Step C: Install the AWS Elemental Software - AWS Elemental Conductor File

This is version 2.15 of the AWS Elemental Conductor File documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Archive section of AWS Elemental Conductor File and AWS Elemental Server Documentation.

Step C: Install the AWS Elemental Software

These steps must be performed on each node where you are installing AWS Elemental software, either directly at the machine or from your workstation via SSH.

Make sure that you use the .run file that corresponds to the .iso file that you used to set up the operating system on the node. That is, install Conductor File software on the nodes that you kickstarted with the Conductor File .iso and worker software on nodes that you kickstarted with the worker .iso.

To install the software

  1. At the Linux command line, log in with the elemental user credentials.

  2. Run the installer as follows. Use the actual filename of your .run file, rather than the example below.

    [elemental@hostname ~]$ sudo sh ./elemental_production_conductor_file_2.11.nnnnn.run -l -z -t

    where -l is a letter, not a number.

  3. You are prompted as described in the table below.

    Prompt Action
    Do you agree to these terms?

    This prompt appears after you have paged through the EULA (End User License Agreement).

    Enter Yes or No. (You must enter Yes to continue.)

    Enter this server’s Hostname

    Type the hostname of this hardware unit. For example, conductor-file-01

    Is eth0 a management interface? Type Yes.
    Does eth0 use DHCP to get its IP address?

    Type Yes to use DHCP or type No to enter a static IP address.

    If you plan to bond eth0 and eth1 (which you will set up in a later phase), we recommend that you enter a static IP address and set up eth0, eth1, and bond0 all on the same subnet.

    Enter eth0's IP address: If you chose static, type the IP address for this hardware unit.
    Enter eth0's NETMASK: If you chose static, type the netmask for this hardware unit.
    Enter eth0's Gateway (or type none): If you chose static, type none or type the gateway for this hardware unit.
    Keep this configured nameserver: 10.6.16.10? Skip; you set up a nameserver in the next phase of configuration.
    Would you like to configure eth1? Type No; you can configure eth1 in the next phase of the configuration.
    The firewall for this system is currently disabled. Would you like to enable it? Skip; you set up the firewall in the next phase of configuration.
    For security purposes, we require that you change the default password. This prompt is shown if you are still using the default password.
    Is this machine a part of or intended to be a part of a Conductor Live 3 cluster? Type No.
    Is this machine a part of or intended to be a part of a Conductor Live 2 cluster? Type Yes.
    Is this a Statmux machine, or intended to be linked to a Statmux machine? Type No.
    Will this machine require use of SNMP alerts? If applicable, type Yes to open the related port.
    Will this machine be ingesting RTMP? If applicable, type Yes to open the related port.
    Will this machine ingest MPEG-TS over UDP? (ports 5000-5100) If applicable, type Yes to open the related port.
    Is this machine licensed as part of a licensing pool? Type No.
    Will this machine serve files using Windows file-sharing (Samba/CIFS)? If applicable, type Yes to open the related port.
    Will this machine be an NTP server? If applicable, type Yes to open the related port.
    Select time zone ('n' for more) Enter the time zone you want to show on the web interface of the nodes. This setting does not affect activity via SSH or via the REST API.
    Would you like to start the Elemental service now? Type Yes.

    Then the software will be installed. Finally, this message appears when installation and configuration are complete:

    Installation and configuration complete! Please open a web browser and point it to http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx to get to the web interface. Enjoy!
  4. Start a web browser and start the AWS Elemental Conductor File web interface by typing the following:

    http://<hostname>

    Make sure the web interface displays.