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  2. SOL-326

Free Small Business Edition (EXAone) Installation

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    • Type: How To
    • Status: Published
    • Affects Version/s: EXASolution 5.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: EXASolution
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      Minimum Requirements:

      1. 1 CPU
      2. 4 GB RAM
      3. 200 GB HDD
      4. 2 NICs - for private and public network (the private NIC can be disabled/removed after initial installation by selecting a virtual private network interface during installation - this feature is available starting with version 5.0.11)
        Starting with version 6.0.0 it is possible to install the Free Small Business Edition / EXAone with only one NIC. In that case, this network device is used for the public network, which prevents such a server to be used in a cluster.

      Base system installation

      Boot the server to be installed from the installation DVD (or ISO if using a virtualized environment). Choose install in the DVD boot screen.

      1. In the first configuration menu displayed after booting, you can choose a disk where to store the operating system. If there is only one available disk, database data will be stored there, too.
      2. In case that multiple disks are available on the system, the next screen can be used to configure where to store database data. Choose all appropriate disks and hit "OK".
      3. In the next screen, you can configure the private network. The options displayed here are only relevant in case of a later enlargement of an EXAone system. For now, you could leave all parameters unchanged and hit "OK".
      4. Next, you’ll be asked to provide a password for the maintenance user. Enter a password of your choice, confirm it and hit "OK". The maintenance user will be required e.g. in case network settings have to be changed after the initial installation of the EXAone system. The login name of the maintenance user is “maintenance”.
      5. The next step is to setup the external network of the server. This is the network that is used to connect database clients from. The use of DCHP is not recommended, so define some static IP address.
      6. Next, you'll see the "Advanced network configuration screen". Per default, the first network interface of the box is used for the private network and the second interface for the public network. In case you want a different setup, please choose ‘Configure’ to alter the configuration, otherwise proceed by selecting "OK".
        In case a later cluster enlargement is not necessary, you could choose "virtual" as the private network. This configuration ensures that the private network will not be visible on any network interface. In case of a virtualized system, you could delete the (now unused) NIC after system installation.
      7. Wait for operating system packages to be installed and the succeeding reboot.
      8. If the DVD was not removed during reboot, choose local as boot option.

      First startup and initial system configuration

      1. Start a browser and connect to the system via HTTPS or HTTP (the startup of the web interface may take some minutes).
      2. Login to EXAoperation. The default credentials are admin/admin.
      3. It is recommended to change the admin password immediately after installation. This can be done by choosing the link "Access Management" on the left side and editing the admin user in the list on the right.
      4. Go to the "EXAStorage" link and hit "Startup Storage Service".
      5. Select the configured node (usually n0010) by selecting the checkbox on its left and hit "Add unused disks". You should now see the available storage capacity of the node.

