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How To Deploy VisibleThread Docs on Red Hat


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

Minimum Server Spec

2 CPU Cores
80GB disk


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, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.8, 7.9
Deployments have been tested on VMware ESX Vsphere, Hyper-V, Azure, AWS



VisibleThread Docs .rpm has some dependencies (httpd, openssl, java, postgres) that are available in the Red Hat repos. For Postgres 10, we require that the Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) repository be enabled.

To add the Postgres 10 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

(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…”


Deploying the VisibleThread Docs RPM

The VisibleThread Docs .rpm is available to download here:

To verify that the download completed successfully you can check the md5 hash :


To install the RPM just run the following command;

yum install -y visiblethread-docs-3.4.2-1.x86_64.rpm

After installing the VisibleThread Docs RPM your VisibleThread Docs server is now ready for use !

To upload your license and setup users please follow the link and start from Section 2: 


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