Trial Documentation

Attivio Platform Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the Attivio community! Your download gives you access to a 14-day trial of the Attivio Cognitive Search Platform. This guide gives you step-by-step instructions for installing and running the platform, on Windows and on Linux.

Getting up and running is as easy as:

  1. Run the installer
    Whether installing on Windows or Linux, simply run the installer to install Attivio on your system. You can accept all the default settings. See Minimum System Requirements for details on what resources are required to run Attivio.
  2. Start Attivio
    On your desktop, double-click the newly created icon to start Attivio.
  3. Start ingesting content
    Follow the on-screen instructions to start building your first Attivio application.

 

Select your platform for in-depth instructions.

Windows Installation

Run the Installer

Start the installer as administrator.

The installation will begin.

Complete the Installation

Step 1

Click Next

Step 2

Review the Patent Notice and click Next.

Step 3

Choose an installation location and click Next.

Step 4

Decide whether you want to create a Start Menu folder and click Next.

Step 5

The installer will then extract files and install Attivio.

Step 6

Click Finish to complete the installation.

Start Attivio

Step 1

On your desktop, double-click the newly created icon to start Attivio.

Step 2

A command window will open and begin starting Attivio.

Step 3

If prompted by a firewall dialog, allow access.

Step 4

Once Attivio is started, a browser page prompting you to log in will be launched.

Enter the following credentials:

Username: aieadmin
Password: attivio

Step 5

Follow the on-screen instructions to start building your first Attivio application.

Start Ingesting Content

To start ingesting your content, first click the Create a New Application button and give your application a name and description. 

On the following screen, choose a data source from the available options:

 
Generic File System
Crawls a file system and converts discovered files to IngestDocuments.

JDBC Database

Crawls database content.

RSS Feed

Kicks off RSS feed extraction job and manages the feeding of extracted data downstream.
CSV File Allows you to hook up to a new enterprise repository and include data from that repository in your application.
Sample Data Sets Use sample data selected in the drop down.


System Shutdown

To shutdown the application, use CTRL+C key in the command window where Attivio is running.

 

 

Linux Installation

Run the Installer

Open a terminal and run the installer. You will be prompted to confirm running the installer and where to install Attivio via a terminal editor. 

 

Start Attivio

Step 1

Look for the attivio-trial under <install-dir>/bin and run 

Step 2

Open a web browser and navigate to http://<linux host>:17000/asap to log into Attivio.

Enter the following credentials:

Username: aieadmin 
Password: attivio


Step 3

 

Follow the on-screen instructions to start building your first Attivio application. 


Start Ingesting Content

To start ingesting your content, first click the Create a New Application button and give your application a name and description. 

On the following screen, choose a data source from the available options:

 
Generic File System
Crawls a file system and converts discovered files to IngestDocuments.

JDBC Database

Crawls database content.

RSS Feed

Kicks off RSS feed extraction job and manages the feeding of extracted data downstream.
CSV FileAllows you to hook up to a new enterprise repository and include data from that repository in your application.
Sample Data SetsUse sample data selected in the drop down.

 

System Shutdown

To shutdown the application, use CTRL+C key in the terminal where Attivio is running.


Minimum System Requirements

Attivio's Cognitive Search and Insight Platform can scale to handle your largest projects. Following are some minimum system requirements in order to run Attivio for evaluation purposes. 

OS:

  • Windows 64-bit
  • Linux 64-bit

Memory:

  • 4GB available

CPU:

  • 2 cores

Storage:

  • 50GB available

Web Browser:

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 11

 


JDBC Database Sources

When adding a JDBC Database source, it may be necessary to add a JDBC driver to Attivio. Install the appropriate JDBC driver for the source database provided by the database vendor. Drivers can usually be obtained from database vendor customer support.

You'll need to shut down Attivio before adding the driver. Add the JDBC driver to an Attivio installation by copying its JAR file to the <install_dir>\lib\addons\module-dbconnector folder of the Attivio installation directory (e.g. copy mysql-connector-java-5.1.x-bin.jar to C:\attivio\lib\addons\module-dbconnector\).

By default, the DB Connector module installs and loads the following default JDBC drivers. Replace the default version in <install_dir>\lib\addons\module-dbconnector if a different version is needed.

For Oracle databases, the appropriate JDBC driver can be downloaded from the following URL:

For an open source, LGPL, JDBC driver for Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase, one option is to download JTDS from the following URL:

JTDS - http://jtds.sourceforge.net/index.html