Text Mode Installation
This procedure represents the text installation mode, typically used in a Linux environment. For launch information using Graphical or Silent installation modes, see Graphical Mode Installation or Silent Mode Installation
Before Installation
Make sure all of the prerequisites have been met.
If you plan to use an existing external instance of RabbitMQ or Apache Flink, instead of installing the components provided with the installer, those servers must be running during the Platform Analytics installation.
Download the appropriate installer files for your operating system.
Extract the downloaded files to a location on your host system.
Installation Steps
1. Open a terminal window and, as root user, launch the installer command: ./PlatformAnalytics-<n.n.n>-linux-x64-installer.run
An advanced option is available if you want to override the default user account during the installation. For more information about launching the installer with this option, see Change the User Account .
2. Accept the license agreement and press Enter.
3. Select the products you want to install. The default response for each component is y for Yes. You can press Enter to accept it and move on to the next component or clear it by changing it to n for No.
The components available for installation include the following:
Property Transform Services
Select any of the following components included with the installer:
If you opt not to install either of these components, you are prompted later in the procedure to provide information about the location of an existing external instance of that component.
Installs the RabbitMQ component included with the installer.
Appache Flink
Installs the Flink component included with the installer.
Property Transform Microserver
The microserver component is selected by default and cannot be cleared.
Descriptive Services
Installs the Descriptive Analytics Microservice.
4. Specify an installation directory. You can accept the default or provide a different location.
If the installer detected a previous version of a component, and you want to upgrade, the old installation directory is preselected. For more information, see Upgrade from an Earlier Version.
5. Enter ThingWorx connection information, including the following parameters:
ThingWorx IP Address or Host Name
Enter the IP address or host name of your ThingWorx server, which must already be installed and running.
ThingWorx Port
Enter the port for communicating with your ThingWorx server.
ThingWorx AppKey
Enter the value from the Key ID field of the application key you created in ThingWorx.
Use SSL?
Set to true in order to require the use of SSL when connecting to ThingWorx. The default value is false.
6. Enter RabbitMQ configuration information. The required information varies depending on the following:
If you are installing the new RabbitMQ instance included with the installer, provide a RabbitMQ Username and Password. The RabbitMQ virtual host is set to the root directory by default: “/”
If you are using an existing external RabbitMQ instance, provide an IP Address or Host Name for the external RabbitMQ, a Port number and a Virtual Host.
The RabbitMQ password will be encrypted automatically as part of the installation process.
7. Enter Flink configuration information. This step is necessary only if you have opted not to install the instance of Flink included with the installer, but instead plan to use an existing external Flink cluster. If so, provide the external Flink IP Address or Host Name and a Port number.
When you complete the last step, the installation begins. Depending on your operating system, several windows may open and then close while the process unpacks and installs the necessary libraries and settings. When the installation process is complete, an installation summary is displayed.
8. To view the entire summary, continue clicking Enter to scroll through the list of installed components.
9. To test the product installations, see:
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