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How To Deploy VT Docs on Red Hat 7

Prerequisite
This guide assumes you have a running RHEL server with access to the Red Hat repositories (repos)

Minimum Server Spec

4GB RAM
2 CPU Cores
80GB disk

Repositories

The Red Hat repos are typically made available via two methods:
 an active Red Hat subscription – typically used when RHEL runs on-prem, OR
⦁ Red Hat Update Infrastructure (RHUI) – available with cloud providers (e.g. Azure and AWS) to mirror Red Hat-hosted repos and automatically make them available to official RHEL cloud VMs.

Note: VisibleThread Docs requires port 443 and port 22.
VisibleThread Docs requires 'sudo su' permission to install correctly.

Note: Deployments have been tested on RHEL versions 7.2 - 7.9
Deployments have been tested on VMware ESX Vsphere/vcenter, Hyper-V, Azure, AWS

 

Dependencies

VisibleThread Docs .rpm has some dependencies (httpd, openssl, java) that are available in the Red Hat repos. We require that the Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) repository be enabled.

The RHSCL repository is named differently depending on how you access repos. Below are the common commands to enable the RHSCL repo in different environments run:

Red Hat Subscription (typically on-prem)

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms

AWS

(may need to run the following command to update the Amazon Red Hat Update Infrastructure Client:
sudo yum update rh-amazon-rhui-client)

sudo yum-config-manager --enable rhel-server-rhui-rhscl-7-rpms

Azure

sudo yum-config-manager --enable rhui-rhel-server-rhui-rhscl-7-rpms

To verify that the above command worked:

  1. run sudo yum repolist

  2. look for an entry like “Red Hat … RHSCL” or “Red Hat Software Collections…”

 PostgreSQL Install

PostgreSQL Database is mandatory. Although the rpm doesn’t depend on it, PostgreSQL is required. We support PostgreSQL versions 10 - 13 and recommend using a version minimum of 12. Here is an example install of PostgreSQL 12 using the above RHSCL repo:

Install PostgreSQL 12
sudo yum install -y rh-postgresql12 rh-postgresql12-syspaths

Enter Postgresql bash shell and initialize the DB:
sudo su - postgres
/usr/bin/postgresql-setup initdb

Exit the Postgresql bash shell:
exit

Enable and start Postgresql service:
sudo systemctl enable --now postgresql

Verify service is active:
systemctl status postgresql

 

VT Docs Download/Install

Now that you verified that PostgreSQL is running you can download and install the VT Docs rpm file.

The VT Docs .rpm is available to download here:

https://visiblethread.s3.amazonaws.com/public/download/visiblethread-docs-4.02-1.x86_64.rpm

 
To verify that the download completed successfully you can check the md5 hash :
(MD5 Hash: 4cdde714cc77794a2fdcaa6e8f2cb9fb)

To install the RPM just run the following command;

yum install -y visiblethread-docs-4.02-1.x86_64.rpm


To upload your license and setup users please follow the link and start from Section 2:
https://support.visiblethread.com/hc/en-us/articles/214225446-Deploying-VisibleThread-On-Premise-behind-your-corporate-firewall 

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