Here is an overview of the components involved in setting up Prolaborate:
The following are the minimum requirements. The deployment will depend on usage and other environmental factors.
|CPU||2.4 GHz x 4|
|Disk Space||20 GB|
If you think the number of concurrent users will be more than 100, recommended memory and CPU is 16.0 GB and ‘2.4GHz x 8’ respectively.
|CPU||2.4 GHz x 4|
|Disk Space||20 GB|
We don't support Firebird database as of now.
create extension hstore
The following driver versions need to be used for optimal performance:
The following details of Prolaborate database should be readily available before the installation:
Refer to Appendix to learn about setting up SQL or MySQL servers.
The softwares that are needed are
It is recommended to install the .NET Framework after installing IIS. If you install IIS after installing .Net Framework, you will probably need to register ASP.Net for use with IIS Ports and protocols. Please refer Appendix for more details.
Enable required Features in Windows
The following ports should be open:
WebSocket application establishes connection from the end-user’s browser to Prolaborate to let it send in-app notifications.
Prolaborate is compatible with following browsers:
A minimum screen resolution of 1280x720 is required for the best use of Prolaborate.
The Pro Cloud Server installer is a standard Microsoft Installer; double click on it to start the installation and follow the onscreen steps.
Kindly follow these steps to configure the Pro Cloud Server:
To connect to your models over secured HTTPS connection, please do the following:
pkcs12 -in [certificate].pfx -out server.pem -nodes
Please note that Prolaborate database needs to be created before you proceed with the installation.
To start the installer, administrator privileges are required. Run “Setup.exe” as administrator. The installer will check the status of important components and show you the status. Click on “Next”
In the next dialogue box that appears, click on 'Next' to proceed.
Please accept the terms in the license agreement to proceed with the installation.
Choose the installation mode:
Choose Automatic and click on Next. The steps described further in this article are part of the Automatic installation process.
Automated Installation includes installation of Prolaborate components and required configurations (IIS setup, Database setup, Registry entry and configuration file setup).
In Manual Installation, only Prolaborate components will be installed but configuration (IIS setup, Database setup, Registry entry and configuration file setup) needs to be done manually.
Choose the Database server on which the Prolaborate database has been created.
Choose the installation mode to proceed further:
Choose Run Schema if this is a new installation. Choose Skip this step if you are trying to reinstall Prolaborate.
If you have chosen Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL, fill the details as below:
Port Number: Ensure that the Port is available and opened in the firewall settings.
IP Address/ Host name : Machine IP or Machine name should be given
Port: Ensure that the Port is available and opened in the firewall settings.
Please note down the login credentials shown in the installer. These are Super Admin credentials, with which you can login to Prolaborate.
Click on 'Install' to install Prolaborate.
Once the Installation is complete, the following screen will appear:
Select 'Finish' to complete the installation.
Refer to this guide to troubleshoot issues with the installation
Follow these steps to set the time you want the Prolaborate sessions to be active:
Enabling and creating Data Cache is an one-time activity. Prolaborate relies on this data cache to show live diagrams and linked documents to its users.
EA 13.0 or earlier versions
Open Pro Cloud Config Client.Click on a Database Manager > Edit.
Enable Periodically Generate Diagram Images for WebEA & Prolaborate option.
Click on Configure and enter the following information.
|Port||Select the Port which you are using to connect to this EA repository|
|Model User||Enter a valid repository user. Ignore if model security is not enabled|
|Model Password||Enter the password for the repository user. Ignore if model security is not enabled|
|Interval (seconds)||Set the default value is 30 seconds|
Restart the Sparx Systems Professional Cloud service from the task manager.
Click on Options in the Configure tab. In the popup that opens up, under Data Cache, check the two check boxes and click on Create.
EA 14, 15 or above
Click on Options in the Configure tab. Click on Cloud, check both the options under Data Cache and click on Create. Click on Create again.
In order to get started with Prolaborate, please follow the below guides.
Install License - You will need to have the right licenses installed, for your users to have complete access to the application.
Add Repositories - A repository is the first thing you see once you login to your account. Prolaborate users can only manage repositories which they have access to; New Repositories can be created by the Prolaborate administrator only.
Configure Sections - You will need to define which packages from the EA are to be accessed through Prolaborate.
Set up Access Permissions -An admin can use this feature to give controlled access to users or groups in Prolaborate, the web platform for Enterprise Architecture.
Set up Guest Access - The guest sign-up feature allows anybody to quickly sign up and gain a read-only access to the application.
Configure SMTP - Emails for Activations, Notifications, Reviews, etc. are sent out from Prolaborate through the SMTP server. Thus, in order to receive emails without any issues, SMTP should be properly configured.
Setup Active Directory - The Active Directory feature enables the users, configured in your Active Directory, to login to Prolaborate with the same credentials.
Add Users- Users are the participants working together in a particular repository. Users can view and configure the repository as per their individual access rights provided by the Prolaborate administrator.
Register ASP .NET libraries (for any OS older than Win 8.1):
The following report gives details of the compatibility based on our extensive tests.
|Case #||EA Worker Available||EA Availability||EA Version||EA Version 13.5||EA Version 13.1||EA Version 12||EA Version 11|
|1||Yes||Yes||13.5||Compatible||Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|5||No||Yes||13.5||Compatible||Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|6||No||Yes||13.1||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|7||No||Yes||12||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|8||No||Yes||11||Compatible||Compatible||Not Compatible||Not Compatible|
|9||Yes||No||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Compatible||Compatible||Compatible|
Make sure the firewall is enabled by confirming that "Firewall state" is set to 'On' and not to 'Off'.
Step 1: Open the Server Manager from the task bar.
Step 2: In the right-hand side of the top navigation bar, click on 'Tools' and select Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Step 3: Select either of the Inbound Rules under Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on the left side of the management console.
