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Installation

In this section, we will walk you through the steps to install Ubuntu Linux and CMS software on your server.

Installing Ubuntu Linux – Physical Server

PLEASE NOTE THAT BASIC LINUX KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ARE REQUIRED TO PROCEED WITH THE FOLLOWING STEPS.

Preparing for the Installation

  1. Download Ubuntu Linux from the following URL: http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/

    Server edition: ubuntu-18.04.{x}-server-amd64.iso

  2. Clone the iso file to a DVD or a USB flash drive as a bootable device.
    • DVD: Use a DVD burner software to clone the Ubuntu iso file to a DVD and make the DVD bootable.
    • USB flash drive: Use third party software (e.g. Rufus, https://rufus.ie/) to create a bootable drive with the Ubuntu iso file.
  3. Please make sure your CMS server is connecting to the Internet.

Install Ubuntu 64 bits 18.04 LTS

Please follow the instructions to install the OS on an x86 computer or server. Please note the instructions are based on Ubuntu 18.04.5. Steps may vary depending on the software version.

  1. Boot from install media

    Please insert a flash drive or a disc containing Ubuntu installer into the USB port or the DVD drive.

    Boot from install media

    Then, select Install Ubuntu Server and press enter to install.

    Booting from install media

    Most computers will automatically boot from USB or DVD, though in some cases this is disabled to improve boot times. If you don't see the boot message and the Welcome screen which should appear after it, you will need to set your computer to boot from the install media.


    There should be an on-screen message when the computer starts telling you what key to press for settings or a boot menu. Depending on the manufacturer, this could be Escape, F2, F10 or F12. Simply restart your computer and hold down this key until the boot menu appears; then, select the drive with the Ubuntu install media.

  2. Choose your language

    You will see a language menu after the boot messages appear. Use the Up, Down, and Enter keys to select a language of the installation user interface.

    Choose your language
  3. Continue without updating

    You will see the currently running version of the installer. Please select the second option, Continue without updating, and press ENTER. Otherwise, CMS-WS may not function normally after unexpected Ubuntu updates.

    Installer update available
  4. Configure the keyboard

    You need to configure your keyboard before you can type anything in. There are two ways for you to configure the keyboard:

    Configure the keyboard

    Method 1: Select manually

    Please click the drop-down arrow to select a layout and a variant of the keyboard.

    Method 2: Detect automatically

    You can try to have your keyboard layout detected. Select Identify keyboard to start the detection.

  5. Configure network connections

    Please configure at least one interface this server can use to talk to other machines. The system configures the network settings using DHCP by default. If you wish to use static IP, please click the drop-down arrow, and select Manual to configure by yourself.

    Configure the network1
    Configure the network2
    Configure the network3
  6. Configure proxy

    If you need to use a HTTP proxy to access the outside world, please enter the proxy information here. Otherwise, leave this blank and press the ENTER key to continue setting.

    Configure proxy
  7. Configure Ubuntu archive mirror

    If you use an alternative mirror for Ubuntu, enter its details here.

    Configure Ubuntu archive mirror
  8. Configure storage

    The installer will guide you through partitioning the hard drive.
    Please note: Do NOT enable the function: Set up this disk as an LVM group.

    Storage configuration1
    Storage configuration2
    Storage configuration3
  9. Set up Profile

    Enter the username and password you will use to log into the system.

    Note

    Please avoid using administrator, the reserved accounts of CMS-WS, as the username.

    Set up profile
  10. SSH Setup

    We strongly recommend you install OpenSSH server to enable secure remote access to your server.

    SSH setup
  11. Set Server Snaps

    Please select or deselect snaps with SPACE.

    Set server snaps
  12. Start to install

    After you complete the above configurations, the system will start to install.

    Start to install
  13. Finish the installation

    When the install is complete, you will see a message like this on the screen. Please DO NOT click Cancel update and reboot until the option becomes Reboot.

    Finish the installation

    Select Reboot. Please remember to remove the install media so that you will not restart the installation.

    Finish the installation2
  14. Log in Ubuntu

    Once the installation is complete, log in Ubuntu with the password created during the installation process.

    Log in Ubuntu

    Please proceed to install CMS Software after you have installed the operating system and logged in Ubuntu successfully.

