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Centro 7.8.1 is the latest in product visualization software from Actify, Inc. Centro 7.8.1 is a 64-bit server application that is fully browser based, with a scalable architecture utilizing a graph database and greater flexibility with action sequences. Centro consists of 4 components listed in the steps below.

To upgrade an existing version of Centro, see Upgrade Installation.

Prerequisite Software

  • Internet Information Services

  • .NET 4.7.2


Prerequisite Steps 

There are a few steps required before installing C7. You'll need to run PowerShell in administrator mode.  

To do this: 

  1. Go to the Start menu. 

  2. Select Accessories > Windows PowerShell 

  3. Right mouse click on Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.


Windows Server Setup

For Windows Server, add the following roles and features as described for the specified version.

 Windows 10 Standard Required Features

For Windows 10 web app servers, there are needed Windows features that need to be enabled. 

To enable these in Windows 10,

  1. Launch Control Panel.
  2. Click Get Programs.
  3. Click Turn Windows features on or off.
  4. Expand Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Application Development Features.
  5. Check .NET Extensibility 3.5.
  6. Check .NET Extensibility 4.x.
  7. Check ASP.NET 3.5.
  8. Check ASP.NET 4.x.
  9. Check ISAPI Extensions.
  10. Check ISAPI Filters.
  11. Expand Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Common HTTP Features.
  12. Check Default Document.
  13. Check Directory Browsing.
  14. Check HTTP Errors.
  15. Check Static Content.
  16. Click OK.
 WinServer 2012 Standard Required Roles and Features
  1. Select Web Server (IIS) under Server Roles
  2. Select the pictured features
  3. Select Message Queuing (MSMQ).
  4. For the Web Server Role (IIS) role service, select the pictured role services
  5. Install the roles and services.
  6. Confirm the selected roles and features.
 WinServer 2012 R2 Required Roles and Features
  1. Select Web Server (IIS) under Server Roles
  2. Select the pictured features
  3. Select Message Queuing (MSMQ).

  4. For the Web Server Role (IIS) role service, select the pictured role services.
  5. Add the services shown below for the Web Server Role.
  6. Confirm selections.
 WinServer 2016 Required Roles and Features

For Windows Server 2016, add the roles and features as described for the 2012 R2 section, exceptfor .Net 3.5.  You will have to install the other Roles and Features first, do a reboot, then install .Net 3.5.


Continue with the pre-installation items:

  • Copy/download the installation files to a single temporary folder. For example: C:\Centro\

  •  Open the "Turn Windows features on or off" window, and locate and check the following:
    • Windows 7: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 -> Windows Communication Foundation Non-HTTP Activation
    • Windows 8: .NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Features -> WCF Services -> Named Pipe Activation
    • Windows 10: .NET Framework 4.6 Advanced Features -> WCF Services -> Named Pipe Activation
  • If installing a One-Pager Dashboard, you must also install Web Deploy
    • Select Custom
    • Select IIS Deployment Handler
    • Select Management Services

 WinServer 2019 Required Roles and Features
  1. From the Service Manager Dashboard, click Add Roles and Features.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the server and click Next.
  5. Select Web Server (IIS) under Server Roles.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pictured features
  8. Make sure this includes Message Queuing (MSMQ).
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Add Features
  11. Add the services shown below for the Web Server Role.
  12. Confirm selections.
  13. Click Install.

Installation Steps

  1. Install the Database

  2. Install the WebApp engine
  3. Install the Pipeline host service
  4. Install the Pipeline Manager service

Distributed Deployments

For distributed deployment configurations see Distributed Deployment before beginning installing.

Licensing

To apply licensing, refer to Centro Licensing.

WARNING:Do not apply a floating license to Centro. This is not supported and will cause unwanted results.



Requirements

Centro Server 

  • OS: 
    • Win10 64-bit, 
    • Win Server 2012 R2 64-bit, 
    • Win Server 2012 64-bit, 
    • Win Server 2016 64-bit, or
    • Win Server 2019 64-bit
  • Memory: 16GB or more
  • Disk Space: 80GB or more 

Database Server

  • Windows OS: 
    • Win10 64-bit
    • 20012 R2 64-bit
    • Win Server 2012 64-bit
    • Win Server 2016 64-bit
    • Win Server 2019 64-bit
  • Linux OS: 
    • Ubuntu v12.04/v14.10/v15.04
    • Debain v7.0 or v8.0
    • CentOS 7
    • See the Arango site for additional Linux Versions supported: 
    • Preferred Version
    • Requires registration to get download link
  • Memory: 16GB or more
  • Disk Space: 80GB or more
  • See the ArangoDB Compatibility Chart


Client 

  • WebGL Compatible Browser: FireFox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 11+, Edge
  • Memory: 2GB or more




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