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This section describes a "how-to" for an intial setup of Lotus
Expeditor integrator and the step-by-step configuration for the different
use cases described in section 6.2
. For further details
of use and administration please check Lotus Expeditor integrator UsersGuide.pdf
and AdministratorsGuide.pdf (contained in installation image).
Nevertheless Lotus Expeditor integrator is self contained it makes sense
only in combination with a Backbone Service Bus at the Head Office. For
testing purposes you need to setup a VMWare image with following software
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard
- Adober Acrobat Reader 8.1.2
- WebSphere MQ 18.104.22.168
of Lotus Expeditor integrator
All described installation steps are related to a Windows 2003 Server operating
system (U.S. english). For other operating systems and languages please
check Lotus Expeditor integrator Infocenter.
1. Detach the software into installation base directory,
2. Execute \desktop\install
the installation setup dialog.
3. Finally, you should have Lotus Expeditor integrator installed in C:\Program
Installation directory overview
At next you could execute XPDintegStart.bat
to verify your installation.
There will occur two command windows for initialization, than disappear
and a new one will show the OSGi console.
Lotus Expeditor integrator first start
Congratulations! You've successfully installed Lotus Expeditor integrator
on your system. At next we'll step trough the basich configuration of connectivity
and the uses cases described in in section 6.2
to create a template
for mass rollout. Keep the command line window open for further investigation.
Please do NOT close the command line window with "Close" button!
It will keep underlying JVM open and bring the system in an inconsistent
status. Type "exit" instead of in the console window if you want
to stop Lotus Expeditor integrator accordingly.
The console window of Lotus Expeditor integrator is intended for testing
purposes only. In a production environment you'll run Lotus Expeditor integrator
as a service without console. Please check for further configuration of
this service the AdministratorsGuide.
If you're dealing with pure Lotus Expeditor integrator without a management
software like Lotus Expeditor Server or WebSphere Premises Server than
there's one file that contains all necessary configuration information
. You should
copy this file to a working location for further editing. If you've made
some changes you need to copy the changed file into C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Expeditor\config\new
directory. Lotus Expeditor integrator has a pre-configured Flow built-in
that monitors this directory for a file named XPDinteg.xml. If this file
occurs Lotus Expeditor integrator will pick up, validate and update his
configuration. Let's see how this looks like.
1. Copy the file to a working location. At this step, change nothing. We'll
keep the file for further work at this work location.
2. Take the file and copy it to C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Expeditor\config\new
Lotus Expeditor integrator update
The last 4 entries in console window show that Lotus Expeditor integrator
has successfully picked up the new file and updated his configuration.
The file in C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Expeditor\config
has been replaced by the new one too. Let's now start with the enterprise
connectivity configuration (to Backbone Service Bus).
Configure enterprise connectivity to the Head Office
At first, open the file XPDinteg.xml
that you have copied to the
work loaction with an appropriate XML editor. It could be of course Rational
Application Developer, even if this can also host Lotus Expeditor Toolkit
for development of custom Activities. Move to the following section
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