|This installation guide details the process for installing Essential Architecture Manager in the Stand Alone mode.|
Essential Architecture Manager is delivered as a single ZIP file containing all the software from the Essential Project and is for use on all computing platforms, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix. This installation guide takes you through the process of installing and configuring all the pre-requisite software, such as Protege and Apache Tomcat, and then installing the Essential Architecture Manager software.
Please open Protege now.
Microsoft Windows platforms: Extract essential_widgets.zip to the <Protege_Install>/plugins directory (where <Protege_Install> is the location where you installed Protege in Step 3).
All other platforms: unpack or uncompress essential_widgets.zip.
This will create a directory, called com.enterprise_architecture.essential.widgets, in which the Essential Widgets are stored.
Microsoft Windows: This will be in the <Protege_Install>/plugins directory already (assuming you extracted it directly to this directory). If you have extracted the ZIP file anywhere else, simply copy the directory as follows for all other platforms.
All other platforms: Simply copy the com.enterprise_architecture.essential.widgets folder into <Protege_Install>/plugins.
Install Apache Tomcat by running apache-tomcat-5.x.x.x.exe, which will ask for the location of your preferred Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
Your stand-alone installation of Essential Architecture Manager is now complete. Now go to the Getting Started Tutorials to find out more about capturing and analysing your architecture with Essential Architecture Manager.
The Essential Baseline repository is an empty project in which you can start capturing details of your architecture. Download and explore the latest Sample Repository for an example of how to use Essential Architecture Manager.