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Installing Ubuntu Linux – Virtual Machine (Use VMWare™ as an example)

PLEASE NOTE THAT BASIC LINUX KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ARE REQUIRED TO PROCEED WITH THE FOLLOWING STEPS.

Preparing for the Installation

  1. Please install VMWare Workstation Player or Workstation Pro in your PC in advance.

  2. Download Ubuntu Linux from the following URL: http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/

    Server edition: ubuntu-18.04.{x}-server-amd64.iso

  3. Save the Ubuntu Linux file in your PC.

Set up a Virtual Machine and Install Ubuntu 64 bits 18.04 LTS

Please follow the instructions to install the OS on a virtual machine.

  1. Run VMWare Workstation on your PC and click Create a New Virtual Machine.
    start to create a new VM
  2. Choose Installer disc image file (iso) and click Browse to select the downloaded Ubuntu Linux file. Then, click Next.
    Choose installer disc image file
  3. Enter a new Ubuntu Linux username and password to create an administration account.
    create an admin account
  4. Enter a Virtual Machine’s name and the location to store the VM.
    name the virtual machine
  5. Specify the VM’s storage size for the Ubuntu Linux System. We recommend you enter at least 512GB or even bigger, which varies according to your media files usage. Then choose Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next.
    specify disk capacity
  6. Click Customize hardware… to change VM’s system settings.
    customize hardware
  7. You can see memory, processor and other settings here. The configurations are dependent on your needs. Please use 4GB RAM at least and set Network Adaptor in Bridged mode to obtain a real IP.
    Click Close to return and click Finish to start creating the new virtual machine.
    Configure hardware settings
  8. The VM will start automatically.
    VM start automatically
  9. Ubuntu will be installed automatically. The installation process may take 10 to 20 minutes or even longer.
    install Ubuntu automatically
  10. After installation completes, you can use the username and password that you set in step 3 to log in Ubuntu. After login, please proceed to install CMS Software.
    coplete Ubuntu installation on VM
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    Installing CMS software

    You can choose either one of the following methods and proceed accordingly to install CMS software.

    Method 1: Installing CMS from DVD or USB flash drive

    1. Install CMS software

      Please insert a flash drive or a disc containing CMS-WS installer into the USB port or the DVD drive. Then, use the following commands to install CMS software:

      $ sudo mkdir /mnt/cmsws

      [sudo] password for your account: <enter your password>

      $ sudo mount <your DVD/USB media path> /mnt/cmsws

      $ sudo cp /mnt/cmsws/I_1.0.21064-ubuntu-18.04-amd64.run /mnt

      $ sudo chmod 755 /mnt/I_1.0.21064-ubuntu-18.04-amd64.run

      $ sudo sh /mnt/I_1.0.21064-ubuntu-18.04-amd64.run

      Note

      Please replace <your DVD/USB media path> with your real upload path. The file name “I_1.0.21064-ubuntu-18.04-amd64.run” may be changed due to firmware version change.

      Installing CMS from DVD or USB
    2. Reboot CMS server

      Press any key to reboot the server after the installation is complete. Then you can login to the Web Manager of CMS in your PC browser.

    Method 2: Uploading CMS-WS Installer by SFTP

    1. Use any SFTP software (e.g., Filezilla or Winscp) to connect to Ubuntu (you must have the IP address) and enter the username and password mentioned above. You must set transfer protocol to SCP.
      transfer protocol to SCP
    2. Upload CMS installation file (I_1.0.xxxxx-ubuntu-18.04-amd64.run) to Ubuntu. You can upload the file to any directory but we suggest uploading it to your user home folder.
      Note

      The file name “I_1.0.xxxxx-ubuntu-18.04-amd64.run” may be changed due to firmware version change.

    3. Change the CMS installation file’s attribute to 0755. You can either do it on the FTP software or on the command console on Ubuntu.
      Change file attribute
    4. Install CMS Software. Open a remote-access program via SSH, such as Putty. Connect to CMS’ console remotely and use the commands in the instructions below to install CMS software via SFTP:

      $sudo sh ./I_1.0.xxxxx-ubuntu-18.04-amd64.run

      [sudo] password for your account: <enter your password>

      Intall CMS via SFTP
    5. Press any key to reboot the server after the installation is complete. Then you can login to the Web Manager of CMS in your PC browser.
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