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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.9 - Installing Foglight on a UNIX System with an External PostgreSQL Database

Before Installing Foglight Installing Foglight Running the Management Server Installing and Upgrading Cartridges Installing Agents

HP patch checking tool

If your external database is installed on an HP-UX server, HP provides a tool for ensuring that all the patches required to run Java® on HP-UX are installed.

The tool is available from:

http://www.hp.com/go/java

To use the tool, issue the following command:

Uninstalling Foglight

You can uninstall Foglight using the uninstaller utility for your platform. The uninstaller can be found in <foglight_home>/UninstallerData.

The default mode for the uninstaller is the graphical user interface (GUI) mode. In cases where a graphics display is not available on UNIX® systems, the Foglight uninstaller can be run from the command line by using console mode or silent mode. Console mode is available only for Linux® and Solaris.

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Navigate to the UninstallerData directory of your Foglight installation and run the Uninstall_Foglight shell script.
Linux® and Solaris only: To launch the uninstaller in console mode, run the UninstallFoglight shell script using the following command:
./Uninstall_Foglight -i console
To launch the uninstaller in silent mode, run the Uninstall_Foglight shell script using the following command:
./Uninstall_Foglight -i silent -f installvariables.properties
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After uninstallation, you can safely delete the <foglight_home> directory. It is recommended that you do so, since the uninstaller does not remove certain directories within <foglight_home>.

Upgrading the Management Server

See the Upgrade Guide for detailed upgrade instructions.

Installing Foglight FAQ

Silent mode does not work if you set parameters in the properties file for Foglight to connect to an external database and an existing Foglight schema is present in that database. There is no Foglight silent installer parameter for using an existing database schema in order to prevent the contents of an existing database from being lost.

If you attempt to run the silent installer using a properties file that specifies an external database where an existing Foglight schema is present, a fatal error like the following appears in the installation logs and the installation fails:

If you encounter this error, either run the installer in GUI mode or drop the database manually. When you run the installer in GUI mode, a screen appears if an existing Foglight database schema is found. This screen allows you to keep your existing data, create a database, or select a different database. See Installing a new version of the Management Server for more information.

 

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