Liferay Connected Services (LCS) is a set of online tools and services that lets you manage and monitor your Liferay Portal instances. LCS can help you install fix packs, monitor your instances’ performance, activate your instances, and help you manage your Liferay Portal subscriptions. In other words, LCS is like a butler for the mansion that is Liferay Portal. Even better, the features of LCS work regardless of whether your instance is on a single discreet server or distributed across a cluster. It’s like having a single butler that can serve several mansions at once! You can find more information about LCS on its official product page.
Before going any further, you should make sure that your Liferay Portal instances meet the requirements for LCS–you must be running Liferay Portal 6.2 EE.
Also, you should take note of a few key terms used throughout this guide:
- Project: Represents a group of users belonging to a company or organization. For example, a project can consist of all the users from a project team or business unit, or it can include the entire company.
- Environment: Represents a physical cluster of servers or a virtual or logical aggregation of servers.
- Server: Describes a concrete portal instance. It can be a standalone server or a cluster node.
As you go through this guide, you’ll cover the following sections on LCS:
- LCS Preconfiguration
- Connecting to LCS
- Using LCS
You’ll get started with the configuration steps required to use LCS with Liferay Portal.