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Configuring and starting the standalone deployment engine

The standalone deployment engine is implemented as a set of Java libraries and is multi-platform.
The standalone deployment engine uses RMI, which is disabled in Alfresco by default.
If you enable RMI, ensure that you understand the risks and restrict use of RMI to trusted hosts.
  • To enable RMI, set the following parameters in your file:

  • (Windows) To start the standalone deployment engine:
    • Open a command prompt, and run the deploy_start script, or
    • Select Start Menu > All Programs > Alfresco Standalone Deployment Receiver > Start Alfresco Standalone Deployment Receiver.

    The Start menu action is available if you have used the deployment installer to install the Standalone Deployment Engine. This action is calling the deploy_start.bat script.

    It is also possible to install the standalone deployment engine as a Windows service, which can automatically start when Windows starts.

  • (Linux) To start the standalone deployment engine, open a command prompt and run the script.

    Note: The default shell for this script is sh. You can edit the file to change to your preferred shell. For example, change the #!/bin/sh line to #!/bin/bash.
When deploying to a deployment engine running on a multi-NIC system, it may be necessary to bind the RMI registry to a particular IP address. To do this, add the following to the Java command in or deploy_start.bat:

Where x.x.x.x is the IP address assigned to the NIC to which you want to bind.