Preparing your server


Installation planning

To install Automate-IT-2.5, you will need: 

  • CentOs 7.x
  • 8 cores
  • 16 Go Ram
  • 250 Go SSD Hard Drive
  • Access to a production storage (R/W)
  • (A virtual machine is recommended)

 

Server installation

Install a CentOS 7.x Linux server.


Open the firewall on the following ports:

80http
443https
22ssh
4369epmd, a peer discovery service used by RabbitMQ nodes and CLI tools
5672, 5671

used by AMQP 0-9-1 and 1.0 clients without and with TLS


Login

$ ssh root@automate-it-server


Where { automate-it-server } point to your Linux server.


Create a “ait” user

$ useradd -m -r ait
$ passwd ait


 

Add “ait” user to sudoers

Edit sudoers to add ait user

$ nano /etc/sudoers


 

Add this line after root

ait             ALL=(ALL)       ALL


 

Disable selinux

$ nano /etc/sysconfig/selinux

Change this line

SELINUX=enforcing
into 
SELINUX=disabled


And reboot the machine



Reconnect

Reconnect as ait

$ ssh ait@automate-it-server


 

Installing Automate-IT-2.5


Connect

If not connected, login into your server

$ ssh ait@automate-it-server


 

Create a folder to hold the installer

$ mkdir automate-it


 

Copy the installation folder

Copy pulse-it -x.x.x folder into /home/ait/automate-it

 


Run the installer

$ sudo ./setup.py –online –with_python


CLI Options

OptionDescription

--upgrade

Upgrade app and system packages
--upgrade-appUpgrade only the app, not the system packages
--reinstallRedo the install process.
--uninstallDe-install the product


--init_databaseReinitialize the Automate-IT database
--no-postgresqlInstall product without installing postgres db
--with_pythonInstall a fresh version of Python. Needed only when running the installer for the first time.
--onlineTells the installer to use yum configured repository
--pip-localeTells the installer to use local pip package
--pip-trusted-hostsSet the host:port pairs passed as params (separated by comma) as trusted, even though it does not have valid or any HTTPS.
--pip-index-urlSet a specific pip url for installation
--sslInstall the server in https. You need to specify where the certificated are located in /etc/nginx/sites-available/embrace-app-https.conf


 

Upgrading Automate-IT-2.5


Connect

If not connected, login into your server

$ ssh ait@automate-it-server


 

Copy the upgrade folder

Copy pulse_it -x.x.x folder into /home/ait/pulse-it

 

Run the installer

$ sudo ./setup.py –online --upgrade-app


Uninstalling Automate-IT-2.5


Connect

If not connected, login into your server

$ ssh ait@automate-it-server 
$ cd automate-it-x.x.x


 

Run the installer

$ sudo ./setup.py --uninstall