These instructions are for new installations of Nexus 4.0 only. Please log in to myBCDsoftware.com to access the New Features and Upgrade Guide as well as the Reference Guide.
Step 1. Download the Install Files.
If you haven't yet downloaded the Nexus install file to your PC, do that now . Then return to this page. If you have already downloaded the install file you can continue with Step 2.
Save the downloaded file to a new folder on your PC:
The actual file name may change as different releases of the software are made available.
Step 2. Transfer the Install Files to your IBM i.
When the download completes, double-click the downloaded file to transfer the install library to your IBM i. After the file is unpacked, the FTP transfer utility is automatically presented.
Enter your IBM i IP address or domain name and your user profile information (QSECOFR is not required) as shown below:
Click the Upload button. This step takes a few minutes to complete. When the upload finishes the activity log displays the message 'File upload complete'. Close the FTP utility.
Step 3. Install the IBM i Components.
Begin the IBM i Installation
To begin the installation log in to an IBM i session as QSECOFR and execute the command BCDINSTALL/BCDINSTALL. The install will present a summary list of the installation steps. Review the instructions and press Enter to continue.
Enter your License Key
Nexus 4 requires a valid license key before beginning the install. Enter your key at this screen:
If you don't have a license key handy, you can exit the installation here and contact your sales representative at BCD, or log in to myBCDSoftware.com to submit a request. After entering your key, press enter to continue.
Set your Environment Name
As the first step of the actual installation, enter the name of the library to install to:
The default library name is XL_NEXUS. We recommend you use this default unless you are installing multiple instances, or upgrading a previous library with a different name.
When you press Enter, Nexus displays a summary of the installation locations:
You may wish to print this screen for your records.
Continue with the next step.
Step 4. Start the HTTP Server Instance.
After the product libraries and IFS files have been restored you need to start the Nexus Apache HTTP server instance:
Press Enter at this screen to finish the install.
To start the XL_NEXUS HTTP server instance, enter your IBM i IP address below and click the Manage HTTP Servers button. When prompted, log on as QSECOFR and then continue with the instructions below:
This page may take a few seconds to load. At the page presented go to the Manage tab and select the XL_NEXUS server instance from the dropdown list:
After selecting the server instance, verify its status. If it's stopped (as shown above), click the green button to start it.
You can also start the server instance directly from an IBM i session using the command STRTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(XL_NEXUS).
Once the server instance is shown as running, click this button to present the Nexus login program:
This test uses the IP address you entered above. If the program isn't found, verify your system IP address in the new browser window.
At the page presented, take note the URL of the page that opens: we have automatically appended the XL_NEXUS configuration's port number (8010) to your IP address, as well as the default Nexus login program's URL. We recommend that you bookmark that page.
If you get a Nexus login, it means you have successfully installed the portal, and started a functioning HTTP server instance. You can log in using the profile 'NEXUSADMIN' (password also 'NEXUSADMIN').
Step 5. Enable ECM Document Emailing.
The Nexus ECM supports the ability to email certain types of documents. In order to use this feature you need to configure your SMTP settings for Nexus. These settings are shared with WebSmart, if you use it, and may already be set.
Follow the steps below to set this up:
At your IBM i session add XL_WEBSPT to your library list.
Type the command ECFGSMTP and press F4. A panel similar to this one is displayed:
Enter your mail server's IP address & port and press Enter.
Most email servers won't send messages from invalid addresses, so you need to also check that the Nexus profile NEXUSADMIN has a valid email address.
To check this start by logging into Nexus as NEXUSADMIN.
Once you have logged in click the "Settings" link in the top right.
At the page presented, click the option Edit My Account, then re-enter your password to proceed.
At the Edit My Account page, verify that the Email Address field contains a valid address. If not, change it and click Change to save the new address.
To test the emailing, click the My Pages link to return to the main ECM window, and in the Navigator on the right, click the Key Features document. When it loads, you'll see an email link in the top right of the window on the right. Click this button.
After making these changes you should be able to email ECM documents.
This concludes the installation instructions.
Step 5. Verifying your Configuration and Learning to Use the Software.
If you got to a Nexus login in Step 4, it means you have successfully installed the portal and started a functioning HTTP server instance. You can use the NEXUSADMIN profile to log in.
Now you're ready to start learning how to use Nexus.