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1. Install Standard Edition Using APT-GET

1.1 Configure APT Repository

The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is used to handle the retrieval, configuration, and installation of software packages and the removal of software on Debian GNU/Linux distributions. Configure an APT repository to manage installations of and upgrades to CDP Standard Edition.

Modify your /etc/apt/sources.list to include the R1Soft repository, and then download the R1Soft apt gpg key.

# echo deb http://repo.r1soft.com/apt stable main >> /etc/apt/sources.list # wget http://repo.r1soft.com/r1soft.asc # apt-key add r1soft.asc # apt-get update

1.2 Install the Package

1. Once the APT repository is configured, you can use the following command to install CDP Standard Edition:

#apt-get install r1soft-cdp-standard-server

2. Once complete, you can use the help command to list all available options:

#r1soft-setup --help

3. Now, proceed to Step 3.


2. Install Standard Edition Manually (Using DPKG)

2.1 Download CDP Standard Edition

See Obtaining Linux CDP Standard Edition.

2.2 Make Sure You Can Unzip the Download

Most Linux distributions come with the unzip utility pre-installed. To determine if you have the unzip utility, run:

# which unzip

This should return an output similar to the following:

# which unzip /usr/bin/unzip

If it returns the following output, you need to install the unzip utility first:

unzip: Command not found.

To install unzip on Debian or Ubuntu:

# apt-get install unzip

2.3 Extract the ZIP File

We recommend creating a temporary directory to which you can extract the contents of the ZIP file.

1. Use the mkdir command to create a temporary directory (in our case, cdp).

# mkdir cdp

2. Use the mv command to move the archive to that directory. Note that Linux file names are case-sensitive. Make sure you type the name correctly (in our case, "r1soft-standardedition-linux64-3.18.2.zip").

# mv r1soft-standardedition-linux64-3.18.2.zip cdp

3. Use the cd command to go to that directory.

# cd cdp

4. Use the unzip command to extract the files.

# unzip r1soft-standardedition-linux64-3.18.2.zip

2.4 Install the Package

Notice
You must be a Linux root user to install CDP Standard Edition.

The archive you have extracted contains two folders: one with .deb packages (in our case, "deb-linux32") and one with .rpm packages ("rpm-linux32"). If you are installing on Debian or Ubuntu, choose the .deb package.

Each folder contains a set of CDP components:

  • r1soft-cdp-standard-edition
  • r1soft-setup
  • r1soft-cdp-agent
  • r1soft-cdp-server

You will need to install all of them in one step. Use the cd command to go to the folder with the packages (in our case, "deb-linux32") and run the following command:

DEB 32-bit (x86) / DEB 64-bit (x86_64)

# dpkg -i *.deb


3. Configure and Start the CDP Server Web-based User Interface

1. You must define a username and password for the CDP Server Web Interface before you can begin using CDP Standard Edition.

# r1soft-setup --user DESIRED_USERNAME --pass DESIRED_PASSWORD

Example of how to set "admin" username and "r1soft" password:

# r1soft-setup --user admin --pass r1soft

After running this command, you will see an output similar to the following:

Server username and password set The R1Soft CDP Server must be restarted for these changes to take effect Use '/etc/init.d/cdp-server restart' to restart.

2. Configure the ports, if necessary.

By default, the embedded web server in CDP Standard Edition required for the Web-based Interface will listen on TCP ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). These ports are frequently used by your Linux server (e.g., by Apache). If you are already using ports 80 and 443, you will need to define different ports. Ports 8080 (HTTP) and 8443 (HTTPS) are recommended alternatives to standard 80 and 443. However, you can choose any other valid and unused TCP port.

# r1soft-setup --http-port 8080 --https-port 8443

3. Start the Web Interface (CDP Server):

/etc/init.d/cdp-server restart

Note
You may need to change firewall rules, depending on where you are connecting to the Web Interface from.

You should now be able to connect to the CDP Standard Edition Web Interface using Firefox or Internet Explorer.


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