Deployment Manager is an installation engine, which creates the administration portal for ECSCore. Required local resources such as a database are created and web sites for Services and Management are installed into IIS.

Prerequisites

The following IIS components are required for the deployment:

Common HTTP-Features

  • HTTP Redirection

Security

  • Basic Authentication
  • Windows Authentication

Application Development

  • ASP.NET 4.5
  • ISAPI Extension
  • ISAPI Filters

Management Tools

  • IIS Management Tools and Scripts

Please go to the Server Manager (Windows Server) or to Windows Features (Windows ) and install them manually.

Deployment

To start the Deployment Manager after the ECSCore installation go to the installation folder (normally C:\Program Files\ERPConnect Services Core) and run the file: ERPConnectServices.DeploymentManager.exe. Please also run the Deployment Manager after doing a software update or re-installation of ECS Core. In this case only an update is processed in the Deployment Manager and you don’t have to go through all the steps described here again.

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The Wizard checks the prerequisites

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If some components could not be acquired and installed automatically, they will be shown on the Prerequisites screen. When all prerequisites are fulfilled, you will get the following screen.

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In the next steps you have to configure the specific targets of the ECSCore administration portal.

Installation Directory

Default deployment path: C:\ECSCore

Services Site

The Services Site is used to check the current status of the SAP connection, clear caches. Default port is 8080. You can open the web site after the deployment process via IIS or directly in the web browser using the given port (http://localhost:8080).

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Management Site

The Management Site incorporates administration tasks such as adding SAP services and users for them, Secure Stores, API Keys, managing Azure Service Bus, UI Administrators, License. Default port is 8085. You can open the web site after the deployment process via IIS or directly in the web browser using the given port (http://localhost:8085).

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Database

In the Database ribbon Microsoft SQL Server Compact is already selected. In this database all ECSCore configuration settings will be stored.

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Master Key

The Master Key can be used to manually recover settings from the database in case of failure (Windows / SQL). We recommend to save the Master Key at a save place.

Press Finish to let the DM Wizard complete the configuration.

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After this step the Websites should be ready and functional. You can open them from the IIS Manager. Check Management Site and Services Site.