|Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite Generic Loan Demo|
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Last week for current Red Hat customers we have made the Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite Beta1 available. This is a milestone release on the way to a final version 6 release.
This demo originated from Dan-Grigore Pupaza who works for a Red Hat partner.
Without going into details that will be presented upon a final Beta release announcement soon, I wanted to give customers with access to the Beta1 release a head start by providing a completely automated setup of the JBoss BPM Suite, with a pre-configured generic loan demo project out of the box.
This project is setup like all my previous JBoss demos and therefore should be a snap for you to get started with. You just need to obtain the project, download the products from the Customer Portal, and push the start button.
Easy as can be!
For more details here is a bit of a walk through to get you on your way, starting with the Github hosted project bpms-generic-loan-demo.
# You will want to clone the project as follows. # $ git clone https://github.com/eschabell/bpms-generic-loan-demo.git
With this project still based on the Beta releases, the final documentation has not been added, therefore I provide the walk through in this article instead. This will be replaced with details quickstart documentation in the project you cloned above in the future, including a slide overview of the project architecture.
For now lets look at the directories and files provided.
README.md - contains instructions and details to get started. init.sh - the script to install and configure products and demo. installs/ - directory to put the products for this demo, see README file there. projects/ - directory containing the developer demo project for JBDS import. docs/ - directory containing eventual demo documentation. support/ - directory with all supporting files and configurations for installing project.
Once you have cloned this to your machine, you can then go to the Customer Portal and download the JBoss BPM Suite Beta1 product.
|Download the last entry for JBoss EAP 6|
The file you have downloaded will be called jboss-bpms-6.0.0.Beta1-deployable-eap6.x.zip, you will also need to download JBoss EAP 6.1.0, which can be found in the Customer Portal also.
# Download & copy to the installs directory. # Ensure that this file is executable by running: # $ chmod +x installs/jboss-bpms-6.0.0.Beta1-deployable-eap6.x.zip $ chmod +x installs/jboss-eap-6.1.0.zip
Now you can execute in the project root directory the provided init.sh (or init.bat) file.
You will now note that you have a new directory, target/ that contains the JBoss EAP server, an installation of JBoss BPM Suite, and a pre-configured generic loan demo project which you can start as follows.
Start JBoss BPM Suite
# The will run with this startup, installing a maven repository from # the JBoss BPM Suite in the directory you start it from. # $ ./target/jboss-eap-6.1/bin/standalone.sh
|JBoss BPM Suite login|
Once the product is started you can open a browser window to login to Business Central of the JBoss BPM Suite.
There are a few roles defined and configured for the human task that is part of the generic loan demo.
User roles for demo
- User erics with password bpmsuite, has all roles and admin rights.
- User alan with password bpmsuite, has Loan Officer role.
Select Project Authoring
After login you will see the initial screen with links to various parts and components of the JBoss BPM Suite. It has been pre-loaded with the generic loan demo so no need to use the Authoring -> Administration menu where you would start to either create a new repository and project, or import an existing one from some Git repository.
|Build & deploy project|
The button New Instance at the top can be pressed to deploy a new process, which pops-up with your first form to submit a loan application.
The following data can be filled in to initiate the process.
- Name: erics
- Age: 30
- Income: 3000
- Amount: 10010 (auto approval if under 10k, no human task)
- Period (in months): 24
For monitoring you can view the Process & Task Dashboard, especially as you claim and complete tasks from the Tasks List.
|Monitoring dashboard (BAM), 1 completed|
This completes the quick overview, which gets you started on working with the JBoss BPM Suite product.
One final note, the entire demo is running in memory, so if you restart your JBoss BPM Suite, you will lose your process data, instances, etc. Just re-run the jar tooling discussed above to reset your installation.