The "Installation" chapter provides fundamental information and detailed guides for installing Intrexx.
In particular, it provides the information that you need to upgrade Intrexx (change version).
This section provides an overview of general aspects in conjunction with installing Intrexx.
It is of particular interest if you are installing Intrexx for the first time and
are not yet familiar with the required infrastructure and the interaction between Intrexx and third-party systems.
This section also provides a very simplified typical installation process that is intended
to provide you with a basic overview of the installation process.
This section provides an overview of the Intrexx architecture. In particular, it looks at the
embedded Tomcat, which is integrated as of Intrexx 19.03, and its interaction with a
reverse proxy (IIS or NGINX). Understanding the Intrexx architecture will help you
comprehend the individual steps when installing Intrexx. Equally, it will help you
make the required configurations in the portal properties after the installation.
- System requirements
This section lists the hardware and software requirements for installing and running Intrexx.
Activities outside of Intrexx
You need third-party software to run Intrexx and portals. Typically, you will work with a reverse
proxy to ensure the security and good load balancing for your portal. This is usually
IIS on a Windows system and NGINX on a Linux system. This is software
that is not provided with Intrexx. Nonetheless, this section
provides a detailed description of the installation and configuration of IIS as well
as helpful links for the installation and configuration of NGINX.
You should read this section before actually installing Intrexx. It is also relevant to you if
you already use IIS because as of Intrexx 19.03, websites need to be used instead of virtual directories.
- Install Intrexx
This section provides a detailed guide for installing Intrexx.
Install Online Updates for Intrexx
Updates are provided for each Intrexx version at irregular intervals. This section
describes the installation of these so-called Online Updates.
This section is helpful if you have already installed Intrexx and would
like to know how to install Online Updates.
Perform Intrexx upgrade
This section describes how to upgrade Intrexx, meaning to change the version of Intrexx.
Central changes were made to the Intrexx architecture in Intrexx 19.03. This primarily concerns the
embedded Tomcat, which is in integrated component from Version 19.03 onwards, and its interaction
with a reverse proxy (IIS or NGINX).
When upgrading from Intrexx 19.03 to Intrexx 19.09, 20.03 or 20.09, you do not need to pay special attention
in this context because no further changes were made to the architecture in 20.09.
When upgrading from Intrexx 18.03 (or an even earlier version), it is important to understand
the changed Intrexx architecture.
Pay special attention to the information about IIS (Internet Information Service), if you
are using a Windows environment, or about NGINX, if you are using a Linux environment.
The corresponding information is available in the following chapters:
Configure portal properties
This section provides information about how you need to configure the portal properties in Intrexx
so that your portal can be opened in a browser. It particularly focuses on the connection
between the embedded Tomcat and the reverse proxy you are using.
The configuration settings described in this section need to be made both after a new installation
as well as after upgrading from Version 18.03 (or an even earlier version) to 20.09.