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Centro 7.3 is the latest in product visualization software from Actify, Inc. Centro 7.2 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.

Prerequisite Software

  • Internet Information Services

  • .NET 4.6.2

 

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titleEnabling additional Windows Features

For Windows 7 web app servers, there are needed Windows features that need to be enabled. For more current Windows OSs these are enabled by default.

To enable these in Windows 7,

  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 (this should automatically check ASP.NET, ISAPI Extensions, and ISAPI Filters).
  6. Click OK.

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 2012

For Windows Server 2012, add the following roles and features as described for the specified version of 2012.


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titleWinServer 2012 Standard Required Roles and Features
  1. Select Web Server (IIS) under Server Roles
  2. Select the pictured features
  3. For the Web Server Role (IIS) role service, select the pictured role services
  4. Install the roles and services.
  5. Confirm the selected roles and features.
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titleWinServer 2012 R2 Required Roles and Features
  1. Select Web Server (IIS) under Server Roles
  2. Select the pictured features
  3. For the Web Server Role (IIS) role service, select the pictured role services.
  4. Add the picture role services for the Web Server Role.
  5. Confirm selections.

 

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 the One-Pager, install Web Deploy (https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/web-deploy).

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.


Requirements

Centro Server 

  • OS: Win7 64-bit, Win10 64-bit, 2008 R2 64-bit, or Win Server 2012 64-bit 
  • Memory: 8GB or more
  • Disk Space: 10GB or more 

Database Server

  • OS: Ubuntu v12.04/v14.10/v15.04 or , Debain v7.0 or v8.0, or CentOS 7
  • Memory: 8GB or more
  • Disk Space: 10GB or more

 Client 

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