[SOL-173] How to Install the Community Edition Created: 05.09.2014  Updated: 12.10.2016

Status: Published
Project: Solution Center
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Explanation
Reporter: Captain EXASOL Assignee: Captain EXASOL
Labels: EXASolo


The Community Version of EXASolution ("EXASolo") is a fully-featured single node version of EXASolution, delivered as a virtual machine image that can be downloaded from the EXASOL website.


Prerequisites :

  • A machine with at least 4GB RAM and any 64-bit operating system
  • Any virtual machine player capable of running a ".ova" virtual machine image
  • The ".ova" virtual machine image, downloaded from the EXASOL website
  • (optionally) the EXAplus GUI for working with EXASolution after installation
  • (optionally) ODBC and JDBC drivers for connecting to your favourite third-party tool

Installation Steps

  • Check Virtual Machine network settings
    • If you don't care what IP address the database is assigned, just make sure you have a "Host Only" network adaptor configured with the default settings
  • Double click the download file
    • This will open whichever VM player is the default for ".ova" files
  • Click Import
  • Click Agree
  • Change the Boot Order
    • This is to avoid the installation restarting the next time you run the virtual machine - unselect anything that is not "Hard Drive"
  • Start the Virtual Machine
  • Community Edition is now ready to use

There is a video available which walks through the installation using the VirtualBox player : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr7C14Lfc_Y

Category 1: Cluster Administration - Installation
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