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Welcome to the Nuxeo DM Install Guide.

You have just downloaded Nuxeo DM, for instance from the download page on nuxeo.com. Now how do you try it on your computer?

Nuxeo DM can be installed on any computer, providing that Java is installed. Installing Nuxeo DM takes 3 simple steps:

  1. Install the downloaded package,
  2. Start the server,
  3. Go on Nuxeo DM in a browser.

See below to install Nuxeo DM on Windows and on Mac OS and Linux.

Once Nuxeo DM is installed, you may want to install some additional resources used for some DM features.

In this section, we explain how to install the different Nuxeo DM packages available for download:

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For more information on how to install and configure your Nuxeo server, see the Nuxeo configuration page.

Install Nuxeo DM on Mac OS and Linux

Depending on the distribution you downloaded, you have:

  • a .zip file (simple archive, multi-OS compliant)
  • a .deb file (Linux Debian specific installer)
    Starting Nuxeo server takes between 30 sec and several minutes, depending on your hardware and the distribution you have chosen to install.

Install a JBoss or Tomcat Nuxeo DM with ZIP archive

To install Nuxeo DM on Mac OS or Linux, you need the .zip package.

  1. Unzip the downloaded ZIP file.
  2. Launch a terminal and go to your installation directory.
  3. Make the scripts executable (some ZIP tools lose the executable bit):
  4. Start the server using nuxeoctl script:
  5. On Mac OS X, you can also use convenient commands from the Finder:
    1. Make the .command files executable:
    2. Click from the Finder on "Start Nuxeo.command" or "Stop Nuxeo.command"
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      You can also drag and drop the start script in the terminal and press Enter.

Install a JBoss or Tomcat Nuxeo DM with Debian installer

Here are the steps to install a Nuxeo DM using the Debian installer.

  1. Double-click on the .deb installer you downloaded and follow the instructions displayed.
  2. Nuxeo is installed as a service. To start or stop it, use the invoke-rc.d command on nuxeo-dm service from a terminal:

Install a JBoss or Tomcat Nuxeo DM with APT sources for Debian

Here are the steps to install a Nuxeo DM using the APT sources for Debian.

  1. Activate partner sources for JDK Sun install (click on "System/Administration/Software Sources" then check the "multiverse" source)
  2. Then either use your preferred graphical interface (Synaptic, ...)
    1. add "deb http://apt.nuxeo.org/ lucid releases" to the software sources
    2. click on nuxeo-dm-jboss (apt://nuxeo-dm-jboss) or nuxeo-dm-tomcat (apt://nuxeo-dm-tomcat)
  3. either issue the following commands in a terminal:
  4. Follow the instructions displayed.
  5. Nuxeo is installed as a service. To start or stop it, use the invoke-rc.d command on nuxeo-dm service from a terminal:

Install Nuxeo DM on Windows

Depending on the distribution you downloaded you have:

  • a .exe file (Windows specific installer)
  • a .zip file (simple archive, multi-OS compliant)

Starting takes between 30 sec and several minutes, depending on your hardware.

Install a JBoss or Tomcat Nuxeo DM with Windows installer

Here are the steps to install a Nuxeo DM using the Windows installer.

  1. Double-click on the .exe installer you downloaded and follow the instructions displayed.
  2. To start the server, in Programs/Nuxeo DM, click on Nuxeo DM then use the buttons in this Nuxeo control panel to start/stop the server and show/hide the logs.
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If you installed Nuxeo as a Windows service (automatically done when using the Nuxeo installer for Windows), you can use the service for starting the server instead of the Nuxeo control panel.

Install a JBoss or Tomcat Nuxeo DM with ZIP archive

Here are the steps to install a Nuxeo DM using the ZIP archive.

  1. Unzip the downloaded ZIP file at the root of C:.
  2. Start Nuxeo by double-clicking on NuxeoCtl.exe in the folder C:\Nuxeo DM x.x.x\bin\.

Connect to the server using your web browser

  1. Open a browser and type the URL http://localhost:8080/nuxeo/.
  2. Log into Nuxeo EP using the Administrator user name and the Administrator password.

    Once logged with superuser credentials, you can start creating regular users and organize your folders.

Install Nuxeo DM virtual machine image

Nuxeo DM is available in ready-to-use virtual machine images from nuxeo.com. VM images are available for VMWare and Virtual Box. They provide a full environment (OS, database…) and all required dependencies.

To install the Nuxeo DM virtual machine image and start Nuxeo:

  1. Unzip the downloaded package.
    You get a folder with the required file for the virtual machine image to run.
  2. Start the virtual machine image in your virtual machine application by double-clicking on it.
    The VM image starts.

    Then, Nuxeo DM automatically starts.

    When Nuxeo DM is started, it displays the address at which it is available.
  3. In your browser, type the indicated address.
    The Nuxeo DM login page is displayed.
  4. Log into Nuxeo DM using the Administrator user name and the Administrator password.
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