To install and begin using the Essential Architecture Manager, the following 3rd party software components will be needed.
|Java Runtime Environment||1.7 or above||Required to run Protege and Apache Tomcat|
|Protege Ontology Editor||3.4.x, 3.5.x only||The platform for capturing the architecture model. Note Protege 4.x is a different product and is not supported|
|Apache Tomcat*||7.0 or above||A Java web application server for running the Essential Viewer|
|Graphviz||2.26.3 or above||Layout engine to support UML style views|
In addition, for multi-user configurations, a JDBC-compliant RDBMS is also recommended (e.g. MySQL).
To access Essential Viewer and the Essential Import Utility you will need a modern web browser. If you are using Internet Explorer then the minimum version is IE9
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|Clean Install||Upgrade Install|
|Current Release: essentialinstall6.jar version 6.0
(file size: 156.2MB)
|Current Release: essentialinstallupgrade6.jar version 6.0
(file size: 156.6MB)
Essential Architecture Manager is the reference implementation of the Essential Meta Model. The downloaded file contains and installs the following software components;
Essential Architecture Manager can be installed in either Stand Alone or Multi-User mode and there is an installation guide for each mode. These Installation Guides provide instructions on how to install and configure the software components of the Essential Architecture Manager.
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The following is a list of other documents that will help get you up and runniing quickly with the Essential Architecture Manager.
This is a community project and, as such, is not supported with any formal SLA.
Any questions or problems can be raised through our Essential Forums where we will do our best to provide assistance.