Exact Lightweight Integration Server (ELIS) is a composite solution to host the external solutions whereby ELIS can work with different versions of Exact Synergy and Exact Globe.
This document describes ELIS and the management console component installation on the server, and the configuration of ELIS. This document also describes the way to configure the Microsoft Windows Firewall and connect to ELIS from the other computers.
Note: Some of the settings and names are different depending on the version of Microsoft Windows. This document is based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit.
For more information on the server requirements for ELIS, see System requirements for Exact Lightweight Integration Server (ELIS). ELIS requires the following:
Note: Internet connection is mandatory for the ELIS installation and update.
If there are no pre-requisites installed, the following setup wizard will be displayed and the setup will end.
There are two versions of ELIS MSI available in the cab folder of the Exact Synergy Enterprise installation folder, namely Exact Integration Server x86 for the 32-bit operating system and Exact Integration Server x64 for the 64-bit operating system. You have to install the same version of ELIS on your operating system. You can install the 32-bit version of ELIS on the 64-bit operating system but you cannot install the 64-bit version of ELIS on the 32-bit operating system.
Note: If you are updating Exact Synergy Enterprise to product update 256 and Exact Glob Next to product update 411, the procedure to update ELIS will be different. For more information, see Important notice for customers who update to Exact Globe product update 411,
Exact Synergy Enterprise 256 and Exact Lightweight Integration Server
To install ELIS, do the following:
Note: If ELIS is installed on a different machine, two ports in the Microsoft Windows Firewall or other firewall applications that you are using must be opened. If other firewall applications are used, open port 8050 and 8013 on the TCP protocol. For more information on setting up firewall, see Firewall setup below.
Once ELIS is installed successfully, you can check the ELIS services to ensure the services are installed successfully and running at Control panel ? Administrative Tools ? Services. Look for services that start with Exact Integration.
The ELIS services are monitored by the Exact Integration Status Monitor service. If any of the ELIS services fail or crash, the Exact Integration Status Monitor service will try to restart the ELIS services. If the ELIS services fail several times or immediately after restart, the Exact Integration Status Monitor service will stop the recovery process and create an entry in the Microsoft Windows log (the monitor service is based on the internal configuration). By default, the Exact Integration Status Monitor service checks the statuses of the other services every 30 seconds.
ELIS requires a database to store the information, solution files, and monitoring information. The database must be set up only once.
The details are retrieved from your federated
If the ELIS database already exists on the machine (either copied from another server or the database was restored), click at Database name in the Create new database screen. The ELIS management console will display all the ELIS databases that are available on the Microsoft SQL Server, and a database can be selected.
Note: The version number under the Version column is the database version number.
When an existing database is opened, the license file does not have to be selected. ELIS will use the license stored in the database for the validation. If the license is valid, the connection will be started. Otherwise, another license file has to be selected.
If the existing database does not have a license, a valid license file must be selected before connecting to ELIS.
The new license must meet the following criteria. Otherwise, an error message will be displayed.
Once the license is updated with the new license, all the solutions that are not supported by the new license will be automatically deactivated.
To open the ports on the Microsoft Windows Firewall, do the following:
You can check for the new versions of ELIS using the ELIS management console by clicking Check for updates on the left panel in the management console.
To install the new versions of ELIS, solutions, or products, go to the ELIS management console and then click Check for updates. The following screen will be displayed. The Check for updates screen allows you to download and update the existing version, and install all the dependencies.
If Exact Lightweight Integration Server on the left panel is clicked, different versions of the ELIS setup file (MSI) will be displayed if the versions or release numbers are greater than the current ELIS version. Click Download under the Action column to download the ELIS setup file (MSI).
After downloading the setup file (MSI),copy the setup file to ELIS, and run the setup file. The setup file will automatically update the existing installation. Once the installation is successful, the database will be checked and updated if required. After the new version is installed, all your clients, solutions, and other settings will be intact. Once the installation is completed, "Updated" will be displayed under the Status column.
If Solutions on the left panel in the ELIS management console is clicked, different versions of the solution will be displayed with the products that are supported. You can select the various versions of solution required for the installed products and install them. For example, the following screen displays two versions of Exact Integrator that supports different versions of Exact Synergy and Exact Globe.
Click Install under the Action column, and the ELIS management console will download and install all the required applications. Once the installation is completed, “Updated” will be displayed under the Status column and the installed application(s) will be displayed on the left panel.
To update or install the product packages(endpoints), click Endpoints under the Packages section in the ELIS management console screen. All the updates with higher versions and new packages that have not been installed will be displayed. Click Install under the Action column to install the products.