Configuration Wizard

Use the Configuration Wizard to set up stand-alone servers and new deployments, create clusters, migrate and update to new versions, and add new capabilities to existing deployments.

In the Configuration Wizard, you answer questions about the environment that you are configuring. Based on your answers, the wizard prompts you for custom values that are needed to configure your environment. Finally, the wizard generates custom steps and scripts to set up your environment.

Configuration options in the Configuration Wizard

Using the following configuration options, you can configure the portal server that you are connected to in real time. You can also download scripts and instructions to run on other servers, create reusable scripts for common configuration patterns, and create scripts to compare to scripts created in previous releases.

Database Transfer
Select this option to transfer data from Apache Derby to any of the database types that are supported by HCL.
Enable Federated Security
Add an LDAP user registry to the default federated repository to store user account information for authorization.
Shorten Site URLs for Search Engine Optimization
Use the Configuration Wizard to change or remove /wps/portal (context root and default home values) to create shorter, human-readable URLs. Select an option to remove navigational state information from site URLs.
Create a Deployment Manager
Create a deployment manager profile that is augmented with HCL resources.
Create a Cluster
Use the Configuration Wizard to create the primary node in your cluster.
Create an Additional Cluster Node
Use the Configuration Wizard to add nodes to a cluster.
Install and Uninstall Add-ons
You can install add-on functionality to your HCL Portal with the solution installer through the Configuration Wizard.
Migrate a Stand-alone Server
Use the Configuration Wizard to migrate a stand-alone server environment.
Migrate a Cluster Step 1: Migrate the Deployment Manager Profile
Use the Configuration Wizard to migrate the deployment manager profile for a cluster environment. These steps must be completed before you start the migration of any nodes.
Migrate a Cluster Step 2: Migrate Node Profiles
Use the Configuration Wizard to upgrade the node profiles for a cluster environment. These steps must be completed on all portal nodes in the cell before you begin the next cluster migration step.
Migrate a Cluster Step 3: Upgrade Node Profiles
Use the Configuration Wizard to upgrade the nodes profiles for a cluster environment. Start these steps only after you migrate node profiles on all portal nodes in the cell.
Recycle a Managed HCL Digital Experience Cell
Select this option to recycle the deployment manager and node agents. This configuration option runs the action-cluster-recycle-dmgr task.
  • This option is found in More Options.
Remove the HCL Digital ExperienceProfile
Use the Configuration Wizard to remove a portal profile.

Configuration Wizard and clusters

In clustered environments, you can use the Configuration Wizard from the primary node. You can use the scripts from the primary node on the other nodes. You do not need to deploy the Configuration Wizard to the deployment manager.

Configuration Wizard profile

The wizard has a unique profile, cw_profile, and administrator credentials.

Note: Running the Configuration Wizard on z/OS® is not supported.