This article describes the installation procedure for Openbravo 3.
In this release, you can install Openbravo following five different approaches:
- Openbravo On Demand (recommended): Experience dedicated instance of Openbravo Professional Edition running on a virtual server in the cloud with simple monthly fee per active user and no long term commitment. Find more information in the Openbravo_On_Demand_FAQ;
- Openbravo Appliance (recommended): you can download and install a fully configured appliance that runs in your preferred virtualization environment. The appliance includes both Openbravo as well as its underlaying technology stack and allows you to get started with Openbravo in just a few minutes and with only a few clicks. This is the recommended option for most Windows, Linux and Mac OSX users.
- Amazon EC2 (recommended): Ready to use Openbravo 3 on the Cloud? You can have a production ready system ready in around 5 minutes.
- Ubuntu Installation: Openbravo is included in the Ubuntu partner repository, so that you can add the software quickly and easily to your Ubuntu server.
- Custom deployment (experts only): a custom installation gives you the ability to deploy Openbravo under special circumstances or requirements. Most probably this is not the guide you are looking for, it requires a high dedication, a high knowledge of the software stack and a no fear to build components manually.
Choosing your deployment option
The Openbravo 3 deployment options are clearly divided into two groups. The first group includes pre-configured and optimized deploymeent packages available to save time and money:
- Openbravo Appliance.
- Ubuntu package.
- Amazon EC2 images (AMIs): both using the Openbravo Appliance and the Ubuntu package.
These are the recommended options for most of the cases. They allow you to start an evaluation, testing or production environment which is fully optimized and will allow you to scale. Either if you are running Windows, Linux or Mac OSX.
The second differentiated group includes installing from sources. This is useful for very specific deployment needs and it discouraged for most users.
Configuring the default date and time formats
To change the default Openbravo date format launch the setup tool inside the config/setup-tool directory.
Once all the changes are done, recompile and deploy Openbravo:
Restart Tomcat afterwards.