Installing Znode Dependencies

This quickstart guide provides instructions on installing Znode's dependencies to prepare for a Znode installation. The instructions are organized into the following parts:

  • Part 1: Installing Java Development Kit (JDK)

  • Part 2: Installing Elasticsearch

  • Part 3: Installing MongoDB

Znode's Dependencies

Znode depends on the following software to properly run. Other versions may work, but the following versions are most rigorously tested. For version requirements please refer to Znode System Requirements.

  • .NET Ecosystem:

    • .NET Framework 

    • Visual Studio 

    • IIS (or IIS Express with VS)

    • Microsoft SQL Server (Standard Edition at least, with SQL Server Agent installed)

  • Non-.NET Ecosystem:

    • Java Development Kit (JDK)

    • Elasticsearch 

    • MongoDB 

It is assumed that a proper .NET development environment is already set up. For that reason, Visual Studio, IIS, and SQL Server installation help is not provided in this guide. This guide covers the installation of the JDK, Elasticsearch, and MongoDB.

Part 1: Installing Java Development Kit (JDK)

To run Znode, the JDK must be installed. Note that Znode itself does not depend on Java, but Znode depends on Elasticsearch, which depends on Java.

Install JDK

Follow these steps to install the JDK. Znode uses Elasticsearch, so any JDK that is compatible with Elasticsearch will work. 

  1. Acquire a copy of the JDK 

  2. Run the JDK installer.

  3. Follow the steps built into the installer.

Configure 'JAVA_HOME' Environment Variable

Elasticsearch also assumes that a Windows Environment Variable will point to the JDK installation path. To set this, follow these steps:

  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator.

  2. Run (the version detailed below is only to be used as an example reference, ie jdk-17.0.1) 

    setx -m JAVA_HOME "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.1"

     at the command prompt. Update the path to match that of the local JDK installation if necessary.

  3. The variable can be verified by restarting the command prompt and running 

    echo %JAVA_HOME%

Part 2: Installing Elasticsearch

Follow these steps to install Elasticsearch. Znode officially supports Elasticsearch

  1. Acquire a copy of Elasticsearch

  2. Copy the Elasticsearch folder to the root of the C: drive, or another desired location.

  3. Open a command prompt as an administrator and execute the following commands to install the Elasticsearch Windows Service and run it in the background:

    1. (the version detailed below is only to be used as an example reference) 

      cd C:\elasticsearch-7.16.2\bin
    2. C:\elasticsearch-7.16.2\bin>elasticsearch-service.bat install
    3. C:\elasticsearch-7.16.2\bin>elasticsearch-service.bat start
    4. This will then register Elasticsearch as a service

Part 3: Installing MongoDB 

Follow these steps to install MongoDB. Znode officially supports MongoDB

  1. Acquire a copy of MongoDB

  2. Run the MongoDB installer. Choose the Complete option.

  3. On the next page, keep the default options of Install MongoDB as a Service and Run service as a Network Service user. Click Next.

  4. The Install MongoDB Compass option can be deselected because it is not needed. Click Next.

  5. Click Install. Wait while the installation is performed.

  6. Click Finish to acknowledge the completion of the installation.

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