Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
The following Readme provides detailed information on the LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 (ES2.5)
VMware evaluation virtual appliance.
LiveCycle ES2.5 Virtual Appliance version: 0.0.5
Release Date: December 10, 2010
Version 0.0.5
-------------------------1) LiveCycle ES2.5 consists of ES2 SP2 as well as three Solution Accelerators versioned 9.5
The download uses Amazon’s web service called CloudFront:
CloudFront provides comparable download experience for users in North America, Europe and AsiaPacific because it caches the file on edge servers physically located in these geographies.
----------------(If you don’t satisfy these requirements, do not proceed)
64-bit capable CPU(s) - you might need to enable “virtualization” in your BIOS.
A minimum 2 GB of RAM is required for the VM, which means your machine should have at least 4 GB of
VMware Workstation 6.5 or better OR VMware ESX 3.5 or better.
Minimum 20 GB of disk storage available.
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
----------------1) A DHCP Server available in your network environment. Your home Linksys, D-Link or Buffalo router
usually performs that role.
Value proposition of this appliance
-------------------------------------------1) No install required.
2) Very minimal configuration needed.
3) Reader Extensions requires importing of a credential using the LiveCycle AdminUI. You can get a
sample Reader extensions credential from here :
What is not provided currently
-------------------------------------1) BAM
2) LiveCycle Data Services
3) LiveCycle Mosaic
4) ECM Connectors
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
Download the appliance.
Un-zip it and un-tar it (Winzip, &-zip or WinRAR will do both).
Start VMware Workstation (or VMware Player or VMware Server).
1) LiveCycle Workbench is not included in the virtual appliance. You will need LiveCycle Workbench
9.5 installed and running on a Windows machine. That is why it is important that the VM be
"visible" across the network. You must ensure that the VMware Workstation is "bridged" to
your fastest NIC. You can use VMware Workstation's "Virtual Network Editor" for this.
2) Using File-Open, open the LiveCycleES2SP2.x86_64-0.0.4.vmx file.
Once imported, edit Virtual Machine settings. Adjust number of CPUs to what you have
available on your host.
3) Adjust memory to what you have available. Give the VM at least 3 GB.
4) Delete the floppy drive virtual device if present.
5) Start the VM.
6) Agree to the Novell SUSE Studio EULA (type in “y” and press Enter).
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
7) In the YaST2 firstboot screen, change the Hostname and Domain name to fit your network
environment. Uncheck the first checkbox for "Change Hostname via DHCP" but check the
second one for "Write Hostname to /etc/hosts
It will detect your network cards and present you a screen like this:
8) Tab to 'Next' and proceed
9) L og in as user ‘livecycle’ and password ‘password’.
10) Click on XTerm to get a command shell.
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
In the command prompt, switch user to the ‘root’ user with the command su root.
When prompted for the ‘root’ user’s password, type in “password”.
The prompt will turn red, indicating that you are now GOD.
Issue the command date. If the reported time does not match the current UTC time (Google it),
then set it to the current UTC time using the command: date -s "10 OCT 2010 18:10:05"
(6:10:05 PM on October 10, 2010)
Run the command ‘ifconfig’ to determine the IP address that the VM has picked up from the DHCP
Server - inet addr). Note it.
6) Check available memory to the VM using the command free -tom. You should get an output
similar to this:
7) Stop acting like GOD by typing the command “exit”. The command prompt should now return to
being black. Now you are user ‘livecycle’.
14) Start OpenOffice Writer using the menu SUSE->Office-> 3.1 Writer.
15) Do NOT check for updates.
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
16) Agree to register. Once the web page loads in Firefox, stop and exit Firefox.
17) Start Calc. Choose not to participate in the Improvement Program. Address all dialogs properly so
that they don't come back to affect proper PDFG operations.
18) Shut down Calc.
19) Start Impress.
20) Shut down Impress.
21) Logout.
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
NOTE : JBoss takes 5-10 minutes to fully initialize, depending on your hardware.
From your desktop/laptop, access the LC Admin Console using the following URL:
Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.
