Install the NICE DCV Server on Linux - NICE DCV

Install the NICE DCV Server on Linux

The NICE DCV server is installed using a series of RPM or .deb packages, depending on your host server's operating system. The packages install all required packages and their dependencies, and perform the required server configuration.

Note

You must be signed in as the root user to install the NICE DCV server.

Install the NICE DCV Server

Amazon Linux 2 and RHEL/CentOS 7.x

The NICE DCV server is available for Amazon Linux 2, RHEL, and CentOS 7.x servers based on the 64-bit x86 and 64-bit ARM architectures.

Important

The nice-dcv-gl and nice-dcv-gltest packages aren't available for servers based on the 64-bit ARM architecture.

To install the NICE DCV server on Amazon Linux 2, RHEL 7.x, and CentOS 7.x

  1. Launch and connect to the server on which to install the NICE DCV server.

  2. The NICE DCV server packages are digitally signed with a secure GPG signature. To allow the package manager to verify the package signature, you must import the NICE GPG key. To do so, open a terminal window and import the NICE GPG key.

    $ sudo rpm --import https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/NICE-GPG-KEY
  3. Download the packages from the NICE website. The RPM and deb packages are packaged into a .tgz archive. Ensure that you download the correct archive for your operating system.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el7-x86_64.tgz
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el7-aarch64.tgz
  4. Extract the contents of the .tgz archive and navigate into the extracted directory.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el7-x86_64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el7-x86_64
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el7-aarch64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el7-aarch64
  5. Install the NICE DCV server.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-server-2021.0.10242-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-server-2021.0.10242-1.el7.aarch64.rpm
  6. (Optional) If you plan to use virtual sessions, install the nice-xdcv package.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-xdcv-2021.0.380-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ sudo yum install nice-xdcv-2021.0.380-1.el7.aarch64.rpm
  7. (Optional) If you plan to use GPU sharing, install the nice-dcv-gl package.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-gl-2021.0.912-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
    Note

    You can optionally install the nice-dcv-gltest package. This package includes a simple OpenGL application that can be used to determine whether your virtual sessions are properly configured to use hardware-based OpenGL.

  8. (Optional) If you plan to use NICE DCV with NICE EnginFrame, install the nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator package.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator-2021.0.134-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator-2021.0.134-1.el7.aarch64.rpm
  9. (Optional) If you plan to support specialized USB devices using USB remotization, install the DCV USB drivers.

    To install the DCV USB drivers, you must have Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) installed on your server. Use the following commands to install DKMS.

    DKMS can be installed from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. Run the following command to enable the EPEL repository:

    $ sudo yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

    After you have enabled the EPEL repository, run the following command to install DKMS:

    $ sudo yum install dkms

    After you have installed DKMS, run the following command to install the DCV USB drivers:

    $ sudo dcvusbdriverinstaller
RHEL/CentOS 8.x

The NICE DCV server is available for RHEL and CentOS 8.x servers based on the 64-bit x86 and 64-bit ARM architectures.

Important

The nice-dcv-gl and nice-dcv-gltest packages aren't available for servers based on the 64-bit ARM architecture.

To install the NICE DCV server on RHEL 8.x or CentOS 8.x

  1. Launch and connect to the server on which to install the NICE DCV server.

  2. The NICE DCV server packages are digitally signed with a secure GPG signature. To allow the package manager to verify the package signature, you must import the NICE GPG key. To do so, open a terminal window and import the NICE GPG key.

    $ sudo rpm --import https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/NICE-GPG-KEY
  3. Download the packages from the NICE website. The RPM and deb packages are packaged into a .tgz archive. Ensure that you download the correct archive for your operating system.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el8-x86_64.tgz
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el8-aarch64.tgz
  4. Extract the contents of the .tgz archive and navigate into the extracted directory.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el8-x86_64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el8-x86_64
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el8-aarch64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-el8-aarch64
  5. Install the NICE DCV server.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-server-2021.0.10242-1.el8.x86_64.rpm
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-server-2021.0.10242-1.el8.aarch64.rpm
  6. (Optional) If you plan to use virtual sessions, install the nice-xdcv package.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-xdcv-2021.0.380-1.el8.x86_64.rpm
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ sudo yum install nice-xdcv-2021.0.380-1.el8.aarch64.rpm
  7. (Optional) If you plan to use GPU sharing, install the nice-dcv-gl package.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-gl-2021.0.912-1.el8.x86_64.rpm
    Note

    You can optionally install the nice-dcv-gltest package. This package includes a simple OpenGL application that can be used to determine whether your virtual sessions are properly configured to use hardware-based OpenGL.

