Step C: Install the AWS Elemental Software - AWS Elemental Server

This is version 2.16 of the AWS Elemental Server documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Previous Versions section of AWS Elemental Conductor File and AWS Elemental Server Documentation.

Step C: Install the AWS Elemental Software

  1. Use SCP to move each AWS Elemental software installer (.run file) to the /home/elemental directory on the appropriate virtual machine. Use the elemental user credentials.

  2. From the VMware vSPhere client, choose Open Console and access the virtual machine with the elemental user credentials.

    You are logged in at the home directory (/home/elemental).

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

    [elemental@hostname ~]$ sudo sh ./<product> -xeula -l -z

    where :

    • <product> is the file name of the file that you downloaded. For example,

    • -l is a letter, not a number.

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

    Prompt Action
    Enter this server’s Hostname

    Accept the suggestion, which is the value that you entered when you installed the OVA.

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

    Accept the suggestion.

    Enter eth0's IP address: If the prompt appears, accept the suggestion.
    Enter eth0's NETMASK: If the prompt appears, accept the suggestion.
    Enter eth0's Gateway (or type none): If the prompt appears, accept the suggestion.
    Keep this configured nameserver: 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.
    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.

    The software is installed. This message confirms:

    Installation and configuration complete! Please open a web browser and point it to to get to the web interface. Enjoy!
  5. Take a snapshot of the VM, as described in the CentOS 7 Virtual Manager online help.

  6. Start a web browser and start the AWS Elemental Server web interface by typing the following:


    Make sure the web interface displays.