Install Rudder server on SLES
If you are working on a test system, you can use the quick install script:
curl https://repository.rudder.io/tools/rudder-setup | bash -s setup-server 7.2
That will automatically execute the installation, and you can go directly to the Initial configuration section below.
Before all, you need to setup a server according to the server specifications. You should also configure the network.
As Rudder data can grow really fast depending on your number of managed nodes and number of rules, it is advised to separate partitions to prevent
/var getting full and break your system.
Configure the package manager
Zypper seems to be quite tolerant to missing dependencies and will let you install rudder-server even if you are missing something like git-core for example, if nothing provides it or you did not install it beforehand.
Special care should be taken during initial installation not to say "Continue anyway" if Zypper does complain a dependency can not be resolved and asks what to do.
Each official package is signed with our GPG signature. To ensure the packages you will install are official builds and have not been altered, import our key into rpm using the following command:
rpm --import https://repository.rudder.io/rpm/rudder_rpm_key.pub
Our key fingerprint is:
pub 1024R/6F07D355 2012-11-09 Rudder Project (RPM release key) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Key fingerprint = 1141 A947 CDA0 4E83 82C1 B9C4 ADAB 3BD3 6F07 D355
Add the Rudder packages repository:
on SLES 15:
zypper ar -n 'Rudder 7.0' http://repository.rudder.io/rpm/7.0/SLES_15/ Rudder
If you have an active subscription, use the following to get access to long term support (you need to replace the user name and the password by your Rudder account):
zypper ar -n 'Rudder 7.0' https://LOGIN:PASSWORD@download.rudder.io/rpm/7.0/SLES_15/ Rudder
Update your local package database to retrieve the list of packages available on our repository:
Install Rudder server
To begin the installation, you should simply install the rudder-server package, which will install the required components:
zypper install rudder-server
Now the installation is complete you need to create a first user account. The easiest way is to use the dedicated command to create a local admin user:
# Replace USERNAME by the user you want to create rudder server create-user -u USERNAME
It will ask you a password twice and will create the user.
Read more about user account options in the dedicated section.
Once all these steps have been completed, use your web browser to go to the server URL. Use your first user credentials to connect.
Now you should go to Settings → General → Allowed Networks and check that the networks listed there properly include all your nodes network addresses. By default this will contain your server’s attached networks.
The setup of the Rudder server is now over. If you plan to manage hundreds or thousands of nodes, please note that some performance tuning can be necessary on the system.
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