Installing the monitoring web application

In addition to (and in some cases, even as a replacement for) the desktop version of DataCleaner, we also provide a web application for monitoring, scheduling and sharing analysis jobs and results.

A Java servlet container and web server is required to run the monitoring web application. An example of this is Apache Tomcat 7.x , which is often used and tested by the DataCleaner development team.

To install the monitoring web application, install the Web Archive (.war) file in your container. If you're using Apache Tomcat, this is done by copying the .war file to the "webapps" folder within your tomcat directory. Afterwards, start the container and go to http://localhost:8080/DataCleaner-monitor to see the welcome/login screen:

In the community edition of DataCleaner, you will find suggestions for login credentials directly on the screen, to get you started quickly.

Creating a resources folder on Windows

DataCleaner monitor uses a special resources folder. Typically it is created automatically during installation. In an English Windows 7 this would probably be C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\.datacleaner. However, when using Apache Tomcat and its system service then this resources folder needs to be created manually as C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.datacleaner. If you encounter any problems while using the system service, make sure the resource folder is available.

Manual creation of Windows systemprofile resource folder

Windows Explorer does not allow you to create a folder starting with a dot ('.') so use another file manager or command prompt (in Administrator mode): mkdir C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.datacleaner

And copy your DataCleaner license file into it. It should be available in your home folder: copy C:\Users\IEUser\.datacleaner\hi_datacleaner.lic C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.datacleaner