Installing on Mac OS X

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To install MFT Server on a Mac platform perform the following:

 

1.  Download and run the install.dmg installation file for MFT Server.  Click Next to continue.

 

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2.  Read and accept license agreement.  Click Next to continue.

 

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3.  Select installation directory.  Click Next to continue.

 

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4. Enter the MFT Server license file.  Click Next to continue.                                                                Figure 370

 

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5.  Configure datastore where server configuration data will be located.

 

Embedded database (Evaluation only. Not for production purposes) - If this option is chosen, server configuration data will be stored locally in the embedded H2 database located in [MFT Server installation directory]/data

 

Custom database - If this option is chosen, server configuration data will be stored in an external ANSI-compliant relational database like MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, or PostgreSQL

 

Database URL - the URL of the relational database (e.g. jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/mftserverconfig)
Database username - the name of an existing user account that has sufficient permissions for that database
Database password - the corresponding password of that user account
Synchronization period - Specifies how often GUI data is synchronized with the database. This is normally needed when you have two (2) or more instances of MFT Server connecting to a shared global datastore and you want to specify how often the configuration data on those servers are synchronized.

 

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6.  Configure management/REST services and administrative credentials.

 

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Management host/IP - The IP address that management service should listen on.  The IP address 0.0.0.0 is a special address that instructs service to listen on all available network interfaces.

 

Management port - The port that management service should listen on.  Default port is 10880.

 

REST HTTP host/IP - The IP address that REST web service should listen on.   The IP address 0.0.0.0 is a special address that instructs service to listen on all available network interfaces.

 

REST HTTP port - The port that REST web service should listen on.  Default port is 11880.

 

Username - Administrative username for managing services.

 

Password - Administrative password for managing services.

 

7.  Set allocated application memory.  Minimum allocated memory is 1024 with recommended value of 2048MB or more for servers under heavy load.

 

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8.  Launch MFT Server Manager to configure your server.

 

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9.  Start the MFT Server Service.  Service will start automatically following installation.  If service is not started then you may start it manually as root user using the ./start_service.sh command from a terminal shell prompt.

 

In order to have service start automatically upon system reboot edit the /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.jscape.MFTServer.plist file and set the value for the OnDemand parameter to false.

 

10.  Verify that MFT Server Service is running using the following commands from your shell prompt:

 

netstat -a | grep 10880

netstat -a | grep 11880

 

where 10880 is the listening port for MFT Server Service, and 11880 is listening port for REST web service.

 

 

See also

 

Server configuration > Launching the administrative client

 

 





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