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

This is version 2.15 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 D: Install the AWS Elemental Software

These steps must be performed on each system 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 reinstall the operating system.

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

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

    For GPU and CPU versions of the software.

    [elemental@hostname ~]$ sudo sh ./elemental_production_server_dg_version_short;.n.nnnnn.run -z -t --restore-db-backup <path to database backup:gt;

    For CPU-only versions of the software.

    [elemental@hostname ~]$ sudo sh ./elemental_production_server_cpu_dg_version_short;.n.nnnnn.run -z -t --restore-db-backup <path to database backup:gt;
  2. 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, server-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.
    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 will appear:

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

    http://<hostname>

    Make sure the web interface displays.