Step 4: From the right side of the Inbound Rules tab click on 'New Rule'. The new rule wizard launches.
Step 5: Select 'PORT' and click 'Next'.
Step 6: Select 'TCP' and click 'Next'.
Step 7: Select 'Specific local ports' and enter the Port number which needs to be opened and click on 'Next'.
Step 8: Select 'Allow the connection' and click 'Next'.
Step 9: Make sure all Domains, Private and Public are checked and click 'Next'.
Step 10: Specify the Name and Description for the port and click 'Finish'.
‘SQL server authentication’ must be enabled and an admin account must be created. The following settings must be accomplished
Step 1. Create a new Database called Prolaborate
Step 2. Create a new user by using the ‘New Login’ option under Security -> Login section
Step 3. Uncheck ‘Enforce password policy’
Step 4. Set the default database to ‘Prolaborate’
Step 5. Configure ‘Server Roles’, grant access to all admin privileges.
Step 6. ‘User Mapping’, maps the Prolaborate database to the new user.
Step 7. Configure ‘Status’ as shown below:
Please follow the below steps:
Step 1. Open MySQL Workbench and create a new connection
Step 2. Open the new connection
Step 3. Create new database called Prolaborate and click on Apply
Step 4. Click on Apply
Step 5. Click on Finish
Repeat steps 2 to 5 from the above section to create a database for EA model and run the below necessary scripts in the EA database
Do these steps after doing the above.
Step 1. Open ODBC Data Sources
Step 2. Click on System DSN an then on Add
Step 3. Select MySQL ODBC 5.2 Unicode Driver and click on Finish
Step 4. Now MySQL Connector/ODBC Data Source Configuration window will open.
Enter the following details
|Data Source Name||Give a Name to the DSN. Example, EA model|
|TCP/IP Server||Server where EA database was created|
|Port||Port of the above server|
|User and Password||Credentials to login to the Database server|
|Database||Select the database created for EA model|
Click on Test to test the connection. Correct the details or check the connectivity if the test is not successful.
Step 5. Click on DetailsUnder Connectionselect the options as show in screenshot below:.
Step 6. Click on Cursors/Results and select the option show in screenshot below:
The port on which the server will listen for HTTP connections; each connection must be unique and not used by any other services on the machine. You must check that no firewalls are blocking this port on the client or server. You can use the standard HTTP port (80) or HTTPS port (443).
When changing this, check firewall settings and other services using that port. Additionally, when the service is running on Wine you should not use privileged ports - those below 1024. Under Wine, most applications are only able to listen on ports above 1024.
Should be set to 1 to enable HTTPS on this port; HTTPS should be enabled for all connections that are being exposed on public networks. HTTPS requires a private key file (server.pem), to be included in the same directory as the configuration file, before it will run.
This unique file must be user-created. See Creating a Self-Signed Certificate using OpenSSL.
|DEFAULT_MODEL||Allows a single model to be exposed on a port, making it possible to use a different port for each model. Model names are discussed further in the Connecting Enterprise Architect to a Cloud Server topic.|
Can be set to 1 to request HTTP authorization using the user security defined in the Enterprise Architect model being connected to. Passwords must be explicitly and individually assigned in that model using the Maintain Users procedure; the default administrator password and any passwords imported from Windows Active Directory do not work. Note that if you are not using SSL to connect, the usernames and passwords will be sent in plain text. If the model does not have security enabled, the Cloud user is not prompted for a password.
This option is mutually exclusive with GLOBAL_AUTHENTICATION.
Can be set to the name of an Enterprise Architect model with security enabled that will provide the list of users for all models accessed by the connection. This is helpful if you want to provide multiple models but only manage one list of users. Passwords must be explicitly and individually assigned in the reference model using the Maintain Users procedure; the default administrator password and any passwords imported from Windows Active Directory do not work.
This option is mutually exclusive with MODEL_AUTHENTICATION.
Enabled by default. It allows models to be queried using the 'Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration' standard. This is discussed further in the OSLC Requirements Management topic.
Set to 0 to disable.
|Database Managers||This panel lists the defined repositories. Each row contains two columns of information - the database connection string of the repository and the number of active and available connections.|
|Refresh||Click on this button to reload the contents of the 'Database Managers' list.|
|Add||Click on this button to display the dialog on which you define a new database.|
|Remove||Click on this button to permanently delete the selected database from the Cloud Server.|
|Configure||Click on this button to display the dialog on which you change the settings for the currently selected database.|
|Server Options||Click on this button to display the dialog on which you change the Cloud Server global options.|
The Server Address format is:
The server URI can be ‘localhost’, an IP address, a DNS name or a machine name; for example, MyWebServer. If you are working on the web server, 'localhost' will be sufficient.
|Password||Enter the password you defined in Management Client Connection Settings, in the Cloud Server Configuration topic. By default this password is blank; you can reset it to a new value, as described in the Help topic Global Server Options.|
|OK||Click on this button to log in to the Management Client.|
Setup Microsoft .NET 4.5 Framework. Download the latest Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 from Microsoft
Step 1. Under Control Panel-> Programs -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off.
Step 2. Click next on Installation Type and Server selection steps
Step 3. In Server Roles step, enable the following:
Step 4. In Features step, enable the following
Continue the steps and complete the installation.
Step 1. To start the server, type “inetmgr” in the Run Window and click on “Ok”.
Step 2. In the 'Internet Information Service Manager', select the Local host and click on 'start'.
Step 3. Expand the server and under 'sites', you will find the option 'Default Web Site'. Select this and click 'Start'.
Step 4. After starting the site, select 'Browse'. It should open the default website on the browser.
Step 5. Ensure that the Internet Information Services landing page is displayed in the default web browser.