This page last changed on Apr 20, 2014 by max.williams.
I have just registered and this is my first post.
I am currently attempting to install/use openremote on my Synology NAS and would like to get a little bit of help and advice if possible. I'll give a brief run down of me and what I am aiming for.
I am a intermediate computer Techy and self confessed geek. I previously installed a pre-package of openremote and gave the free designer a bash.
Now I have purchased the OpenRemote professional license and want to get the pro version of the controller installed.
Tomcat Version JVM Version JVM Vendor OS Name OS Version OS Architecture
Apache Tomcat/6.0.39 1.7.0_51-b13 Oracle Corporation Linux 3.2.40 i386
OpenRemote-Controller-Pro1.0.12 (sat on my desktop at present)
I have Tomcat installed/setup and running.
I have java installed/setup and running.
Can anyone help me on what I need to do next to get this running. I would normally poke and prod around until I cracked it but I have just run out of steam and brain space. I would like to, just for once ask the right questions and get it running first time
I think this post is the most up to date.
I am not sure if that post also covers the setting of port 8688, which is typical for the Pro version
Posted by pz1 at Apr 20, 2014 13:25
Thank you for the reply. I have already browsed through the article and unfortunately it doesn't seem to quite work out for me. What caught my eye was this:
"There is one other possible method of installing OR, without the patters package, by using the stock Synology Tomcat and Java packages. I haven't tried this myself yet, but maybe someone could do a step-by-step guide using that method?"
So I was rather hoping someone could assist with how I would go about deploying a directory and WAR on tomcat. I am going to start picking away at it and see how I get on. If I get anywhere ill update my post.
Posted by max.williams at Apr 20, 2014 16:12
What does the boot.log tell you?
Posted by pz1 at Apr 20, 2014 17:59
Thanks for taking the time to reply and offer your help. However I really want to do this all myself, its more of a "dog with a bone" I just don't want to drop it.
Simply put I want to understand how to add OpenRemote so that If I want to move/change/update/downgrade I can do this myself instead of relying on others to do it for me. Kinda sounds stupid in a way but I just cant let it go now.
So if you or anyone else knows and can point me in the right direction, I will do the rest. If not I will find out and report back when Ive cracked it; with a full write up on how I did it of course
Posted by max.williams at Apr 21, 2014 09:34
So I have got somewhere. If someone could help me figure this last bit out would be much appreciated.
Installed Java Manager
Installed Java SE 7 55
Edited the tomcat-users.xml and added a administrator account.
Downloaded OpenRemote Pro from online designer.
Unzipped OpenRemote Pro to /volume1/Data
Copied contents of the webapps folder to /volume1/@appstore/Tomcat7/src/webapps/
Logged onto the Tomcat app manager to check the deployments had worked
browsed to synologyip:7070/controller/
Entered in my pro username and password
Presented with below error:
The path 'file:/../webapps/controller' doesnt exist.
I would add a log file there are a few with allot of errors. So if there's one in particular let me know. I have managed to work out this its possibly a permissions issue however how I remedy this situation I don't know.
Posted by max.williams at Apr 26, 2014 10:47