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Deploying hybris Sample Sites in version 5.6 and greater

Ahhh where have I been??? Sorry for the long run of silence. L I promised so much and all you have heard is empty air.  Well I’ll try (sorry, I’m done promising  :oops:) to get better and to start off on the right foot, I figured I’d start where I originally began, installing hybris locally.

Over the past couple months, I saw numerous comments with people hitting problems with 5.6 and 5.7 version of hybris deployment and trying to access the provided sample sites.  So I thought I would revisit one of my older posts, How to get started… Link to online references and a guide to setup your own environment, to see what is going on.

As mentioned many times before, wiki.hybris.com is your holy grail to hybris, but even hybris themselves have admitted it is difficult to navigate.  As I began my research into hybris 5.7 installation and went straight to my previous trusted source, Quick Installation page. I noticed immediately a very important notification box:

  • Do notuse the quick installation procedure if you’ve already created a working commerce suite configuration. Recipes will not preserve it!
  • The Quick Installation procedure applies to releases 5.1 through 5.5 of the hybris Commerce Suite. As of the hybris Commerce Suite release 5.6, this procedure has been deprecated as sample configurations are no longer provided with the hybris Commerce Suite. To quickly install the hybris Commerce Suite for release 5.6 and later, see Sample Scenarios Installation.

The third bullet is most interesting as this means that my original guide I created for 5.4 is no longer valid, this is the likely reason so many people receive dead pages when trying to access the B2C or B2B accelerator pages. Starting with version 5.6, hybris implemented a new build mechanism called hybris Installer using an open source packaging solution called Gradle. Gradle allows a solution provider to build a template of sorts for their solutions, bundling the copy, move, configure and execution of commands all in a single call to remove chance of user error in more traditional deployments. After a solution provider like hybris has build their template package, vendors can create many “recipes” to deploy new functions or solutions.

To improve the deployment of hybris sample sites, hybris created over 30 recipes to support a variety of scenarios to introduce hybris capabilities.  For summary of the recipes, go here.  In this article, I will not go over them in detail, but I am investigating each one and report back later. In interest of time and the objective of this article, I will use the recipe B2C Accelerator.

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URGENT NOTICE: Licensing limitation in your Local Environment

In the blog, How to get started… Link to online references and a guide to setup your own local environment, I discussed how you can create your own local hybris Commerce environment for hands-on experience.  This is fantastic way to put in practice what you learn from both my little blog and wiki.hybris.com but it does come with small limitation. Every 30 days you need to reset (reinitialize) your environment, essentially starting from Day 1. But I do have great news, per hybris, if you contact you hybris Channel manager/Partner, you can sign an additional EULA with hybris which will grant you access to an unlimited developer license which you can install into your local environment to be granted unrestricted access.

Happy playing in your hybris environment!

How to get started… Link to online references and a guide to setup your own local environment

hybris Blank content will come from two key sources:

1. hybris Wiki, an online resource provided by hybris themselves. hybris Wiki comes with a great wealth of information (remember, hybris is a massive, mature, ecommerce solution), as such, when first entering the wiki, it can be quite overwhelming. In this blog series I will often reference their wiki, so please ensure you have an account already setup 🙂

2. Hands-on, I’m not sure about you, but I am a hands-on person. Back in my SharePoint days, I built and ran MANY SharePoint instances locally on my computer, and same will be true here.  And here is my first astonishment with hybris, it has a super small footprint in regards to standalone environment!!! OK OK, granted my setup is for my personal use and by no means a production environment where thousands of customers are hitting it simultaneously but when you compare to standing up a SharePoint environment (even WSS/SharePoint Foundation) it is amazingly easy and painless to setup your own environment to play in.

To help with your learning process, I suggest you setup one for yourself as well, and that will be my first official information blog:

NOTE: The following instructions are supported with hybris v5.4 and 5.5. If you are running hybris v5.6 and greater, please see Deploying hybris Sample Sites in version 5.6 and greater

How to Setup Local Environment

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