Test FormsIVS : http://<your_ip_address>:8080/FormsIVS
Test OutputIVS : http://<your_ip_address>:8080/OutputIVS
Test Assembler : http://<your_ip_address>:8080/assembler
Test Reader Extensions : http://<your_ip_address>:8080/ReaderExtensions (need to import the RE
credential first, using the AdminUI)
Login to Workspace : http://<your_ip_address>:8080/workspace
Login to Content Space : http://<your_ip_address>:8080/contentspace
Login to Rights Management WebUI : http://<your_ip_address>:8080/edc/
Known problems
--------------------1) All built-in users such as Sarah Rose and Kara Bowman are marked as “OBSOLETE”. Create your
own users for processes.
Technology used
----------------------This appliance was built with the following technologies:
1- Novell SUSE Studio which helps us keep the appliance size small ( )
2- Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 JeOS (Just Enough OS) 64-bit ( )
3- JBoss 4.2.1 Community Edition with Sun HotSpot JDK 1.6.0_16 64-bit
4- MySQL 5.1.67 Community Edition (64-bit)
5- LiveCycle ES2 (9.0) SP2
Where things are
----------------------JDK : /home/livecycle/jdk1.6.0_16
JDK (32-bit) : /home/livecycle/jdk32_1.6.0_17
JBoss : /home/livecycle/jboss-4.2.0 : /opt/openoffice.org3
SUSE Enterprise Linux boot log : /var/log/boot.msg
LiveCycle database (InnoDB) : /var/lib/mysql/ibdata1
InnoDB Transaction logs : ib_logfile0 and ib_logfile1
LiveCycle table definitions : /var/lib/mysql/livecycle/
MySQL configuration settings : /etc/my.cnf
MySQL log : /var/lib/mysql/mysqld.log
Host name : /etc/HOSTNAME, and correspondingly in /etc/hosts
Samba configuration : /etc/samba/smb.conf
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
How to make system changes
------------------------------------Login root:
How to get files in and out
---------------------------------WinSCP : (use SFTP)
How to export the appliance display to your laptop
How to enable SSL for Tomcat/JBoss for Rights Management
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Login as livecycle:
cd /home/livecycle/jdk1.6.0_16/bin
Create keystore and key with the following command (replace those in red with your own values):
keytool -genkey -keyalg RSA -validity 3650 -alias livecycle -keystore /home/livecycle/jboss4.2.0/server/lc_mysql/conf/livecycle.keystore -storepass livecycle -keypass livecycle -dname
", OU=your_department, O=your_company_name, L=your_city,
ST=your_state, C=your_two-letter_country_code"
Configure Tomcat/JBoss
Edit /home/livecycle/jboss-4.2.0/server/lc_mysql/deploy/jboss-web.deployer/server.xml
Uncomment the SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443 and add the following line:
Re-start JBoss
Login as root
cd /etc/init.d
./jboss stop
Wait a few minutes
./jboss start
How to connect MySQL Administrator GUI tool from your laptop to the appliance
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------To connect the MySQL Administrator GUI tool from your laptop to the appliance, follow instructions here:
How to stop the MySQL database instance
----------------------------------------------------Login as root, or switch user to root
/sbin/service mysql stop
How to use BareTail to tail the JBoss log real-time
-------------------------------------------------------------Using Windows Explorer, type in the following URL : \\<ip_address_of_appliance>\<public folder>
Point BareTail to server.log or console.log
Adobe LiveCycle ES2.5 Evaluation Virtual Appliance Readme
Shutting down the appliance
-------------------------------------Login to the desktop as root.
Click on the arrow next to "Logout" and choose "Shutdown".
Commonly needed Linux Commands
-----------------------------------------------Configure locale (US English example)
localedef -i en_US -f UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
Start Samba
Login as root
cd /etc/init.d
smbd start
Stop JBoss
Login as root
cd /etc/init.d
./jboss stop
Find a file called "smb.conf"
(as root) find / | grep smb.conf
Solutions to Known Problems
-----------------------------------ERROR [STDERR] java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
Edit /home/livecycle/jboss-4.2.0/bin/
Change from
JAVA_OPTS="-XX:PermSize=256m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m to
JAVA_OPTS="-XX:PermSize=512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m
---------------Delete JBoss server logs in /home/livecycle/jboss-4.2.0/server/lc_mysql/log/
Old logs will be named in the format server.log.year-month-day
Delete logs named contentservices.log.<date> in /home/livecycle/jboss-4.2.0/bin/
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF