Documentum 7.2 Developer Edition

In case you missed the announcement in November, EMC Documentum has released the 7.2 Developer Edition.  Like the 7.1 edition, it is built on a CentOS image using PostgreSQL as its backing database.  The announcement claims it includes 30 new features and has addressed nearly 3,000 issues (Were there 3,000 issues with the 7.1 edition?) and represents 100,000 hours of effort.

The 7.2 Developer Edition contains only bare-bones features:

  • Content Server 7.2
  • DA 7.2
  • DFC and DFS/REST

The VMware image can be downloaded as a single image (~12GB) or as split images (22 files at 2GB each). For access to the image, fill out the form here:

Comments on the announcement are disabled and there is no tech support available for the image, save the developer community.  However, there are some helpful links at the end of the announcement, and you can find other helpful (and critical) posts if you look around (e.g., here and here).


D2 4.2 Developer Edition (Unofficial)

Now that we have a D7 Developer Edition and an xCP 2.1 Developer Edition, a D2 4.2 Developer Edition must be right around the corner, right?  Well, I haven’t heard anything official about such an offering, but there is a great post on the ECN by Alvaro de Andres describing how to create your own D2 4.2 Developer Edition.  Give it a try until EMC releases an official D2 Developer Edition.

UPDATE:  I have had the opportunity to try this myself and offer the following notes:

  • In the image’s default shell, tcsh, to set environment variables you must use the setenv command
  • On the image, Documentum is installed in the dctm directory, not documentum.  You will need to update all the paths accordingly.
  • On the image, JBoss is installed in the dfc_shared directory, not it’s normal location.  You will need to update the paths accordingly.

At last! xCP 2.1 Developer Edition Available

As promised, EMC has produced a free xCP 2.1 Developer Edition.  See the details here,, or download it directly here,

In summary, here is what the xCP 2.1 Developer Edition includes:

  • Fully installed and configured virtual image that requires no licensing
  • CentOS 6.4
  • PostgresSQL 9.2
  • Tomcat 7.0
  • Java 1.7.0_17
  • Content Server 7.1
  • DA 7.1
  • Documentum REST Services 7.1
  • DFC 7.1
  • xCP 2.1

Note that these features of xCP are not available in the Developer Edition (yet):

  • BAM
  • CIS
  • xPlore
  • CTS

Download and enjoy the convenience of a pre-installed, pre-configured, compact xCP 2.1 development environment.  Remember:  this developer release is not designed — nor licensed — for production use.

News from EMC World 2014

Though I didn’t attend this year, I did my best to stay abreast of the highlights from EMC World and Momentum 2014 via Twitter and blogs.  Here are a few that I followed:

Of course, EMC and attendees spewed out so many Tweets they were too numerous to follow.  If you’d like to review them, you can find them here:

One of the most exciting bits of news I heard was that in coming months, we can expect two new Documentum Developer Editions:

  • D2 – May 30, 2014
  • xCP – June 30, 2014 (with a Linux port of CTS)

See the evidence here.

If you know of other good sources for recaps of the events at EMC World, let me know in the comments.  Thanks.

Documentum 7.1 Developer’s Edition Available

Bottom line first, download it here:

The long-awaited D7.1 Developer’s Edition is finally available (and on schedule!). This new incarnation of the Dev Edition is built upon a completely open source stack and is freely available  for non-production use. This release of the Dev Edition focuses on the new Documentum REST web services, and includes the following Documentum components:

  • Documentum Content Server 7.1 (with repository)
  • Documentum REST Services 7.1
  • DFC 7.1
  • Documentum Administrator 7.1

The open source infrastructure consists of the following:

  • CentOS 6.4
  • PostgreSQL 9.2
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.50
  • Java

According to the official announcement (here), this is a “perpetual beta”, meaning EMC encourages feedback and comments (using the dev_edition tag) so the next release can benefit from your experiences, input, and wishes.

Happy downloading, and happy developing!

(Unofficial) D7 Developer Edition

Ingo Zitzmann posted a great article on the ECN discussing how to set up a D7 development environment using CentOS, Oracle, and Tomcat — on a Mac no less! Check it out.


xCP 2.0 Developer Edition?

The last time I checked, there were no plans to release a Developer Edition of the xCP 2.0 platform like there was for xCP 1.x. Too bad; the Developer Edition was a great way to get an environment up and running quickly for learning or demo purposes. The closest thing I have seen to a “developer edition” for xCP 2.0 is the product configuration I used during training.

This configuration required two VMware servers (the minimum configuration) as follows:

Server 1

  • BAM Server Process Integrator
  • Process Engine
  • Document Image Services
  • xCP Viewer DAR
  • Content Server
  • Java Method Server
  • Repository
  • xCP 2.0 Runtime Libraries
  • tcServer
  • Thumbnail Server
  • SQL Server 2008 R2

Server 2

  • Content Intelligence Services
  • Content Transformation Services
  • xPlore
  • Documentum Administrator
  • xMS Agent

Both of these virtual servers were configured as:

  • Win 2008 R2 x64
  • 2 CPUs
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 50 GB disk

It’s not a one-click install and you must have a licensed version of SQL Server, but it does work without too much pain.

I have heard from some brave folks who have made this work on a single VMware server with 6GB of RAM (8GB would be preferred).  I have also heard a rumor that there are also plans to release details for configuring the platform to run with Oracle on a single VMware image. The details of that configuration are due out in a white paper soon. Remember, all things xCP can be found here:

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