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JIRA 4 Essentials by Patrick Li

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Installing JIRA

Now that we have a good understanding of the overall architecture of JIRA and the various installation options, we are ready to install our own JIRA deployment.

In the following exercise, we will be installing and configuring a fresh JIRA instance that will be ready for production. We will be basing our installation on a Windows platform. If you are planning to use a different platform, please refer to the vendor documentation on installing the required softwares for your platform.

In this exercise, we will:

  1. Install a fresh instance of JIRA.
  2. Configure JIRA to an enterprise relational database.
  3. Configure JIRA as a service so it will start automatically with the system.

We will continue to use this JIRA instance in our subsequent chapters ...

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