Complete the following tasks before installing HCL Connections. If you are migrating from a prior release of HCL Connections, do not complete the tasks for creating databases or populating the Profiles database. The migration process handles those tasks automatically.
- Verifying disk space and open file limits before installing HCL Connections
On all operating systems, ensure that you have 6 GB of temporary disk space. On Linux™, set the Open File Descriptor limit to at least 40000 before installing HCL Connections.
- Preparing to configure the LDAP directory
Determine which Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) attributes you want to use as the identifiers for HCL Connections users.
- Installing IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server
HCL Connections requires an environment where the WebSphere® Application Server Deployment Manager and one node are installed and configured in advance. IBM® HTTP Server and the Web Server Plug-ins for IBM® WebSphere® Application Server are also prerequisites. This software is provided with the HCL Connections package.
- Accessing Windows network shares
Configure a user account to access network shares in an HCL Connections deployment on the Microsoft® Windows® operating system
- Setting up federated repositories
Use federated repositories with IBM® WebSphere® Application Server to manage and secure user and group identities.
- Creating databases
Create databases for the applications that you plan to install. You can use the database wizard or run the SQL scripts that are provided with HCL Connections.
- Populating the Profiles database
Populate the Profiles database with data from the LDAP directory.
- Before installing
Verify that all necessary prerequisite conditions are complete before installing HCL Connections.
Parent topic:Installing Connections