  8. (Optional) If you plan to use NICE DCV with NICE EnginFrame, install the nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator package.

    • 64-bit x86

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator-2021.0.134-1.el8.x86_64.rpm
    • 64-bit ARM

      $ sudo yum install nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator-2021.0.134-1.el8.aarch64.rpm
  9. (Optional) If you plan to support specialized USB devices using USB remotization, install the DCV USB drivers.

    To install the DCV USB drivers, you must have Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) installed on your server. Use the following commands to install DKMS.

    DKMS can be installed from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. Run the following command to enable the EPEL repository:

    $ sudo yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm

    After you have enabled the EPEL repository, run the following command to install DKMS:

    $ sudo yum install dkms

    After you have installed DKMS, run the following command to install the DCV USB drivers:

    $ sudo dcvusbdriverinstaller
SLES 12.x/15.x

The NICE DCV server is available for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.x/15.x servers based on the 64-bit x86 architecture only.

To install the NICE DCV server on SLES 12.x/15.x

  1. Launch and connect to the server on which to install the NICE DCV server.

  2. The NICE DCV server packages are digitally signed with a secure GPG signature. To allow the package manager to verify the package signature, you must import the NICE GPG key. To do so, open a terminal window and import the NICE GPG key.

    $ sudo rpm --import https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/NICE-GPG-KEY
  3. Download the packages from the NICE website. The RPM and deb packages are packaged into a .tgz archive. Ensure that you download the correct archive for your operating system.

    • SLES 12.x

      $ curl -O https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-sles12-x86_64.tgz
    • SLES 15.x

      $ curl -O https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-sles15-x86_64.tgz
  4. Extract the contents of the .tgz archive and navigate into the extracted directory.

    • SLES 12.x

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-sles12-x86_64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-sles12-x86_64
    • SLES 15.x

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-sles15-x86_64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-sles15-x86_64
  5. Install the NICE DCV server.

    • SLES 12.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-dcv-server-2021.0.10242-1.sles12.x86_64.rpm
    • SLES 15.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-dcv-server-2021.0.10242-1.sles15.x86_64.rpm
  6. (Optional) If you plan to use virtual sessions, install the nice-xdcv package.

    • SLES 12.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-xdcv-2021.0.380-1.sles12.x86_64.rpm
    • SLES 15.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-xdcv-2021.0.380-1.sles15.x86_64.rpm
  7. (Optional) If you plan to use GPU sharing, install the nice-dcv-gl package.

    • SLES 12.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-dcv-gl-2021.0.912-1.sles12.x86_64.rpm
    • SLES 15.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-dcv-gl-2021.0.912-1.sles15.x86_64.rpm
    Note

    You can optionally install the nice-dcv-gltest package. This package includes a simple OpenGL application that can be used to determine whether your virtual sessions are properly configured to use hardware-based OpenGL.

  8. (Optional) If you plan to use NICE DCV with NICE EnginFrame, install the nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator package.

    • SLES 12.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator-2021.0.134-1.sles12.x86_64.rpm
    • SLES 15.x

      $ sudo zypper install nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator-2021.0.134-1.sles15.x86_64.rpm
  9. (Optional) If you plan to support specialized USB devices using USB remotization, install the DCV USB drivers.

    To install the DCV USB drivers, you must have Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) installed on your server. Use the following commands to install DKMS.

    Run the following command to install DKMS:

    • SLES 12.x

      $ sudo zypper install http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Ximi1970:/Dkms:/Staging/SLE_12_SP4/noarch/dkms-2.5-11.1.noarch.rpm
    • SLES 15

      Enable the PackageHub repository.

