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3.1 Install for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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Created on: Feb 19, 2010 10:27 AM by Zenoss API - Last Modified:  Feb 19, 2010 10:27 AM by Zenoss API

 1. Install for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Follow these instructions to install  Zenoss and the  Zenoss stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

 1.1. Download the Installer

If installing  Zenoss Core, download the  Zenoss installation files from this location:

http://zenoss.com/download

Download the  Zenoss Enterprise installation files from the suse/ directory at the  Zenoss download site:

http://support.zenoss.com/download

Note

Contact your  Zenoss representative for site login credentials.

 1.2. Launch the Installer

Choose one of the following methods to launch the installer, depending on your preference or environment:

  • Command line

  • KDE

  • Gnome

 1.2.1. Command Line

Follow these steps to open the installer from the command line.

Note

zenoss*.bin is the current installation file.

  1. Open a command line prompt, and then change to the directory where you downloaded the installer:

    $ cd <YourDownloadDirectory>/
  2. Make the installer executable. Use this command:

    $ chmod +x zenoss*.bin
  3. Run the  Zenoss installer.  Zenoss requires that you perform this installation as the root user.

    If you know your root password, then use the su command:

    $ su root -c ./zenoss*.bin

    If you do not know your root password, then use the sudo command:

    $ sudo ./zenoss*.bin

 1.2.2. KDE

Follow these steps to open the installer in KDE:

  1. Make the file executable:

    1. Right-click the downloaded file, and then select Properties from the actions menu.

    2. Click the Permissions tab.

    3. Select the "Is executable" option.

    4. Click OK.

  2. Run the program as root. Right-click the file, and then select the Open With menu item.

  3. Enter this command to open the  Zenoss installer:

    kdesu

 1.2.3. Gnome

Follow these steps to open the installer in Gnome:

  1. Make the file executable:

    1. Right-click the downloaded file, and then select Properties from the actions menu.

    2. Click the Permissions tab.

    3. Select the "Allow executing file as program" option.

    4. Click OK.

  2. Run the program as root. Right-click the file, and then select the Open with Other Application menu item.

  3. Select Use a custom command, then enter this command to open the  Zenoss installer:

    gksu

 1.3. Install

The installer prompts for this basic configuration information at startup:

  • Installation location (the default location is /usr/local/zenoss)

  • Root password for MySQL

If you run the installer from a desktop, it provides graphical dialog prompts. If the installer is run from a headless or remote location, is uses simple, command-line prompts.

After launching the installer, the initial  Zenoss installer screen appears.

  1. Click Forward.

  2. Choose the installation location for  Zenoss, and then click Forward.

     

    Figure 3.1. Zenoss Installer Screen Location

    Zenoss Installer Screen Location

  3. If port 8080 is in use, the installer prompts for an alternate port number:

    Please enter the Zope configuration parameters you wish to use.

    Zope Server port: [8080]:

    Enter an alternate port number.

    Note

    You also can override the default port number by using the following option when launching the installer:

    --zope_server_portPort

  4. The MySQL Credentials screen appears and prompts you for MySQL password information.

     

    Figure 3.2.  Zenoss Installer Screen - MySQL Password

    Zenoss Installer Screen - MySQL Password

    The root password for MySQL is for a fresh installation of MySQL dedicated exclusively to  Zenoss. It is not the root password for the computer, or the root password to any existing MySQL installation. You can use any non-empty password; this password is not stored by the  Zenoss installer.

    Click Forward.

  5. You are now ready to Install  Zenoss.

     

    Figure 3.3.  Zenoss Installer Screen - Ready to Install

    Zenoss Installer Screen - Ready to Install

    Click Forward to start the install process.

     

    Figure 3.4.  Zenoss Installer Screen - Progress Bar

    Zenoss Installer Screen - Progress Bar

    This point in the installation process may take several minutes without showing any change. Note that there is a long pause (up to several minutes) near the end of the installation as  Zenoss initializes.

  6. When installation is complete, the following dialog appears.

     

    Figure 3.5.  Zenoss Installer Screen - Finish and Launch Zenoss

    Zenoss Installer Screen - Finish and Launch Zenoss

    If you select "Launch  Zenoss" the installer will attempt to run your Web browser and point it to  Zenoss. If this fails (usually because your browser is already running), then direct your browser to this location:

    http://localhost:PortNumber/

    Where PortNumber is 8080 (by default) or the alternate port number you selected during installation (if port 8080 was already in use). For example, if you installed on your local computer, and selected port 8888 as the new port for the Zope server, then use the following location:

    http://localhost:8888

  7. Click Finish. The  Zenoss setup wizard appears.

 1.4. What's Next?

After installing  Zenoss, go to the section titled "Quick Start" in the guide titled  Getting Started with Zenoss. There you will find instructions for initial setup tasks and basic information to help you begin using  Zenoss.

Download the guide (in Portable Document Format) from the Documentation area of the Web site:

http://community.zenoss.org/community/documentation

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