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Validation OpenText Brava!

This article contains the Validation steps to be taken to validate if the OpenText Brava! software is installed correctly

Validation needs to take place at the: 

  • Brava! Server
  • SharePoint Server
  • DCS SharePoint site


Brava! Server

The following validation steps need to be executed on a Brava! Server


Validation steps

  1. Open the start menu
  2. Search for "Brava! Enterprise . Net for SharePoint
  3. Check if the following Brava! apps are created:
    • Brava! Enterprise .NET Sample Page* 
    • Brava! Enterprise .NET Status
    • Brava! Enterprise 7.2 Admin Guide  

* Depending on the version, there is only one sample page (ActiveX) (Brava  version 7.2) or there is one for ActiveX and one for HTML(Brava  16 and higher).

 

Figure 1 Brava! 7.2 Apps

 

Figure 2 Brava! 16 Apps with ActiveX and HTML Sample Page



Sample Page Validation

  • Open the Brava! Enterprise Sample page 
  • In the sample page, validate a few file types like Word and PDF. You can select the file type in the top of the screen.

Figure 3 Sample Page

 

 Figure 4 Sample Page Validation with a PDF file type

 


Brava! services

The following services are running:

  • IGC Brava! Enterprise License Server
  • Brava! Enterprise .NET JobProcessor


Depending on the Brava! version the following service should be running:

  • World Wide Web Publishing Service (Brava 7.2)
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0 Tomcat7 (Brava 16.0)


License Check

There is a license file (IGCKey.lic) in the folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IGC\Brava! Enterprise\JobProcessor
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IGC\Brava! Enterprise\Brava! License


In the IGCKey you can find the expiration date (CommonDieDate). Validate that this date has not been expired.

If the parameter CommonDieDate is not stated in the license, then the license will never expire.

 

  Figure 5 IGCKey.lic license file

 


SharePoint Server

The following validation steps need to be executed on a SharePoint server.


Preconditions

  • SharePoint is installed
  • Brava! Server is installed on a dedicated server
  • DCS is installed
  • A DCS site or template (.wsp) is available 


Validation steps Central Admin

  • The Brava! related farm solutions are deployed (Central Administration -> System Settings -> Manage Farm Solutions)

  Figure 6 Brava! farm solutions are deployed

 

On the DCS settings page in Central Admin the viewer type is set accordingly:

  • Brava (use the Brava configuration, preferred)
  • ActiveX (force ActiveX with IE)
  • Html (force Html with IE)

 

Brava! is correctly configured in the Central Admin menu option Brava! for SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 Settings.

  • Check if the Brava server URL's are matching the Brava server URL

 

  Figure 7 Brava! Farm Settings

 

Organice DCS SharePoint site

The following validation steps need to be executed on a Organice DCS SharePoint site


Validation steps

 The Brava! Site collection feature is activated on the DCS site

  • In SP2013/SP2016: Site Settings -> Brava! Site Collection Features
  • In SP2010: Site Settings -> Informative Graphics Brava! Enterprise Site Collection Features


  Figure 8 Brava! Site Collection Settings

 


Brava! Viewer validation

  • Open a DCS site collection
  • Go to a controlled document where a PDF file is uploaded (if not create a new document set and upload a PDF) and select it
  • Click in the ribbon on Files. This should show the Brava! buttons
  • Click on "Current Window" to view the file with Brava!

  Figure 9 Brava! Ribbon

 

An alternative is to use the file context menu to view a file with Brava!

 

  Figure 10 Brava! context menu options

 



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