      Database configuration

      1. Create the necessary persistent data volume for the database to be created. Thus, click "Add volume" in the EXAStorage form and choose the appropriate volume values. This example shows how to configure the volume in an EXAone system consisting of one node n0010:
        • Master nodes: 1
        • Redundancy: 1
        • Allowed users: admin
        • Volume type: Data
        • Nodes list: n0010
        • Disk: d03_storage
      2. If backups should be stored locally, the creation of an archive volume is necessary. Thus, create a further volume, but instead of selecting the volume type Data, choose Archive
        } instead. The archive volume size should be sufficient to store at least two full database backups.
      3. The next step is to create a database. Follow the "EXASolution" link on the left and click "Add". An example configuration in an EXAone system containing of one node n0010 with a persistent data volume v0000 is shown here:
        • Active nodes: 1
        • Node List: n0010
        • EXAStorage Data Volume: v0000
        • DB RAM (GiB): 3
          After clicking "Add", the new database should be visible in the EXASolution form.
      4. Now click on the database name (which is just an HTML link).
      5. In the combo box on the right side, choose Create and hit "Submit". This will create the necessary database directories.
      6. Now choose Startup in the same combo box and hit "Submit" again. After some time (up to one minute), the database should be connectable. This can be verified via following the EXASolution link on the left side. A green light in the Online table column indicates a database which is up and running. Now, you can connect to the database with appropriate database clients by using the connection string shown in the same table.
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      Minimum Requirements: 1 CPU 4 GB RAM 200 GB HDD 2 NICs - for private and public network (the private NIC can be disabled/removed after initial installation by selecting a virtual private network interface during installation - this feature is available starting with version 5.0.11) Starting with version 6.0.0 it is possible to install the Free Small Business Edition / EXAone with only one NIC. In that case, this network device is used for the public network, which prevents such a server to be used in a cluster. Base system installation Boot the server to be installed from the installation DVD (or ISO if using a virtualized environment). Choose install in the DVD boot screen. In the first configuration menu displayed after booting, you can choose a disk where to store the operating system. If there is only one available disk, database data will be stored there, too. In case that multiple disks are available on the system, the next screen can be used to configure where to store database data. Choose all appropriate disks and hit "OK". In the next screen, you can configure the private network. The options displayed here are only relevant in case of a later enlargement of an EXAone system. For now, you could leave all parameters unchanged and hit "OK". Next, you’ll be asked to provide a password for the maintenance user. Enter a password of your choice, confirm it and hit "OK". The maintenance user will be required e.g. in case network settings have to be changed after the initial installation of the EXAone system. The login name of the maintenance user is “maintenance”. The next step is to setup the external network of the server. This is the network that is used to connect database clients from. The use of DCHP is not recommended, so define some static IP address. Next, you'll see the "Advanced network configuration screen". Per default, the first network interface of the box is used for the private network and the second interface for the public network. In case you want a different setup, please choose ‘Configure’ to alter the configuration, otherwise proceed by selecting "OK". In case a later cluster enlargement is not necessary, you could choose "virtual" as the private network. This configuration ensures that the private network will not be visible on any network interface. In case of a virtualized system, you could delete the (now unused) NIC after system installation. Wait for operating system packages to be installed and the succeeding reboot. If the DVD was not removed during reboot, choose local as boot option. First startup and initial system configuration Start a browser and connect to the system via HTTPS or HTTP (the startup of the web interface may take some minutes). Login to EXAoperation. The default credentials are admin/admin. It is recommended to change the admin password immediately after installation. This can be done by choosing the link "Access Management" on the left side and editing the admin user in the list on the right. Go to the "EXAStorage" link and hit "Startup Storage Service". Select the configured node (usually n0010) by selecting the checkbox on its left and hit "Add unused disks". You should now see the available storage capacity of the node. Database configuration Create the necessary persistent data volume for the database to be created. Thus, click "Add volume" in the EXAStorage form and choose the appropriate volume values. This example shows how to configure the volume in an EXAone system consisting of one node n0010: Master nodes : 1 Redundancy : 1 Allowed users : admin Volume type : Data Nodes list : n0010 Disk : d03_storage If backups should be stored locally, the creation of an archive volume is necessary. Thus, create a further volume, but instead of selecting the volume type Data , choose Archive } instead. The archive volume size should be sufficient to store at least two full database backups. The next step is to create a database. Follow the "EXASolution" link on the left and click "Add". An example configuration in an EXAone system containing of one node n0010 with a persistent data volume v0000 is shown here: Active nodes : 1 Node List : n0010 EXAStorage Data Volume : v0000 DB RAM (GiB) : 3 After clicking "Add", the new database should be visible in the EXASolution form. Now click on the database name (which is just an HTML link). In the combo box on the right side, choose Create and hit "Submit". This will create the necessary database directories. Now choose Startup in the same combo box and hit "Submit" again. After some time (up to one minute), the database should be connectable. This can be verified via following the EXASolution link on the left side. A green light in the Online table column indicates a database which is up and running. Now, you can connect to the database with appropriate database clients by using the connection string shown in the same table.
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      Cluster Administration - Installation
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