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The following tutorial gets you started with Aspire in 20 minutes or less. This tutorial is for Aspire 3 (Alder). This tutorial will take you through installing Aspire, an Aspire connector application, and an Aspire publisher application (that simply writes to a file instead of to a search engine for indexing). It will give you an idea of how you install Aspire applications using the System Admin user interface (no programming knowledge needed).
There is another quick start tutorial to learn how to build Aspire distributions from scratch using Maven prototypes and Maven component repositories. Quick Start with Distribution Archetype
Additionally, there are also tutorials for each type of connector application you might wish to install; those are located under the section for each Connector.
Before you begin, you need to be registered to use Aspire (go to http://aspire.searchtechnologies.com/) if you haven't already done that.
You will need your user registration name and password in order to complete this tutorial.
This tutorial assumes the user has already set up his environment, if not please refer to Environment Setup
Download and unpack https://wiki.searchtechnologies.com/binaries/. Select the most recent Aspire binary (aspire-distribution-X.X.zip). For purposes of this tutorial, we'll use "aspire-quick-start" as the directory name to which you unpack Aspire.
Note: This is the best way to evaluate Aspire with or without premium connectors. The preferred method if you are actually building a distribution is to use the Distribution Archetype, which requires also downloading a Maven client.
The download will create a directory structure similar to that described in Aspire Directory Structure.
Go to the directory where you unpacked Aspire (such as "aspire-quick-start") and go to the configuration directory /config. Open the settings.xml file with a text or XML editor. Look for the maven repository tag. You need to replace the user name and password that displays with the user name and password you used to register for Aspire.
<repositories> <defaultVersion>3.2</defaultVersion> <repository type="distribution"> <directory>bundles/aspire</directory> </repository> <repository type="maven"> <remoteRepositories> <remoteRepository> <id>stPublic</id> <url>http://repository.searchtechnologies.com/artifactory/public/</url> <user>YOUR-REGISTERED-USERNAME</user> <password>YOUR-REGISTERED-PASSWORD</password> </remoteRepository> </remoteRepositories> </repository> </repositories>
Once you've entered your user name and password, save and close the file. Make sure you save it so it remains a .xml file
First, make sure you have access to the internet so that Aspire can download components. Next, still in the Aspire directory you created, change to the /bin directory and type "startup" to launch Aspire.
Note that "startup" is a batch script (on Windows) or a shell script (on Unix) that can be modified as necessary if you need more memory or need to set other system properties.
Aspire may take a few seconds to load all of the necessary components. You will see feedback to the command prompt during the startup.
If you are downloading Aspire Community, ignore the error message about being unable to download the com.searchtechnologies.aspire:aspire-dcm-enterprise component. The aspire-dcm-enterprise component is available only with Enterprise systems (and is used for Distributed Processing).
To specify exactly what File System folder to crawl, we will need to create a new "Content Source".
To create a new content source:
In the "General" tab in the Content Source Configuration window, specify basic information for the content source:
After selecting a Scheduled, specify the details, if applicable:
In the "Connector" tab, specify the connection information to crawl the File System folder.
In the "Workflow" tab, specify the workflow steps for the jobs that come out of the crawl. Drag and drop rules to determine which steps should an item follow after being crawled. This rules could be where to publish the document or transformations needed on the data before sending it to a search engine. See Workflow for more information.
After completing this steps click on the Save then Done and you'll be sent back to the Home Page.
|You can add more schedules by clicking in the Add New option, and rearrange the order of the schedules.|
|If you want to disable the content source just unselect the the "Enable" checkbox. This is useful if the folder will be under maintenance and no crawls are wanted during that period of time.|
|Real Time and Cache Groups crawl will be available depending of the connector.|
Now that the content source is set up, the crawl can be initiated.
The status will show RUNNING while the crawl is going, and CRAWLED when it is finished.
If there are errors, you will get a clickable "Error" flag that will take you to a detailed error message page.
You have completed the 20-minute quick start. We hope it was a fun experience.
To shutdown Aspire, go to the Debug Console page (http://localhost:50505/aspire) and click on the "Shutdown" button (that's the red button to the right of the server name). Or, you could go to the Aspire console window (where you started Aspire with "bin\startup") and type "shutdown" and then press the Return or Enter key. Either way will shut down Aspire.
The Aspire Development Team