Liferay Connected Services (LCS) is a set of tools and services for managing and monitoring your Liferay DXP instances. LCS can help you install fix packs, monitor your instances’ performance, activate your instances, and help you manage your subscriptions. In other words, LCS is like a butler for the mansion that is Liferay DXP. 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 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 Liferay DXP instance. It can be a standalone server or a cluster node.
As you go through this guide, you’ll cover the following topics:
- Getting Started
- LCS Preconfiguration
- Registering Your Liferay DXP Server with LCS
- Using LCS
- Troubleshooting Your LCS Connection
You’ll get started with the configuration steps required to use LCS with Liferay DXP.