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This document describes the procedure to install InfiniMetrics on a plain Ubuntu server.

Minimum system requirements

Requirements:

  • 64bit Ubuntu 18.04 server
  • At least 8GB of RAM
  • At least 30GB of disk space
  • At least 2 CPUs or cores
  • Support for SSE 4.2. To verify that it is supported run the following command:

    grep -q sse4_2 /proc/cpuinfo && echo "SSE 4.2 supported" || echo "SSE 4.2 not supported"

If you are planning to monitor more than 4 systems please refer to InfiniMetrics Sizing Guide for additional guidelines.

Prerequisites

  1. Install a 64bit Ubuntu 18.04 server.
  2. Install the required packages:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y unzip curl tmux dpkg-dev
  3. Configure the server:

    sudo timedatectl set-timezone UTC
    echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
    echo 'never' | sudo tee /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled

Installation file download

  1. Browse the InfiniMetrics section in the repository
  2. Click on "Other versions and platforms".
  3. Copy the x64_OVF10_UPDATE_ZIP download link of the latest InfiniMetrics version.
  4. Download the installation file to your Ubuntu server using curl:

    curl -O <installation-file-url>

Installation steps

Extract the ZIP file and install all the required deb packages inside it:

unzip -j *OVF10_UPDATE_ZIP.zip -d /var/infinimetrics-repo
cd /var/infinimetrics-repo
sudo bash -c 'dpkg-scanpackages . | gzip > ./Packages.gz'
sudo echo "deb [trusted=yes] file:/var/infinimetrics-repo/ ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/infinimetrics-repo.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y infinimetrics


Upgrading the server

To upgrade to a newer version of InfiniMetrics, first delete the infinimetrics-repo directory:

rm -rf /var/infinimetrics-repo

Then, follow the instructions under Installation file download and Installation steps listed above.


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