More information about the licence can be found in the section Installing a Licence.

    • If an integration with a web server is planned, then get all the necessary configuration information of the web server.

    • If an integration with an external security system is planned, then get all the necessary configuration information of the external security system (e.g. Active Directory or Novell eDirectory).

    • Ivy uses a bundled Elasticsearch server to search through Business Data. If the use of an external Elasticsearch server is planned, then get the necessary configuration information for it. When running an Axon.ivy Engine Enterprise Edition the use of an external Elasticsearch server is mandatory. See the Elasticsearch section in the ivy.yaml.

  2. Install all required operating systems, web servers and database systems.

  3. Install Axon.ivy Engine

  4. Installing a Licence

  5. Configure the Axon.ivy Engine

  6. Start the Axon.ivy Engine and test if it is running.

If everything is fine so far, you can perform the following optional configuration steps:

  • Run the Axon.ivy Engine as Service which runs automatically after a reboot.

  • Integrate Axon.ivy Engine into web servers if necessary.

  • Deploy workflow applications.

Demo Mode

Axon.ivy Engine offers a demo mode for demonstration purposes. The demo mode allows you to install and start the Axon.ivy Engine without configuration and without a productive licence. To install and start an Axon.ivy Engine in demo mode simply execute the steps 3 and 6 from the list above. The username of demo administratior is admin and password admin.

Warning

The Axon.ivy Engine uses a memory database as system database in demo mode. This means that everything you configure and all cases that are created by any sessions in demo mode are lost when you shut down the engine.

Tip

It is good practice to separate the data directory where you store the deployed project and other data files from the engine installation directory. This will later simplify a migration to newer engine versions. Example:

Path

Description

…/AxonIvyEngine/Data/Applications/HRM/…

Directory where the deployed projects for the HRM application are stored.

…/AxonIvyEngine/Data/Applications/FinTech/…

Directory where the deployed projects for the FinTech application are stored.

…/AxonIvyEngine/Data/ElasticSearch/…

Directory where the Business Data search indexes are stored.

…/AxonIvyEngine/6.0.1/…

Installation directory of the engine version 6.0.1 (can be removed if no longer needed)

…/AxonIvyEngine/6.1.0/…

Installation directory of the engine version 6.1.0 (can be removed if no longer needed)

…/AxonIvyEngine/6.2.0/…

Installation directory of the engine version 6.2.0