Foglight 5.9.3 - Installing Foglight on a UNIX System with an Embedded PostgreSQL Database

Before Installing Foglight Installing Foglight
Preparing to install Installing a new version of the Management Server Installed directories Foglight settings Uninstalling Foglight Upgrading the Management Server
Running the Management Server Installing and Upgrading Cartridges Installing Agents Appendix: Switching from an Embedded to an External Database

Console mode

For Foglight systems, the console mode is available on UNIX® only for Solaris (SPARC 64 or x86-64) and Linux®.

For Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition and Foglight for Storage Management systems, the console mode is available on UNIX only for Linux

In console mode, the install instructions are in text format, but otherwise are the same as the graphical user interface install.

To execute the console mode, type the following command:


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Silent mode

In silent mode, a properties file is used to feed in the installation parameters. The file consists of a list of key-value pairs, which are described in the following table.

To use a specific properties file in silent mode, append the following option:

The installer loads the specified properties file. When the file name and installer prefix are the same, the installer uses the properties automatically.

FoglightStorageManagement-x_x_x-install_linux-ia32.bin

FoglightStorageManagement-x_x_x-install_linux-ia32.properties

Foglight-5_9_x-install_linux-ia32.bin

Foglight-5_9_x-install_linux-ia32.properties

The following table lists the properties available for configuring a silent installation, and their default values.

FMS_ADMIN_PASSWORD

Administrator password for Foglight.

foglight

FMS_CLUSTER_MCAST_PORT

Cluster Multicast port.

45566

FMS_DB

Allows you to specify whether the database is embedded or external.

Must be set to external if FMS_HA_MODE=1

embedded

FMS_DB_ADMIN_PASSWORD

Allows you to specify the password for the database administrator user account.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

None.

FMS_DB_ADMIN_USER

Allows you to specify the database administrator user account.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

foglight

FMS_DB_HOST

Allows you to specify the host name of the database machine.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

127.0.0.1

FMS_DB_NAME

Allows you to specify the name of the Foglight database.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

foglight

FMS_DB_PORT

User-defined port for the database.

15432

FMS_DB_SETUPNOW

0 = Set up the database after installation is complete.

1 = Set up the database as part of the installation.

1

FMS_DB_TYPE

Specifies the database type.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

postgresql

FMS_DB_USER

Database user name.

foglight

FMS_DB_USER_PASSWORD

Database user password.

foglight

FMS_FEDERATION_PORT

Federation communication port.

1099

FMS_HA_MODE

0 = Run Foglight in standalone mode.

1 = Run Foglight in HA (High Availability) mode.

0

FMS_HA_PARTITION

High Availability (HA) partition name.

Only required if FMS_HA_MODE=1.

FMS_HA

FMS_HTTP_PORT

HTTP port.

8080

FMS_HTTPS_ONLY

0 = Do not run Foglight in secure mode (HTTPS) only.

1 = Run Foglight in secure mode (HTTPS) only.

0

FMS_HTTPS_PORT

HTTPS port.

8443

FMS_LICENSE_AGREEMENT

License agreement acknowledgment.

yes

FMS_LICENSE_FILE

Allows you to add a license file by specifying the path to the license.

NOTE: See the Administration and Configuration Guide for information about license requirements, managing licenses, and the different categories of cartridges (based on their license requirements).

None (the license file you specify is validated).

FMS_QP5APP_PORT

The port for an embedded query engine.

8448

FMS_RUN_NOW

Starts the Management Server at the end of the installation.

false

FMS_UPGRADE

Only required to update an existing installation, in which case it must be set to 1.

1

INSTALLER_UI

The property is set to SILENT for silent mode.

This setting is the default one and is mandatory.

SILENT

USER_INSTALL_DIR

The Foglight installation directory.

If you want to upgrade an existing installation, specify the path to the existing installation directory here (and ensure that FMS_UPGRADE is set to 1).

None.

USER_SHORTCUTS

Sets the shortcut location.

None.

FMS_SERVICE_LINUX_ENABLED

For enabling Foglight as a Linux service, in which case it must be set to 1.

0

FMS_SERVICE_LINUX_VALID_PLATFORM

For enabling Foglight as a Linux service, in which case it must be set to true.

false

FMS_SERVICE_LINUX_RUN_USER

The username who is used to run the Foglight.

None.

 


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Installing Foglight

The Foglight installer allows you either to install a new instance of the Foglight Management Server or to upgrade an existing installation of a Foglight Management Server. This guide provides the procedures for a new installation of the Management Server. For upgrade procedures, see the Upgrade Guide.

For more details, see these topics:


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Preparing to install

The requirements for installing Foglight are:

An administrator password for Foglight. The user name foglight and the default password for this account can initially be used to log in to the browser interface and to use command-line interface options with root privileges. It is recommended that you change the default password for this account.
The IATEMPDIR environment variable is set to a location with sufficient space for installer self-extraction to meet the requirements described in the document available at: https://flexeracommunity.force.com/customer/articles/en_US/INFO/Q000054

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