      $ sudo SUSEConnect -p PackageHub/15/x86_64
      Note

      If you are using SLES 15 SP1 or SP2, replace 15 in the command above with either 15.1 or 15.2.

      Install DKMS.

      $ sudo zypper refresh
      $ sudo zypper install dkms

      Install the kernel source.

      $ sudo zypper install -y kernel-source

      Reboot the instance.

      $ sudo reboot

    After you have installed DKMS, run the following command to install the DCV USB drivers:

    $ sudo dcvusbdriverinstaller
Ubuntu 18.04/20.04

The NICE DCV server is available for Ubuntu servers based on the 64-bit x86 and 64-bit ARM architectures.

Important

The nice-dcv-gl and nice-dcv-gltest packages aren't available for servers based on the 64-bit ARM architecture.

To install the NICE DCV server on Ubuntu 18.04/20.04

  1. Launch and connect to the server on which to install the NICE DCV server.

  2. The NICE DCV server packages are digitally signed with a secure GPG signature. To allow the package manager to verify the package signature, you must import the NICE GPG key. To do so, open a terminal window and import the NICE GPG key.

    $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/NICE-GPG-KEY
    $ gpg --import NICE-GPG-KEY
  3. Download the packages from the NICE website. The RPM and deb packages are packaged into a .tgz archive. Ensure that you download the correct archive for your operating system.

    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu1804-x86_64.tgz
    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit ARM)

      $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu1804-aarch64.tgz
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ wget https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/2021.0/Servers/nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu2004-x86_64.tgz
  4. Extract the contents of the .tgz archive and navigate into the extracted directory.

    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu1804-x86_64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu1804-x86_64
    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit ARM)

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu1804-arm64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu1804-arm64
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ tar -xvzf nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu2004-x86_64.tgz && cd nice-dcv-2021.0-10242-ubuntu2004-x86_64
  5. Install the NICE DCV server.

    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-server_2021.0.10242-1_amd64.ubuntu1804.deb
    • Add the DCV User video permissions:

      $ sudo usermod -aG video dcv
    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit ARM)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-server_2021.0.10242-1_arm64.ubuntu1804.deb
    • Add the DCV User video permissions:

      $ sudo usermod -aG video dcv
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-server_2021.0.10242-1_amd64.ubuntu2004.deb
    • Add the DCV User video permissions:

      $ sudo usermod -aG video dcv
  6. (Optional) If you plan to use virtual sessions, install the nice-xdcv package.

    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-xdcv_2021.0.380-1_amd64.ubuntu1804.deb
    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit ARM)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-xdcv_2021.0.380-1_arm64.ubuntu1804.deb
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-xdcv_2021.0.380-1_amd64.ubuntu2004.deb
  7. (Optional) If you plan to use GPU sharing, install the nice-dcv-gl package.

    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-gl_2021.0.912-1_amd64.ubuntu1804.deb
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-gl_2021.0.912-1_amd64.ubuntu2004.deb
    Note

    You can optionally install the nice-dcv-gltest package. This package includes a simple OpenGL application that can be used to determine whether your virtual sessions are properly configured to use hardware-based OpenGL.

  8. (Optional) If you plan to use NICE DCV with NICE EnginFrame, install the nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator package.

    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator_2021.0.134-1_amd64.ubuntu1804.deb
    • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit ARM)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator_2021.0.134-1_arm64.ubuntu1804.deb
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit x86)

      $ sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator_2021.0.134-1_amd64.ubuntu2004.deb
  9. (Optional) If you plan to support specialized USB devices using USB remotization, install the DCV USB drivers.

    To install the DCV USB drivers, you must have Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) installed on your server. Use the following commands to install DKMS.

    DKMS is available in the official Ubuntu repository. Run the following command to install DKMS:

    $ sudo apt install dkms

    After you have installed DKMS, run the following command to install the DCV USB drivers:

    $ sudo dcvusbdriverinstaller